A Letter from the President of the Board
Another incredible year of growth has passed in the Northeast Neighborhood! It is always so impressive to see the continuous progress happening in the neighborhood with support from so many community partners and neighborhood residents. We are thrilled to be celebrating many great accomplishments from 2018, and look forward to many more in 2019.
One of our largest projects in 2018 included working toward the major goal of securing $250,000 to rehabilitate the historic Firehouse #7 on Notre Dame Ave. The building has been used as a community space and a neighborhood food pantry for many years, and, given its historic nature and landmark status in the neighborhood, the NNRO is proud to pursue a campaign to save this wonderful building. Thank you to all of our major donors who are helping to make the renovations possible: Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, 1st Source Bank, Wells Fargo, the Florence V Carroll Charitable Trust, and the many generous individual and corporate donors.
We are also excited about the accomplishments of the Triangle Neighborhood over the past year. In partnership with the South Bend Housing Authority and City of South Bend, Department of Community Investment, we were able to have our first Housing Authority homeowner move into her new home in 2018. We look forward to building two more homes with Housing Authority clients in 2019.
We couldn’t do this work without the dedication of the residents of the Northeast Neighborhood. We are especially excited to be working directly with residents on the new Robinson Community Learning Center. Additionally, we continue to maintain our commitment to creating more affordable housing throughout the neighborhood to foster a diverse, shared neighborhood that is open and welcoming to all. We look forward to seeing the growth of the neighborhood continue into 2019.