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2020 NEAR Annual Community Event

NEAR’s Annual Community Luncheon, scheduled for April 24, was cancelled due to the COVID19 pandemic protocols. What has become an inspiring exclamation point in our Near Eastside community will, hopefully, be back on your calendar when public health safety makes it possible.

As an alternative, we invited our committed financial sponsors, partners, neighbors, and friends to gather–masked and safely distanced, for an Open House on Thursday, October 15th, 4-6 pm at the NEAR Center for Community Development. We also offered a virtual live Open House on our Facebook page at 5:00 pm.

This year’s luncheon speaker was to be Vop Osili, President of the City-County Council of Indianapolis. A distinguished architect, Vop represents near downtown neighborhoods on the city’s northwest side. Instead of a speech, we invited President Osili to talk about equitable development and NEAR’s role in it in Indianapolis. The 6-minute video is an inspiration.

Link to the 2020 NEAR Annual Community Event video here

View our 2019-2020 Progress Report here:
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