Author: IndyEast

Martindale-Brightwood Receives Big “Lift” from City with $3.5 million in Federal Funding

Indianapolis Mayor, Joe Hogsett, names Martindale-Brightwood as a Lift Indy neighborhood, joining the Near North Corridor as the second Lift Indy area for 2021. As a designee, Martindale-Brightwood will receive $3.5 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, spanning over the next three years. Community leaders and advocates praised the announcement as

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Welcoming Stomping Ground to the Neighborhood

“The plan for Stomping Ground has been in the works for nearly 6 years,” says Owner and longtime Near Eastside resident Martha Latta, who recently opened her retail shop and screen-printing studio in the Windsor Park neighborhood. “I work here, I live here, my daughter goes to school here. I feel so fortunate,” says Latta.

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The Union – A Unique and Innovative Place to Call Home in the Eastside

Three years ago, the John Boner Neighborhood Center asked the Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School, “what their biggest barrier for students was, and what they could do to provide them support?” “Student mobility has been a challenge Thomas Gregg staff has faced each year” replied Ross Pippin, Executive Director of Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School, a nonprofit

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RecycleForce Receives $4 million Pathway Home Grant from U.S. Department of Labor

“Reducing recidivism is tied to a meaningful job. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration recognizes the dignity of work, especially for the forgotten men and women of America,” said Assistant Secretary of Employment and Training John Pallasch. With this commitment, the U.S. Department of Labor distributed $64,395,062 in Pathway Home grants to

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National Coalition of Promise Zones 2020 Federal Convening

From August 20th to September 3rd, IndyEast Promise Zone partners are invited to connect with federal agencies and organizations from across the country, sharing resources and best practices on place-based collective community development at the first annual National Coalition of Promise Zones Federal Convening. This convening is a virtual series of workshops, covering a wide

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New Public Library in Martingdale-Brightwood

The new Martingdale-Brightwood Public Library is officially open. This new building will replace the Brightwood Branch across the street, which served the community since 1972. Located at 2434 N. Sherman Drive, the 15,000 square feet library hopes to increase “access to lifelong learning and mental recreation for neighbors of all ages,” said Amina Pierson of

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The IndyEast Promise Zone Welcomes the New VISTAs

One important component to Promise Zones across the nation, and the Indy East Promise Zone is the 5 AmeriCorps VISTAs positions granted to the lead organization every year: a cohort of young professionals that offer a year of public service in exchange for invaluable career development as well as further building capacity for the Promise

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Join a Community Action Team Today!

So what does a Community Action Team (CAT) do? Residents in the Eastside neighborhood can become CAT members. Each CAT are limited to 15 residents per year, and neighbors can only serve one CAT per year. CAT members meet bi-monthly (every two months). CATs and a representative of a lead agency work collaboratively in identifying

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