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Navigators turn outreach into input to guide Northside initiative

By Abha Thakkar Northside Planning Council The Northside Stable Families, Strong Community (SFSC) collaboration kicked off in June with the hiring of seven Neigbhorhood Navigators, Northsiders who were identified to help us more...

Northside Planning Council’s Holiday Wishlist

Please consider us in your holiday giving. In addition to monetary donations, these items will go a long way towards supporting us as we begin the new year. Stable Families, Strong Community ...

Northside Community Council to launch Oct. 19

By Abha Thakkar Northside Planning Council The Northside Planning Council (NPC) is excited to announce the launch of the Northside Community Council (NCC), a representative body made up of Northside organizations. The first...
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NPC Executive Director’s Column: October/November 2017

This column ends with a note I wrote to FEED members and NPC board members, staff and volunteers in response to the rise in hate-fueled incidents around the country, including here...

A note to our community

The Northside News would like to share this note from Northside Planning Council (NPC) Executive Director and Northside News editor, Abha Thakkar, to the NPC and FEED Kitchens communities.  To FEED Members...

Northside residents take the lead as Navigators

By Abha Thakkar Northside Planning Council How do we begin to truly support a more racially and economically just community? By giving power to the people of that community. The Neighborhood Navigator program...
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NPC Executive Director’s Column: August/September 2017

Terri, Danielle, Mallory, Tamaha, Rachel, Tracy, Atasha. These seven women, along with Johnny and Deon, the two Northside Wanda Fullmore youth interns with the City, have occupied the better part of...
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NPC Executive Director’s Column: June/July 2017

Welcome to the summer whirlwind! The first quarter of the year is always a bit quiet for NPC with local food system activity slowing down during the winter months, but we’re...
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NPC Executive Director’s Column: April/May 2017

Welcome, Oona! I am thrilled to have my column bumped to page 4 because it means the Northside News is finally getting the attention it deserves with our new managing editor, Oona...

Helping families thrive on the Northside

By Abha Thakkar Northside Planning Council With wages stagnating and real costs like housing and health care on the rise every year, more and more families struggle to make ends meet. Once they...

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