A Letter from the President of the Board
2019 was a year full of amazing accomplishments. I am thrilled to report the NNRO remains strong. I am always inspired by the energy that our team commits to achieving our goals. It takes a tremendous amount of collaboration to do our work and 2019 was a wonderful example of what can be achieved when we come together.
This year the NNRO completed its 50th affordable single family home! It is so great to know that we are helping families realize the dream of homeownership. The economic impact of this milestone is extraordinary and these homeowners are contributing to the long term vitality of the neighborhood.
After a fruitful capital fundraising campaign, we also hosted a groundbreaking at the Historic #7 Firehouse. We are excited to see this great old structure sparkle again next year! The University of Notre Dame and neighbors also broke ground on the new Robinson Community Learning Center. We can’t wait to experience what will be a gorgeous educational environment.
The board also began re-imaging the next five years for the NNRO and how our work might adapt to new challenges. We were excited to welcome several new board members to this strategic planning effort we are calling NNRO 2.0. I am also delighted to officially welcome Oaklawn Psychiatric Center as a 2020 NNRO funding partner. Oaklawn has a long history in the neighborhood and we are so excited to have their support as we move into a new decade.
2019 was another awesome year. We are eager to start 2020 with new partners and a re-energized focus on helping our neighbors. Thanks for you all you do!