We Care Neighborhood


Welcome to the We Care neighborhood.

We Care Neighborhood Association boundaries are Washington Street to Railroad tracks, Belmont Avenue to Tibbs Avenue.
Numerous activities in the neighborhood were held to bring the community to-gether. Starting in January with the chili supper, which was a success.

In April we had an Easter egg hunt at Washington High School which was en-joyed by several children of the neighbor-hood. Also in April, was our first of many neighborhood clean ups. Several areas were rid of trash that had accumulated over the winter months. We worked for a full 8 hours that day walking the streets and alleys. Lunch was served at the Steelworker’s Union Hall by Pat Frazee.

During the month of May we did a membership survey to recruit new members for the association. Bags were handed out with numerous information pamphlets helpful to our neighbors.

One great accomplishment was that for the first time in 10 years the tall weeds, grass and trash along the railroad tracks were cleared to the point you could see downtown. This remained cleared for the entire summer. Numerous small trash cans were placed around the neighbor-hood on light poles.

In August, on one of the hottest days of the summer, we held a National Night Out Against Crime at the Steelworker’s Union Hall. The fire and police depart-ments were present and well received by neighbors in attendance. Also enjoyed that evening was a cake walk, tiny tot contest, talent contest, gardening booth and of course food and drinks for all.

We have had public safety meetings every month with special speakers representing various facets of public safety.
In September, we were awarded Public Allies to promote civic engagement. They were provided through a grant for peopleto spend time in our community from INRC. The Public Allie’s goals are to com-plete several surveys before we can apply for grant money to complete the park designated at Addison and Jackson Streets. There will be different events to promote the park and community en-gagement.

Goals for 2011 are to continue and excel over our past achievements.

We look forward to expanding KIB imple-mentation of Block Captains to attain 100% participation of keeping We Care boundaries free from litter and illegal dumping.

For additional information please contact Leigh McCall at 317-634-5462.

Come and see why we are called We Care!

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