About us

THE NORTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL (NENC) was established in 1966. It is the oldest continually operating neighborhood association in the City of South Bend.  The NENC is a 501(c)3 non-profit public entity.

MISSION: The NENC: (1) Promotes, without profit, needed community services to the residents of the northeast side of South Bend, Indiana; and (2) Develops partnerships between the residents of the northeast side of South Bend, Indiana, and inter-community relations with neighboring communities, including universities, colleges, businesses, religious institutions, government agencies, and any other interested parties.

BYLAWS: Click here to read the full bylaws of the Northeast Neighborhood Council, Inc.

NORTHEAST NEIGHBORHOOD BOUNDARIES: The boundaries of the Northeast Neighborhood are Angela Boulevard and Edison Road on the north; Twyckenham Drive on the east; Colfax on the south; and the St. Joseph River on the west.

NENC ANNUAL BOARD MEETING: The NENC Annual Board Meeting is held the second Monday in June at 5:30 p.m. at the Robinson Community Learning Center. All community members are welcome to attend. Any individual who resides within the boundaries of the Northeast Neighborhood is eligible for membership. Annual dues are $5 per member.

NENC BOARD MEETINGS: The NENC Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:30pm at the Northeast Neighborhood Center, the former firehouse on the NW corner of Notre Dame Ave. and South Bend Ave.

NENC OFFICERS & BOARD OF DIRECTORS: The NENC is guided by a Board of Directors made up of no more than thirty (30) neighborhood residents of the Northeast Neighborhood.

NENC BOARD MEETING MINUTES: The NENC meeting minutes are available for public review.  Follow the link at the side of this page or click here.


Monday, August 10, 2020
5:30 PM – Zoom


Bill Stenz, President
Marguerite Taylor, 1st Vice President
Charles Nelson, 2nd Vice President
Solomon Anderson, Treasurer
Patty Walsh, Recording Secretary
William Berry, Corresponding Secretary

Neighborhood Development & Community Partners

Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO): The Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Organization (NNRO) was incorporated in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation for the purpose of planning, discussing, and coordinating the social, physical and economic revitalization of the Northeast Neighborhood. The NNRO mission is to facilitate the revitalization efforts and continue to foster diversity within the Northeast Neighborhood – its residents, businesses, and stakeholders – into a safe, vital, cohesive community that preserves its assets and respects the needs of all who reside, work, and visit within its boundaries. The NNRO board is comprised of neighborhood residents and community organizations: the University of Notre Dame, Oaklawn, St Joseph Health System, and the South Bend Clinic.

South Bend Heritage Foundation: South Bend Heritage Foundation (SBH) is a not-for-profit service and community development corporation founded in 1974 that is committed to the stabilization and empowerment of our neighborhoods. Our vision is a united community where diverse neighborhoods are considered choice places to live, as well as to operate a business, and where all residents have equitable and just opportunities to reach their full potential. SBH strengthens neighborhoods by creating quality housing, improved health-care options, literacy programs, arts and cultural opportunities, and other private investments that support residents who live in our neighborhoods.

Robinson Community Learning Center (RCLC): Currently located at 921 North Eddy Street with plans to open its new location on the northwest corner of Howard and Eddy Streets in late summer, 2020. The Robinson Center offers a wide range of educational and recreational programs and activities for children and adults. It strives to foster a sense of community in the racially and economically diverse Northeast Neighborhood. The Center is the result of a 2001 collaboration between neighborhood residents and The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns.

Eddy Street Common

University of Notre Dame

City of South Bend

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