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April Newsletter

 

Call to Action

 

April 4th will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On this same day in Indianapolis, Robert F. Kennedy delivered a speech in what is now Kennedy King Park, announcing the tragic news. He reminded us to strive for justice and that we all want to improve our quality of life.

To live out the legacy of Dr. King and be engaged in Mapleton-Fall Creek here’s what you’ll find within this newsletter:

Participate in MFC’s Great Indy Cleanup
Be a part of the planning process for our Annual Event

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?'”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

 


Great Indy Cleanup

This spring Mapleton-Fall Creek will be a focus neighborhood for Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s Great Indy Cleanup! Join us on April 14th @ 9am, starting at the gardens on 30th & Central. Tell us you’re attending via our Facebook event page!
https://www.facebook.com/events/169036437222007/

Can’t make it for this cleanup? We have plenty of spring and summer volunteer opportunities coming up! Visit the volunteer page of our website:
https://mfcdc.org/get-involved/volunteer/


Central Avenue Gardens

This growing season, MFCDC will be offering plots for rent at the garden space on 30th & Central Avenue. Participants will have the opportunity to grow their own produce and be guided through the process from planting to harvesting.

Stop by our office (3190 N. Meridian Street) to fill out the rental agreement and application. Applications will be accepted until April 21st.

Join us on April 14th at 9am for a garden orientation!

Questions? Contact Garden Coordinator, Dustin McKinney at dstnmckinney@yahoo.com

 

 


Want to Engage with MFCDC?

As part of our board structure, we have six committees that meet monthly for an opportunity to discuss the successes made and exchange ideas on how to better serve the Mid-North neighborhoods.

Currently we’re seeking new members for our Property Management and Community Building Committees. See the link below for more information about meeting dates and times.

https://mfcdc.org/about/board/


Request for Proposals

Attention all new home builders! We’re gearing up to build more homes in Mapleton-Fall Creek this year and need your help.

If interested, visit our website page to fill out the ‘New Home Construction RFP’ https://mfcdc.org/live/own/. Proposals are due by Wednesday April 11th.

All questions may be directed to Director of Housing Development at Courtney@mfcdc.org ; 317-800-6609


Annual Event

MFCDC invites you to our annual luncheon. Join us for a catered lunch on June 5th 11:30am to 1pm at our office (3190 N. Meridian Street) as we celebrate current and future partnerships to create a more sustainable, prosperous, and equitable future for our community.

As well we’re looking for volunteers to help with the planning process of our event. Volunteers will receive a luncheon ticket as thanks for their help.

RSVP and purchase tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1998869883711149/

Sign-up to volunteer here: https://mfcdc.org/get-involved/volunteer/

 


MNA Office Hours

As a citizen you have the right and opportunity to reach out to your elected officials with your concerns and questions. In Indianapolis, to further help with the citizen to mayor connection, Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocates are positioned throughout the city. There are ten MNAs and each of them attend neighborhood meetings and events and hold office hours.

For the Mid-North neighborhoods, Hope Russu serves as the MNA and holds office hours at MFCDC every Tuesday from 2pm-4pm. Come in with your questions/concerns to speak with her, or reach her by phone or email.

E: hope.russu@indy.gov P: 317-327-5115 M: 317-429-7806


Upcoming Neighborhood Events

Here, we at MFCDC wanted to highlight a couple of neighborhood events you may be interested in attending. For a more updated and comprehensive list of community events, be sure to visit our events page.

Farewell Service
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church has served the Mapleton- Fall Creek neighborhood for 98 years, and will be holding a closing service on April 15th at 3pm. Join Bishop Gafjken as he leads this bittersweet service of thanksgiving, remembrance, and sending.

Contact the church by email or phone at: ouredeemer@aol.com ; 317-925-3588

Student Exhibits
In partnership with MFCDC, over the past few months, IUPUI Professor Sue Hyatt’s Anthropology students have been gathering qualitative research methods centered around public health in Mapleton-Fall Creek. Students researched community needs by engaging with residents, community leaders, and business owners. They’ll be showcasing their findings on May 1st from 6pm-8pm. Location is TBD.

Community Yard Sale
On May 5th from 9am-2pm bring your new or gently used items for Phillips Temple’s Community Yard Sale. Proceeds will be split in half going toward the 2020 CME Youth & Young Adult Conference and recreational equipment for children. To purchase a vending table, fill out the form below.

Have questions? Call Kimberly Walker at 317-339-5226

Community Yard Sale – Table Order Form

 

 


Support Our Efforts

Help us continue our efforts to connect neighborhood partners to help, serve, revitalize, stimulate, and invest resources to rebuild an affordable, safe, and vital community.

Additionally, because MFCDC believes we are stronger together, we keep our Events Calendar up to date to inform our neighbors about what is happening in our community. Visit our calendar below.

Upcoming Events

 

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