Engaging Opportunity Youth
CICF’s new strategic plan includes strategies to engage “opportunity youth”—defined as those between the ages of 16-24 and not enrolled or employed—in programs that promote education or career pathways. In this episode of For Good, hear from local leaders about ongoing efforts to provide opportunity to young people in our community.Read More.
$1.4 Million in Scholarships Awarded
Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Hamilton County Community Foundation, have awarded 185 scholarships totaling over $1.4 million for the 2019-2020 academic year. Recipients will receive varying scholarship amounts—the maximum award for some scholarships is equal to full tuition. Committees, comprised of donors and community volunteers, selected this year’s recipients for 44 different scholarship funds established at CICF or one…Read More.
Lessons of Intersectionality
You don’t know what you don’t know. And in regard to race in America, if you are a White individual, like myself, we have to realize that there are giant holes in what we think we know about race and racism in our country and its history.Read More.
Let’s Stop Failing our Youth and Community
While we celebrate the thousands of individuals who recently graduated from high school, we cannot forget about the thousands who did not. Even among the graduates, many won’t seek vocational, technical or trade credentials, pursue a traditional degree, or begin a career. EmployIndy estimates 30,000 people in Indianapolis, ages 16-24, are not enrolled or employed. And they are disproportionately people of color.Read More.
$400,000 Allocated to Launch First Central Indiana Opportunity Youth Collaborative
A new collaborative has been established with a $400,000 grant to reengage “opportunity youth” in Central Indiana. EmployIndy estimates that in Indianapolis, more than 30,000 people, ages 16-24, are not employed or enrolled. The collaborative is the first initiative of the Community Leadership Innovation Fund, a fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF) comprised of five philanthropic leaders—Lori Efroymson-Aguilera, Marianne Glick, Myrta Pulliam, Cindy Simon Skjodt, Charlie S…Read More.
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