Community Development


ommunity Development initiatives are designed to enhance the quality of life for residents of the Near Eastside by building a more vibrant, thriving, welcoming community.

John Boner Neighborhood Center serves as the convening organization for the resident-led Quality of Life Plan and works with neighbors and community groups to implement the plan’s objectives, strategize key initiatives, and leverage community partner relationships and funding to support neighborhood priorities. Near Eastside residents gather quarterly during neighborhood summits as an effort to engage neighbors to determine community priorities, assess challenges and opportunities, and to develop ways to implement objects in the neighborhood’s plan.

Spring Neighborhood Summit:

April 27th, 6:30–8:00 pm
Westminster Neighborhood Services
2525 East New York Street

Summer Neighborhood Summit:

July 27th, 6:30–8:00 pm
John Boner Neighborhood Centers
2236 East 10th Street

Fall Neighborhood Summit:

October 26th, 6:30–8:00 pm
Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School
2302 E Michigan Street