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LISC Love Thy Neighborhood Awards gala taking place April 27

LISC Indianapolis is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with an awards program that recognizes community game changers in the Indy region.

screen-shot-2017-03-23-at-2-05-47-pmThe first annual Love Thy Neighborhood Awards will take place on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at the Indiana War Memorial. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception featuring heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by local entrepreneurs who have been impacted by LISC’s small business support including Bluebeard, La Margarita, Duos and more.  This will be followed with attendees moving into the beautiful auditorium space for an hour-long awards ceremony.

This annual event will be glamorous, yet rooted in the authentic cultures of area neighborhoods. Five $5,000 awards will be given highlighting people, projects, initiatives, and organizations impacting specific neighborhoods. These have been organized around Livability, Opportunity, Vitality, and Education, as well as People’s Choice Award tha
t will be determined by attendees in real time. Attire is Spring Cocktail.

Tickets for this event are only $25 per person. Corporate packages are available.

Award Finalists:


  • Placemaking in the City of Greenwood
  • Woodruff Place Economic Improvement District
  • Felege Hiywot Center


  • Job Connection, The Arc of Greater Boone County
  • Farm 360
  • Microloan Program, Flagship Enterprise Center


  • Revitalization of Avondale Meadows
  • Renew Indianapolis and the House Life Project
  • Hamilton Area Neighborhood Development (HAND)


  • Teenworks Inc.
  • SENSE Charter School
  • YMCA Laurelwood After School Program
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