From Marshall-Shadeland, LaTeresa and Michael Blackwell created the Community Hub at their business, Café on the Corner, as a safe haven for neighborhood residents— a place with good food and good conversation. With free Wi-Fi service, board and card games, visual art and musical performances, the Community Hub attracted more than 30 visitors each day and broke down barriers between longtime residents and people newer to the Neighborhood.
“I’ve been on the Northside all my life. We’re anchored here,” said project leader LaTeresa Blackwell. “We were listening to what our community wanted. We’re here to stay and we want to make a change.”