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Our People, Their Stories: Rachel Graham, IndyEast Promise Zone VISTA

Rachel serves as the Communications Coordinator VISTA for the IndyEast Promise Zone. After working as a high school Spanish teacher, Rachel applied for this AmeriCorps VISTA position to continue working with her community but in a new and exciting capacity. She was drawn to the position because it allowed her to learn communication and marketing

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Celebrating Entrepreneurship: Meet the 8 Pitch Night Participants

As we prepare for our week-long celebration of Small Business Week, we wanted to take the opportunity to shine a spotlight on the eight businesses from the LISC Microenterprise Navigator Program located at Martindale Brightwood CDC and SEND that will be participating in our 4th and final small business week event: Pitch Night. These participating

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Our People, Their Stories: Liz Sheldon, IndyEast Promise Zone VISTA

Liz Sheldon is the Promise Zone’s Community and Neighborhood Development Coordinator VISTA. As an Indianapolis native, Liz is no stranger to the Eastside, and accepting the opportunity to spend her service year in the IEPZ was a no-brainer. “I decided to become a VISTA because I knew I wanted to work in public service, and

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Our People, Their Stories: Abigael Mullens, IndyEast Promise Zone VISTA

Abigael is the Economic Development Coordinator VISTA for the IndyEast Promise Zone. Her journey with AmeriCorps is driven by her passion for community organizing and a desire to work with government and non-profits. Having studied Political Science at Purdue University, her academic background and the influence of friends and professors who had positive experiences with

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Our People, Their Stories: Caroline Barnes, IndyEast Promise Zone VISTA

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

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Poetic Justice Begins Recruitment

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

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Thomas Gregg Celebrates Black History Month

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

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