Cynthia Booth, CEO of Child Advocates, said she had no idea the city was looking to change providers in its court appointed special advocates program. She noted the switch was completed without a request for proposals or asking for public input.
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Home dedicated to LGBTQ young adults set to open in Indy
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High-profile coalition is taking aim at food insecurity
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The far-west-side club will also receive new basketballs and backpacks full of school supplies and Degree deodorant and antiperspirant products.
J. Michael Durnil served as CEO of the Indianapolis-based Simon Youth Foundation from December 2010 until last month.
Chef Vlad Victor Bora classically trained in French cuisine, has cooked in corporate settings, on a cruise ship and in hotels. But Bora, who was born in Romania, says his newest gig as executive chef at the Ronald McDonald House in Indianapolis is more like Food Network’s “Chopped.”
Indianapolis-based Selfless.ly is using its software to pull together an army of volunteers to help keep COVID-19 vaccination sites humming at optimal speed.
A six-month public shuttle service will launch in Indianapolis in May and in Fishers in November. The project is backed by the Toyota Mobility Foundation and numerous other public and private partners.
The new partnership is designed to give Hoosiers that graduate from the two-year fellowship an opportunity to gain guidance and potentially access capital to propel their ideas into the commercial realm.
That finding, in a report from Johns Hopkins University, suggests that it could take nearly 18 months for not-for-profits to regain their pre-pandemic employment levels.
Under state law, the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation is supposed to raise about $6 million per year to supplement revenue generated by a Marion County transit tax. So far, it’s well behind the goal.
Bloomerang officials say the acquisition of Tennessee-based Kindful combines the two largest companies in the donor management software space.
The biggest chunk—$10.5 million—has been dedicated to 15 community and multi-service centers that offer a range of services, such as health care, child care, counseling, job training and youth development, as well as programs for seniors.
The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, which serves 45 counties, recently decided to close its seven field offices, which also served as program and retail spaces, and have its 26 field staff members work in coworking spaces and launch pop-up shops on the weekends to serve members.
The state’s largest hunger-relief organization has in recent years dramatically increased the amount of produce, dairy products, lean meats and other perishables it provides.
The 30-unit apartment project is aimed at individuals aged 18 to 24 who were previously in the state’s child welfare and fostering system.
Since its 2001 founding, the program that connects high-caliber college graduates with high-growth companies has had an immense impact on central Indiana, particularly the tech industry.
As difficulty accessing food becomes more prevalent throughout Johnson County, and as more and more people take an interest in local food, a group of like-minded residents are banding together to address a growing problem.
It’s a big pivot for organizations that traditionally create high-visibility fall projects to call attention to volunteerism and community service. In the process, they help dozens of neighborhood groups and scores of not-for-profits, from the United Way of Central Indiana to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.