Supporting Neighborhoods


Leadership Development and Capacity Building

INRC works to build the capacity of neighbors to drive and sustain neighborhood change. We provide opportunities to increase the knowledge and skills of resident leaders to own the work, so that they are better able to understand the roles of the public and private sectors and local organizations.

We believe that resident leadership is the core element of community-based work. Engaging residents in meaningful relationships means building on the community’s energy.

INRC envisions a City of connected neighborhoods where residents know their neighbors and relationships are open and constructive.  Neighborhoods are locally sustainable, diverse in nature, and have a rich quality of life due to the collective gifts, talents, and dreams of the residents.  Neighbors know how to access resources to create their own visions of a healthy neighborhood.  This investment allows the City of Indianapolis to become increasingly vibrant and attractive.

INRC employs three integrated strategies that focus upon developing community assets, encouraging and empowering local and diverse leadership, promoting collaboration, and strengthening neighborhood associations and neighborhood-based organizations.

Contact us for information about how INRC can support your priorities.