Friday, May 30, 2008

First Friday Fundraiser

Big heARTs, Bright futures
Friday, June 6, 2008
5:00-9:00 pm
First Friday Gallery Opening-Everyone Welcome

A special exhibit to benefit the children of the Day Nursery Early Care & Education Centers
featuring the artwork of Candice Hartsough McDonald

Saturday, June 7, 2008
10:00 am-2:00 pm
Children’s Day at the Gallery-Open to the public

Open Gallery Hours
June 6 -28, 2008
AV Framing Gallery
1139 Shelby St.-Historic Fountain Square

We’ve been educating the youngest children of Indianapolis for over 100 years. Day Nursery is the oldest and largest non-profit provider of early care and education in Central Indiana. Serving more than 1,300 children a year ages six weeks to six years old, Day Nursery believes that all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay, should have access to the highest quality of care. Learn more about Day Nursery at

Big HeARTs, Bright Futures is a celebration of the child in all of us--a time to have fun and support a great organization caring for the youngest children in our community.

Beth Rodriguez (317) 636-9197 Ext. 240

First Friday

First Friday at ALCHEMY

a functional exhibition of hair and fashion design

featuring the work of stylists: Nicole Homoya, Robyn Hise, Aynie Olmstead, Sara Winter (hair and make-up) and Katy Miller

featuring fashion designers: Beth Bennett, Cathy Fritsch, Liz Stolz

opening reception 7p-midnight, June 6, with presentations every half hour on the half hour

ALCHEMY presents its second "Hair = Art" exhibit
clothing from fibr(a) and photos by Jammy Straub will be on display from June 13 thru 28

ALCHEMY art + aesthetics
1043 Virginia Ave No. 3
Indianapolis, IN 46203
Ph. 317.634.9700
Fx. 317.634.9701

Gallery + Salon

First Friday Preview

Please join us in celebrating and supporting
The Second Story on June 5

What: Fundraiser for The Second Story with live music by Real Live Tigers, Redbear, Adam Kuhn and Beat Debris.
When: 6 p.m. June 5.
Where: 1043 Virginia Ave. Suite 4.
Cost: By donation.
Info: (317) 408-1366,

The Second Story, a center for young writers opening this fall in Fountain Square is celebrating its new space with a night of music, mingling and interactive text-based art on Thursday, June 5.

Please join us at 1043 Virginia Ave. Suite 4 (next to Alchemy) in the Murphy Art Center. We'll open up at 6 p.m. with acoustic music at starting at 7:30 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m. This evening is intended to help us raise money for our nonprofit space (though no donation is required) and also get everybody together who might want to help with our great cause with their ideas and energy as volunteers.

To find out more about The Second Story and our plans, visit

The excellent musical entertainment on June 5 comes from local musicians Adam Kuhn and Beat Debris join Real Live Tigers of Austin, Texas and Redbear of Chicago. All donations at the show go to benefit The Second Story, which will begin offering free after-school tutoring and writing workshops to students 6 to 18 starting in August.

The fun will continue on June 6 when the Murphy Art Center is open the next evening as part of IDADA’s monthly First Friday Gallery Tour. So, if you can't make it on June 5, come by the next night between 6 and 10 p.m. to check out the space, participate in the text-based art project and listen to the Tonos Triad ( who will be playing for us that night.

Please pass this invitation on and invite anybody to either event if you think they might be interested in The Second Story or just listening to some great music and enjoying some art in Fountain Square. These events are supported by our friends at Big Car Gallery (

You can sample the sounds of the bands playing June 5 by clicking on the links below:

Adam Kuhn:
Beat Debris:
Real Live Tigers:

First Friday Party

Neighborhood leaders & partners,

The Southeast Quality of Life plan is finished and it’s time to celebrate!

Everyone is invited to a neighborhood party & cookout on

June 6th from 4:30-7:00.

Join us at the at the corner of Virginia and Prospect in the National City parking lot for a family friendly First Friday evening with your neighbors!


live music performed by local band The Eloquent Falling

Enjoy food from local establishments and an art contest for kids!

Questions? Contact Jennifer Rice at 654-5273


A Note from IMPD

A Note from IMPD's Major Cliff Myers..........

You may have heard in the news that about 2,300 Marines from the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit -- based in Camp Lejuene, N.C. -- will be using various locations throughout the city for their Realistic Urban Training Exercise from June 4 to 19.

While some of the activity will take place aboard Camp Atterbury, residents in many areas can expect to see helicopters flying overhead, military vehicles on the roads and Marines patrolling on foot.

Landing sites include Eastgate Mall, Brookside Park, Ellenberger Park, Christian Park, Southeastway Park, Bush Stadium and Douglass Park. Please keep an eye out for our armed forces.

School is out for the summer.
Please keep an eye on our kids!

I hope to see you soon.

Cliff Myers
Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department
Southeast District, Major
1150 South Shelby Street
Indiana, 46203

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
* 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 June 14, 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 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.

See your home on TV

My House is Worth What?
is coming to our town!

Owning a home can be a great investment. And with the ups and downs of the current real estate market, it may be worth your while to find out what your home may sell for in today’s market! Appear on our television show My House is Worth What? and get a free evaluation of your home by the experts and our host Kendra Todd, season 3 winner of The Apprentice.

deadline is June 30

- Do you own a home in Los Angeles, CA; Oakland, CA; Orange County, CA; Detroit, MI; Indianapolis, IN; Cleveland, OH; Pittsburgh, PA; Jackson, MS; or Natchez, MS?
- Are you looking for a professional evaluation of your home’s market value (comparing original purchase price with any renovations made to come up with a current sales price)?
- Thinking of moving? Downsizing or even upgrading into a new home?
- Want to know what a recent upgrade or renovation has done to your overall home’s value?
- Want to take advantage of the equity in your home for a vacation around the world, your child’s college or wedding? Tell us your story.
- You have to be at least 18 years old to submit a picture of yourself and home. We will ask that you & your family make us a video tour of your home, showing off the house and the projects you have done (or the projects you want to do if it’s worth the money!)

- Are you a Realtor working in one of our major cities (listed above)?
- Are you able to assess a property on site, give price evaluations, explain how certain renovations add or decrease value in a home?
- We are looking for overall experts in their field for potential homeowners looking to sell, about to renovate or to pull out the equity of their current home. If this sounds like you then apply ASAP by completing the application below.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Save the Date

Evening of September 25, 2008

Neighborhood Gathering

at Southeast Community Services

Shepherd Community Fundraiser

One Can Make A Difference

We are putting together a fundraiser for Shepherd Community Center. There are 50 tickets remaining for those that would like to come and show their support for Shepherd Community Center at 4107 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201.

Here is additional information about our fundraising event:

What: One Can Make A Difference Fundraiser for Shepherd Community Center

Where: The Oak Hill Mansion • 5801 E. 116th St. , Carmel , IN 46033

When: Thursday June 5, 2008 Silent Auction begins at 6:00 PM, Dinner at 7:00 PM.

You must RSVP by June 1st - There are currently a limited number of tickets available at no cost - due to the generosity of our event sponsors.

Why: Around 550 women and children have been integrated into Shepherd Community Center’s programs that were previously served by Indianapolis-based Wheeler Mission Ministries. Last February, Wheeler moved back to their focus, which is providing goods and services to the homeless, poor and needy of Central Indiana. Shepherd, whose mission is to aid families and children on Indianapolis’ near east side, has begun integrating these individuals into their existing continuum of care. This has created some significant funding needs for Shepherd. Our goal is to raise awareness of those needs and help off-set them through a fundraiser, “One Can Make A Difference”. We hope you will consider attending the fundraiser or donating directly to Shepherd Community Center and aid their mission to break the cycle of poverty.

RSVP to:
Jeff or Susan Dage.
Attn: One Can Make A Difference
10917 Belle Plaine Blvd
Fishers, IN 46037

For more information about Shepherd Community visit their website at

Summer Youth Program

Youth Improving Communities

FREE Summer Program with
Parent/Child Orientation
June 2nd @ 5:30pm

Program runs June 23-July 25
Mon-Fri: 8am-2pm

Attention youth ages 12-17!!!
Field Trips and Activities
Community Service Project
Life and Computer Skills

Breakfast and Lunch Included!
Goal Attainment Incentive

Parent/Child Orientation June 2nd @ 5:30pm

For more information
Contact Tracy @ 317-236-7400 X 226
Southeast Community Services

Mayor Ballard


Mayor Greg Ballard will be available for a question and answer session with Center Township residents on Thursday. Residents are encouraged to come out to ask questions and share their opinions and concerns. City department directors will also be available.

Mayor Greg Ballard; Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams; Deputy Mayor Nick Weber; Chief of Staff, Paul Okeson; Director of Minority Business Development, Greg Wilson; Director of Public Safety, Scott Newman; Director of Bond Bank, Kevin Taylor; City Controller, David Reynolds; Corporation Counsel, Chris Cotterill; Director of International and Cultural Affairs, Carolin Requiz-Smith; Director of the Department of Metropolitan Development, Maury Plambeck; Director of Constituent Services, Sarah Taylor; Administrator of Neighborhood Services, Andrew Harris; Sherron Franklin with Abandoned Housing; Douglas Hairston with the Front Porch Alliance and Khadijah Muhammed with the Ex-Offender Re-entry Program

Mayor's Night Out: Question and Answer Session

Indianapolis Training Center
2820 N. Meridian
Main Conference Hall

Thursday May 29, 2008
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Indiana Association for Community Economic Development

Unsung Indy
an opportunity to promote your neighborhood

Dear Neighborhood Leaders:

The deadline to apply for your neighborhood to be considered part of Unsung Indy has been extended. If you submit your materials to IACED by the start of business on June 16, 2008 your application will be considered. Thank you to all those neighborhood leaders who have called and expressed interest. Please continue to share the application materials with your friends and neighborhood colleagues.

The Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED) is excited to partner with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) to tell the story of unsung Indianapolis. Unsung Indy is a brand awareness campaign designed to promote all the great things neighbors know about living in urban Indianapolis. If you want to promote the great things about your neighborhood, review and complete the Unsung Indy application package.

The goal of Unsung Indy is to use the rich diversity of Indianapolis' neighborhoods to present a highly-visible and finely-crafted case for the merits of city living and to pave the way for successful marketing of individual neighborhoods and projects.

Indianapolis is a city of neighborhoods. Unsung Indy is an effort to celebrate the unique variety of the collective whole. Each neighborhood has its niche, and each falls under the Unsung Indy banner. The Unsung Indy campaign will initially feature a diverse sampling of the city's neighborhoods.

Unsung Indy is about promoting the following major themes of city living.
* Distinctive homes and buildings
* Community and interesting neighbors
* Reduced stress and more leisure active lifestyle
* Rich cultural life
* Investment potential

The Unsung Indy initiative will select 3 to 5 neighborhoods to pilot in 2008. The selected neighborhoods will use the Unsung Indy creative customized to tell the unique stories of your community. All selected neighborhoods will need to provide a $1,500 cash match.

If you are interested in using the Unsung Indy brand, please help us develop the message for your neighborhood by completing the application worksheet. You can email me at to rerquest the complete application package.

I encourage you to work with other organizations to obtain information and complete the worksheet. This worksheet is an important first step in selecting the neighborhoods to represent Unsung Indy. The worksheet asks lots of questions, but you will not necessarily answer them all. You can email, mail or fax (920-2310) the worksheet to me at or call 920-2300. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call.


Andy Fraizer
Executive Director
Indiana Association for Community Economic Development (IACED)
2105 North Meridian Street, Suite 102
Indianapolis, IN 46202

phone: 317-920-2300

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Volunteer Opportunity

Community Clean Up

On May 31st Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Indy Parks will combine efforts to host a community clean up.

For more information:
Contact David Forsell, 223-5183,

Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer Mentor Training
Monday, June 23rd
Immanuel United Church of Christ
5:30-8:30 p.m.
402 E. Propsect Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Homelessness prevention is the focus of volunteer mentor training to be held June 23rd at Immanuel United Church of Christ. Trusted Partners trains and matches mentors to build relationships with at-risk adults. Mentoring increases stability in the mentees' lives and the chances of them staying housed. Mentors commit to six hours of contact with their mentees for one year. Training and ongoing support is provided by staff. For more information contact Candice at 985-3468 or

Candice Brisson Monteith, Volunteer Coordinator
Trusted Partners


Business Ownership Initiative Class

Record Keeping for Your Small Business
Wednesday, June 11, 6-8 PM
4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 314

Cash flow management can make or break a new business!

Instructor: Crystal Allen, Total Solution Bookkeeping & Consulting Services
4755 Kingsway Dr. Suite 314 (Willowbrook Office Park)
Cost: $10
Preregister at 317-917-3266, ext. 100 or


Monday, May 26, 2008

Free community meal

Supper with a Friend
(Free community meal)
May 28
Immanuel United Church of Christ
402 Prospect Street

This is a nice opportunity to enjoy a meal with your neighbors--even bring them. There's a special place set aside for the smaller children within sight of the parents. Immanuel is not asking for any support from the community, but those who would prefer may slip something to Annette Chom or Ed Stringer. Jane

IndyFringe Fundraiser

Fabulous Fringe Fundraiser
Thursday, May 29
6:00pm Mix & Mingle
Free food - Cash Bar
7:00pm Thursday, May 29 at the American Cabaret Theatre.


The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate has awarded a matching grant which will be paid at a 1:1 match ... every fundraising dollar will count toward a match of $l0,000. Please help us 'kick off' this matching grant by attending the TJ Dawe IndyFringe Fundraiser

Fringe is alternative live theatre. Dawe has been doing it since he was 19 and has performed at 60 fringe festivals around the world. And he's graciously waving his usual fee for the IndyFringe show since it's a fundraiser for the fourth annual, non-profit Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival. "I know what it's like starting out on the fringe circuit and trying to establish yourself. What I see is that when a city starts a fringe festival, it grows every year progressively, so anything I can do to help out, I'm more than happy to do it," Dawe explains.

Spring Networking Event

The Black Experience

The Alpha Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. presents "The Black Experience" a Spring Networking Event

Friday, May 30, 2008
6-10 PM
Admission $10

Ice Ultra Lounge
235 S. Meridian

Company information will be collected for listing in The Little Black Book (a directory of minority-owned businesses)

Black Attire Preferred

Friday, May 23, 2008

Upcoming Road Work


The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will be shifting the current Washington Street lane restrictions eastward for continued work on Project Open Market. Starting on or after May 29, 2008, the center three lanes of Washington Street will be closed from the interstate to just past Cruse Street (a few hundred feet east of Southeastern Avenue). As a result, there will be no westbound access to Washington Street from the Southeastern Avenue intersection (which also impacts Shelby Street).

Drivers on westbound Southeastern Avenue should take:

  • State Avenue north to Washington Street or Michigan Street

Drivers on northbound Shelby Street should take:

  • English Avenue east to State Avenue, north to Washington Street or Michigan Street

These lane restrictions are in effect 24 hours a day, for approximately three weeks, while storm sewer construction work is conducted.

In conjunction with this storm sewer work, utility work will also force the closure of the two southernmost lanes of Washington Street, from College Avenue eastward approximately 100 feet. These particular lane restrictions on Washington Street go into effect on or after June 2, 2008, and will last about a week.


Other traffic changes are expected throughout the summer as work on Project Open Market progresses east along Washington Street. DPW encourages residents and motorists to sign up for e-mail traffic alerts at


Project Open Market is a city initiative to spur investment and create economic opportunity on the Near-Eastside by removing the Market Street I-65/70 interstate ramp and building a new interchange along East Washington Street. The project, financed mostly through federal grant dollars, will open up Market Street for new business opportunities and create a more pedestrian-friendly corridor that will better connect the Near-Eastside to downtown Indianapolis. For more information, visit:

If you have additional questions about the project, please contact the Mayor's Neighborhood Liaison, Tonya Beeler, at 317.327.5564.

Thank you for your patience as we progress toward the exciting developments on the Near-Eastside.


Kit Werbe
Public Information Officer
Indianapolis Department of Public Works

Business Ownership Initiative Class

Manage Your Business Cash Flow
Monday, June 9, 6-8 PM
4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 314

Cash flow management can make or break a new business!

Instructor: Patricia Guagliardo, Business Ownership Initiative
4755 Kingsway Dr. Suite 314 (Willowbrook Office Park)
Cost: $10
Preregister at 317-917-3266, ext. 100 or


Thursday, May 22, 2008

Study Circles

INRC Wins Video Award

INRC was encouraged to apply to a video contest offered by Everyday Democracy (formerly Study Circles Resource Center). The contest was for a submission of a video, 3-5 minutes in length, highlighting the impact of Study Circles in our community. Last week, we received an email notice that our submission was selected as the winner! In addition to great publicity and recognition of the success of Study Circles across Indianapolis, INRC won $1,000.

We'll use the $1000 prize for more training around digital storytelling and using video to tell the story of Study Circles here in Indianapolis. Below is part of the Everyday Democracy newsletter blast announcing the winner with a link to the video now showing on their YouTube site.

And, the winner of our "Making Every Voice Matter" YouTube video contest is...

Congratulations to the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center on winning $1,000 for its video submission! The video shows that all kinds of people are having a voice in improving Indianapolis neighborhoods. Read more

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Summer Youth Program Assistant


Summer Youth Program Assistant – will assist the Youth Programs Coordinator implementation of SECS’ 2008 Summer Youth Program “Youth Improving Communities.” Assistants will work directly with neighborhood youth ages 12-17 on life skills development, civic engagement, reading skills, and job-readiness skills. The position is for 5 weeks at 30 hours a week, 7:30am – 2:30pm. The program will consist of the following components:

• Attend Staff Orientation
• Assist with implementation of program components
• Supervise up to 20 youth at all program activities
• Provide mentoring throughout program
• Encourage and motivate youth in reading program
• Direct and participate in recreational activities and community service projects

- Must be 21 years of age
- Have an interest in improving the community
- Must like kids
- Must be able to physically stand, walk, and be outside for long periods of time

Program Dates: June 23rd – July 25th, 2008

Anyone interested in this job opportunity with SECS, please send your resume and a letter of interest to:

Tracy Irvin, Youth Programs Coordinator


SEFBC May Meeting

Southeast Faith-based Coalition Meeting

The May meeting of the Southeast Faith-based Coalition, endeavoring to unite all faith-based groups, will be meeting May 22, 3 PM, at Victory Memorial Church, corner of Woodlawn & Villa.

Please feel welcomed to join the meeting

Homelessness Initiative


Mayor Greg Ballard; Director of Public Safety, Scott Newman; Marion County Prosecutor, Carl Brizzi; Executive Director of Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP), Timothy Joyce; President of Indianapolis Downtown Inc., Tamara Zahn and Director of
Development of Horizon House, Lindsey Michaelides

Announcement of "The Boxes" - Indy's dual initiative to help those who are homeless in Marion County and address panhandling downtown

Mayor's Conference Room

Thursday May 22, 2008
9:30 a.m.


The Theater Within

Who is the perfect husband.....

Imaging Brad

As many local stages go dark towards the end of their traditional arts seasons, The Theater Within is just warming up for summer with Imagining Brad, a work which showcases the mission to present work which ignites dialogue.

No one could be more pleased at reactions to the theater's recent presentations of Neil Labute's Bash: Latterday Plays and Moises Kauffman's The Laramie Project. Both critics and audiences testified that there is room in Indianapolis for a new vision. With this third production of the theater's inaugural season, the artists of The Theater Within are excited about a script that will be new to many, if not most, Midwest audiences. Peter Hedges' short tale of the friendship formed between two women with a common secret provoked strong reactions when it premiered nearly twenty years ago and continues to challenge the beliefs and assumptions of those who encounter it today.

The Theater Within
1125 Spruce St.
four blocks east of Fountain Square along Prospect Street
immediately south of the KFC

an outreach program of The Church Within
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors.
Show dates are May 30 and 31 and June 1, 6, 7 and 8,
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.
For reservations call (317) 850-4665

Indiana Public Health Association Award

"Citizen Advocacy" Award

The Indiana Public Health Association awarded its annual "Citizen Advocacy" Award to SUMO on Monday, May 12, at Purdue University.

Marianna K. Foulkrod
Community Partnerships & Service Coordinator

Community Programs Center
University of Indianapolis
1400 E. Hanna Avenue
Good Hall 222
Indianapolis, IN 46227

The Second Story

Please join us for a celebration and fundraiser at our new storefront space in the Murphy Art Center with a fundraising mixer and music event on June 5. We'll open up at 7 p.m. with music at 8 p.m.

Local musicians Adam Kuhn (above) and Beat Debris join Real Live Tigers of Austin, Texas and Redbear of Chicago in an evening of acoustic music at the opening celebration. All donations at the show go to benefit The Second Story, which will begin offering free after-school tutoring and writing workshops to students 6 to 18 starting in August.

In addition to enjoying live music, visitors can also participate in an interactive, writing-based art installation that will start that night and continue when the Murphy Art Center is open the next evening as part of IDADA’s monthly First Friday Gallery Tour.

What: Fundraiser for The Second Story
When: 7 p.m. June 5.
Where: 1043 Virginia Ave. Suite 4.
Cost: By donation.
Info: (317) 450-6630,

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Protect your Pets

Community Pet Day!

Saturday, May 31st
Lilly Boys & Girls Club
Cash and Checks Accepted

$10 Microchips (includes registration) - A microchip is the safest way to ensure that your lost pet will find his way home!
$10 Vaccinations (5-in-one, bordetella)

Help keep your dog or cat a healthy in 2008!

· Sign-up for low-cost or no-cost pet spay/neuter surgeries
· All breeds of dogs and cats are welcome
· Microchips are FREE for pit bulls and pit bull mixes!

For their own safety
-Dogs must be leashed
-Cats must be crated

For questions, call Indy Pit Crew at 592-9614 or email at

Lilly Boys & Girls Club

Important Dates to Remember
at the
Lilly Boys & Girls Club

The Lilly Boys & Girls Club will be closed Monday, May 25-June 14.

Parent orientation for summer program is Thursday, June 5th at 5:45pm.

Click here to view the latest E-Newsletter.


Becky Kenow-Terry
Unit Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, Lilly Unit
(p) 317.632.2010
(f) 317.632.2045

Monday, May 19, 2008

Trash Schedule for Memorial Day

No Trash Service on May 26

This is just a friendly reminder that there will be NO residential trash service, heavy trash, or curbside recycling collection on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. All solid waste services will run one day late for the entire week. Monday’s trash, heavy trash and curbside recycling will be picked up on Tuesday, Tuesday’s on Wednesday, and so on, ending with Friday’s routes being run on Saturday. All routes will return to normal schedules on Monday June 2.


Police-Community Day

IMPD SE District Police-Community Day
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Garfield Park
10 AM - 2 PM

Community Organizations
Bike Give-away
Food, Music, Games
Special Service Units
Indianapolis Indians "Rowdie"


Foreclosure Prevention

Don't Let the Walls Foreclose in on You

In an effort to reduce the number of home foreclosures in Indiana, Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced the launch of a major statewide initiative to assist Hoosiers who are in danger of losing their homes.

Hoosiers facing mortgage default or foreclosure can call a toll-free number, 877-GET-HOPE. This toll- free, confidential help-line will be available 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m daily, at no cost to the consumer. Also, a web site will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The initiative is led by the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN), a public-private partnership of government agencies, lenders, community service, and housing-related organizations. State certified foreclosure intervention specialists will answer the calls and foreclosure cases will be triaged over the phone through loan modification, forbearance, or other mechanisms. If the cases cannot be triaged over the phone and require intensive one-on-one counseling, the cases will be referred to the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN) Agencies. To learn more about the IFPN visit or IACED's web site at

for animal & racing lovers

Indianapolis Animal Care & Control
and Best Friends for a PetStop!

Come meet Best Friends racecar driver Andrew Prendeville and get your photo with the Best Friends Indy Lights car at Indianapolis Animal Care & Control. Andrew will be on hand to sign autographs, meet fans and encourage animal adoptions on Tuesday, May 20 from 4 – 6 PM. Animal Control & Care is located at 2600 South Harding Street.

If you have questions about this, please contact 327-1384.


Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis
Offers Funding to Help Lenders
Relieve Threat of Foreclosure

The Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis (FHLBI), has announced a new $100 million lending initiative, HomeRetain, to help FHLBI financial institution members assist families facing foreclosure. HomeRetain is a part of the FHLBI's Community Investment Program (CIP), a source of wholesale funds for member institutions involved in housing or community economic development activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families or neighborhoods.

HomeRetain is an additional $100 million offering of CIP, to encourage members to provide mortgage modification or refinancing to homeowners with incomes at or below 115 percent of HUD area median incomes (family of four not adjusted for family size) who are at risk of delinquency or default. HomeRetain provides the CIP discount off regular advance programs, providing funds at the FHLBI's cost of funds plus a small markup to cover administrative costs.

HomeRetain funds are targeted to modify or refinance mortgages for primary residences in Indiana, Michigan or any other state in which a member does business. The new or modified loan provided to the consumer must be a fully amortizing, fixed-rate mortgage.

The FHLBI encourages loans funded with HomeRetain advances to be retail originated. The maximum loan-to-value ratio is 100%.

HomeRetain advances are made available to eligible members on a secured basis only and are subject to the normal credit and collateral policies of the FHLBI. Prepayment fees may also apply.

Borrowers may not take any "cash out" of the refinancing, but may only use the funds to pay off the first or second mortgage principal outstanding, any delinquent amounts owed, plus reasonable and customary fees, loan origination and processing fees. Member discretion is permitted in refinancing delinquent borrowers.

Borrowers must complete a homebuyer counseling program provided by or based on one provided by an organization recognized as experienced in homeowner counseling. The counseling program must cover, at minimum, financial literacy, predatory lending, mortgage financing, credit-worthiness, household budgeting, and home maintenance. Counseling may be provided by the member or by another competent party.

For more information contact MaryBeth Wott, Vice President, Community Investment Officer, 317-465-0368 or

Saturday, May 17, 2008

US by Numbers photos

Online Photographs
Fountain Square Mural
US by Numbers

I have discovered a series of pictures of the Fountain Square mural painting on

You have to keep scrolling through the pictures until you reach the Fountain Square Mural. You will recognize them immediately because of the big orange Fountain Square sign.


Friday, May 16, 2008

Wellness Classes for 55+ crowd

Remember!! OASIS Classes

Exercise and Health Education classes for seniors through OASIS begin again this week, May 19th at the Fountain Square Center, 901 S. Shelby St. Exercise classes will be on Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:00pm, with Folk Dancing beginning on Tuesday at 10:00am. Monday, May 19th at 2:30pm there will be a representative from the state Medicare program to explain what is and isn't covered, and to answer any Medicare questions. Please call Susie DeMunbrun at 965-1773 for more information.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Hatha Yoga Classes

Weekly Yoga Offered at Wheeler Arts Community
Hatha yoga classes, taught by Marsha Pappas meet every Thursday at 5:45-7:00pm at Wheeler Arts Community, room 108. The cost is $48 for a six-week session. If you would like to join or have questions, please contact Marsha at 409-2498. **When you arrive, please ring #108 at the front entrance to be let in the building.**


Indianapolis Department of Public Works announcement

Project Open Market

Beginning Monday, May 19, 2008, the Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will close College Avenue (one-way northbound) to through traffic between Fletcher Avenue and Washington Street. As part of Project Open Market, this closure will last 24 hours a day, for approximately two weeks, while storm sewer construction work is conducted at the intersection of Washington Street and College Avenue.

Washington Street will also be reduced to four lanes (two eastbound and two westbound) 24 hours a day from College Avenue to Davidson Street during this two-week time period.

Other lane restrictions and traffic changes are expected throughout the summer as work on Project Open Market progresses east of College Avenue along Washington Street. DPW encourages residents and motorists to visit to sign up for e-mail traffic alerts.


Drivers affected by the College Avenue closure should take:

  • South Street (Fletcher Avenue) west to Delaware Street, Delaware Street north to New York Street, New York Street east to College Avenue

Drivers affected by the Washington Street lane restrictions should take:

  • State Avenue north to Michigan Street, west on Michigan Street (westbound traffic)
  • East on New York Street, south on State Street (eastbound traffic)


Project Open Market is a city initiative to spur investment and create economic opportunity on the Near-Eastside by removing the Market Street I-65/70 interstate ramp and building a new interchange along East Washington Street. The project, financed mostly through federal grant dollars, will open up Market Street for new business opportunities and create a more pedestrian-friendly corridor that will better connect the Near-Eastside to downtown Indianapolis. For more information, visit:

If you have additional questions about the project, please contact the Mayor's Neighborhood Liaison, Tonya Beeler, at 317.327.5564.

Thank you for your patience as we progress toward the exciting developments on the Near-Eastside.


Kit Werbe
Public Information Officer
Indianapolis Department of Public Works

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event

Indy's first Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event

The community is invited and encouraged to join Mayor Ballard, community leaders, veterans and active service men and women for the city's first Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event, an Armed Services Day event to honor Vietnam veterans and their families.

The event will feature a video tribute, reflections from veterans, the reading of a Letter to a Soldier, commemorative pins and an opportunity to visit the Indiana War Memorial Museum.

Mayor Gregory Ballard, USMC LTC (Ret.); Paul Cauley, US Army LTC (Ret.) Republic of Viet Nam (RVN) (1970-1971); Robert Clemens, US Army LTC (Ret.) RVN (1970-1971); Pastor Fred Bishop, US Army RVN (1967-1968); Jose' Ramos, US Army 101st Airborne RVN (1967-1969); Rick Kassel, chaplain IMPD, US Army RVN (1969-1970); Lloyd Valentine, US Army RVN
(1967-1969), Major General R. Martin Umbarger, Councilor Ben Hunter, Brigadier General J. Steward Goodwin, Brigadier General Bryan Hult

Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event

Indiana War Memorial
431 N. Meridian St.

Saturday, May 17, 2008
3:30 p.m.
(Doors open at 3:00 p.m.)
Refreshments following ceremony

SE Youth Directory

Southeast Youth Directory Coming Soon

The Southeast Learning Partnership (SELP) is almost ready to print out their Southeast Youth Directory. This directory is a useful tool for locating youth activities provided in the Southeast of Indianapolis. Please email Angie Calvert at if you have an addition you would like to make to the directory.
When the directory is complete, you will be able to find and print it

If you would like hard copies, request them at the email given above.
Thank You!

Super Bowl Bid


The Indianapolis 2012 Super Bowl Bid Committee will make an announcement regarding private sector support for the bid in advance of next Tuesday's formal presentation to NFL owners and officials during League meetings in Atlanta.

Mayor Greg Ballard; Cathy Langham, Co-Chair, Indianapolis Super Bowl 2012 Business Advisory Council; Mark Miles, President, Indianapolis Super Bowl 2012 Bid Committee, and other special guests

2012 Super Bowl Bid announcement

Mayor's Conference Room
25th floor of the City-County Building

Friday, May 16th, 2008
11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Library Summer Program

East Washington Branch Library

Summer Reading Program

I apologize for sending the May calendar so late, but the focus of May is preparing for the Summer Reading Program. Although the first day to earn points is not until June 9, East Washington Branch Library is starting with a Kick-off on Saturday, May 31, 1:30 – 4:00. Activities will include food, crafts and Glamente the Magician.

The Summer Reading Program runs from June 9, through August 2, and children up to age 18 may register to read books and earn points to spend on prizes. Additional information about the program is available by contacting the library, 275-4360.

In addition to the reading program, starting June 11, films will be shown on Wednesdays at 1:00 and story times will be offered at time posted on the June/July calendars. Three special programs requiring registration will be:

June 23, 1:00 p.m. Yo-Yo Demo Workshop

July 08, 1:00 p.m. Indy Adventures Animal Show

July 31, 1:00 p.m. Adventures in Caricatures Workshop

Summer is a wonderful time for children to relax and have fun, but it is also a time when children risk a deterioration of their academic achievement. The link for an article by Bill Stanczykiewicz, President and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute, provides further explanation

Rod Burkett
East Washington Branch Library

Mural from Parade

Mural from Art on Procession Parade
wants a home in Fountain Square

Last month, in preparation for the Art on Procession Parade, Us By Numbers created a Fountain Square mural, hosted a community "paint-out" and marched it through the parade. Now, they want it to live in our fair village...but where?

If you have ideas, or a space to hang a 4'x48' canvas banner (interior please), please contact me at the numbers or email below! The only catch is that Us By Numbers must have the rights to come back and retrieve it on loan for further marketing to create more murals in other communities. We are the inaugural test market for this venture and we should be very proud to display this work of community art right here in Fountain Square.

If there are several suitable locations, we can easily have the mural travel to various locales.
Looking forward to hearing from you,

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

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Location for Angel Food

Fountain Square Church of Christ is now a Host Site for Angel Food

I know that many in the Southeast area are familiar with Angel Food Ministries, especially since Shepherd Community has been involved with it for some time, but for those who cannot easily make the trip to Shepherd, especially those in the Fountain Square area, the Fountain Square Church of Christ is now a Host Site for ordering and distribution. This is a great way for anyone to save money on groceries. Menus are released monthly and a basic order costs $30. We accept food stamps and cash; there are no qualifications for the program. For more information visit or contact the church using the information below.

Eric Hallett, Minister
Square Church of Christ
1041 Spruce Street
, IN 46203
(317) 636-2645

First Friday Events for June

Save the date....

GINI will be hosting a neighborhood block party and cookout
National City Parking lot in Fountain Square (intersection of Virginia & Prospect)
June 6th from 4:30-7:00
The event is being held as a celebration for the completed Southeast Quality of Life Plan and a way to say thanks for participating in process!

More details to follow in the future, but plan for a fun summer evening out with your neighbors! All Southeast residents are invited!

Big heARTs, Bright futures
Friday, June 6, 2008
5:00-9:00 pm
First Friday Gallery Opening-Everyone Welcome
AV Framing Gallery
1139 Shelby St.-Historic Fountain Square

A special exhibit to benefit the children of the Day Nursery Early Care & Education Centers featuring the artwork of Candice Hartsough McDonald


Monday, May 12, 2008

May 13 Tourism Expo

Mayor Ballard and City Officials Kickoff Summer
by Showcasing
International/Ethnic Festivals and
Other Summer Tourism Offerings

Indy's Hometown Tourism Expo to Draw Local and Regional Visitors

As the summer travel season launches, city leaders are responding. Representatives from the city's various international and ethnic festivals, along with local attractions, hotels, event and other festival organizers, restaurants and other representatives will be on hand to share info on what's to do in Indy this summer.

"Indy's Hometown Tourism Expo featuring Toro Fast Track Race on the Circle" will help locals become well-informed ambassadors for the city's many ethnic festivals and tourism offerings, enabling them to make vacation plans in Indy with friends and family. Tourism and Festival leaders will offer information, deals, giveaways and other enticements in order to stimulate local patronage of all there is to do in Indy. Local residents are encouraged to come out and enjoy zoo animals, street performers, dueling pianos, racecars and more. Win fabulous prizes, including hotel stays, admission to museums, tickets to great Indianapolis events and enjoy some free Red Bull and more.

Enjoy Hometown Tourism Representatives from area cultural institutions, ethic festivals, restaurants, hotels, parks, events, etc.

Tuesday May 13, 2008
10:30 a.m. - Press Event with Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and area Festival and Tourism Officials - in front of Hilbert Circle Theatre
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Public Expo all around the Circle
12 noon - Toro Fast Track Race on the Circle hosted by WIBC 93.1 FM

Monument Circle

Peace in the Streets

Join the Peace in the Streets:
Stop the Violence Campaign

Hello all,

As you may have read (or seen in person) Mayor Ballard and the City of Indianapolis is partnering with the Christamore House to build a culture of peace in Indianapolis through the Peace in the Streets: Stop the Violence Campaign. As a part of that effort, we are encouraging citizens and businesses to join the call for an end to violence by placing Peace in the Streets yard signs on their property to show their support for a more civil community.

If you or someone you know is interested in receiving a sign, just email me or give me a call.



Jeff Small

Mayor's Neighborhood Liaison - Center Township
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services
City of Indianapolis
200 East Washington Street, Suite 2160
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 327-5595
(317) 327-5424 - fax

Friday, May 9, 2008

ATTENTION: Neighborhood Associations & Leaders

Abandoned Housing & Public Safety

Dear Neighborhood Leader and/or Community Development Representative,

Abandoned Housing and Public Safety have become an important issue across the community, and it is proven that there is a direct correlation between the two. Where there is crime, there will be abandoned houses and where there are a lot of abandoned houses, there will be crime.

On Saturday, May 17, 2008 the Department of Metropolitan Development, Division of Community Economic Development will host a Vacant/ Abandoned Buildings Training. The training will be held at Martin University (2171 Avondale Place Indianapolis, IN 46218) in Room F from 12 noon to 1:30PM. Our goal with this training is to determine where the highest populations of abandoned/ vacant structures are within your neighborhood so that the City can assist in providing resources to combat this issue to move towards making Indianapolis the “Safest City in the World.” This requires a lot of work, dedication, and collaboration with neighborhood groups, community development corporations, not-for-profits, as well as other stakeholders within your neighborhoods.

With this training:

* Neighborhoods will understand the process of how the City determines Vacant/Abandoned buildings in the communities.

* Neighborhoods will be able to correctly survey Vacant/Abandoned buildings in the neighborhoods using city guidelines and tools.

* Neighborhoods will be able to track the progress of where these buildings are in the system as they report them.

* Neighborhoods will be able to remonstrate against problem properties in their communities thereby creating empowerment and ownership for the well being of the community.

* And finally, Neighborhoods will have the opportunity to have input on the process itself.

Additionally, you will have the opportunity to canvas the immediate area assuring a hands-on experience with the tools. Please wear something comfortable and the appropriate footwear as we take our “short” trek through the neighborhood.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at…

Duane Ingram-Land Bank Manager
Department of Metropolitan Development
Division of Community Economic Development
City of Indianapolis, Indiana
200 E. Washington Street Ste. 2042
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

(317) 327-5614 Office
(317) 327-5908 Fax

Family Fun

See you at the Neighborhood Ice Cream Social
at the corner of Palmer and Barth tomorrow,
May 10, from 11 AM-1 PM.


The Polling Place Photo Project

Jennifer Hughes' photo from the Fountain Square Palmer Street polling station made the New York Times Blog. See link below and go to the first paragraph/click on the link for the polling sites within the blog text.

The photos range from the quirky to the mundane – a bevy of ballot boxes, curtains, and levers – representing the far-flung corners of the nation. Often the images stray yards, perhaps miles, from the polling sites themselves, spilling out onto streets, walkways, and even cemeteries. Together they form a “voter-generated” portrait of the election season.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis

Habitat Homes

Hello Everyone,

I am contacting you today because Habitat is looking to build on 1613 Ingram, 2353 and 2357 Sheldon, within the next few months and I do not have any families for these addresses! I was wondering if any of you have someone who you feel would be perfect for our program and those address. Even if they are a little over or under or income requirements but have good credit, I am open to meeting with them. They don't even need to come to an orientation at this point. The deadline to find a family for 1613 Ingram is in 2 weeks and if we don't find a family then we may have to postpone the build and we do not want to do that. We know there is a deserving family in the Indianapolis area that needs a home.

If you have someone, again, just have them call me directly, ask for me, and have them mention that they are interested in 1613 Ingram (or the other lots, but specifically right now 1613 Ingram).

I appreciate your help in referring families to Habitat!

In Partnership,

Jennifer Coffey
Family Services Manager
Habitat for Humanity of Greater
317-921-2126 fax

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Street Resurfacing

2008 Resurfacing and Sidewalk/Curb Programs

We have now placed online the 2008 list of streets targeted for upgrade by the city-county councillors, neighborhood groups and associations, Mayor's Liaisons, DPW Staff and Mayor's Action Center. Check out the requests listed beside your councillor's name.

Click on
Most recent info on 2008 Indy Streets Projects
in the right nav bar

Mother's Day Fashion Show

Municipal Gardens
Annual Mother's Day Fashion Show

The Municipal Gardens Annual Mother's Day Fashion Show is this Saturday, May 10th from 4 to 6pm at Indy Parks' Municipal Gardens. Admission is $5. Proceeds allow Municipal Gardens to continue its dance program at a low-cost to young participants. Contact
Devina Jani at 658-6701 for more information.


Peace Learning Center Training

Working Through Difficult Conversations

The Peace Learning Center will host a one-day training on May 13th from 8am to 9:30pm entitled Working Through Difficult Conversations. Presenter Tahnea Jafari will work with participants to achieve higher levels of trust, cooperation, teamwork, leadership and followership, and to enhance communication and cooperation with others. Please visit their website for more information, or contact Nancy Larner Ruschman at 327-7144


Youth Film Festival

Campecine Film Festival

Hosted by El Puente, the Campecine Film Festival takes place this year on Friday, May 16th from 9:30am to 12:30pm (special program for school and youth groups only) and Saturday, May 17th from noon to 3 pm at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This multi-media interactive event invites participants to screen youth created varriomentaries and engage in dialogue to raise consciousness and awareness. For more information visit and


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Police-Community Day

Time to mark your calendar for the

IMPD SE District Police-Community Day
Tuesday, May 22, 2008
Garfield Park
10 AM - 2 PM

Community Organizations
Bike Give-away
Food, Music, Games
Special Service Units
Indianapolis Indians "Rowdie"


Family & Pet Walk

Let's get behind Southeast Community Services efforts to "Help Others Help Themselves"

Walking for Dreams
Family & Pet Walk
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Downtown Canal at Buggs Temple
11th and Senate Avenue

(additional information is in the right nav bar)

Hot Dogs & Ice Cream!!

Bring the family to the
Neighborhood Ice Cream Social
Saturday, May 10, 2008
11:00 AM till 1:00 PM

There will be door prizes, kids crafts, games, bouncy house, karoake, hot dogs, chips & ice cream treats,

at the
SENSE School
1601 Barth Street

Sponsored by
Making Connections Indianapolis
The Church Within

Invitation to Big Brothers Big Sisters Concert

Faith, Soul, Rock and Roll concert

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is inviting us to another Faith, Soul, Rock and Roll concert!!! This concert will be on Friday, June 13th from 7-10pm at Butler University’s Reilly Room (in the Atherton Union). There will be light snacks, door prizes, and stories from a few of our matches. There is no charge for this event.

Watch the SE Organizer blog and email announcements for more details to come!

Volunteer Opportunity

Help Landscape
Keep Indianapolis Beautiful’s New Home!

Saturday, May 31st, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
1029 E. Fletcher Ave.

Volunteers still needed: 50

Help us beautify our new front yard! We will be installing the landscaping at the new KIBI headquarters, a LEED rated building in Fountain Square. We have 11 trees, 97 shrubs, and over 500 perennials to go in, framing our front door and parking lot, and creating a small pocket park and rain garden on the corner of our property.

Sign up with


Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cats Haven Fundraiser

Cats Haven is hosting it’s first Spring Frenzy!
There will be lots of fun, food and of course—The Razman

Who:Cats Haven, a no kill cat shelter in Central Indianapolis
When:Saturday May 10th, noon to 4pm
Where:La Maison du Chat, 2603 North College Avenue, Indianapolis
Why:To raise funds for the shelter and to raise awareness of the homeless animal population in Indianapolis.

There will be no admission :
Only $ 4.00 for a burger/veggie burger, or hotdog, chips and a drink. There will be a ice cream sundae bar & baked goods for sale. There will be loads of fun for the whole family! You will be able to view a kitten nursery from the front porch windows. A Clown that does face painting, & there will short belly dancing lessons. Great Mother’s Day gifts; hand made jewelry from Gypsy Cat, beautiful photography from a local artist April Tchiguka, hand stamped cards by Rebecca. For your pets, wonderful organic products from Fuzzy Paws and so much more! Come enjoy the beginning of Spring and share your love for our furry friends! We are always in need of help and supplies at the shelter. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, there will be sign up sheet at this event. A list of supplies that we are in constant need of can be found on the website:

Fountain Square Art Fair

Help Sarah Throw a Party!!

Greetings, Everyone!

For those whom I don't know yet, I'm Sarah Adams, owner of AV Framing Gallery (1139 Shelby) and chair of the FSMA Events Committee. I put on parties!

The weather is warm and there's fun in the parking lot--must be time to start planning the Fountain Square Art Fair (FSAF), sponsored by the FSMA. This year, as last, it will run in conjunction with Masterpiece in a Day (MIAD), on Saturday, September 27.

This is a fun, well-attended event (the biggest day in FS), which I'm hoping to grow bigger this year with the addition of entertainment! It's also great fun to be in on the planning of this terrific day.

**Come join us,serve on the committee,
volunteer the day of the event,
help coordinate artists, entertainers, and visitors!**

Our initial planning meeting will be held at AV Framing Gallery on Friday, May 16, 12:00-1:00pm. We will meet only monthly until just before the event. And whatever can be efficiently achieved through email, will be. Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering! If you can't make the meeting, or would like to see a different time/date, let me know that too.

Thanks for your consideration and have a great day! And please feel free to forward this request to anyone you think might be interested in helping out.

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


2008 Youth Activity Directory

2008 Youth Activity Directory Now Available!

The MCCOY 2008 Youth Activity Directory (YAD) is now available. The YAD, a free annual comprehensive resource guide highlighting youth development opportunities, reaches over 110,000 young people, families, and youth-serving organizations throughout central Indiana each year. With listings for volunteer opportunities, educational programs, job skill development, summer programs, and much more, the YAD connects the community to a wealth of beneficial activities, programs and organizations.

MCCOY will have two community distribution days:

Thursday, May 8th & Friday, May 9th
United Way parking garage lower level, located at 3901 N. Meridian.

Due to popularity and increased demand of the YAD, donations are being accepted. If not able to attend either of the YAD distribution days, please stop by the MCCOY office, located at 3901 N. Meridian, Suite 201, between 8:30am and 4:00pm to pick up your copy.