Neighborhood Engagement

The South Central resident garden team does an amazing job proving a beautiful place for neighbors to obtain fresh food and to also engage with one another in neighborhood engagement events such as an Easter Egg hunt and Fall cook-out.

The Neighborhood Engagement Resident Listening

To collaborate with people who live and work in Industry, South Central, and surrounding neighborhoods to build a stronger and more unified community.

From listening to neighbors, Urban Light Community Development will continue or create new initiatives in the three focus areas: Addiction Recovery, House Revitalization, and Neighborhood Associations. The program is designed to connect neighbors to each other and to their respective neighborhood associations. Ultimately, the program is designed to engage and support natural leaders within the different neighborhoods.


  • We highly value resident listening
  • Collaboration, collaboration, collaboration
  • We highly value reciprocity with our neighbors
  • The majority of committee representation will be residents

Committee Makeup

  • Residents of Industry, South Central and Thomas Park Avondale neighborhoods
  • Key Stakeholder: Open Door, Ivy Tech Community College, Skilled Expertise, etc.


Neighborhood Engagement Resident Listening Guide

Resident Listening Tool