Joe Hogsett said more streetlights, for safer streets, would be one of his first priorities as mayor. Nearly four months after taking office, the administration is still in discussions with Indianapolis Power & Light Co.
The founder of Indianapolis-based Bowen Engineering Corp. becomes the 22nd recipient of IBJ’s Michael A. Carroll Award.
The Corporation for National and Community Service found that 28.2 percent of Hoosiers—or about 1.37 million people—regularly volunteered during 2013. That ranked Indiana 23rd in the nation.
A central Indiana group that provides animal adoptions and helps low-income pet owners is running short of money and volunteers, and organizers say it may be forced to close.
Founded in 1960, the Indiana Transportation Museum has been working for decades to preserve the Nickel Plate Railroad’s legacy by offering guests what it calls “moving experiences”—literally.
Rollin Dick’s old-school pocket calendar is crowded with meetings for the various not-for-profit educational and artistic boards on which he sits, along with start times for the plays, musicals and concerts he attends at venues ranging from the Indiana Repertory Theatre to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to the Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel.
Jennifer Burns is looking for a couple of dozen twenty-somethings who, like her, share the lofty goals of the World Economic Forum, the organization that gathers heads of state and CEOs each January in the Swiss mountain town of Davos.
Teams of tradesmen, followed by an army of unskilled volunteers, descended on the Crooked Creek neighborhood in April to fix up 20 homes.
Kyndal Mellady decided to make bracelets and sell them for $1 apiece, allowing her to raise hundreds of dollars for a woman she didn’t even know.
More than 60 companies plan to participate in the three-day Indy Do Day volunteer marathon, which kicks off Thursday in conjunction with Eli Lilly and Co.’s Global Day of Service.
Leadership Indianapolis will combine the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series and the programs of the Lacy Leadership Association, and then expand their common mission to be more proactive.
The Brickyard Battalion started informally as a support group for an imaginary soccer team. But it was the impetus for starting a real-life North American Soccer League franchise in Indianapolis, scheduled to launch next year.
A new group of 40-something professionals in central Indiana is hoping to do for education reform what the amateur sports initiative did 35 years ago: spawn a generation of leaders to work on a long-term challenge.
The efforts of Indianapolis-based Timmy Global Health to improve health in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa while exposing hundreds of students to the realities of the medical industry have earned it an appearance on network TV and a shot at a $1 million unrestricted grant.
Whether she’s working with the Indianapolis Zoo, the United Way of Central Indiana or Butler University, Katie Betley is a constant presence in civic circles, a whirling dervish of volunteerism and can-do spirit.
Innovate Indy, a program of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center and Public Allies Indianapolis, encourages citizens to act on their ideas for improving the city. One of the most promising ideas to result: Re-Hub, which aims to reuse materials from abandoned homes.
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.
The city’s biggest event of the year will be run almost entirely by an army of volunteers. Some 8,000 volunteers are helping to execute the preparations for the Super Bowl, which is expected to draw 150,000 visitors.
A Riley Hospital for Children doctor is launching a training center for a national anti-poverty program called Circles, which matches poor people with middle-class “allies.” The idea is that people find their own way out of poverty by expanding their personal networks to include the middle class.