Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Extreme Makeover Home Edition coming to Indy!

I Choose Indy!

Extreme Makeover Home Edition coming to Indy!

Indianapolis is at the heart of "hoosier hospitality". When this city sees an individual or family in need it takes action. Here is another chance for this city to prove to the world that it is "World Class". ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition is looking for a heroic hoosier family for next season. I received the following information from a member of their staff just yesterday:




Do you know someone whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you! Ty Pennington and his crew have been all across the map and they are ready to drive that infamous bus to Indiana!

What does it take to be picked for an Extreme Makeover?

We are in search of real heroes - people that have amazing strength and who have put their own needs aside to help someone else. In addition to heroics, the producers are looking for families whose homes are in dire need of help. We don't want to tear down a nice looking house. We want to see houses that look like they might fall down on their own!

To be eligible: A family must own their own single family home and be able to show producers how a makeover will make a huge difference in their lives.

Interested families should: e-mail a short description of their family story to -

castindiana@gmail.com emhesouth@gmail.com

Nominations must include:

1. The names and ages of each member of the household

2. A description of the major challenges within the home.

3. Explanation of why this family is deserving, heroic, or a positive
role model in their community.

4. Photos of the family and a photo of the home

5. Don't forget to include a contact phone number.
The deadline: for nominations is May 9th, 2008.Don't Delay! Please send
story submissions as soon as possible!

For more information on how to apply please visit our website at:


Who do you know in our great city that deserves such an amazing gift? Hurry! The deadline for nominations is less than two weeks away. Let's show the world that Indianapolis can scream, "Bus driver, MOVE THAT BUS!" louder than anyone!

Katie Kasper
Development and Planning Manager
Southeast Neighborhood Development
1030 Orange Street
, IN 46203
(317) 634-5079 x 107
Fax: (317) 637-3137


First Friday Open House

Wheeler Arts Spring Open House
1035 E Sanders Street
Friday, May 2, 2008
5:30-10:30 PM

The Wheeler Arts Community, a premier artist live/work space in Fountain Square, will feature new and exciting work from over forty resident and guest artists at its annual Spring Open House on Friday, May 2nd from 5:30pm – 10:30pm. Visit with resident artists in their homes while viewing their personal galleries or listen to live musical performances by Acoustic Catfish and Tonos Triad. Indianapolis International Film Festival will feature a “best of” short film compilation in the community theatre. Wheeler Arts Community is located at 1035 East Sanders Street, 46203, south of the fountain, behind Bud’s Groceries. Admission is free.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Pictures from the On Procession Parade

New Small Business Network

mixing business
with pleasure

area entrepreneurs, professionals and residents sought to network in a relaxed environment. meet your neighbors and spread the word about your local business * free to attend!

• introduce your business to others
• meet some good neighbors
• get information about partnering with
neighborhood volunteer opportunities.

may 15 • thursday
Gusto! 1043 Virginia Ave., Indy 46203

for more information contact
Jerry Keys

Foreclosure Prevention

Are you having trouble paying your mortgage?

Are you receiving collection calls from your lender?

Attend the:

Homeownership Assistance
Foreclosure Prevention

Free and open to the Public

Walk-in Times are:

Saturday, May 3, 9am-1pm

Southeast Community Services

901 S. Shelby Street

Indianapolis, IN, 46203

For more information on the event contact:

Erin Brown – 317-634-5079 x11

Children's Museum

Children's Museum
Free Night
1st Thursday of every Month
No admission charge between 4-8 PM for families


IMPD SE District Task Force

IMPD Southeast District
Task Force Meeting

May 8, 2008
1150 S. Shelby
5:30 PM

We need to make a special effort to attend the May meeting since the Task Force does not meet in June, July and August.


Small Business Workshop

The Truth About Free Grant Money

Get the facts about starting your small business. Examine common misconceptions about small business funding sources and identify practical ways to get the money you need to get started.

The Truth About Free Grant Money
4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 314
Wednesday, May 7, 6 – 7 p.m.

Patricia Guagliardo, Business Ownership Initiative
4755 Kingsway Dr. Suite 314 (Willowbrook Office Park)
Cost: Free.
Preregister at 317-917-3266, ext. 100 or information@businessownership.org


First Friday Gun & Knife Event

The Gun and Knife Show

a collaborative group show
May 02, 2008

Inspired by artist Tracy Row's wooden guns, this collaborative show features painting, 3D, video, drawing, graphic design, and mixed media. Basically, we've got it all at this gun show. Except real guns.

OPENING RECEPTION 05.02.08, 7pm-Midnight
work on display thru 05.31.08
ALCHEMY art + aesthetics
1043 Virginia Ave No. 3
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Ph. 317.634.9700
Fx. 317.634.9701
Em. alchemygallery@gmail.com
W3. myspace.com/alchemygallery

Gallery + Salon

First Friday Fiber Optics Event

"Fiber Optics"

a new take on textile art
a juried show from 12 artists of INfiber
Artist Reception on IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour, May 2 5:00-9:00pm

Where: AV Framing Gallery, 1139 Shelby St., Fountain Square
When: Showing through May 31, 2008
Special Event: Artist Reception on IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour, May 2 5:00-9:00pm.
Parking: Free Public Parking lot across Shelby Street

AV Framing Gallery in Historic Fountain Square welcomes 12 artists of INfiber for a juried exhibition of textile art in “Fiber Optics”, showing in May. Textile art is tactile art. It seeps deeply into our consciousness, mingling with our current set of experiences and comes back out as brand new!

Featuring 12 artists:
Mezzie Ash
Susan Beauchamp
Sharon Bowman
Carol Davis
Anne Dimit-Buckley
Martin George
Linda Gray
Judy Ireland
Rebecca Jones
Paulette Lancaster
Jane Swiss
Laura Otten

OASIS at Fountain Square

OASIS Open House

May 7, 2008
1-3 PM
901 S. Shelby, 3rd Floor

OASIS, a national non-profit educational organization designed to enhance the quality of life for mature adults, is now offering health and wellness classes at Fountain Square. Classes will be held in the Fountain Square Center, 901 S. Shelby St., Indy, 46203. An open house and registration for May - August classes will take place on Wednesday, May 7th from 1-3 pm, Fountain Square Center, 3rd floor. Please call 965-1773 for more information.

Low-impact exercise class that will teach you how to stay limber while conditioning your heart. Aerobics, toning and stretching included.
Mondays, 1:00 -2:00 pm. Beginning monday, may 19

Country line dancing-
Calling all beginners, learn the basics of line dancing. The most popular rhythms will be taught.
Tuesdays, 9:00 -10:00 am. Beginning tuesday, july 1

Low-impact exercise class that involves moving all parts of your body. Focuses on range of motion, toning and balance.
Wednesdays, 1:00 -2:00pm. Beginning wednesday, may 21

International folk dance-
Learn ethnic dances from villages in eastern europe. Each week learn new dances, and dance the favorites from previous weeks. No experience necessary.
Tuesdays, 10:00 – 11:00am. Beginning tuesday, may 20

Medicare benefits-
Learn about medicare coverage for disease self-management classes, coverage of vaccines and immunizations, and what to do when medicare denies a claim. Class made possible by ship (state health assistance program). One session.
Monday, may 19, 2:30 -3:30 pm

Joint preservation- Dr. Peter Maiers
Learn about the anatomy of the knee, conservative measures of treatment prior to surgery, and when it is time for surgery. Class made possible by clarian health. One session.
Monday, june 9, 2:30-3:30 pm

OASIS membership is free! There is a $15 registration charge per trimester, when you sign up to take one or more classes. Some classes do have additional fees.

Please call 317-965-1773 for more information about OASIS classes at Fountain Square.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

Free Community Meal

Supper with a Friend

(Free community meal)
April 30

Immanuel United Church of Christ
402 Prospect Street

Come visit with your neighbors!!

Vote for new Colts Logo

Get your COLTS on!

How cool is this? AV Framing Gallery featured artist--and hipster graphic designer, Kevin Smola, is one of only 5 finalists in the "Design a Horse for the Colts Contest"! The winner gets two season tix and $1000--woohoo!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Opportunity to reduce clutter

Fab for Less
...will be featuring two blocks of New Jersey Street this August

They are in need of wheels for moving materials
Any old pickup which starts, stops and has brakes
will fill the need

Please consider donating a cherished vehicle
Receive a tax break
Help Fab for Less live up to its "for less" moniker

For more information, contact Katie Kasper
Development and Planning Manager
(317) 634-5079 ext. 107

Volunteer Opportunity

Family Networking Event

Making Connections is looking for a group willing to fix lunch for a special event at the SENSE Charter School on May 10. It'll be easy: some hot dogs and stuff and ice cream for dessert. Making Connections will buy the food, but we need a group to prepare and serve the meal for community families at a family networking event to be held May 10 from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Please reply to SEOrganizer@gmail.com if you would be able to help us.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

IMA On Procession Parade

PARADE DAY: East Meets West!

On Procession: In the Streets

Fountain Square & Surrounding Area, Indianapolis

April 26, 2008, 12:00 Noon

Rain or shine!

How long has it been since there was a parade in Fountain Square, Fletcher Place and surrounding area? Far too long.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is taking care of that for us this Saturday at noon. Commissioned artists and artist groups are producing theatrical projects, including contributions by artists Allison Smith, FriendsWithYou, and Alison Heimstead.

Parade Day Family Art Activities

Do you want to participate in an art parade? Here’s your chance! Join an art-making experience on the morning of the parade. Your creation will be automatically entered into the parade. Materials provided.

Saturday, April 26/10:00-11:30 am
Fountain Square Library

Details about the parade can be found at DiscoverFountainSquare.com


My Tree & Me Coupon

Use this coupon to get

$20 OFF

the tree of your choice

Save some money, plant a tree,
and have some fun!

Don't forget to join us for our Arbor Day Celebration
on the Circle today, April 25 from noon to one!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Cindy Cox Tackles the Crime Report

Kudos to Cindy Cox
for alerting us to Crime Report Issues

If you use Internet Explorer as your browser of choice, it may have appeared we were not updating the crime report on a weekly basis. If you use Firefox as your browser of choice, you have been seeing a new crime report each week.

Thanks to Cindy Cox , the puzzle has been solved. Please be patient while we resolve the issue.


Update on Stacy Park Cleanup

"Friends of Historic Fountain Square"
has joined forces with FACT, becoming

"Friends & FACT"

They will be working on the 10th Annual Stacy Park cleanup and flower planting on
Saturday, May 10th from 8:30 a.m. to noon.


Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

My Tree and Me

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful Partners with 32 Area Retailers to Give All Indy Area Residents $20 Off of the Purchase of a Tree

The “My Tree and Me” campaign kicks off on Arbor Day with a massive coupon distribution

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) knows what friends we have in trees. That is why KIB has partnered with 32 area tree retailers to launch the “My Tree and Me” campaign, an innovative coupon campaign designed to promote and encourage residential tree planting in Indianapolis.

The campaign, which touts trees as “friends,” kicks off on Arbor Day, April 25th, and features a $20 coupon that can be used towards the purchase of a tree at participating tree retailers. Consumers must buy a tree of 1” caliper or larger and must have a Central Indiana address where the tree will be planted. There is no limit to the number of trees homeowners can purchase, but there must be a coupon presented for each tree purchased. Coupons and a complete list of retailers can be downloaded at www.mytreeandme.org. Hard copies of the coupon will be distributed this Friday at the Indy Free Tree giveaway at noon on Monument Circle, and also, on Saturday at the Earth Day festival downtown. To join this effort, go to www.mytreeandme.org for a digital version of the coupon that can be sent via email.

The “My Tree and Me” campaign is the next phase of the ongoing “NeighborWoods” initiative to increase tree canopy by planting 100,000 large trees in Indianapolis by 2017. More than 6,000 trees have already been planted by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. and the City of Indianapolis in public places, parks, and neighborhoods since the program’s inception in 2007.

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to uniting people to beautify the city, improve the environment, and foster community pride.

For more information:
Contact David Forsell, 223-5183, dforsell@kibi.org
visit www.kibi.org

Residential Trash, Heavy Trash, Curbside Recycling

This is a reminder that there will be NO CHANGE in residential trash, heavy trash and curbside recycling collection on Tuesday May 6 (Primary Election Day). All services will run as normal on that day.

The next observed Solid Waste holiday will be on Monday, May 26. There will be NO residential trash (hand collection and automated collection), heavy trash and curbside recycling services on that day. All services will be moved back one day for the entire week. Monday collections will be done on Tuesday, etc, all the way through Friday collections being done on Saturday. Collections will return to normal schedules the following Monday, June 2.

Shawn Brock
Assistant Administrator
Solid Waste Contracts
City of Indianapolis

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Summer Youth Arts

Englewood Summer Youth Arts 2008

Englewood Community Development Corporation has been serving the near-eastside of Indianapolis for almost 10 years. This summer we are pleased to offer a summer arts program for the youth of the near-east side. This program will run for 10 weeks from June 2 through August 7, and will be hosted by Englewood Christian Church (57 N. Rural St.)

We believe that the arts are essential in the nurturing of the human imagination and that the imagination in turn is essential to the transformation of our communities. If we cannot imagine that another world is possible, then we are doomed to maintain the realities of the present. We also believe that learning to work with one's hands is valuable for holistic human development, especially in our increasingly technological age.

This summer program will consist of two separate courses, one for elementary students and one for middle and high school students:

"Learning to See"

(Elementary School students – Entering Grades 2-6)

June 3-August 7 - Tuesdays & Thursdays – 11AM-12:30PM

Students will be introduced to foundational elements of art – color, line, shape, pattern, etc – and to a variety of mediums as tools to understand the spaces around them. Emphasis will be given to apply critical observation to their environment based on these fundamental principles. Encouragement is given for creativity, experimentation and devising new ways to represent their ideas.

Cost: $30 for the whole summer

"The Landscape of Hope"

(Middle School / High School students – Entering Grades 7-12)

June 2-August 6 - Mondays/Weds./Fridays – 9AM-12PM

Students will consider agriculture, gardening, landscaping and outdoor art as possibilities for reclaiming, re-using and beautifying land in the inner city environment. Through the summer, they will plant, cultivate and harvest crops, learn about gardening, food and water sources, participate in alternative urban gardening and work on large outdoor artworks. Students will also have the opportunity to assist with the work of a community-supported agriculture (CSA) farm northeast of Indianapolis that ECDC helped to launch.

Cost: $40 for the whole summer


Brent Aldrich will be the instructor for both courses. Brent is a senior at the Herron School of Art, and has taught several art classes in Herron's Saturday School. He also helped establish the Community Museum Laboratory, an alternative art space in Fountain Square. This summer, his artwork will be featured in a store-front installation space in the Chase Tower, as part of Picture Windows, a public art project of the Arts Council of Indianapolis.


Information about registration is included in the attached PDF file


We would be glad to answer any questions that you might have. Please contact:

Chris Smith, program administrator.

317.639.1541 or ccsmith@gmail.com

Library Preschool Time

Fountain Square Library
Preschool Time
April 28, 2008
1:00 PM
Stories and Rhymes for children 3-5 years of age


Health Fair

Holistic Healing & Health Fair

Saturday, April 26th
930 am-300 pm

Free Health Screening 930am-1230pm (15 minute blocks, first come, first served) Provided by The Healthy Heart Center from The Indiana Heart Hospital

Free Workshops 1pm - BASIC Care with Homeopathy

2pm - Avoid the FLU without the shot!

Free Healing (mini) Sessions 10 am-3pm

at The Church Within in historic Fountain Square

1125 Spruce Street
Indianapolis, IN

Monday, April 21, 2008

Central Library Strategic Plan Input Requested


The Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library is working on its next strategic plan. Because of my role at CICF, I was fortunate enough to be asked to serve on the steering committee for the process. The library wants the feedback of Marion County residents, businesses, nonprofits and others! What can the library do better for our community? What should it prioritize? What can move it from good to great? How can our community better support the library? You can participate in any of these ways:

1. Track progress and leave a comment at the bottom of I-MCPLs strategic plan Web site: http://imcpl.org/strategicplan/?p=6

2. Attend one of the public meetings designed to listen to your ideas:

May 5, 7:00 pm, Nora Branch Library, 8625 N. Guilford

May 6, 7:00 pm, Central Library – Riley Meeting Room , 40 E. St. Clair

May 21, 7:00 pm, Southport Branch Library, 2630 E. Stop 11 Road

3. Attend any of the steering committees meetings to watch the committee at work, posted as theyre scheduled at: http://imcpl.org/strategicplan/

Spread the word,

Tony Macklin
Central Indiana Community Foundation

Marion County Commission on Youth

CONNECT with positive youth development at the NEW

LEARN about MCCOY's initiatives and outcomes throughout central Indiana.

DISCOVER research, links, and answers to common questions about youth development and MCCOY.

JOIN community conversation about the latest youth-related issues.

SHARE perspectives on policies that impact youth and ways to get involved.


Teens Speak Out! Southeast

Wheeler Arts
1035 E. Sanders Street
April 30, 2008
5:30-7 PM

Free Snacks 2!
RSVP @ 921-1230

Teens speak out! is a part of the Making Connections Indianapolis Initiative & Marion County Commission On Youth

Sunday, April 20, 2008

2008 Indianapolis Street Repair Projects
Phase 1

The complete list of street and sidewalk projects for the first phase of 2008 can be found in the right nav bar under the Southeast Community links section here at http://southeastindy.blogspot.com

This list will remain available until phase 2 has been released

Saturday, April 19, 2008

New Business Registration

Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana is offering...

Registering Your New Business

Learn how to register your new business--whether a corporation or a sole proprietorship--at federal, state, and local levels and establish accounts to withhold or pay taxes.

Wednesday, April 30
6-8 PM
Willowbrook Office Park
4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 314
just north and east of 46th Street and Keystone Avenue

Cost: $10, preregistration is required
Register by calling 317-917-3266 x 100 or email information@businessownership.org

Instructor: Patricia Guagliardo of Business Ownership Initiative

Behind the April 26th Parade

Fritz Haeg: Current Actions

Tuesday, April 22, 2008
6 p.m.
Basile Auditorium
Herron School of Art and Design, IUPUI
735 West New York St.

Fritz Haeg is an artist, designer, architect, urban ecologist, and educator. He is the choreographer of the IMA-sponsored April 26 art parade known as East Meets West Interchange Overpass Parade. Haeg’s artworks pose questions about the experience of public and private space. His work, according to the New York Times, “carves out an intriguing niche within modern architecture, performance art, and eco-activism.” His new project, Animal Estates, is featured in the 2008 Whitney Biennial, and he has upcoming projects and exhibitions with the Contemporary Museum Baltimore, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Creative Time in New York, and Casco Projects in the Netherlands. His book, Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, was published by Metropolis Books in February, 2008.

In this Earth Day event, Haeg will discuss his working methods, sensibilities, and adventures in art.


Foreclosure Prevention

Are you having trouble paying your mortgage?

Are you receiving collection calls from your lender?

Attend the:

Homeownership Assistance
Foreclosure Prevention

Free and open to the Public

Walk-in Times are:

Saturday, May 3, 9am-1pm

Southeast Community Services

901 S. Shelby Street

Indianapolis, IN, 46203

For more information on the event contact:

Erin Brown – 317-634-5079 x11


Friends & FACT

Newly Merged Neighborhood Associations

“Friends of Historic Fountain Square” is joining forces with F.A.C.T. ; taking on the name:
“Friends & FACT” who will be sponsoring the 10th Annual Stacey Park clean up on May 3rd.


Great Indianapolis Cleanup

KIB Press Conference Information

Who: Mayor Greg Ballard, Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams, KIB Representative, Neighborhood Association Representatives

What: Great Indianapolis Cleanup/KIB summer projects

When: Tuesday, April 22 @ 12:30 p.m.

Where: Southeast intersection of State Street and Fletcher

  • The Mayor will discuss the importance of participation in the Great Indianapolis Cleanup and the partnership between the city and KIB as well as the need for people to volunteer throughout the year in such programs through their Neighborhood Associations, etc.
  • KIB Representative will speak about their summer projects, etc. and ways citizens can get involved.
  • The floor will be open for a few questions from the media present

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Coming together in Community

The Southeast Faith-based Coalition is preparing to host a Study Circle
to develop the action plan for the
Suburban/Inner City Church Community Service Collaboration

All churches in the Southeast District are welcomed to send representatives to this April's monthly meeting and become a part of this unified effort to transform our community. How it will work is to be developed by the representatives participating in the Study Circle.

Southeast Faith-based Coalition April Meeting
April 24, 3 PM, at Victory Memorial UMC
1930 Woodlawn Ave (corner of Woodlawn & Villa)

Teens Speak Out!

Voice your opinions
Connect to leaders like you
Tell us what you want for your community

Speak Out! Southeast
Wheeler Arts
1035 E. Sanders Street
April 30, 2008
5:30-7 PM

Free Snacks 2!
RSVP @ 921-1230

Teens speak out! is a part of the Making Connections Indianapolis Initiative & Marion County Commission On Youth


Wednesday, April 16, 2008

5K Walk

Homeward Bound
Indiana's 5K walk to provide housing and fight homelessness

10 Reasons to Join Trusted Partners Walk Team!

10. It’ll be fun to be downtown stopping traffic on a spring day!

9. Lucas Oil supports our city … to the stadium and beyond!

8. A Free Trusted Partners t-shirt to the first 55 walkers!

7. Exercise the calories away!!!

6. Colts cheerleaders, bands and clowns

5. Give money to organizations, not panhandlers!

4. David Letterman would walk, if he still lived here in Indianapolis

3. You DON’T Have to wear pink or bring your dog (but you can!)

2. Barack, Hilary, or John McCain will not be attending!

1. Participate in the largest statewide event to help prevent homelessness!!!


Sunday, April 27, 2007 at 2:00PM

Registration at University Park begins at noon

Can’t Walk? Donate Now!

We’re working to raise $7,500 to continue the work of all our Trusted Partner Mentors!

Stop Identity Theft

Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

APRIL 26, 2008
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Take the first step in protecting yourself from identity theft crimes. Watch as your old personal documents are instantly destroyed by a Shred-it® high-speed, mobile, cross-shredder.

All shredded material will be recycled so you will also help protect our environment! All proceeds from your $5 per box donation will benefit Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization working with your law enforcement agency to solve serious crimes in your community. Central Indiana law enforcement agencies will host Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana and Shred-it® at the following locations:

Carmel Police Department
3 Civic Square, Carmel
Brownsburg Police Department
31 North Green Street, Brownsburg
Plainfield Police Department
1075 West Main Street, Plainfield
Cumberland Police Department
11501 East Washington Street
Speedway Police Department
1410 North Lynhurst, Speedway
WTHR – Channel 13
1000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis
Hosted by the Indianapolis Metro PD


Mayor's Report to City


Mayor Greg Ballard's 100 Day Report is available online at

This report details the challenges identified in Mayor Ballard's first 100 days, provides answers as to what the Administration is doing to overcome these challenges, and offers insight into how Mayor Ballard and his team are making Indianapolis and Marion County a place where businesses and families can thrive.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

IPS Summer Opportunities

IPS Renewal Team hosts
Summer Opportunities Fair
Kindergarten Registration

Saturday, April 19th from 10:00 a.m. to noon
Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School – Cafeteria
1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.

Information will be available about a wide variety of programs available to K-12 students during the summer. Representatives from area programs will be available to answer questions and assist parents in finding the best opportunities for their students. Parents may also learn about IPS Kindergarten, and register their children for Fall 2008 Kindergarten classes at this event. To register a child for Kindergarten, a parent will need the following items: child’s shot record, child’s birth certificate, proof of address (i.e. a utility bill), and the parent’s photo ID. This event is open to the public. For more information, contact Anna Bennett at ipsrenewalteam@yahoo.com or at 788-3303.

Youth Programs

Calling all Youth Providers

If you know of, or are involved with, any group offering any kind of service for the youth of the SE community, please send name of group and contact information to: SEOrganizer@gmail.com.

We are growing a list of services available to our youth to be included in the work of the Quality of Life Plan's Youth Programming Committee. In order for us to spread the word providers are here and want to be involved in raising the quality of life in our community, we need to know more about what they offer.

In order for the SE Organizers to spread the word about available youth programming: we need to have enough information to connect youth with the appropriate programs. Please send info today, even if you are not directly involved: SEOrganizer@gmail.com


Monday, April 14, 2008


MOMENTIVE® Consumer Credit Counseling Service


“The Road Home”

A FREE workshop that will help you take the first steps on the path toward realizing your dream of homeownership!

Meet with representatives from National City Bank, CSC Credit Bureau, LifeStyle Realty Group, and Momentive® staff to discuss all aspects of the home buying process, including:

~~ Consumer loan products
~~ Understanding your credit report
~~ Working with a realtor
~~ Budgeting and saving for a home

Receive a certificate for a FREE credit report analysis with Momentive®!

Thursday - April 17, 2008
5:00 p.m.- 8:45 p.m.
* Refreshments will be served
The English Foundation Building
Conference Rooms 6 & 7 (Lower Level)
615 N. Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN

Registration is required. To register, call 1-888-711-7227.

*Workshop meets FHA, Fannie Mae & Nehemiah curriculum requirements

Sponsored by our Community Partner:

National City Bank


Volunteer Opportunity

Help Prepare for Parade/Earth Day

Saturday, April 26th, is the day of the Indianapolis Museum of Art On Procession Parade that will travel through Fountain Square. Dawn Kroh has arranged for Community Court workers to help her plant flowers and do general clean-up on Tuesday, April 22nd, but she needs our help!

Please contact her at 317 634-4110 (work), at 317 496-5651(cell) or email her at dawn@green3.biz and let her know you can help--if even for a little while.

This is also Earth Day--what a great way to celebrate!

Business Ownership Initiative

Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana provides child-care business owners with the following five, industry-specific workshops:

Exploring Child Care Business Ownership
Tuesday, April 15 or Monday, June 30
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Evaluating the Child Care Market
Tuesday, April 29
6:30 – 8 p.m.

Managing and Organizing Your Child Care Business
Saturday, May 10
10 a.m. – Noon

Growing Your Child Care Business
Thursday, May 29
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Child Care Business Operations
Saturday, June 21
10 a.m. – Noon

Instructor: Crystal Coleman
Business Ownership Initiative

Cost: FREE. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100, or register by e-mail: information@businessownership.org.

Workshops are held at Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314, just north and east of 46th Street and Keystone Avenue, in Willowbrook Office Park.

Town Hall Meeting on Alcohol

Community Forum on Underage Drinking

There will be a video, "This Place" followed by survey results and youth perspective about alcohol, an interactive discussion and audience feedback with experts in the fields of healthcare, education, law enforcement and youth.

Town Hall Meeting
April 29, 2008 5:00-7:00 PM
Ruth Lilly Health Ed. Center
2055 N. Senate Ave.
Reception begins at 5 PM; program begins at 5:30

RSVP to:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

On Procession Parade through Fountain Square

On Procession: Party & Preview
Sat 04/26/08
This spring, the Indianapolis Museum of Art will host the exhibition On Procession, assembling a range of contemporary artworks that use the parade as a theme or an apparatus. At noon on April 26, as an extension of the exhibition, the IMA is sponsoring an actual parade in Indianapolis' Fountain Square neighborhood. March back to the IMA post-parade to celebrate on the Sutphin Mall. Surrounded by featured works from the parade, guests are invited to enjoy refreshments, karaoke and a special sneak peek of On Procession in the Forefront Galleries.

Parade: April 26 / Noon / Fountain Square
Party & Preview: April 26 / 3:00 – 7:00 pm / IMA's Sutphin Mall
Students: $5.00, Adults: $10.00
Tickets are available through https://tickets.imamuseum.org/


Quality of Life Plan

The GINI Quality of Life Plan for the Southeast has been Released

Make sure your copy of the plan is always available and easy to find: go to


and click on Southeast Neighborhood to download a copy to your computer.


All Time Slots Have Been Filled

Have your pets spayed or neutered—for free—at the
Fixer Upper mobile spay/neuter clinic*,
which will visit the John H. Boner Community Center

We'll try to let you know about the next time as we've been notified all time slots have been filled.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Rainy Day Plan

Fountain Square "Paint Out" Rain Plan

In the event of rain, the paint out will still happen! It would relocate to AV Framing Gallery, 1139 Shelby St (right across the street from the parking lot location)! Meet us in Fountain Square for a fun time, Sunday, April 13, noon-3:00pm.


Sarah Adams
AV Framing Gallery
1139 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203


Summer Reading Program



Do you want to earn FREE Books, magazine subscriptions, gift certificates and other prizes for the family?

The Family Summer Reading Program Information and Interest Meeting

Saturday May 10, 10 :00AM – 1:00 PM

SENSE Charter School Resource Fair & Neighborhood Network Meeting

Who is Eligible :
All Southeast neighborhood students who will be in the First, Second, and Third Grades in the 2008 School Year. For more info or to receive an application, call Melody at Making Connections at 632-4599

Enroll by May 1 Receive a Special Gift


IS ON APRIL 17, 2008 @ 9:00AM






Free Pet Spay/Neuter Clinic

YOU can help prevent pet overpopulation. Have your pets spayed or neutered—for free—at the
Fixer Upper mobile spay/neuter clinic*,
which will visit the John H. Boner Community Center (2236 East 10th Street) on the following dates:

April 17 (Thursday)
April 24 (Thursday)
May 3 (Saturday)-- “cats only” event
May 13 (Tuesday)
June 5 (Thursday) -- “cats only” event
June 14 (Saturday)
June 19 (Thursday)

Pre‐registration is required. Contact Donna Brobst (783‐4101 or donna.brobst@vcamail.com)
for scheduling information and to register.

Your pets will thank you. For more information on the benefits of spaying and neutering, log on to: www.spayneuterservices.org/benefits.htm.
* The Fixer Upper is funded through a generous grant by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust. All event dates are subject to the availability of grant funds.

Call for Artists

CALL FOR ARTISTS to create a proposal for installation of outdoor public art on the Bates Hendricks Esplanade on 1400 & 1500 blocks south New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, for the month of August, 2008 and during the SEND Fab for Less event August 23 & 24.

Artists should live or work in the SEND area of Indianapolis, which is bounded by Washington Street on the north, Madison Street on the west, Raymond Street on the south and Sherman to Pleasant Run to Keystone on the east.

  • Artists should use primarily recycled or natural materials.
  • Artists should relate their art to the history of the Bates Hendricks area. It is strongly advised that artists visit the site at South New Jersey Street. History and landscape plan are available on the SEND website at www.sendcdc.org.
  • Art should be suitable for all of the public.
  • There is no fee to enter a proposal.
  • Two artists will be chosen based on proposals by a jury of SEND public art committee members and neighborhood residents.
  • The 2 artists chosen will each receive a $400 stipend.
  • The art will be installed by August 3, 2008 and should remain until August 31. It should be able to withstand the usual Indianapolis August weather.

Proposals must be received by May 31, 2008.

Proposals should include drawings and a brief description of the artwork.

Include name, address, phone, and email. Artists may include up to three pictures of past or current work.

Send proposals to Susan Beauchamp at beauartnow@yahoo.com or mail to

Susan Beauchamp, Public Art
1030 Orange Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

The goal of the Fab for Less event is to raise funds for SEND, a community development corporation, whose mission is to revitalize the southeast side of Indianapolis and to improve the quality of life for its diverse spectrum of residents. Secondary goals are to raise awareness of SEND, the southeast neighborhoods, the potential of the residents, and to have a venue for resident artists. The 2008 event is focused on the Bates Hendricks neighborhood, which has historical significance. Fab for Less will benefit not only the residents of the Bates Hendricks Neighborhood, but the hundreds of visitors who will be attracted to the event. Event visitors of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds will be introduced to work of local artists and by displaying the works of art for one month, local residents will have plenty of opportunities to view and enjoy these installations. The funds raised will help SEND to continue to revitalize the southeast area of Indianapolis. Past investment has resulted in more than 130 affordable homes, more than 400 homes repaired, and 135 apartment units, as well as 150,000 square feet of renovated commercial space, six parks, hundreds of trees, and several works of public art.

The Beacon Fund of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Indianapolis sponsors this artwork.

Homeward Bound

Support Trusted Partners in the 2008
Homeward Bound Walk!

Indiana's 5K walk to provide housing and fight homelessness
Our goal: $7,500 to continue our mission.

The Homeward Bound Walk is a statewide effort to raise funds to prevent homelessness in Indiana.

The Central Indiana Walk is on Sunday, April 27, 2008 at 2pm at University Park, downtown Indianapolis

Registration starts at Noon

Walkers will show the power of numbers as we make our way through downtown in support of Trusted Partners and 13 other agencies efforts to find real answers to the issue of homelessness. Join the Trusted Partners walk team through the URL below!

Download a pledge form and raise your own funds.

Can’t Walk? Donate by credit card at http://homewardboundindiana.org/team/94
Or send a check to:

Trusted Partners
1035 S. New Jersey
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Your donation will support Trusted Partners commitment to empowerment, skill-building and prevention of homelessness! You’ll support mentors who support Keith and his finding of a full-time job, Emmanuel successfully completed parole and found employment, Chris was mentored and is now a mentor. Help make change happen.

Donate at: http://homewardboundindiana.org/team/94
Jeri Warner
Executive Director
Trusted Partners
1035 S. New Jersey
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

State of City Address

Mayor to give

State of City Address

WHO: Mayor Greg Ballard

WHAT: State of the City Address

WHERE: Union Station

39 Jackson Pl
Indianapolis, IN 46225

WHEN: Wednesday April 9, 2008

6:00 p.m.

* Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

* The Public is encouraged to attend.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Assessment of walking surfaces in FS

Senior Walkability Assessment

of Fountain Square

Circle May 8th on your calendar and join your neighbors in a senior walkability assessment of Fountain Square!

We’ll meet at the Senior Center at 9 AM for a short briefing, coffee, and gather our materials and then spend about an hour on selected streets to evaluate how well they are providing good walking surfaces and safe byways for everyone, and especially seniors in Fountain Square.

When you return to the Senior Center you’ll get de-briefed and eat lunch. We hope to use your information to advocate for needed changes with the city. Together we CAN make a difference!

Interested in joining this effort? Sign up by contacting Irene Wegner at iwegner@aarp.org or 423-7107. THANK YOU!


Fiesta Carnivale at Garfield Park

April 13
4 PM
at Garfield Park

Click poster and enlarge for details
about the celebration

Greener World Youth Summit

2008-09 Juniors and Seniors
attend the "Teening" Up for a Greener World Youth Summit

With the push to go green and reduce greenhouse gases, IndyGo is encouraging local high school juniors and seniors to participate in the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) first "Teening" Up for a Greener World Youth Summit, that will be held June 22-25, 2008 in Washington DC. This all expense paid youth summit will focus on the environmental benefits of public transportation, as well as how communities prosper with increased public transit services.

Application available at FMI. The deadline is April 25, 2008


IMA "On Procession" Parade

Us by Number -- Help Paint the Fountain Square Mural!!

Over 300 people painted and enjoyed celebrating community on the inaugural "Us By Numbers" mural at the Murphy building Friday night. Photos of artists in action are located at www.artdoug.com/UBN/images.html

The theme of this Mural is Fountain Square and is currently on display (weather permitting) at 54th street surrounding the fence of Broad Ripple Art & Design. The public is invited to this free community project by continuing to paint the 4' x 40' the mural:

Saturday, April 12th from noon to 5 pm at Broad Ripple Art & Design, 5368 Winthrop Avenue, Indianapolis, (317) 254-8096

and/ or

Sunday, Noon to 3, at the Fountain Square main parking lot across from AV Framing and gallery.

The finished mural will be in the IMA On Procession Parade April 26th. All painters are invited to parade with Us by Numbers!


Doug Arnholter

Monday, April 7, 2008

Community Awareness

Watch us Improve our Community

April 5 was a great community awareness day. Check out photos taken during the events on the Churchman Ave cleanup, the Fountain Square Tree Planting, and the next section of the Pleasant Run cleanup:



Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Conference
June 9, 2008
Marriott Indianapolis Downtown

This one day conference brings together developers, architects, affordable housing advocates, energy conservationists and others to hear from industry leading experts about the benefits of sustainable greenbuilding. Three tracks of speakers will cover a wide variety of topics including case studies, innovative techniques, financing opportunities, and more.

The keynote speaker for this year is Ellen Sahli,the Commissioner of the City of Chicago’s Department of Housing. In addition to her duties as Commissioner, Ms. Sahli oversees the implementation of green building guidelines into affordable housing programs. She will discuss the innovative projects and initiatives the city is currently involved with to promote green building practices.

Registration is now open.
Visit www.iaced.org


SE Quality of Life Plan


After a year of hard work and thousands of volunteer hours, the GINI

Demonstration Neighborhoods have completed their quality-of-life plans!

Join us to celebrate this accomplishment and to

unveil the plans to the Indianapolis community.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Arsenal Technical High School Cafeteria

1500 East Michigan Street

6:00 - GINI Neighborhood Expo

6:45 - Program begins with Special Guest Mayor Greg Ballard

Refreshments will be served