Capacity Building

Capacity building is an important part of the Promise Zone designation. It is about empowering residents and stakeholders, through resources, collaboration, and connections, to be able to revitalize and maintain healthy, active communities. Capacity building is about gathering support that enables the power to do, experience, or understand something. Promise Zone designations have been granted to 22 urban, rural, and […]

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Does the Promise Zone designation equal money?

It is completely normal for misunderstandings and confusion to occur whenever a new government policy or program is implemented. Often new rules and requirements get miscommunicated or information may be misunderstood. For the Promise Zones, how preference points and funding opportunities are managed has been one of the most confusing factors for the public and media. The first Promise Zone […]

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Meet the Buy IndyEast Promise Zone VISTA

This week, meet the Buy IndyEast Promise Zone VISTA, Mary Clanton! Mary has lived on Indy’s near Eastside her whole life and if you too are an Indy Eastside native, you might know her mother! Here are Mary’s responses to my questions: What do you love about Indy?               I love the communities that have been created in Indy. When […]

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Meet our Work IndyEast VISTA

Bailey Shannon is our IndyEast Promise Zone’s Work VISTA. She will be helping to turn the Promise Zone into a neighborhood bustling with the activity of business, industries, and commerce with living wage jobs for residents. Here are her answers to my questions: Did you grow up in Indy? I partially grew up (ages 12-18) in a suburb on the […]

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Meet the IndyEast Promise Zone VISTAs

Welcome to the new IndyEast Promise Zone Blog! The first 5 posts will introduce the AmeriCorps VISTAs in the IEPZ office for the next year. They will help committees in each of the goals—Live, Work, Buy, Safe, and Learn, as well as help communicate what the Promise Zone designation means for our community. First, Whitley Wynns grew up in Indianapolis […]

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