Caroline is the Education & Workforce Development Coordinator VISTA for the IndyEast Promise Zone. She is a long-time Irvington neighborhood resident and has a deep love for the diverse population of Indianapolis. For Caroline, it was an easy decision to accept the opportunity to serve in the Promise Zone. She says, “There were a lot
In our first installment of the “Our People, Their Stories” interview series, we interviewed Kimberly Woolfolk, the Economic Development Coordinator VISTA.
This week, Poetic Justice will begin recruitment as part of the Byrne’s Criminal Justice Innovation grant awarded to John Boner Neighborhood Centers, along with co-applicant Shepherd Community Center, in 2018. The Byrne’s Criminal Justice Innovation grant, as awarded by the US Department of Justice, supports, “the Department’s priority to reduce serious and violent crime, including
This February, Thomas Gregg celebrated Black History Month in a big way. The whole school came together to make this a Black History Month for all of their students to remember, from a 2nd grade wax museum to an incredible poster display on their library windows. First, Thomas Gregg 2nd graders worked all month putting
Legacy Center Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary When Indianapolis hosted the Super Bowl 10 years ago, the NFL’s $1 million gift was leveraged by the Near Eastside to raise additional private donations from Lilly Endowment, JP Morgan Chase, NFL Charities, Lumina Foundation, United Water, NFL Youth Football Fund, LISC, and United Way of Central Indiana to
This month, the near eastside of Indianapolis was chosen to be a Promise Neighborhood by the U.S. Department of Education. With this designation comes $30 million worth of funding over the next 5 years funneled towards improving our neighborhood schools. This level of resource will allow for the neighborhood to achieve the goals that have
This quarter, the Promise Zone hosted two successful holiday-themed vaccine events. In October, our VISTA team planned a Treat on Tenth Street, a festive fall gathering, where families were able to come celebrate the season and learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. The event included a bounce-house, trunk-or-treat, food from Chuck’s Coney Island, a photo
Students and faculty of Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) have been in the process of developing a net-zero energy family house on the near-eastside as part of the Solar Decathlon Build Challenge (SDBC) conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy. As part of the project, students will design and build a