Ask the Truth: Will Elkhart have an equivalent to the Elkhart Youth and Community Center to serve its needs?


When news broke that the Elkhart Youth and Community Center would close last March, many of its instructors and students didn’t know where else to go.

But the Elkhart-South Bend area could get $42 million in state funds through the Indiana Regional Cities Initiative, and that could mean the EYCC building and its surrounding area could have a new lease on life. The Regional Cities of Northern Indiana put forward a plan, called Innovate Indiana, which includes a proposal for a wellness/natatorium/community center and several new athletic fields near Jackson Boulevard. The Indiana Regional Development Authority is still deciding how to distribute the funding.

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