"The Strength is in the People!" was the quote that Dr. Toya Crain repeated as she opened the April 10th, Haughville Strong! Neighborhood Association (HSNA) Meeting. SOURCE RW was, again, present and engaged in efforts to improve opportunity within Indianapolis’ Near West.
In their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of life for the residents of Haughville, the HSNA hosted an evening workshop for Haughville residents at Christamore House. Students of the Herron School of Art + Design at IUPUI facilitated the discussion and led the group through both creativity and neighborhood mapping exercises. Mapping was used to allow the group to identify the resources that can be utilized to support development initiatives, identify gaps in the neighborhood, assess the strengths and weaknesses of assets, and promote connections/relationships between family, neighbors, businesses, and community partners. SOURCE RW joined in the conversation by mapping potential business opportunities and community partnerships within and between Haughville and throughout the Near West.
HSNA plans to continue focusing on “workshop” style sessions rather than traditional meetings. All neighborhood residents, business owners, commercial/residential land and business owners and anyone interested in the success of Haughville and the Near West are welcome to attend. In upcoming sessions, Herron students will also be assisting the group in creating a community guidebook that will provide assistance in establishing and reestablishing overall community values.
Haughville STRONG Neighborhood Association meets on the second Tuesday of every month at Christamore House at 5:30pm, located at 502 N Tremont St, Indianapolis, IN 46222. More information is available at nearwestindy.org/haughville.