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IEPZ-100For the past 10 years, IndyEast residents, major institutions and community partners have worked together to create a new story for our neighborhood. We have moved our community forward according to the ambitious, resident-created Quality of Life Plan. We are strong, organized and uniquely prepared to grow our neighborhood over the next decade. Together and with commitments from all levels of the City of Indianapolis, we are ready to invest the time, efforts and resources to fulfill our Promises.


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August Promise Zone Newsletter

August Grants Newsletter


Bus Tour Promotes Revitalization of Former Near Eastside Industrial Sites

On June 28, 2018, the IndyEast Promise Zone, in partnership with the City of Indianapolis, the Indy Chamber, and Develop Indy, led investors, developers, and real estate professionals on an afternoon bus tour to generate interest in the IndyEast Promise Zone’s former commercial and industrial corridor sites. Organized by the Industrial Redevelopment subcommittee of Work IndyEast, the tour was part […]

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Project Lia Workforce Re-entry Program Transforms Materials and Lives

Project Lia offers a vision of economic inclusivity on Indianapolis’ Near Eastside by equipping marginalized members of the workforce with the financial literacy, communication, business ethics, and personal care skills that are essential to successful entrepreneurialism and employability. It follows that Project Lia contributes to the fulfillment of the Promise Zone’s Work IndyEast objectives as an initiative that combines industrial […]

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Health Careers Opportunity Program Expands Access to Education and Professional Experience

Through support from the John Boner Neighborhood Center and the IndyEast Promise Zone, the IUPUI Health Careers Opportunity Program has given promising young adults in Indianapolis the means to overcome obstacles that would otherwise prevent them from pursuing certificates and advanced degrees in health profession.   In light of the discoveries that Indiana resides in the bottom quintile of states […]

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The Academy at the Lodge Grows Indy’s Music Talent

The Academy at Lodge Studios Offers an Alternative Path to Music Careers The Lodge Studios is a little-known gem located in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood on the Near Northeast side of Indianapolis. This former Masonic Lodge has been transformed into three music studios – one small, one mid-size, and one large. Famous names such as Arianna Grande, John Legend, and Mac […]

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Digging In: A Ceramicist’s Decades-Long Dream Realized in the Promise Zone

“I start with wet clay and if it’s a thrown item I start on the wheel or sit at the table to hand build and make enough to fill the kiln up. Everything gets bisque-fired, which is turning it from clay into ceramic at a low temperature and then it gets coated in glaze and then glaze-fired, so that’s my […]

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Jefferson Electric Expands Through Partnership With Englewood CDC

Englewood Community Development Corporation is steadily making the Near Eastside and the Washington Street corridor a great place to live, work, and play. They were recently awarded a grant from the Office of Community Service (OCS) for the build-out of two businesses – TWG and Jefferson Electric. Jefferson Electric will be using their portion of the grant to continue renovating […]

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Lead Hazard Reduction in the Promise Zone

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) was recently awarded two grants from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). IHCDA applied for and received funding for the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration, and along with that grant they also received supplemental funding for a Healthy Homes program. Both grant programs will being rolling out in 2018. The IndyEast […]

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Radial Point Expands Art Access on the Eastside

“We Are Mirrored Patterns of One Another”: Tammy King brings art to community and community into art on the Near Eastside In 2015, Tammy King walked into the second story of East 10th United Methodist Church amid a mass of old boxes and saw an art gallery. Since August 2016, Upper Room Gallery and Radial Point shows have been a […]

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Pathways Over Pogue’s Moves Forward with Successful Fundraiser

    Pathways Over Pogue’s Holds Successful Fundraiser at the Tick Tock Lounge Pathways Over Pogue’s (POP) is a local, grassroots led initiative to restore an historic bridge along the Pogue’s Run Trail, and advocate for the completion of the trail from the Near Eastside out to Pogue’s Run Art and Nature Park. The bridge in question has been a […]

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Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana Awarded Two HUD Grants

  The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) leveraged the IndyEast Promise Zone designation on two applications to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) submitted in September of 2017. In February of 2018, they received notification that both grants applied for received funding! FHCCI serves an important role in creating a just and equitable society in central […]

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