The side of the PR Mallory building

PR Mallory, One Year Later

On this first anniversary of PR Mallory’s grand opening, we at the Promise Zone believe it is important to reflect upon the accomplishments associated with the historic building’s resurgence to the eastside’s landscape. The PR Mallory’s renovation and restoration was a feat in its own right, taking nearly $38 million in funding and the resources

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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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Welcome to the Promise Zone

Please join us in welcoming our 2022-23 Economic Development Coordinator VISTA, Kimberly Woolfolk! Kimberly D. Woolfolk, a native of Indianapolis, IN, currently serves the IndyEast Promise Zone as the Economic Development Coordinator VISTA at John Boner Neighborhood Centers. Kimberly received a bachelor’s degree in Commercial Tourism and Travel from Indiana State University. While at Indiana

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Black Mountain Visioning Day

The Black Mountain Visioning Project will host its final public meeting Thursday, June 16th at Purdue Polytechnic High school. This will include a formal presentation and will take place from 5:30 to 7 pm.  For more context, the former Black Mountain site (3500 block of E. Washington Street) is getting cleaned. A large mountain of

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