A nonprofit, community development corporation dedicated to improving Calumet Region neighborhoods.


One of the first benches to be
installed in East Chicago through the
"Please, Have A Seat!" program.

To learn more about each of our programs, please click on the following links:

 Dog Walk  

Best House on the Block Contest®

"Please, Have A Seat!"

Operation Restoration

Small Business Loans
Are you interested in starting your own small business or do you have an existing business that is suffering from lack of available credit or capital? If so, NI may be able to help. We offer small business loans through our partner, ACCIÓN Chicago, up to $50,000 for qualifying businesses. Please read the information provided in the two documents below to see if this program is right for your business.

Referral Guidelines
Loan Fact Sheet (doc)