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.

2017 Fall Neighborhood Summit:

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