I started working with children to supplement my income. I was living and working as an artist, but once I started working with kids I realized how important that was. This started as children’s radio theatre actually. When the first children’s theatre experience ended, I kept getting calls from parents and students saying ‘when are […]Read More.
I had horses growing up and I love them. My background is in counseling and I love non-traditional therapeutic environments that incorporate nature and animals. I was drawn here right away. Working here is very fulfilling. In addition to the horses, the community here is amazing. When a family comes here and the staff and […]Read More.
Empowering residents is a key sustainability factor for long-term neighborhood transformation. Cultivating strong connections with residents involves establishing trust, creating inclusive and welcoming environments, valuing and respecting culture, listening, listening, listening and having hard conversations through processes of goal-setting, strategy development and implementation. All of this takes time… and patience!Read More.
Although there has been much focus on and development in neighborhoods close to the downtown core, communities further out are often overlooked. This month’s episode of For Good focuses on the Far Eastside and how its residents are stepping up to make change happen in their neighborhood. Both Mount Carmel Church and the Collective Impact Council are featured in this episode for their place-based initiatives that are giving residents a new sense of hope.Read More.
This month, Bellfound Farm, a new not-for-profit organization, will begin service on the Southside of Indianapolis. The 17-acre residential urban farm will offer holistic support to justice-involved women, ages 18-24, helping them move from a place of vulnerability to long-term economic security. Read More.
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) announced Armon Curd as its new director of information technology effective immediately. He is responsible for planning, directing and managing the foundation’s information technology systems to ensure they are secure, cost-effective and efficient. Prior to joining CICF, Curd was the eCommerce manager for Citizens Energy Group in the corporate affairs […]Read More.