Stringtown Neighborhood


Welcome to the Stringtown Neighborhood.

Stringtown Neighborhood Association is a newly established neighborhood association as of March 2010. The Stringtown Neighborhood Association boundaries are Michigan Street to railroad track south of Washington Street, Belmont Avenue to White River Parkway.

For an association to represent the entire neighborhood, everyone needs to be able to learn what is happening. This has been a challenge, but we are learning how to do this better. Some partnering organizations, like the Near West Side Collaborative and Common Ground Christian Ministries are allow-ing us to “piggy back” on their mailings to the neighborhood to get the word out to everyone of what is happening.

Currently, we have elected interim officers to lead the neighborhood asso-ciation until elections are completed.
If you are apart of this community and want to see improvement in this neighborhood we encourage you to at-tend our monthly meetings and let your voice be heard.

Current Community Involvement

- Saturday food distribution
- Wednesday community meal
- English As a Second Language classes
- National Night Out location
- Community center
- Meeting location
- Financial assistance to neighborhood

2011 Plans

-Reach out to entire neighborhood
-Increase neighborhood buy-in, starting with:
-Crime Watch
-Regular mailings (carrier route saturation mailings)

Come out and join us at our monthly neighborhood meetings at The Lord’s Pantry at Anna’s House. For additional information contact Guy Swenson at 317-313-1544.

Latest Neighborhood Posts

IUPUI Community Learning Network Survey (CLN)

December 18th, 2013

“In efforts in addressing our Near Westside Community Life Plan concerning education, training and workforce development, IUPUI Division of Continuing Studies-Community Learning Network (CLN), is surveying community members and organizations to learn the educational and training needs of the community”.   The data obtained will be used by CLN to understand and plan for the [Read More]

We Need Volunteers

October 17th, 2013

  We need Volunteers!   In its current state, the Near Westside has successfully graduated from the GINI initiative and has formed the Near West Collaborative, which consist of four culturally, economically, and diverse neighborhoods (Hawthorne, We Care, Haughville, and Stringtown).  Now known as a Sustainable Community through LISC; Near West Collaborative works as a conduit [Read More]

Create a Mural

October 15th, 2013

Creating a Mural in your area!   Do you have an abandon home around your house that has been boarded for more than 5 years? Do you have a garage or house that has graffiti all over it?   Would you like to do something about it? WE CAN HELP! Near West Collaborative was rewarded [Read More]

IUPUI Day of Caring September 27, 2013

October 15th, 2013

IUPUI ISERVE Mural Project 2013

September 3rd, 2013

  Near West is on the MURAL! We are eliminating tagging one wall, garage, house at a time. State Reps. Justin   Moed and Christina Hale worked on a new law in July 2013; this law was meant   to improve the quality of life in neighborhoods throughout Indiana. The Senate Bill 433 (Good Samaritan Law) allows neighbors [Read More]

Hawthorne Community Garden

July 29th, 2013
Hawthorne Garden 2012 Axel & Edder picking tomatoes


Near West Youth Mural Project

July 23rd, 2013
We Care

  We are pleased to have had the opportunity to join forces with The  Pro 100 Summer Youth Employment and Enrichment project, hosted by IUPUI, to initiate our first neighborhood mural project. The IUPUI Pro 100 team worked with the Near West Collaborative neighborhood leaders on conceptualizing, designing, and implementing one mural project for each [Read More]

West Mural Project with PRO 100

July 10th, 2013

Central Greens Development

July 10th, 2013

The City of is pleased to announce that a master development team has been selected to begin the redevelopment of the Central State Property.  The master developer will be Central Greens, LLC and consists of many experienced players some of which are: Development Concepts Inc, Remenschneider Associates, Inc. James Kienle & Associates, Inc., Keramida Environmental, [Read More]

Youth Community Leaders

July 10th, 2013

Kellz and Jatuara College Video