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]
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
-Reach out to entire neighborhood
-Increase neighborhood buy-in, starting with:
-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
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]
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) [Read More]
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]
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]
Kellz and Jatuara College Video
Westside Community Development Corporation is the not-for-profit, Community Development Corporation, serving the Haughville, Hawthorne, Stringtown & We Care neighborhoods on the near west side of Indianapolis Indiana. WCDC has helped hundreds of families over the last 20 years, and developed assets that will serve the westside of Indianapolis for years to come. They have worked on [Read More]