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2008 & 2009
29-30Oct09 Governor's Conference on Service & Volunteerism - Get more Info & Register
29Oct09 First ever Mayor's Night Out for Youth Groups & Student Organizations - Download Flyer
27Oct09 Peace in the Streets, Gang 101 - How do I know if my child is in a gang? Download Flyer
24Oct09 Neighborhood Networks presents the 2nd Annual "Second Chance" Conference for Persons With Felony Convictions Download Flyer 
22Oct09 The Mayor's Office on ExOffender ReEntry - Service Provider Forum - Mary Leffler's Presentation | Roger Jarjour's Presentation
Download Flyer | 320 People Attended | List of Attendees
16-17Oct09 Neighbor Power! A Gathering To Inspire Greater Indy Neighborhoods - Get more Info & Register
16Oct09 Indy Food Resource Network Conference - Join others to help solve hunger in Indy Download Flyer
1Aug09 & the 8th, 14th & 15th - 10th Annual African Festival -
presented by The City of Indianapolis & African Community International | Contact: 317-927-9777 or 317-327-3687 | www.africancommunity.net | Download Flyer
29Jul09 Wednesday Northwest District Community Day | I would like to invite everyone to our Community Day from 4:00 to 8:00p.m.  Community Day will be held at Guion Creek Elementary School located at 4301 W 52nd St.  As each year goes by, our attendance increases.  Last year we had close to 1,000 community members in attendance and we hope to top that number this year. Please mark your calendars for a fun family night and join us for our Community Day.  Please share the Attached Flyer with other community members.  Sgt Matt Grimes
1Jul09 Wednesday - CHIP’s Annual Meeting - will be held at Barnes & Thornburg, 11 S. Meridian St. from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. | Join us for a conversation with local professionals to learn more about the scope of family homelessness in our community, the resources available for families and others experiencing homelessness, and what you can do to help.  To register, contact Jen at jhunt@chipindy.org
19Jun09 - Friday - ExOffender/ReEntry Event - Neighborhood Networks of the Martindale-Brightwood area - Neighborhood Networks is celebrating the role it plays in helping newly released persons to experience a successful reintegration back into Indianapolis communities through the help of a supportive group of community members. Maxine Bryant is inviting you to join celebration as they congratulate the first person to complete this innovative one year program.  | For more information, please Download Flyer
18Jun09 Thursday - ExOffenders, Learn How to Find A Job - Crooked Creek Community Center is holding a youth employment seminar at 9:00 AM.  If you are from 15 to 25 years old and have had a minor/major offense with the law, you should attend this seminar | For additional information please Download Flyer
14Jun09 Sunday - Homeward Bound (5 kilometer walkathon) | Join thousands of Hoosiers in raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to provide housing and fight homelessness in Indiana! | Veterans Memorial Plaza | www.homewardboundindiana.org.  Please check out our site for yourself as well as pass the information along or email me at: joann.morris@Clarian.org .  If you have any questions please feel free to call me at: 317-931-3055 # 1763.
5Jun09 Friday - 5th Annual Northwest Indiana Housing Summit - Download Flyer
3-7Jun09 Wednesday - Volunteers Needed at Westside Pride Park Playground – Come Join us for Volunteer for Build Week - June 3rd thru the 7th (rain or shine) | Skilled & Un-Skilled, Men and Women (18yr and older) | Childcare will be provided, Food on site | Visit our website to volunteer on-line and choose your time slots. | Please visit: www.WestSidePridePark.com  or call Sherri Walker at our Volunteer Hotline at 317-839-7444, or e-mail her at Lwalker756@aol.com | Download their Flyer
31May09 Sunday - Emerson Avenue Baptist Church - You are cordially invited to an Open House from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  Come celebrate with us and tour our renovated space. We invite you to celebrate with us and tour the space to see and imagine where your current or future need for space intersects with our building. Our newly reconfigured rooms provide more than 3,500 square feet of flexible, adaptable space that is suitable for small, medium, and large-sized gatherings.  So come join us, have some refreshments, and see what choices the space can offer you.  Please feel free to bring any guests. | Godspeed, Reverend Janet F. Hoover, Pastor | For more information call: 317-356-0965 | Download Flyer
21May09 Thursday - Deadline for Workshop Proposals - Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) - The Ending Homelessness Conference Track Planning Committee is seeking presenter and content proposals for the following workshop sessions for this year's Statewide Conference on Housing and Community Economic Development. | All Proposals Due Date:  May 21,2009. | Dates of Conference:  September 1, 2009 - September 2, 2009. | Audience: Emergency Homeless Shelters, Transitional Housing for the Homeless and Permanent Supportive Housing for Homeless. | Please submit all proposals to: Tommy Tabor, Member Services Manager, 2105 N. Meridian Street, Suite 102, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202, 317-920-2300 # 14, 317-920-2310 fax, Email Tommy at: ttabor@iaced.org | More more information, please visit www.iaced.org.
21May09 Thursday - Forest Manor Multi-Service Center is sponsoring Real Men - Real Talk | Addressing the issuer of drugs and violence in our community from 6:00 to 8:00 PM |    Guest Panelist are: Olgen Williams, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhoods, City of Indianapolis Byron Alston, Founder, Save the Youth, Inc. S.A. Tinnin-Bey, Behavioral Specialist, Indianapolis Public School System | Location: Forest Manor Multi-Service Center 5603 East 38th Street Indianapolis, Indiana 46218 | Please contact Bryan Chatfield to RSVP at 317-327-7008 or E-mail: bchatfield@fmmsc.org | Download Flyer
19May09 Tuesday (1st Night) - The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis - is happy to continue its efforts in training volunteer mentors to support those families in our community who have been stricken by homicide. For the past 10 years, the Ecumenical Project for Reconciliation and Healing has offered a 21-hour course that has successfully prepared over 150 mentors for this important work. We are looking to begin our next training class on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. The classes will run from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm each Tuesday night through June 30, 2009. | We are inviting you and/or those involved in your outreach ministry to apply to the volunteer mentor training class (free of charge). Please find attached an application (which you may duplicate as necessary) and a tentative course outline. I am asking that you please return completed applications to me by via fax 317-926-5373 or snail mail at 1100 West 42nd Street, Suite 345, Indianapolis, IN 46208. | Download additional information | Download Application
16May09 Saturday - Free Cancer Awareness Health Fair for 2009 - at St. Vincent Martindale Brightwood Cancer Awareness Health Fair, 2855 N. Keystone Ave. (Genesis Plaza) | Hours of operation 10:00 a. m. till 3:00 p. m. | Please call St. Vincent Careline at 338-2273 to schedule an appointment | Free Prostate Screenings for Men | Download Flyer
14May09 Thursday - Michael Andretti Breakfast to Benefit Gleaners Food Bank | The Michael Andretti Foundation’s annual "Breakfast with Michael” fundraising event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 9:00 am. The beneficiary for this year’s event is Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana! | The charitable donation for this "limited seating" event is $125 per person, of which $100 is tax deductible. A "Garage Pass" is also included per person so you can get up close with the teams and drivers on that practice day! | For additional information and to reserve your advanced tickets, please send an email to: foundation@andretti.com or call Ryann Rigsby at 317-872-2700.
9May09 The Butler Tarkington Neighbors Coalition - is Hosting an "Embracing our Wealth Day" with a health Fair, Job Fair, Real Estate Day, Job Fair and more. | There will be food, games, fun, informational, first time home owners seminar, Real Estate Day, and the homeless is so welcome to attend there will be resources for them also | The location is The Unitarian University Church 615 West 43rd Street | For more information, please call Callie Sanders at 317-925-7299. Download Brochure
Tuesday
28Apr09
12: to 3:PM
If you are in the ReEntry Industry you should consider participating in: the Mayor’s Re-Entry Service Provider Forum | April 28, 2009; 12 - 3 p.m. 12 - 1 p.m. | Registration and Lunch 1 p.m. | Mayor Greg Ballard will open the Forum | The Indianapolis Training Center (First floor dining room), 2820 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208 | Click here to download Flyer for the Service Provider Forum. | For more information on either event, click here to Sign Up
Sunday
26Apr09
9:00 AM
HVAF of Indiana, Inc.’s 3rd Annual Walk/Jog-a-Thon - to Benefit Homeless Veterans and Families will be held at 964 N. Pennsylvania St. Registration will begin at 9:00 am.  For more information please contact Tina Shelley at 951-0688 # 227, or by email at tshelley@hvaf.org.
Saturday
25Apr09
9:AM-1:PM
WTHR Channel 13 and Wishard Health Services - will present the Pecar Family Health Fest, a Health Beat Health Fair, at Pecar Health Center, 6940 N. Michigan Road in Indianapolis.  This free health fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is open to the entire community.  A team of healthcare professionals will be on hand to answer questions and administer free health screenings in a family fun atmosphere.
Wednesday
22Apr09
5:30-8:30PM
Trusted Mentors' April Training Classes - Trusted Mentors is seeking mentors to build supportive relationships with ex-offenders and others who are at risk of becoming homeless.  Mentoring helps stabilize lives, increasing the mentees' ability to remain housed and able to meet personal challenges. Mentor training will be Wednesday, April 22nd, 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the community meeting room of the Old National Bank at 6135 N. College Avenue. | For more information please call: Candice Brisson Monteith, Volunteer Coordinator, 317-985-3468 | candice@trustedmentors.org.
Tuesday
21Apr09
6:-9:PM
The Wheeler-Dowe Boys & Girls Club - unit is requesting your presence at the 3rd Annual Youth of the Year Fundraiser & Celebration at The Auto Vault, 705 N. Illinois St. | Download Event Flyer
Thursday
16Apr09
23Apr09
Want to quit smoking? - The Marion County Health Department and Wishard Health Services will offer counseling to address behavior change, group support and methods for coping with stress and withdrawal symptoms. Plan to attend all sessions at Warren Library on Thursdays, April 16, and 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Registration is required. | Please call 221-2084.
1-3Apr09
All Day for
3 days
Peace in the Streets, Citywide Crime Prevention Youth Conference - Sponsored by Christamore House Family and Community Center | George Washington Community School | Youth in 5th thru 10th grade | For more information, please contact Jimmie Harrington at 317-635-7111 #230 | Download additional information
Tuesday
31Mar09
5:15-6:30 PM
 
Join us for a very special meeting of the Lafayette Square Area Coalition - Mayor Greg Ballard will join us to talk about his views of development in the Lafayette Square area and his commitment to cultural and international diversity in our city.  Please join us to welcome our Mayor to his first meeting of the Coalition! |  Pastor Thomas Hill from Healing Streams Word & Worship Center will talk about potential plans for a youth center. Plus updates from Coalition committees, and more!  | Westview Healthplex Sports Club, 3660 Guion Road, 2nd floor conference room | Networking at 5:15 p.m. - Meeting from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
30Mar09
thru
5Apr09
Spring College Tour 2009 - YMCA Urban Mission Branch is sponsoring this years Spring College Tour.  | For additional information, contact: Nicole Rowan, 615 North Alabama Street, #400, Indianapolis, IN 46204 } 317-713-8574 voice, 317-269-6068 fax nrowan@indymca.org | Download a Flyer
Saturday
28Mar09
8:30-noon
Circle City Fatherhood - Presents: Breaking the Silence, The Total Man: Inside & Out Workshop - Speakers: Dr. LeRoy Wadlington, Senior Pastor, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Linda Crocheron, Victim Advocate, Marion County Prosecutor’s Office | Registration & Continental Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. thru 9:00 a.m. | Workshop Sessions from  9:00 a.m. thru 12:00 noon  The Christamore House, 502 N. Tremont Street, Lower Level | Download Their Flyer
24Mar09
26Mar09
COVERING THE UNINSURED 2009 - an information and enrollment event for individuals and families in Central Indiana Work One, 2525 N. Shadeland Ave. | Tuesday, March 24th from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. | Come and find out about: Hoosier Healthwise • Healthy Indiana Plan • Health Advantage Program | For more information call 317-221-3178 | Work One, 805 Beachway Dr. | Thursday, March 26th from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. | What to bring: Advocating Health Coverage for Central Indiana | OUR PARTNERS: Anthem, MDWISE, Managed Health Services - social security numbers and birth certificates for ALL family members - picture identification - proof of address - proof of income | Download WorkOne Insurance Flyer
Wednesday
25Mar09
8:30 AM
 
The Indianapolis Mayor's Front Porch Alliance - is inviting faith leaders or pastors who want to find ways to help their neighbors and congregants as they have to go through the maze of the criminal justice system.  We hope that faith leaders and pastors can join us for breakfast (8:30 AM) along with a lively discussion.  Space is limited, so please RSVP soon.  Thanks, Douglas S. Hairston, Director, Mayor's Office of the Front Porch Alliance | 317-327-4336 Voice or 317-327-5271 Fax | DHairsto@indygov.org | Click here to download The flyer
Monday
23Mar09
5:30-8:30 PM
Trusted Mentors, Inc. is offering - Homelessness Prevention Mentor Training - Do you want to feel like you've made a positive difference in someone's life? Please attend the next Trusted Mentors training for any adults interested in becoming a mentor to an adult who is at risk of becoming homeless. Six hours per month of contact for one year is all that's needed to help stabilize a life. Help prevent homelessness in our community. Training and ongoing support provided by Trusted Mentors Inc., a non-profit mentoring program. Training will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 402 E. Prospect St., Indianapolis, 46225. For more information, contact Candice at 985-3468, candice@trustedmentors.org, or www.trustedmentors.org. | From 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Friday
20Mar09
8:AM-4:30PM
The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis - recently hosted a series of conversations around a plan to unite local churches and faith-based organizations with their neighbors in efforts to stop violence and bring peace to our community.  To this end, The Church Federation is excited to announce a workshop entitled, “Lifting the Voices and Presence of Local Churches and Community Partners,” with the focus on Community Organizing as a Tool for Outreach and Ministry.  We invite you to join us on Friday, March 20, 2009, from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm at the Julia Carson Government Center. Our two keynote speakers will include two nationally renowned faith-based Community Organizers in the persons of the Rev. Dr. Alvin Love and Rev. Dr. Phil Tom. Please see attached Registration Form for more detailed information. | 317-926-5371 Voice or 317-926-5373 Fax | tracy@churchfederationindy.org or www.churchfederationindy.org.
Friday
20Mar09
9:AM-4:PM
 
Indy Homeless Connect presented by C.H.I.P. - is a one-day community event connecting the homeless community of Indianapolis to available resources and services, while raising awareness within the community on the issue of homelessness.  With the help of volunteers like you, this event will offer a number of services to those experiencing homelessness, including medical care, food, legal advice, free phone calls to family, employment services, and housing.  While some services at Indy Homeless Connect must be performed by professionals, there are a number of areas where we need volunteer support - and a great deal of it!  The deadline for volunteer registration is March 13, 2009. | Indiana Convention Center between 9:00 AM & 4:00 PM | For more information visit CHIP's Web Site.
Tuesday
17Mar09
 
2009 Indiana Nonprofit Town Hall Meeting - The Leadership Ventures is presenting this Town Hall Meeting that will feature the first-ever Nonprofit Resource Marketplace, which connects nonprofit leaders with product and service providers that can enhance their work. | For more details and to register, visit: www.leadershipventures.org | Click here to download Their Flyer.
Monday
2Mar09
6-7:30 PM
Federal Economic Stimulus Package - The Front Porch Alliance has been asked about doing a special evening meeting to talk about the Federal Economic Stimulus Package. We are pleased to work with Erin Rosenberg from Congressman Carson’s office as she presents information about the Federal Economic Stimulus Package. She will also be available to answer questions from our Faith Based and Community Organizations about Stimulus Package. | From 6:00 to 7:30 pm, Erin Rosenberg, Sr. Policy Advisor to Congressman Carson assigned to work on the Stimulus program, will be at Brookside Park in Indianapolis to present and address questions about the Stimulus program. Erin has been working with grants and funding for many year and will be prepared to answer your questions. | What: Federal Economic Stimulus Package Presentation  | Where: Brookside Park, 3500 Brookside Parkway S. Drive (317) 327-7179 (office) | Who: Faith Based and Community Organizations.
Starts
23Feb09
The Hospitality Certification Program - is a 10-week class that teaches homeless or formerly-homeless participants a variety of skills, ranging from soft skills like customer service to more technical ones. The program begins the week of February 23rd. At the end, graduates will receive a certificate verifying they have the training needed to land a job. | For more information, contact: Sarah Cleveland, Care Coordinator, Hospitality Certification Program | 317-931-3055 # 1762
sarah.cleveland@clarian.org
Friday
20Feb09
6:PM
Offender Re-Entry Forum - Emmaus Christian Church - Do you, a business owner or concerned citizen want to get involved?, Do you know someone with a criminal background seeking employment or housing?,  Do you have an old conviction still blocking your path to employment?, Are you recently released, homeless and unemployed?, Are you trying to help an incarcerated, soon to be released loved one and don’t know where to turn?, Are “you” in position to help connect the dots?, If you answer yes to any of these questions, this is the forum for you! | Starts at 6:00pm at the Emmaus Christian Church in the Lafayette Square Mall, 3919 N. Lafayette Road | For More information, click on Forum Flyer or call: 317-686-7303.
Saturday
31Jan09
10:AM-2:PM
100 Black Men of Indianapolis | Infinite Scholars Program will host its sixth annual college scholarship fair for local high school students from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the University of Indianapolis' Schwitzer Student Center, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. This annual fair attracts more than 60 top universities from across the country. Many universities and colleges will be accepting students for admission and award full and partial scholarships during the college fair. At last year’s fair, students were awarded more than $1 million in scholarships. | For more information, call 788-3352.
Tuesday
27Jan09
6:30 PM
Trusted Mentors' 5th Anniversary Recognition Night - I hope you'll be able to join us for this! | Trusted Mentors, a local homelessness prevention program, invites you to join program participants in celebrating our 5th Anniversary and National Mentoring Month at 6:30 p.m., at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 402 E. Prospect Street, 46225.  Our speaker will be Mr. Joe Cooper and dinner will be provided by Second Helpings.  For more information contact Candice at 985-3468, or email at candice@trustedmentors.org.
Deadline
27Jan09 for
11Feb09
The Little Red Door Cancer Agency and the St. Vincent Mobile Mammography Unit - are offering free mammograms on February 11th for low-income, uninsured women.  You must pre-register before January 27th by calling the Little Red Door Cancer Agency at 317-925-5595.  For more information about the Little Red Door Cancer Agency, visit their website at www.littlereddoor.org.
Past Events in 2008
Thursday
25Dec08
Christmas
The people at Connect2Help (Dial 2-1-1) - have put together an important list for people needing help during the upcoming Christmas Holidays.  Please download and distribute to your appropriate clients. | For December & Christmas
Saturday
20Dec08
4:-11:PM
Join the Fun! - Sports of All Sorts has answered Mayor Greg Ballard’s challenge - to participate in a citywide food initiative by organizing the inaugural “Give It All You Got” Tournament. | On Saturday, December 20, 2008 from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., children and adults can enter tournaments in dodge ball, corn hole, soccer, volleyball, basketball and bowling. | 100% of the proceeds will be donated to local charities that provide food, clothing and other necessities to those in need.
WHO:         Members of the community who want to help out local charities while having fun!
WHAT:        “Give it All Your Got” Tournament, sponsored by Sports of All Sorts
WHERE:     Sports of All Sorts 6002 Sunnyside Rd.
WHEN:
       Saturday Dec. 20 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
For registration and more information, call Sports of All Sorts at 317-823-9555 or visit www.soasindy.net
Friday
19Dec08
11:00 AM
National Homeless Persons "Memorial Service - For over a decade, Indianapolis has participated in the nationally observed Homeless Person's Memorial Service on the winter solstice - the shortest day and longest night of the year.  This service honors the neighbors who were homeless and have passed away and draws attention to the causes of homelessness.  All are welcome to attend. | For additional information, please contact Emily Hervey at ehervey@chipindy.org or call 317-630-0853 #210
Before 19Dec08 The City-County Councilor and the Township Trustee are Teaming Up to Brighten Season for Eastside Families - City-County Councilor Benjamin Hunter and Warren Township Trustee Jeff Bennett, with support from RTV6, today announced a joint effort to bring eastside residents and businesses together this holiday season for a toy drive to benefit eastside families in need. This year marks the second for the partnership—last year’s event provided toys for more than 600 eastside children. | More than 15 neighborhoods, businesses, and agencies have agreed to support the eastside effort. | New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off with any of the participating sites listed above or at the Warren Township Trustee’s Office (501 N. Post Road) before December 19, 2008. | Generous financial and in-kind contributions have been made by the Warren Lion’s Club and International Paper. Individuals or organizations interested in making a tax-deductible contribution should call 327-8954. One hundred percent of all financial contributions will go directly to the purchase of new toys. | For more information, contact the trustee’s office at 327-8954.
Tuesday
16Dec08
5:30-8:30 PM
Trusted Mentors - will be holding a mentor training at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 402 E. Prospect St., 46225. Mentors are needed to build supportive, encouraging relationships with individuals who are at high risk of becoming homeless, including ex-offenders and work release program participants. There is a special need for male mentors! For more information please contact Candice at 985-3468 or email her at:  candice@trustedpartnersindy.org | Visit them at: www.trustedmentors.org
Saturday
6Dec08
9:AM-Noon
Komen for the Cure's Circle of Promise - Please share this information and take advantage of a wonderful opportunity.  The men on this list, share this with your wives, girlfriends, daughters, and mothers, you may save their life and at least a lot of misery of going through treatment in the late stages.  Komen for the Cure's Circle of Promise is designed to engage African American women to help end breast cancer forever by fostering increased awareness, support, empowerment and action.  We are inviting African American Women to attend a Free 1/2 day seminar at the Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1003 W. 16th Street, Indianapolis, IN.  |  Rev. Dr. Carl Liggins is the Host Pastor. The day will motivate and inspire African American women to become a champion in their own breast health while advocating for those loved ones around them. This event is FREE. Participants will enjoy a free breakfast, and fun giveaways. | Reservations are required: please call 317-638-2873, or email: wendy_noe@komenindy.org
Tuesday
3Dec08
11:00 AM

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Network Consortium - is hosting a free Medicaid Waiver workshop at the Hickory Grove Apartments (9750 E. 25th St.). This workshop will be beneficial for seniors, care providers, non-profit organizations, Medicaid administrators, community agencies, and case managers. | Please register by December 2. To register, call 890-1624. | Download Workshop Flyer

Thursday
27Nov08
Thanksgiving
The people at Connect2Help (Dial 2-1-1) - have put together an important list for people needing help before this Thanksgiving.  Please download and distribute to your appropriate clients. | For November & Thanksgiving
Tuesday
25Nov08
1: to 3:PM
Mayor’s Office on Offender ReEntry - Presents a Seminar on Education, Recidivism and Employment of Ex-Offenders - How does Marion County/Indianapolis look? | Presenters are: Dr. John Nally, Director of Education (Adults) Indiana Department of Correction, and Dr. Susan Lockwood, Director of Education (Juveniles) Indiana Department of Correction | City-County Building 200 East Washington St. 2nd floor, Tower Section Room 260 | Due to limited seating please RSVP via email to: Khadijah Muhammad by noon November 19, kmuhamma@indygov.org | Download a Flyer on the Seminar.
Saturday
22Nov08
7:30 to 5:00 PM
Indiana Black Expo, Inc. - Presents, Maximizing Your Potential - The First Annual Parents Empowerment Conference | Indiana Convention Center, Wabash Ballroom | To register, please write: Parents Empowerment Conference Registration, c/o Indiana Black Expo, Inc., 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208, or Fax to (317) 925-6624 | Download Conference Brochure
Wednesday
19Nov08
10:AM-3:PM
Indiana Multicultural Career Fair - Presenting the 17th Annual, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) - Campus Center, Indianapolis, IN | Over 80 Employers Expected With Opportunities In: Accounting ~ Finance ~ Sales ~ Marketing ~ Engineering ~ Technology ~ Computer Science ~ Communication ~ Healthcare ~ Management ~ Government ~ Non-Profit ~ and many more!
Thursday
13Nov08
9:30 to 11AM
Small Business Loans Available for Existing Business Owners - Free Information Session - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) introduced a new loan guaranty program for credit-worthy small business borrowers. This program is called Small / Rural Lender Advantage. This program has streamlined applications and processing time by permitting Small Rural lenders to use reduced paperwork and a special credit scoring model. These loans are currently available from smaller community banks and credit unions doing a smaller volume of loans. | B.O.I. will host a broadcast of the Information Session of this new SBA program from 9:30–11:00 a.m. at its offices. The program includes:  1) Details about Small or Rural business loans; 2) Eligibility, 3) How the money can be used; and 4) How to apply for the loan | Due to the broadcast start time no one will be admitted after 10:00 a.m. Registration is required. To register, please contact Bob at  information@businessownership.org or (317) 917-3266, # 100.
Friday
7Nov08
11:00 AM
Mayor Greg Ballard and the City of Indianapolis - encourage all citizens to help those in need by participating in Pack the Pantry Kickoff. | Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, 2801 West 86th St. | Indianapolis is facing a greater need for food donations due to the economic downturn and Mayor Ballard is calling on the city to respond to the growing need with greater participation in local food drives during this holiday season. | For more information please contact: Douglas Hairston at 327-4336 | Download Pack the Pantry Flyer
Wednesday
22Oct08
6:00-8:00 PM
Trusted Partners - is hosting an Information Night for anyone interested in helping prevent homelessness in Indianapolis. It is from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Immanuel United Church of Christ, 402 E. Prospect St., Indianapolis, 46225.  Trusted Partners matches volunteer mentors with individuals who are at high risk of becoming homeless. Come learn how to be part of the solution!" | For additional information, please visit Trusted Partners Web Site.
Thursday
16Oct08
11:30AM-1:00PM
Picture a bare dinner plate, with only a few scattered empty ketchup packets in evidence, and these words written on the plate: "To 18,000 kids in Indianapolis, this is dinner."
The Interfaith Hunger Initiative ("IHI") - invites the community to give up their lunch that day and join them on Monument Circle to learn more about hunger in our community and around the world, and to become engaged in the war against hunger. It is a war that can be won when we come together.  The event will be emceed by local journalist, speaker and former TV news anchor Anne Ryder. She will welcome to the podium Jim Morris, President of Pacers Sports & Entertainment and former Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program, as well as several faith leaders.

Information on the hunger situation and how to get involved will be available from several organizations. The public is encouraged to give up their lunch for that day -- experience an Un-Lunch Hour -- and donate their lunch money to help those who often go hungry every day at lunch. Long-range awareness and commitment are the goals of IHI, however, not just a one-shot donation.  For complete information on the mission and goals of the IHI, go to www.interfaithhungerinitiative.org.
Saturday
11Oct08
8:AM-3:00PM
Neighborhood Networks Presents - Give a Second Chance ..  Get a Second Chance! | A forum that is for people with felony convictions presented by people with felony convictions | Confirmed Special Guests: Shelia Raye Charles (daughter of the last Ray Charles) & Brother Ellsworth Johnson-Bey (noted author and national speaker) | Saturday the 11th of October, 2008 | 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM | Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W Fall Creek Parkway N Dr. in Indianapolis | You can: Register on Line or call: 317-328-8995 | To download additional information: Click on Second Chance PDF Flyer
Wednesday
8Oct08
5:30-7:30 PM
C.H.I.P. is Hosing a Reception - The keynote speaker is Judy O'Bannon - C.H.I.P. invites you to join them in the fight to end homelessness by supporting the Blueprint Celebration.  They will recognize the individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on the effort to end and prevent homelessness in out community | At the Indiana State Museum. | For more information, click on: C.H.I.P.
Wednesday
8Oct08
11:30 AM
C.H.I.P.'s Monthly Brown Bag Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
Tuesday
7Oct08
5:30-8:00 PM
Ninth Annual Prison Ministry Symposium - at First Baptist Church North Indianapolis, Ivan D. Hicks, Pastor. | Fellowship Hall, 880 West 28th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 | Our keynote speaker will be Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams. City of Indianapolis | A light meal will be served promptly at 5:30 PM | This symposium is open to all. | There will be a panel for questions and discussion. | Prison Ministry Chair person: Sandra Williams.  Call 317-283-2315 for more information.
Thursday &
Friday
2 - 3 Oct08
IUPUI - will be holding a conference entitled, “The Inside-Out Prison Exchange: Expanding the Boundaries of Learning” at the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis, Indiana | For more information, please contact us at: inout@iupui.edu.  Registration materials will soon be available through that address. The cost of the conference is free for students, $10.00 for everyone else. | For additional information click on PDF Flyer
Friday
26Sep08
Angel's Wings, Inc. - is sponsoring another in-prison baby shower.  They have been informed by the prison that it will be one of our largest showers yet.  They need your HELP!  They are expecting at least 30 expectant Moms, which translates into 30 diaper bags (about $5 each), 30 brand new baby outfits (about $10 each), and even a lot more than that for supplies to fill the bags.  The diaper bags provided to each caregiver costs Angel's Wings about $30.  Just $150 could provide a brand new diaper bag filled with much-needed supplies for 5 families!  |  If you would like to make a donation, please make checks/money orders payable to Angel's Wings and mail it to: Wendi Middleton, Founder & Executive Director, P.O. Box 2889, Indianapolis, IN 46206-2889 or give her a call at 317-691-3304 | Email her at: wendi@angelswingsinc.org  |  Check out their web site: www.angelswingsinc.org
Thursday
25Sep08
Use What You Got Ministries - On behalf of the Board of Directors, Cecelia Whitfield Founder & Executive Director would like to invite you and your staff/church to our 3rd Annual Award’s Dinner.  Our Theme: “People Can Change”  Our speakers are: Maxine Bryant & Angela Johnson.  For additional information click on Award's Dinner Flyer
Wednesday
24Sep08
Reach For Youth, a United Way of Central Indiana organization - Cordially invite you to join them for an informational tour of their Washington Township facility to learn about Teen Court and tour our court room!  Reach For Youth gives first-time non-violent youth offenders a second chance to get on the right track. We keep once expelled students from giving up on education and dropping out. And we help youth and their families deal with substance abuse and the process of redirecting their lives.  | Please see the PDF Invitation or please RSVP to Dianne Matthews at your earliest convenience: dmatthews@reachforyouth.org or call 317-920-5900, Thank you, Sarah Rossier.
Wednesday
17th & 24th
 
Reach For Youth, a United Way of Central Indiana organization - Cordially invite you to join them for an informational tour of their Washington Township facility to learn about Teen Court and tour our court room!  Reach For Youth gives first-time non-violent youth offenders a second chance to get on the right track. We keep once expelled students from giving up on education and dropping out. And we help youth and their families deal with substance abuse and the process of redirecting their lives.  | Please see the PDF Invitation or please RSVP to Dianne Matthews at your earliest convenience: dmatthews@reachforyouth.org or call 317-920-5900, Thank you, Sarah Rossier.
Tuesday
16Sep08
 
National Step Up for Kids Day - This is a non-partisan, national event to draw attention to issues affecting America's children including poverty, healthcare, juvenile  incarceration, early care and education, child abuse, and afterschool programs.  Click here for a PDF Flyer.
Monday
15Sep08
6:00 to 7:00 PM
BOI - Business Ownership Initiative - Thinking of Launching a Business? Start Here | Understand the process of starting a business and see how BOI’s programs and services can help at each step along the way. Free Workshop | From 6 – 7 p.m. | BOI's offices are located at 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314 | The Instructor is: Kathryn Rietmann | Click here for a: BOI Flyer
Thursday
11Sep08
11:00 Am to 2:00 PM
HVAF of Indiana is sponsoring this years Veterans Stand Down - The Stand Down will take place at AMVETS Post 99.  They provide services to homeless veterans, near homeless veterans and their families | For additional information, click on: Media Advisory Information | HVAF Stand Down Flyer | or call Tina Shelly or Courtenay Nold at 317-951-0688
Tuesday
2Sep08
9:AM
Warren Township Trustee's Office - A representative from the Kool Smiles Dental Program will be in our lobby on Tuesday, September 2, from 9:00 a.m. to noon with information regarding free or low-cost dental care for children ages 1 to 21. Be sure to stop by! | Carrie Radabaugh, MPP, Community Outreach Coordinator, Warren Township Trustee's Office | 317-327-8954
Tuesday
2Sep08
8:00 AM
 
(also on the 10th, 17th & 24th)- Reach For Youth, a United Way of Central Indiana organization - Cordially invite you to join them for an informational tour of their Washington Township facility to learn about Teen Court and tour our court room!  Reach For Youth gives first-time non-violent youth offenders a second chance to get on the right track. We keep once expelled students from giving up on education and dropping out. And we help youth and their families deal with substance abuse and the process of redirecting their lives.  | Please see the PDF Invitation or please RSVP to Dianne Matthews at your earliest convenience: dmatthews@reachforyouth.org or call 317-920-5900, Thank you, Sarah Rossier.
Friday
22Aug08
6:00 PM
Offender Re-Entry Forum - Sponsored by HO2PE House and H.E.L.P. - QUESTION … • Are you tired of someone else trying to define your problems?  • Does it seem “your” door of opportunity is locked from both sides? • Are the dreams and goals you once had now a vague memory?  • Do you feel like you’re in this all by yourself?  • Are you trying to help an incarcerated, soon to be released loved one and don’t know where to turn?  If you answer yes to any of these questions, this is the forum for you!  | 6:00pm at Lafayette Square Mall, Emmaus Christian Church, 3919 N. Lafayette Rd. | Click for a HO2PE Brochure
16Aug08
9:00AM to 1:00 PM
Warren Township Trustee, Momentive Offer Housing Workshop - Warren Township Trustee Jeff Bennett announced a new phase of the township’s ongoing partnership with MOMENTIVE® Consumer Credit Counseling Service, a non-profit, HUD-approved housing counseling agency. On Saturday, August 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., MOMENTIVE will present Home Sweet Home, a free homebuyer and homeowner workshop at the Warren Township Government Center (501 N. Post Rd.). | Click for a Workshop Flyer
Wednesday
13Aug08
11:30
C.H.I.P. Monthly Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
Wednesday
13Aug08
6:30-7:30PM
Flanner House - Is presenting a class on: Understanding Your Credit Report & Raising Your Score - Click here for a PDF Brochure
Friday
1Aug08
Flanner House will be hosting its Annual Golf Outing.  This year we are Commemorating 110 years of social service assistance to the Indianapolis community.  We are hoping to surpass last year’s success.  Players, Sponsors, Volunteers are always needed.  Please see the attached Information Flyer for further information, or call: 317-925-4231 #244
Monday
21Jul08
7:00 PM
Councillor Marilyn Pfisterer has initiated a proposal intended to help find gainful employment for the 500 ex-offenders that are released in Marion County every month. "This proposal is a bi-partisan effort that is intended to help impact the crime rate in Marion County by helping previously incarcerated people find jobs instead of turning back to a life of crime." says Councilor Pfisterer - Proposal No. 296, 2008 requires the City of Indianapolis/Marion County Purchasing division to grant preference to businesses that have programs for the hiring of previously incarcerated persons.  Councillor Pfisterer said that Marion County receives the highest number of ex-offenders in the entire state of Indiana.  The proposal passed out of the Administration and Finance Committee on Tuesday, June 24, 2008 and will be heard at the full Council on Monday July 21, 2008. | If you are interested is supporting her proposal you might want to be there at 7:00 PM on Monday evening | Click on Press Release
10Jul08 to
20Jul08
The Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration is now the largest African-American event in the nation, with over 300,000 people in attendance. Programs and events include business workshops, health and wellness, employment opportunities, spiritual enrichment, exhibits, youth activities, and entertainment. Local and national celebrities along with individuals, families, and members of the corporate community all join in celebration of African-American heritage and culture. Summer Celebration is the signature fundraiser for the nonprofit community organization Indiana Black Expo, Inc., and its year-round youth and family programs. Call 317-925-2702 for details. Click on Black Expo's Web Site
Tuesday
15Jul08
15Jul08 M.S.D. of Wayne Township Schools,  Adult Basic Education - Free ABE/G.E.D. Summer Program - Westlake Church of Christ, 612 N. High School Road - Tuesday & Wedesday 1:00PM – 4:00PM - July 15 – August 27, 2008 | Click on PDF Flyer
Tuesday
15Jul2008
7:45 AM
CHIP’s Annual Meeting will be held at Barnes & Thornburg, 11 S. Meridian St. Please join us to hear an update on the community’s Blueprint to End Homelessness. Guest speakers will include Pacer’s Coach Jim O’Brien and Sister Mary Scullion, a devoted homeless advocate and founder of Philadelphia’s Project H.O.M.E. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Hunt at 317.630.0853, ext. 208 or jhunt@chipindy.org.
Saturday
12Jul08
1:00 PM & 6:30 PM
Community Activists, Service Providers and Ministers!  I wanted to share with you the exciting things happening at The Way United Methodist Church, located at Scott United Methodist Church at the corner of 22nd and Dr. Andrew J. Brown.  Please share the following information with your staff, clients, congregation, friends, etc:
Saturday, July 12 at 1:00 p.m. - Community Forum with Aids Survivor and Activist - Rae Lewis Thornton.  This woman of God has been living with full blown AIDS for over 20 years.  The forum will focus on information pertinent to all persons interested in learning more about the HIV Virus and how it is affecting our community -- particularly women of color!  Mike Bryson, Health Educator for Marion County Health Department and Nate Rush, Director of Bethlehem House will also share information about HIV/AIDS in the Indianapolis community.
Saturday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m.  - Dinner with Rae for Women Only.  Rae will share her intimate story - sister to sister - with ladies over dinner.  Rae is genuine, heartfelt, humerous, and raw.  In her own way, she will allow women into her world as she has lived over her lifetime.  WOMEN WON'T WANT TO MISS THIS!!!  Dinner with Rae is FREE!!!!
Please have persons RSVP by  emailing me at maxine@bestchoiceconsulting.com or by calling me at 833-7920. 
Thursday
10Jul08
5:30 PM to
8:30 PM
PACE/OAR Board and Staff - will honor and offer best wishes for 15 years of service to J.T. Ferguson, Jr. on July 10th, 2008 at the Indiana War Memorial, 431 North Meridian St., from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hors D’Oeuvres and refreshments are being served and there will be a cash bar on site. The registration is incremented for 15 years of service JT gave to the organization beginning with $30.00 per person. Persons are allowed to give more should they so wish (i.e. $45, $60, $75, $90, $105, $120, $135 etc.). All donations and proceeds go to PACE/OAR for our programs and services. Interested persons should RSVP by July 2nd to PACE/OAR.  Please contact: Rhiannon T. Williams, Interim Executive Director at 317-612-6800 # 11.
Wednesday
9-10Jul08
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana - is providing two classes: 1) Own You Own Business, Looking for Customers? Networking for Success Classes - July 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM - Click for a PDF Networking for Success Flyer  |  2) Is you Business Poised for Growth? The Business Plan - Pen to Paper Classes - July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM - Click on for a PDF Pen-to-Paper Flyer
Wednesday
9Jul08
6:00 PM to
7:30 PM
Flanner House Information Forum -  Understanding Your Credit Report.  This forum will be lead by Guest Speaker Michelle Glaspie from Regions Bank | Click on PDF Credit Report Flyer
Wednesday
9Jul08
11:30 AM
C.H.I.P. Monthly Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
Tuesday
8July08
11:00 AM
H.O.P.E. Team Monthly Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
Thursday
26Jun08
6 to 8 PM
How to Expunge a Felony From Your Work Record - Circle City Fatherhood Coalition & Christamore House & Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic - Presents:  Please attend this important workshop!!!  | Attendance is Free and Open to the Public | Thursday the 26th of June from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at Christamore House, 502 N Tremont (On the corner of Michigan&Tremont) • Separate fact from fiction. • Find out how to remove those felonies from your work record. • Learn your rights! Call 317-636-0664 for more details.  Click on: PDF Flyer
Mon-Wed
23-25Jul08
All day
Unlock the Mystery - Hosted by the Indiana Department of Correction - Location: Adams Mark Hotel at the Airport - Workshop focusing on: Mentally Ill Offenders, Sex Offenders, Substance Abusing Offenders - Click on Web Page for more information
Wednesday
18June08
5: PM to 6:30 PM
Department of CorrectionRoad to ReEntry - Marion County Town Hall Meeting at the Martin University Gathertorium, 2171 Avondale Place - This is your opportunity to help us redefine prisoner ReEntry in Indiana.  In partnership with the counties and ReEntry organizations we can find solutions together.  Join us in this commitment, and demonstrate your support by attending this important meeting.  Click here for a PDF Flyer
Wednesday
11June08
11:30 AM
C.H.I.P. Monthly Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
Tuesday
10June08
11:00 AM
H.O.P.E. Team Monthly Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
Saturday
31May08
10:00 AM
PREFVolunteer/Resident Interaction Day 501 W Main St, Plainfield, IN 46168 Contact: Judy Helms for additional information at 317-839-7757 #4416 or jehelms@doc.in.gov
Tuesday
20May08
6: to 8: PM
 
Business Ownership Initiative Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana, formerly Neighborhood Self-employment Initiative is hosting a "Thinking About Starting Your Own Business - Non-profit vs For-profit" Workshop, 4755 Kingsway Drive Suite 314 in Indy
Contact:
Kathryn Rietmann at 317-917-3266 # 102
Wednesday
14May08
11:30 AM
C.H.I.P. Monthly Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
Tuesday
13May08
11:00 AM
H.O.P.E. Team Monthly Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
Thursday
17Apr08
8:AM to 4:PM
PREFEmployers Attend Hiring Fair! ReEntry Hiring Fair - for hiring "Residents" 501 W Main St, Plainfield, IN 46168
Open House Format - Free Lunch 11:30-12:30 - Contact: RSVP Cathy Todd at 317-467-0248 #300
Wednesday
9Apr08
11:30
Click here for the location of the next meeting
Tuesday
8Apr08
11:00
H.O.P.E. Team Monthly Meeting - Click here for the location of the next meeting
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