Founded on April 6, 1983, the Ivv Hill Neighborhood Association started out as an ad hoc community group concerned about the deterioration of public services, along with, rising burglary and street crime. Those issues continued to activate successive waves of new members who moved into the neighborhood.
Starting in 1995, the group became pro-active on education, recreation and park issues. This transition led to formal establishment as a tax-exempt non-profit.
Now, the group seeks to expand into a mass-membership organization with a variety of programs serving the community. To accomplish this goal, we are working to acquire a property in the neighborhood to serve as a center for the arts, culture and community activism.
Since the start of the COVID-19 2020 pandemic, IHNA has been at the forefront of response. We support our community through this crisis by provided transportation to drop off meals to those in need, hosting pop-up COVID-19 testing sites, supporting our essentials workers, and fighting for rental deferment for those affected by job-loss during this time.
Traditionally, residents of the community stock the tables with ethnic dishes from all over the world, while the Association provides the basic food staples, soft drinks and activities for the kids, as well as entertainment from both local and professional talents. The goal is to highlight our international cultures and celebrate our unity.
Our community is full of people who want to help. We work to help the people providing services with the people who need them. Annually we partner with local organizations to host eent programming that brings people together. Included in this are our Little Baseball program.