People from more than 120 nations call Central Indiana home, leaving their home country to start a new life as immigrants and refugees. This special episode of For Good, features representatives from the immigrant and refugee communities discussing their very real hopes and fears about living in Indianapolis. Leadership from two organizations that support resettlement will also weigh-in on the realities of life in America for these groups of people.Read More.
At 29th and Clifton, near Riverside, there’s a sense of collaboration, unity and pride. It’s a place where neighbors look out for each other and not-for-profit organizations passionately amplify the gifts and assets of the community’s youth and young adults. In this month’s episode of For Good, CICF ambassador and resident, DeAmon Harges, along with a few of his neighbors, highlight the talents and opportunities of their community.Read More.
Last year, CICF worked with a local agency, Smallbox, to train 36 representatives of different neighborhoods and population groups as ambassadors for their communities. Each ambassador conducted a listening tour to understand residents’ concerns, excitements and hopes. These conversations, along with national and regional data, have helped frame CICF’s commitment to dismantle barriers and build more pathways for everyone in the community to reach their full potential, no matter their plac…Read More.
We’ll be back next month with a brand new season of our podcast focused on exploring Central Indiana’s neighborhoods and the residents that make them thrive. You’ll learn about transformation happening on Indianapolis’ Far Eastside, what life is like for Central Indiana’s immigrant communities, plans for affordable housing in Hamilton County and much more.Read More.
There is no shortage of senior-serving organizations in Hamilton County, yet many seniors still struggle to get the help they need in a convenient and efficient manner. To meet the needs of this growing population, Legacy Fund has committed to financially supporting and convening partners for a new project of Shepherd's Center of Hamilton County called, Reaching Resources. This program will provide better access to services with one call to one place.Read More.
Why did more people in Indiana die by suicide than by car accident in 2015? Why is depression more prevalent in women than men? Women’s Fund of Central Indiana, a special interest fund of CICF, recently brought Campaign to Change Direction to Indiana to initiate important conversations about mental health. On this month’s episode of “For Good,” learn more about how Women’s Fund is convening nine cities, seven hospitals, 46 college campuses and several businesses and organizations t…Read More.