Welcome to the Brookside Neighborhood

on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis

The story told about our neighborhood is often inaccurate.

The news wants to focus on the statistics that plague our community – high poverty rate, crime, failed education, abandoned housing, and drug problems – but these issues should not define nor stigmatize our neighborhood.

Brookside is a vibrant and diverse community on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.

While community members face daily obstacles, our neighborhood has several assets despite the lack of resources. We take pride in the beautiful Brookside Park that brings so much life to our neighborhood. We celebrate the many who are dedicated to seeing Brookside thrive. We strongly encourage those who are walking out their reentry journey from either homelessness, addiction, or prison. We strive to bring safe affordable housing to those in need. We promote new economic development along the 10th Street corridor. We are grateful for the excellent school leadership at Brookside 54 and Paramount Brookside that seeks to do what is right for our children. We partner with various parties that want the best for this community. There are numerous people, community-based organizations, and friends that desire to see Brookside defy the stigma. And we are defying it one step at a time.

We invite you to come & share life here.

In other words, there is a place for you and your family to join us in seeking the peace of our community through Brookside Community Church. It’s not always easy, but God sustains us as we continue to walk humbly, to serve faithfully, and to walk with the least of these.

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