Youth Development

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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Youth agency finds shelter under Children's Bureau umbrella

August 23, 2013
Andrea Muirragui Davis
Children’s Bureau Inc. is taking over operations of a Noblesville not-for-profit in “fiscal distress” after the smaller agency lost a key federal grant.
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NFP of NOTE: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

June 1, 2013
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better.
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NFP of NOTE: MCCOY Inc.Restricted Content

August 11, 2012
MCCOY Inc. champions the positive difference of youth through leadership on key issues and supports the youth-worker community.
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Indiana basketball star returns to west-side community centerRestricted Content

June 9, 2012
Steve Downing is now on the board of Christamore House, where he and others once honed their hoops skills.
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NFP of NOTE: Boys & Girls Clubs of IndianapolisRestricted Content

June 2, 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis believes that every young person deserves to live a life filled with hope and opportunity.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters lands $1M from Taco Bell owner

March 15, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
Taco Bell owner Charlie Brown is topping off his longtime support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana with a $1 million gift. The gift is the largest by an individual in the not-for-profit’s history.
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NFP of NOTE: Camptown Inc.Restricted Content

February 11, 2012
The mission of Camptown Inc. is to challenge, mentor and teach youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that help build confidence, character and hope.
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Foundation steps up plans to help teens in foster careRestricted Content

November 26, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Care for Kids Foundation, which has its roots in raising money for the former Children’s Guardian Home, will recruit its first class of 14-year-olds this summer for a four-year program called Opportunity Rox.
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Big Brothers Big Sisters names new CEO

October 25, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Interim leader Darcey Palmer-Shultz has been named the new CEO at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana, the not-for-profit announced Tuesday.
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Retired Colt launches effort to expand his youth foundation

October 12, 2011
Anthony Schoettle
Former all-pro offensive lineman Tarik Glenn has taken over the presidency of D.R.E.A.M. Alive to become more active in day-to-day operations.
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Junior Achievement prevails in lawsuit brought by former executiveRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
 IBJ Staff
A former executive vice president claimed Junior Achievement had failed to remit payments to his retirement and health-savings accounts, a violation of the Employment Retirement Security Act.
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NFP of NOTE: TechPoint Foundation For YouthRestricted Content

October 8, 2011
TechPoint Foundation For Youth believes that youth should be equipped to address our state’s growing demand for a skilled work force.
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NFP of NOTE: Happy Hollow Children's CampRestricted Content

August 27, 2011
Happy Hollow Children’s Camp provides residential camping activities to encourage the development of social, mental, spiritual and physical growth of children through the challenges of outdoor living and learning.
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Not-for-profit launches search after CEO suddenly quits

August 17, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Tonja Eagan's sudden resignation as CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana was not precipitated by an internal conflict, a spokeswoman said.
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NFP of NOTE: Indiana 4-H Foundation

August 13, 2011
Indiana 4-H Foundation provides financial support for the statewide 4-H youth program.
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Youth agencies adapting on the fly to new school calendarRestricted Content

July 30, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The Indianapolis Public Schools board voted in November to adopt a calendar that shortens summer vacation and introduces longer fall and spring breaks. The idea is to give kids less time to forget what they’ve learned and provide more opportunities to catch up.
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Junior Achievement back in black after financial woes

July 27, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
The not-for-profit announced Wednesday morning that it has eliminated nearly $2 million in debt from six different creditors and has launched a fundraising campaign.
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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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NFP of NOTE: Marion County Commission on Youth

April 9, 2011
 IBJ Staff
MCCOY champions the positive development of youth through leadership on key issues and support of the youth-worker community.
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NFP of NOTE: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

March 12, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.
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MORRIS: Mentor a child ... you'll be glad you did

January 15, 2011
Greg Morris
Research shows mentors can play a powerful role in a young person’s life. A mentoring relationship helps reduce the potential for bad behavior and gives a boost to academic achievement.
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NFP of NOTE: Camptown Inc.

January 15, 2011
 IBJ Staff
Camptown challenges, mentors and teaches youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that help build confidence, character and hope.
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Girls Incorporated seeks time, not money

November 27, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Girls Inc. needs 100 new volunteers by the end of December to facilitate winter programs across the metro area.
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NFP of Note: Agape Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc.

September 11, 2010
 IBJ Staff
Agapé Therapeutic Riding Resources Inc. is committed to providing a comprehensive, experiential equestrian program for those who have disabling conditions or are at risk.
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  1. The east side does have potential...and I have always thought Washington Scare should become an outlet mall. Anyone remember how popular Eastgate was? Well, Indy has no outlet malls, we have to go to Edinburgh for the deep discounts and I don't understand why. Jim is right. We need a few good eastsiders interested in actually making some noise and trying to change the commerce, culture and stereotypes of the East side. Irvington is very progressive and making great strides, why can't the far east side ride on their coat tails to make some changes?

  2. Boston.com has an article from 2010 where they talk about how Interactions moved to Massachusetts in the year prior. http://www.boston.com/business/technology/innoeco/2010/07/interactions_banks_63_million.html The article includes a link back to that Inside Indiana Business press release I linked to earlier, snarkily noting, "Guess this 2006 plan to create 200-plus new jobs in Indiana didn't exactly work out."

  3. I live on the east side and I have read all your comments. a local paper just did an article on Washington square mall with just as many comments and concerns. I am not sure if they are still around, but there was an east side coalition with good intentions to do good things on the east side. And there is a facebook post that called my eastside indy with many old members of the eastside who voice concerns about the east side of the city. We need to come together and not just complain and moan, but come up with actual concrete solutions, because what Dal said is very very true- the eastside could be a goldmine in the right hands. But if anyone is going damn, and change things, it is us eastside residents

  4. Please go back re-read your economics text book and the fine print on the February 2014 CBO report. A minimum wage increase has never resulted in a net job loss...

  5. The GOP at the Statehouse is more interested in PR to keep their majority, than using it to get anything good actually done. The State continues its downward spiral.

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