Education

Youth services group names successor for longtime leader

September 2, 2014
 IBJ Staff
AYS Inc. has chosen the second CEO in the not-for-profit’s 34-year history, the youth-services organization announced Tuesday.
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AYS founder, CEO steps down after nearly 35 years

June 12, 2014
Andrea Muirragui Davis
The after-school child services group has installed an interim leader while it searches for a replacement for CEO Ellen Clippinger.
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NFP of NOTE: Day Nursery Association of Indiana

February 22, 2014
Day Nursery Association of Indiana works to assure the highest level of early-childhood education for children in central Indiana, regardless of family income.
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New CEO aims to continue Day Nursery's 114-year run

July 22, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Challenges for Ted Maple, formerly in charge of early-childhood education for the United Way, include keeping the venerable child care provider and its $10 million budget in the black.
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NFP of NOTE: Center Grove Education Foundation

July 13, 2013
Center Grove Education Foundation partners with our community to enrich the lives of all Center Grove Community School Corp. students by funding extraordinary and innovative learning experiences.
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Report: Charitable donations ticked up in 2011

June 19, 2012
Dan Human
Charitable giving grew 4 percent nationally in 2011, but the increase was less than 1 percent after adjusting for inflation, according to a report released Tuesday by the Giving USA Foundation and The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
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IU may launch Indy school focused on philanthropyRestricted Content

February 25, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Administrators at Indiana University and IUPUI want to create a philanthropy-driven school in Indianapolis, and they might do away with another widely recognized school in the process.
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Christel House charter school to target dropoutsRestricted Content

February 25, 2012
J.K. Wall
Charter schools for adults continue to pick up steam, as Christel House International prepares to launch the fourth such school in Indianapolis.
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Extra money key to Mind Trust plan to transform IPS

February 11, 2012
J.K. Wall
The Mind Trust plan for transforming Indianapolis Public Schools calls for turning the district into a network of charter-like schools and giving them 15 percent to 25 percent more dollars to spend than Indianapolis charter schools currently enjoy.
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NFP of NOTE: Lawrence Township School FoundationRestricted Content

January 28, 2012
The Lawrence Township School Foundation ignites the power of community, connecting philanthropy and education to provide the resources needed for all children to excel.
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Indy Reads to open downtown bookstoreRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Literacy group seeks more visibility, outlet for used book donations.
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Starfish Initiative names founder presidentRestricted Content

July 16, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Michael J. Feeney, former owner of Feeney Hornak Mortuaries, will lead group that mentors high-achieving, low-income high school students.
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State paying MindTrust to develop IPS alternativesRestricted Content

June 18, 2011
J.K. Wall
The Indiana Department of Education is paying more than $680,000 to The MindTrust, a locally based not-for-profit, to develop other ways to oversee troubled schools than the traditional elected school board.
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NFP of NOTE: School on Wheels Corp.

June 18, 2011
School on Wheels Corp. provides one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-age children affected by homelessness.
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Junior Achievement says ex-CEO acted soloRestricted Content

March 5, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Junior Achievement’s attorneys paint the not-for-profit's ex-CEO as something of a renegade to bolster their defense in an ongoing lawsuit by another former executive.
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NFP of Note: Indy Reads

July 31, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Indy Reads works to improve the literacy skills of adults in central Indiana who read or write at or below the sixth grade level.
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Mind Trust education fund launches national networkRestricted Content

July 24, 2010
J.K. Wall
The organization uses its money to lure national reform programs like Teach for America to the city and to fund education entrepreneurship fellows to launch innovative programs for schoolchildren in Indianapolis.
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Mind Trust fills leadership positions

June 28, 2010
The Indianapolis-based not-for-profit has a new president and a vice president of strategic growth initiatives.
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Walton charity pledges $1.2M for Indy charters

June 21, 2010
 IBJ Staff
An Arkansas-based charity, formed by Wal-Mart Stores founder Sam Walton, will run a competition to award grants to five community organizations that want to start charter schools.
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Simon Youth Foundation hires Hetrick to handle national branding, marketing

June 12, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Simon Youth Foundation, a local not-for-profit, helps at-risk high school students across the country by partnering with local school systems.
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LEADING QUESTIONS: Literacy leader pens success story

May 19, 2010
Mason King
LQ_DiNicola_WatchVideoIndy Reads' Travis DiNicola empowers employees by preaching an entrepreneurial mindset.
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Scott Jones brings Lemonade Day to Indianapolis kids

April 24, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Launched in Houston three years ago, Lemonade Day aims to educate children from pre-kindergarten through high school how to start, own and operate their own small businesses.
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School project takes architect to Eastern Europe

April 24, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Dan Schmidt of Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates Inc. architecture firm has returned from a trip to Georgia helping to evaluate school infrastructure there.
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Butler University basketball player Jukes supports students in Uganda

April 10, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Jukes raises money so Ugandan children can attend secondary school through his Jukes Foundation for Kids.
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Junior Achievement CEO awaits results of auditRestricted Content

March 27, 2010
Kathleen McLaughlin
Jennifer Burk, who took the helm in July, wishes she'd asked more questions when she was a board member.
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  1. Cramer agrees...says don't buy it and sell it if you own it! Their "pay to play" cost is this issue. As long as they charge customers, they never will attain the critical mass needed to be a successful on company...Jim Cramer quote.

  2. My responses to some of the comments would include the following: 1. Our offer which included the forgiveness of debt (this is an immediate forgiveness and is not "spread over many years")represents debt that due to a reduction of interest rates in the economy arguably represents consideration together with the cash component of our offer that exceeds the $2.1 million apparently offered by another party. 2. The previous $2.1 million cash offer that was turned down by the CRC would have netted the CRC substantially less than $2.1 million. As a result even in hindsight the CRC was wise in turning down that offer. 3. With regard to "concerned Carmelite's" discussion of the previous financing Pedcor gave up $16.5 million in City debt in addition to the conveyance of the garage (appraised at $13 million)in exchange for the $22.5 million cash and debt obligations. The local media never discussed the $16.5 million in debt that we gave up which would show that we gave $29.5 million in value for the $23.5 million. 4.Pedcor would have been much happier if Brian was still operating his Deli and only made this offer as we believe that we can redevelop the building into something that will be better for the City and City Center where both Pedcor the citizens of Carmel have a large investment. Bruce Cordingley, President, Pedcor

  3. I've been looking for news on Corner Bakery, too, but there doesn't seem to be any info out there. I prefer them over Panera and Paradise so can't wait to see where they'll be!

  4. WGN actually is two channels: 1. WGN Chicago, seen only in Chicago (and parts of Canada) - this station is one of the flagship CW affiliates. 2. WGN America - a nationwide cable channel that doesn't carry any CW programming, and doesn't have local affiliates. (In addition, as WGN is owned by Tribune, just like WTTV, WTTK, and WXIN, I can't imagine they would do anything to help WISH.) In Indianapolis, CW programming is already seen on WTTV 4 and WTTK 29, and when CBS takes over those stations' main channels, the CW will move to a sub channel, such as 4.2 or 4.3 and 29.2 or 29.3. TBS is only a cable channel these days and does not affiliate with local stations. WISH could move the MyNetwork affiliation from WNDY 23 to WISH 8, but I am beginning to think they may prefer to put together their own lineup of syndicated programming instead. While much of it would be "reruns" from broadcast or cable, that's pretty much what the MyNetwork does these days anyway. So since WISH has the choice, they may want to customize their lineup by choosing programs that they feel will garner better ratings in this market.

  5. The Pedcor debt is from the CRC paying ~$23M for the Pedcor's parking garage at City Center that is apprased at $13M. Why did we pay over the top money for a private businesses parking? What did we get out of it? Pedcor got free parking for their apartment and business tenants. Pedcor now gets another building for free that taxpayers have ~$3M tied up in. This is NOT a win win for taxpayers. It is just a win for Pedcor who contributes heavily to the Friends of Jim Brainard. The campaign reports are on the Hamilton County website. http://www2.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/publicdocs/Campaign%20Finance%20Images/defaultfiles.asp?ARG1=Campaign Finance Images&ARG2=/Brainard, Jim

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