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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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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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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A Taste of Detroit on East 10th Street

“It’s about untying knots. Every day you’re going to come across knots and you just have to sit there and figure out the best way to untie those knots.” These words of wisdom come from Chuck Lovelady, owner of Chuck’s Coney Island at 10th and Parker. Chuck’s opened in 2016 and has quickly become a recognizable and popular spot on […]

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A New Art Space on the Near Eastside

  The collection of small businesses, nonprofits, and chain stores on E. 10th St. gives the corridor a unique character, one that extends to the rest of the Near Eastside in many ways. These businesses, along with their owners and managers, are assets in a community too often identified by its deficits. Those deficits shouldn’t be ignored or overlooked, but […]

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