March 3, 2022

Indianapolis organization works to empower neighborhoods

Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center

A local community engagement organization is reconnecting neighbors through resident-led workshops and storytelling.

The  Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center’s 11th annual Neighbor Power Indy offers in- person and virtual events. INRC’s Neighborhood Training Director Sharon Logan said the group focuses on Marion County but is open to expanding.

“I don't think we would turn anyone away who really wants to work in the community and if we have the resources and ability to support them,” Logan said.

The award categories for Neighbor Power Indy include “Connecting Community,” “Building Local Economy” and “Inspiring Places.” Logan said the award nominees represent a variety of leaders in Indianapolis.

“Some are truly grassroots leaders, some are from the city, some are from small nonprofits and have been able to create videos where they were able to tell their stories of resiliency especially during the pandemic,” Logan said.

Approximately 400 neighborhood and community leaders and activists are expected to participate in the workshops which run through March 12.

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