Sunday, November 30, 2008

Food Co-op Update

Food Co-op Steering Committee Update

The notes from the Food Co-op Steering Committee's forming meeting are now available on South East Works in the Food Co-op Group

The next meeting of the Food Co-op Steering Committee will be December 2, 2008 at The Church Within @ 5:30 PM. The meeting, under the guidance of Mark Stewart, will be facilitated by Jerry Keys and notes will be recorded by Portia Haugen.

Current members of the Steering Committee include Mark Stewart, Nancy Buffenbarger, Rosemary Eads, Shirley Dardy, Angie Calvert, David Moffatt, Yvonne Brandenburg, Emily Vanest, with Josh Bowling as an advisor.

Friday, November 28, 2008

IMPD Signs of a Drug House

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police

South East Narcotics Unit
Signs of a Drug House

1. High traffic foot or pedestrian. Persons stop for brief period usually 5 minutes or less. Traffic is usually in patterns, increasing on weekends or late at night. May increase around pay days or when people receive government checks.

2. Visitors appear to be strangers or acquaintances rather than friends.

3. People may bring valuables into home, such as TV’s, Bikes, VCR’s, DVD Players, Camera’s, etc. and they leave empty handed.

4. Visitors may sit in car for a while after leaving the residence or may leaved one person in the car while the other visits.

5. “Lookouts” frequently younger people, tend to hang around usually during heavy traffic periods.

6. Various obvious things, people exchanging small packets for cash, people using drugs while sitting in cars, paraphernalia lying about.

Suspect Persons

Name________________________ White/Black/Hispanic Male/Female Age/DOB_______________

Name________________________ White/Black/Hispanic Male/Female Age/DOB_______________

Name________________________ White/Black/Hispanic Male/Female Age/DOB_______________

Suspect Clients Arrival/Entry

White/Black/Hispanic Male/Female Age_____Vehicular/Foot/Bicycle Front/Rear/Side Doors


Morning (6am-12pm) Afternoon (12pm-6pm) Evening (6pm-12am) Late Night (12am-6am)


Monday___ Tuesday___Wednesday___Thursday___ Friday___Weekends____

To Report Drug Activity

At South East Narcotics, complaints are based on a first come first served basis. However if a complaint has extenuating circumstances, such as: Kids, Guns or solid verifiable information, then the complaint will become a priority. If you suspect a drug house then please call 327-6341. Leave a message giving as much information about the complaint as possible.

Example: Complaint Phone Call



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Teen Volunteers @ the Zoo

Zoo Teen Program

Have you ever wanted to work in a zoo? Would you like something "wild" to do next year? The Indianapolis Zoo's Zoo Teen Program is an exciting way for students, ages 14 to 18 years, to explore career opportunities, meet new friends, gain customer service skills, and much more.

Click on the attachments for more information and an application. Contact the Indianapolis Zoo's Office of Volunteer Services at (317)630-2041 or send an email to if you have any questions.

The deadline for applications is December 31, 2008.


The Volunteer Center
United Way of Central Indiana

News Residents Can Use

Mayor's December Newsletter is Now Online

The Mayor's December Newsletter features events and activities of interest to the residents of Indianapolis. There's even a picture of Terri Garcia, Southeast Community Services:

Mayor's Newsletter

Public Meetings on Sewer Rates

DPW to Hold Public Meetings on Sewer Rates

The Indianapolis Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold three public meetings to inform the public about proposed sanitary sewer rate increases for 2009 through 2013. The increases would fund the city’s Clean Streams-Healthy Neighborhoods program and allow the city to remain in compliance with its consent decree with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Indianapolis citizens are encouraged to attend one of these public meetings to learn about and provide input on the proposed and long-term rate increases needed to fund state and federally mandated sewer projects, as well as other wastewater infrastructure needs.

All meetings will begin with a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. followed by an open house from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Dec. 4, 2008 - Brookside Park, 3500 Brookside Pkwy S. Dr., Family/Recreation Center, Auditorium
Dec. 9, 2008 - Julia M. Carson Government Center, 300 E. Fall Creek Pkwy, Room A
Dec. 11, 2008 - Garfield Park, Garfield Arts Center, 2432 Conservatory Dr., Multipurpose Room

More information can be found at

First Friday @Alchemy--The Suspenders

The Suspenders

"The Suspenders" paintings by Robert Aurel Meko and Deanna Hensley
Opening Reception Friday 12.05.08
work on display thru December 27th

Herron School of Art and Design painters, Deanna Hensley and Robert Meko, are individually working on a thesis series dealing with suspended, singular objects, ambiguous space, and mass. Though a common thread, the way these issues are approached is what sets them apart.

Meko's paintings are large and figurative wherein the objects, the figures, are suspended by their own volition. Whether they are jumping, falling, or floating is neither clear nor important. The objects in Hensley's paintings appear deliberately hung, be it in reality or just appearance, by string or otherwise to liken them to ornaments. The space in her paintings is undefined, putting an emphasis on the objects themselves. The space is more ambiguous in Meko's paintings. Moving in, out, and over the figure, he interlaces deep and shallow space. The mass in his paintings mostly pertains to size, whereas the mass in Hensley's works concerns quantity.

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

Gallery + Salon

Crime Prevention Tips

Crime Prevention Tips

The Fletcher Place Neighborhood Association has a page on their website dedicated to crime prevention tips. We can expand upon this and place it on the SE Blog spot if desired. It is found at:

Crime Watch Guide

Crime Watch Guide

Thanks to Jeff Miller, chairperson of the SEND Public Space Committee, we now have a guide to setting up a crime watch group available online:

SEND Neighborhood Resource Guide/crimewatch group

Groceries at the Library

Groceries at the Library

All locations of the Indianapolis Marion County Public Library will participate in a Gleaners Food Drive through Saturday, December 20. Please bring your non-perishable items to the Library.

Check with your closest branch of the library for additional information.

Parents & Kids Christmas Party

Come Join The Gathering
for the Parents & Kids Christmas Party

Free food, Special gifts, Christmas Carols
Picture with SANTA

Norwood Place’ Pride Center
1129 S.Vandeman Street
December 13th
3:00pm -6:00pm

“First 10 families get to make a Gingerbread House”

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tuesdays at PLC Series

Peace Learning Center

Cultivating Healthy Organizational Practices

As a part of its Corporate & Community Programs focused on cultivating healthy organizational practices, Peace Learning Center (PLC) offers its Tuesdays at PLC series every second Tuesday of the month (Sept-May) from 8:30-10:00am. These sessions are a great networking and learning resource for those interested in cultivating healthy organizational practices within the workplace and community. Sessions are held at Peace Learning Center at Eagle Creek Park. Please register here or contact Nancy Ruschman, 317-327-7144 or prior to the session to receive a park pass.

There is a $5 fee to cover the cost of refreshments. You must pre-register to attend.

Topic for Tuesday, December 9: "Addressing Conflict in Healthy Ways"

Session Description: This session focuses on the concepts and tools of effective communication strategies. Participants will learn and practice techniques such as asking for and expressing oneself with clarity, setting healthy boundaries and learn how body language and tone of voice help or hinder communication with others. These skills are easily learned and immediately applicable to real life situations.

The Presenter: Tahnea Jafari is a facilitator and consultant who specializes in the personal and professional development of individuals. With 10 years of experience, Tahnea works in depth with clients to address and resolve deep challenges that may be holding back the growth of the individual or organization.

Time: 8:30 - 10:00 am
Location: Peace Learning Center, 6040 DeLong Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46254
Contact: Nancy Larner Ruschman
Phone: 317-327-7144

Dec 9 Addressing Conflict in Healthy Ways
Jan 13 Creating High Quality Organizations through Strategic Planning
Feb 10 Working Through Difficult Conversations
Mar 10 Changing Organizational Culture: What Works, What Doesn't Work
Apr 14 Creating Environments that Promote Healthy Dialogue

Peace Learning Center
6040 DeLong Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46254

Monday, November 24, 2008

Homeless Persons' Memorial Service

Homeless Persons' Memorial Service
Cost: Free
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, Monument Circle, Indianapolis

For over a decade, Indianapolis has participated in the nationally observed Homeless Persons’ Memorial Service on the winter solstice– the shortest day and longest night of the year. This service honors the homeless neighbors who have passed away and draws attention to their plight.

Please join us this year to honor the homeless neighbors who have passed away in 2008. Please contact CHIP at 317-630-0853 or with questions.

City Realizes $500,000 in savings

City Realizes $500,000 in savings

The City of Indianapolis announced the realization of approximately $500,000 in savings as the Indianapolis Bond Bank priced $126.2 million in tax anticipation notes at a rate lower than projected for the 2009 budget.

The notes for the City, County and the Marion County Public Library were priced at a 1.15 percent annual yield, well below what the City Controller assumed in the 2009 budget projection. The lower-than-expected interest costs presents savings across program areas.

First Friday @Alchemy--REACT

ALCHEMY art + aesthetics presents
+ + R E A C T + +

7p - midnight

support your local art scene AND get a great deal on art!
BIDS start at
80% off*
20% off*

*artist's list price

Proceeds from the sale of donated art support our gallery! Special thanks to the local artists that contributed to this event!

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

Gallery + Salon

Department of Metropolitan Development 2009 action plan

DMD releases 2009 action plan for federal funds

The Indianapolis Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD) has announced how it will allocate $14 million from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to local programs in 2009. The plan was approved last week by the City-County Council. The Action Plan includes funding from four major HUD programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

The full 2009 action plan

Sunday, November 23, 2008

IMPD, IFD food drive

IMPD, IFD plan holiday food drive

More than 30 fire stations and six police district stations will be accepting non-perishable food items for distribution to needy families, according to an IMPD news release.

Following is a list of IFD and IMPD collection sites:

IMPD collection sites:

>> North District: 3120 E. 30th Street
>> East District: 3229 N. Shadeland Avenue
>> Northwest District: 3821 Industrial Boulevard
>> Southeast District: 1150 S. Shelby Avenue
>> Southwest District: 551 N. King Avenue
>> Downtown District: 25 W. 9th Street

IFD collection sites:

>> Station 1: 1903 W. 10 St
>> Station 2: 4120 Mitthoefer Road
>> Station 3: 1136 Prospect Street
>> Station 4: 8404 Ditch Road
>> Station 5: 155 W. 16th Street
>> Station 6: 1599 E. 86th Street
>> Station 7: 555 N. New Jersey Street
>> Station 8: 4045 E. 56th Street
>> Station 10: 2970 N. Sherman Drive
>> Station 11: 1715 E. Washington Street
>> Station 12: 2151 Kessler Blvd. W. Drive
>> Station 13: 429 W. Ohio Street
>> Station 14: 2960 N. Kenwood Avenue
>> Station 15: 3502 Prospect Street
>> Station 16: 5555 N. Illinois Street
>> Station 18: 42 N. Warman Avenue
>> Station 19: 1003 S. White River Pkwy W
>> Station 20: 1452 N. Emerson Avenue
>> Station 21: 2508 E. 71st Street
>> Station 22: 3019 Dr. Andrew J. Brown
>> Station 23: 975 Burdsell Parkway
>> Station 24: 5520 E. 38th Street
>> Station 25: 17 S. Sherman Drive
>> Station 26: 1080 E. Hanna Avenue
>> Station 27: 2918 E. 10th Street
>> Station 29: 602 E. Pleasant Run
>> Station 30: 2440 N. Tibbs Avenue
>> Station 31: 4155 N. College Avenue
>> Station 32: 6330 Guilford Avenue
>> Station 33: 3430 Moeller Road
>> Station 41: 10750 E. 10th Street
>> Station 42: 1302 S. Franklin Road
>> Station 43: 7604 E. 10th Street
>> Station 44: 7345 E. 30th Street
>> Station 45: 10601 E. 30th Street

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Faith Based Community Initiatives

Website for US Faith Based Community Initiatives

Featured Programs

Discretionary Grants
> Community-Based Abstinence Education Program
> Adoption Opportunities
> Assets for Independence Demonstration (IDA)
> Community Food and Nutrition
> Compassion Capital Fund Demonstration
> Compassion Capital Fund Targeted Capacity-Building
> Head Start
> Mentoring Children of Prisoners
> Runaway and Homeless Youth
> Urban and Rural Community Economic Development (CED)
Mandatory Grants
> Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF)
> Child Support and Enforcement Grant
> Child Welfare Grant
> Community Services Block Grant (CSBG)
> State Abstinence Education Program
> Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)

For more information:

IMA Tobias Theater

Visit "The Toby"


You are invited to the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s newly renovated Tobias Theater.

This space used to be the site of Civic Theater performances. You may not recognize it after its handsome makeover. Much effort has been spent (by myself and others) to try to make it a fresh new space for film, speakers and out-of-the-box performances. We imagine it as “Indy’s living room.” Browsing the schedule , I hope you’ll find programs that interest you.

When you visit, you will experience a cozy space, designed using eco-friendly materials, complete with huge red bean bags (when films are shown), a balcony to escape to, and big fat brownies for sale—what could be better.

I hope to see you sometime soon at “The Toby”!


Anne Laker
Assistant Director of Education for Public Programs
Indianapolis Museum of Art
4000 N Michigan Rd
Indianapolis IN 46208
317-923-1331 x 296

Friday, November 21, 2008

Campaign for Financial Fitness

Save - Earn - Learn: Indy's Campaign for Financial Fitness

Indy's Campaign for Financial Fitness Receives Funding Boost

"Save - Earn - Learn: Indy's Campaign for Financial Fitness" will receive a $105,000 boost in funding through a grant provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as part of the agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

The campaign, announced in October, 2008 and scheduled to launch in January, 2009, is a collaboration among community stakeholders to provide free tax preparation to those who qualify for the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), financial fitness coaching during tax season, and continued financial fitness education throughout 2009.

VITA grants were awarded to organizations that provide free federal tax return preparation and electronic filing for low to moderate income individuals. For tax year 2008, individuals and families with an adjusted gross income of $42,000 are eligible for assistance.

"This grant is significant, because it will increase the impact of contributions received to-date, and because it will ease the financial burden on our community centers that provide much-needed financial fitness education in our city," said Indianapolis First Lady Winnie Ballard.

"The John H. Boner Community Center is excited about the upcoming tax season. With the increased support from Mrs. Ballard along with United Way of Central Indiana's commitment to expand the Save - Earn - Learn initiative, we are confident that more Marion County residents will take advantage of the various financial education services," said Katie Pfeffer, Executive Director of the John H. Boner Center.

Guidelines for the grant provide that funds may be used to enable VITA programs to extend services to under-served populations and hardest to reach areas -- both urban and non-urban, to increase the capacity to file returns electronically, to heighten quality control of free tax prep programs, to enhance volunteer training, and to improve the accuracy of returns prepared at VITA sites.

Other organizations that have contributed to the Save - Earn - Learn initiative include the Indianapolis Foundation, United Way of Central Indiana, local financial institutions, and community centers.

Individuals interested in volunteering to assist community centers with tax prep and other financial fitness services may visit to register.

Community Meal & Game Night

We Prepare Together & Game Night

December 19, 2008
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The Church Within
(behind KFC)

Join us to prepare a community meal at 5:30 and/or to eat together at 6:15. Games appropriate for all ages begin about 7:15.

Second Sunday Breakfast

Second Sunday Breakfast
The Church Within
1125 Spruce St
December 14, 2008
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Join us for breakfast, open to all in the community. Church service following for those who wish to participate.

BOI - Introduction to Microsoft Excel ®

Introduction to Microsoft Excel®

Discover the power of Excel for organizing data, performing calculations and creating financial spreadsheets for your business. $10

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

Thanksgiving Week Trash Collection

Thanksgiving Week Trash Collection

Good morning everyone, this is your friendly reminder that there will be NO Residential or Heavy Trash collection or Curbside Recycling collection next Thursday, November 27, in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. All Thursday routes will be picked up on Friday 11/28, with Friday routes being picked up on Saturday 11/29. Trash schedules will return to normal on Monday, December 1.Any assistance you can offer in getting this word out to the public is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help!

Shawn Brock
Assistant Administrator
Solid Waste Contracts
City of Indianapolis

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Weekly Police Report

Weekly Police Report

Jerry's in Spain, so this week's police report will not be uploaded. The good news is that there were few incidents to report.

Stay Safe

Holiday Shopping Safety

IMPD Holiday Shopping Safety List

If You Are Shopping

* Stay alert and be aware of what's going on around you.
* Park in a well-lighted space, and be sure to lock the car, close the windows, and hide shopping bags and gifts in the trunk.
* Avoid carrying large amounts of cash; pay with a check or credit card whenever possible.
* Deter pickpockets and purse-snatchers. Don't overburden yourself with packages. Be extra careful with purses and wallets. Carry a purse close to your body, not dangling by the straps. Put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket.
* Shopping with kids? Teach them to go to a store clerk or security guard if you get separated.

Protect Your Vehicle

Loading up on all those gifts is a sign of progress in the holiday shopping. But if those packages are left out in the open after they're in the car, your car has become a likely target for thieves. Remember the old cliché "Out of sight, out of mind?" The same idea applies to items in your car.

Always lock your vehicle and store all items out of sight. Breaking into an empty car isn't worth a thief's time. However, anything left in plain view – from your holiday gifts to spare change, sunglasses, CDs, cell phones or briefcases – may tempt a thief.

Help prevent your vehicle from being stolen by always locking your car and using anti-theft devices. And although it's cold, never leave your vehicle running while you run inside your home or a store – even if for only a minute or two.

Note from Major Myers - Kirby Prayer Vigil

Kirby Prayer Vigil

Please keep the Kirby family in your prayers. Their young son was killed yesterday morning as he was traversing Troy Avenue just east of Keystone. The Church of Acts, Pastor Bill Jenkins, 3740 S. Dearborn, is hosting a prayer vigil for the Kirby's at 8:00pm tomorrow evening, 11/21, at the church.

From the Police Report:

"This morning, November 19th, at approximately 5:45 a.m., IMPD officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of E Troy Avenue on the report of a person struck. They arrived to find a 15 year old male lying in the street after having been struck by a white Chevy S-10 pick up truck which had been east bound. From the preliminary investigation, it appears the young man, a student at Indiana Math and Science Academy at W 38th and Lafayette Road, was walking on the shoulder of the road east bound.

It is believed he started to cross the street in the middle of the block, stepping into the path of the eastbound truck."

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Drive-by Prayer Vigils

Drive-by Prayer Vigils
Saturday, November 22, 2008

Milton Lindgren (70)
Eric Hendricks (73)
Middlebury Way & Centenary Dr.

Barbara Meadows (62)
3400 DeQuincy Ave.

Richard Miller (27)
2700 Bluffwood Drive

Regina Rasdall (42)
Corner Eagle Bay W. Dr. & Eagle Bay S. Dr.

Three Suicide Victims
Warren Central High School
9500 E. 16th Street
Antonio Rivera (16) - student
Unnamed female - student
Matthew Oskay (30) - teacher

Breakfast with Santa

IMPD Southeast District
along with Shepherd Community
& SECO invite you to

Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, December 13, 2008
8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
The Shepherd Community Center
4109 E. Washington Street

Meals from Second Helpings

Free Community Meal
from Second Helpings

5 - 6 PM
Bethel Park Family Center
2850 Bethel Ave.
(317) 327-7480

Derrick Miller, park manager

Drinks are not always furnished

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Help with Heat and Light Bills

Community Action of Greater Indianapolis
Energy Assistance Programs
2441 N. Meridian
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Clients will be seen by appointment only
Senior Citizens walk in only

Please have the following original documents ready when you come for your appointment.
1. Your most current electric and gas bills.
2. Verification of income for the last twelve months for everyone in the household 18 years and over.
2a. You will need a Wage Statement from the unemployment office if: you had no income or a partial income.
3. Please bring Social Security cards or a printout of Social Security numbers and birthdates from the Social Security Administration for everyone in the household.
4. Picture ID
5. Copy of Lease if at least one of your utilities is included in your rent, or you are responsible for paying only one utitily.

No application will be taken without all the above mentioned original documentation.

FringeFriday - Greater Tuna

Greater Tuna
November 21 and 22
Newkey Productions
At the Fringe Building
719 E. St. Clair Street (just off Mass Ave.)
8 p.m.

Come join us on tour in Tuna Texas, third smallest town...where the Lions club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. In this hit Tony Award winner show! Join two actors as the play the whole town of Tuna Texas in one night! In this crazy comedy that takes a look at "The other side of the tracks!" "This is OKKK RADIO TUNA TEXAS...SIGNING ON!"

Tickets $12 - 2 for the price of one on Friday night if you attend the Hispanic FringeFriday!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Animal-Related Grants

Animal-Related, Education, Health, Public Safety

Maximum Grant Amount $65,000
Deadline December 31, 2008

JGA Foundation provides funding for: animal welfare; disasters, fire prevention/control; education; health organizations; and hospitals (general).

Giving is on a national basis. The foundation does not make grants to individuals. An application form is not required. Applicants should submit a copy of the IRS Determination Letter with a letter of inquiry. There is no application deadline. The foundation does not have a website at this time.

JGA Foundation
Center Square W.
1500 Market Street 38th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-2100

Southeast Community Building meeting

The Southeast Community Building meeting
Thursday, November 20th
Southeast Community Services
901 So. Shelby St.
The meeting starts at 5:30 pm

The Southeast Community Building meeting is this Thursday November 20th at Southeast Community Services, 901 Shelby. The meeting starts at 5:30 pm and is open for any Southeast resident or stake holder to attend. The agenda for this meeting will focus on the Youth Programming & Crime/Safety goals from the Quality of Life plan. Please RSVP to Jennifer Von Deylen by phone at 634-5079 x107 or by email:

Jennifer Rice VonDeylen
Southeast Plan Coordinator
Southeast Neighborhood Development
Tel 634-5079 ext. 107

PolicyMap Shows HUD Eligibility

PolicyMap Shows HUD Eligibility in Indianapolis

Here is a map, courtesy of Jeff Rechler, Braithwaite Communications, which shows areas the city has made eligible for HUD funds,

"PolicyMap gives local and officials better access to data on vacant homes, mortgage originations, home prices, etc. for a comprehensive look at neighborhoods and the people who live there. PolicyMap also includes data on education, crime, demographics, health, and more.

It can help stakeholders identify neighborhoods that meet NSP guidelines and determine allocation of NSP funds. Take a look and share with local officials."


Jeff Rechler
Braithwaite Communications • The Wanamaker Building • 100 Penn Square East • Philadelphia, PA 19107 • 215.564.3200 x118 •

Children's Policy Series

Children's Coalition of Indiana's
Children's Policy Series

United Way of Central Indiana building
November 21st from noon to 2pm

Learn more about racial disparities and overrepresentation in state services at the Children's Coalition of Indiana's Children's Policy Series event on November 21st from noon to 2pm at the United Way of Central Indiana building. Bring your brown bag lunch, dessert and drinks will be provided! RSVP: Kristen LaEace, 921-1264.

Indiana Latino Institute Education Fair

The Indiana Latino Institute Education Fair

Careers for the Future
Education Fair

November 20th at 6pm
Arsenal Technical High School

The Indiana Latino Institute invites young people and organizations interested in sharing their work to the Careers for the Future - Education Fair on November 20th at 6pm at Arsenal Technical High School. Contact Gina Platten, 472-1055, for more information.

Great Science for Girls Initiative

Great Science for Girls Initiative

We're looking for new partners!

MCCOY's Great Science for Girls project - a program that encourages young people to see that science is for everyone - is expanding. And that means your organization gets a great opportunity to offer high-quality, research-based science programming in your afterschool programs. Read more and contact us today to get started!

Last year, more than 10 local organizations implemented GSFG using the nationally recognized Wonderwise curricula. Wonderwise is a hands-on, minds-on approach that gives your young people an incredible array of options to learn science. MCCOY provides this curricula for you at no charge. What else do you get? We'll provide all the program materials, orientation, and technical assistance you need throughout your implementation. One of the best parts of GSFG is that you can make this program fit the needs of your organization. Want to do a Saturday science club? No problem. Need an enriching summer science experience? Sounds great!

With an emphasis on gender equity and inquiry-based science projects, we want you to join the rest of the GSFG team starting this winter or next spring. Please contact Chris Collins, for an application and any questions you might have about how the initiative can fit with your specific goals. More information can be found on this Great Science for Girls overview, and here's a link to the 4-H Wonderwise curriculu

BOI - Personal Money Management for Entrepreneurs

Personal Money Management for Entrepreneurs

Part 2: Budgets, Goals and Action Plans
Learn how to set and reach your financial goals with strategies for changing bad money habits, managing a budget and reducing

household expenses. (Follows Part 1: Attitudes, Values and Spending Habits on Dec. 2) $10
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Sharetha Marshall, BOI

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

BOI - Exploring Business Ownership

Exploring Business Ownership

Learn what it takes to be a successful business owner and begin to analyze the viability of your business idea. Free

Tuesday, Dec. 9, 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

Youth Provider Council

Youth Provider Council
Nov 19 from 8:30 to 10am
United Way Building

Connect with other youth development professionals at the MCCOY Provider Council meeting on Nov 19 from 8:30 to 10am at the United Way Building. At the meeting, we'll discover new programs, opportunities and events for youth and their allies. Featured program: Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana & their YP Ambassadors program. Come to share your own news and meet up with your colleagues! Refreshments served at 8:15 am.


Welcome for Consular Corp of Indianapolis

Mayor Ballard to Welcome Consular Corp of Indianapolis
5:30 P.M., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2008

Mayor Greg Ballard will host the Consular Corp of Indianapolis and dignitaries from 13 countries at a reception at Marian College Tuesday evening. The reception will be held to illustrate the ongoing relationships between Indianapolis and the Consulars respective countries and to demonstrate ways Indianapolis is becoming a greater international presence around the globe.

Mayor Ballard will give the keynote address following a recognition ceremony of each of the Consulars in attendance.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Southeast Square News Online

Southeast Square News is Online!!

No more waiting to pick up a print copy of the SESN, has the latest edition, November/December of 2008, online. Check it out!

(It will also be linked in the navigation bar on the right side of our page from now on.)

Friday, November 14, 2008

INRC Holiday Open House

INRC Holiday Open House/ICBI Graduation

INRC cordially invites you to our Holiday Open House/Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) Graduation!

Join us at INRC on Thursday, December 11,
5:30-8:00 p.m. with a program beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Join in our celebration with great food, holiday cheer, good company, and more! We will also celebrate the graduation of resident leaders from the Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI). Our current graduates will offer remarks about ICBI, their community involvement, and share stories about how they are building their neighborhoods.

For more information about INRC or ICBI, visit or call 920-0330, ext. 100.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

City-wide Food Initiative

Pack the Pantries

As many of you know, last Friday Mayor Ballard launched the City-wide Food Initiative “Pack the Pantries.”

According to Mayor Ballard, “This year it’s different. Our city, like the rest of the nation, is facing the challenges of an economic downturn. Our community food banks are beginning to see a drop in food donations at the point when many of our neighbors are most in need.” Mayor Ballard is calling on every business, every school, every church, every charitable organization, every agency of government, and every individual citizen in Indianapolis to pack the pantries at a local food bank of their choosing.

From now until December 12th, Mayor Ballard is encouraging all city/county employees to participate in the City-wide Food Initiative. Food donated by city/county employees will be collected and donated to Gleaners Food Bank. Please donate NON-PERISHABLE items. Items needed are:

· Canned meats like tuna and chicken

· Heat and serve meals, such as soups & ravioli

· 100% fruit juices

· Canned fruits and vegetables

· Peanut butter and jelly

· Other kid friendly foods like macaroni, cereal, applesauce cups & healthy snacks

As Coordinator of the City-wide Food Initiative, I am asking that you designate a lead person in your department to head up the effort to collect non-perishables. I will need the name and contact information of this person ASAP. Each department lead will need to make sure that the food is in a dry location.

Instructions will be given to the lead person in your department regarding storage and pick up of items.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Douglas Hairston
Mayor’s Office of the Front Porch Alliance

This gives a bit more insight in starting a food drive for your neighborhood…please direct it to a local food pantry in your area…here is a list of area food pantries Dennis Papenmeier

BOI - Record Keeping for Your Small Business

Record Keeping for Your Small Business

Learn how to create an easy-to-use system for managing paperwork and documenting transactions to create the reports you need to better manage your business. $10

Thursday, Dec. 4, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Tracia Roberts, Virtue Business Consulting

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

Library Holiday Party

Holiday Party

East Washington Branch Library
2822 East Washington Street
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Age Level: All ages
No Registration; Free Event

Celebrate Christmas and Las Posadas at the East Washington Library Annual Holiday Party. From 2 – 3 p.m. Children can have a free photo taken with Santa and decorate a frame for their picture. From 2 -4 p.m. there will be stories, refreshments, crafts, door prizes and entertainment.

Check out the East Washington MySpace page, and visit the blog to learn about upcoming programs.

East Washington My Space Page at:

for an afternoon of gift making fun


Gifts and More
Join us
Saturday, December 6th from 3:00pm – 6:00pm
for an afternoon of gift making fun

This special time will offer parents time to work side-by-side helping their children make gifts to share for the holidays. After an afternoon full of gift making, wrapping and other activities, we’ll continue the holiday festivities with a nice sit-down meal. Parents must participate with children.

The afternoon is our gift to your family during this wonderful season – a season when we are reminded that we have all been blessed with the greatest gift of all – Jesus.

Immanuel United Church of Christ
1035 S New Jersey Street
Corner of Prospect and East Streets
Indianapolis, IN 46225

Special thanks to Making Connections Indianapolis for their help with this program.

Santa on the Square

Santa on the Square

Santa on the Square
(Fountain Square, that is)
Saturday, December 6th
beginning at 10:00 a.m.

BOI - Personal Money Management for Entrepreneurs

Personal Money Management for Entrepreneurs

Part 1: Attitudes, Values and Spending Habits
Examine how your values and attitudes about money affect your money management plan and learn ways to monitor your spending. (Followed by Part 2: Budgets, Goals and Action Plans on Dec. 9, and Part 3: The Cost of Credit, The Power of Saving on Dec. 16) $10

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Sharetha Marshall, BOI

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

BOI - Child Care Business Operations

Child Care Business Operations

Learn how to create a business plan and parent handbook for your child-care business. Free
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Crystal Coleman, Child Care Answers

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

BOI - Taxes for the Small Business Owner

Taxes for the Small Business Owner

Learn about your tax responsibilities as a small-business owner and the basics of filing your income, self-employment and payroll taxes. $10
Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Jon Pryweller, CPA, Whitewater Group

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Santa’s Workshop needs Artistic Elves

News Bulletin

From Santa’s Workshop

Artistic Elves needed:
No previous experience required.

Applicants of all ages are encouraged to apply…
…their creative talents and ingenuity while helping
South East School of Excellence
with Props, costumes and scenery for their
Christmas Program

BE A DOLL and help to dress
Raggedy Anne & Andy; create a box for Jack
and help the snowmen come to life
in time to take the stage on December 16th and 18th.!!

Certainly you know of Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and that wild one, Vixen.
Yet, maybe it is time to get to know: Stacie, and Liz, and art teacher William;

who are the real dears teaching our youth in the South east community of Fountain Square.

Anyone with resources that can be used for costumes, set decoration, and overall program development is encouraged to donate.

Anyone with time to sew, paint, create and become a part of the stage production is asked to come out to play with our teachers and young students while they create and practice for their Holiday Program.

To apply for your Holiday Elf experience...

Please contact:


Areas City has Made Eligible for HUD Funds

Areas Eligible to Receive HUD Funds

The areas of greatest need lay in neighborhoods in the middle section of the city, south of 56th St. and north of Hanna Ave.

Mayor Greg Ballard and Congressman André Carson joined today to announce which areas of Indianapolis are eligible to receive HUD funds awarded to the city through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP).

The announcement marked the beginning of a public comment period as well as the next step in determining how $29 million in federal funds will be allocated to help alleviate the effects of home foreclosures and abandoned housing.

"Indianapolis is not immune to the growing national foreclosure and abandoned housing problem," said Mayor Ballard. "These funds are coming to our city at a time when we need them the most, and will be used where they can have the greatest impact."

“Abandoned homes and vacant properties blemish our neighborhoods and frequently serve as epicenters for illegal activity that induce high crime rates and make our streets less safe. By using these federal dollars to convert abandoned homes into affordable rental units, we are making a noteworthy investment in our community and safeguarding Indianapolis residents from the perils associated with vacant structures,” said Congressman Carson.

A team of community stakeholders has determined 11 areas that meet the NSP guidelines. The determination was made using HUD and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department GIS data to layer several measures over low, moderate, and middle-income target areas. These measures included foreclosure risk, vacancy rates, and density of foreclosures.

The areas of greatest need lay in neighborhoods in the middle section of the city, south of 56th St. and north of Hanna Ave.

The HUD NSP is designed to allow local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that could turn into blighted areas. Communities receiving the funds are required to use 25 percent of the funds to house individuals or families whose incomes do not exceed 50 percent of the area’s median income. Activities funded by the NSP must benefit low and moderate income persons whose incomes do not exceed 120 percent of the area’s median income.

The funding can be used to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned and foreclosed homes to be sold or rented, to demolish blighted structures, or to counsel those who would benefit from using NSP funds.

There are 15 days to receive public comment on this plan. It will be submitted to HUD on December 1, 2008.

Those wishing to comment may send an email to or write to:

NSP Comment
Department of Metropolitan Development
200 East Washington St.
Suite 2042
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Beginning December 1, 2008, a committee comprising members from business, nonprofit and government entities will meet to develop a comprehensive allocation plan by January 31, 2009. From that point, the city will have 18 months to spend the funds.

The Bearded Ladies Christmas

The Bearded Ladies Christmas

SONshine Theater, Inc. in conjunction with Righteous Insanity Theatre Company are pleased to present The Bearded Ladies Christmas by John Cosper, Jr. The play tells about an all girls Christmas play about a drama team that can't recruit any guys. This is our dessert theater. The play will take place November 14th, November 15th and November 16th 7:00 p.m. Nightly at the Fountain Square Salvation Army; 1035 Sanders Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

Tickets are just $15.00 in advance and $ 20.00 at the door. Children under eight years of age $10.00 each.

To order on line visit us at or call us at 317-748-2016!

BOI - Taxes for the Small Business Owner

Taxes for the Small Business Owner

Learn about your tax responsibilities as a small-business owner and the basics of filing your income, self-employment and payroll taxes. $10

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Jon Pryweller, CPA, Whitewater Group

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

Friends & Family Thanksgiving

Annual Friends & Family Day Service
Thanksgiving Feast

You are invited to our Annual Friends and Family Day Service & Thanksgiving Feast on Sunday November 16, 2008. Our morning service will be at 11:30AM following by a dinner at 2:00pm. Also we will be having an afternoon service at 3:30 pm. Come and worship with us during this time of thanksgiving. Our address is: Universal Apostolic Free Church of God - 1501 E. Pleasant Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203.

May God bless you,

Pastor E. Sharlett Calvin

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hispanic FringeFriday

Hispanic FringeFriday November 21

IndyFringe - 719E St. Clair Street off Mass Ave
5:30 p.m. - Mix and Mingle
6:l5 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. - Performances
7:30 p.m - Conclusion

Join IndyFringe for its first ever Hispanic FringeFriday featuring Hispanic food and music, plus a special performance of Las Nuevas Tamaleras from VIDA theatre group, based out of the IU Spanish department in Bloomington.

Las Nuevas Tamaleras (1990), by San Antonio playwright Alicia Mean, is a one act bilingual comedy that captures three young Chicanas in their first attempt to prepare tamales. Things get complicated when the spirits of Doña Juanita and Doña Mercedes appear and try, invisibly, to act as guides to the younger women.The play is about the importance of cultural memory, with the tamalada as connection point between the generations. But it is, first and foremost, a play about friendship and female solidarity.

FringeFriday is FREE and open to the public, but donations are encouraged! Cash bar.

Holiday Gifting – from the Heart

Holiday Gifting – from the Heart

The Church Within
(behind KFC on Prospect)
December 13, 2008
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Experience holiday gifting from the heart. Opportunities to create holiday gifts that you can give to friends and loved ones will include freshly baked holiday cookies, muffins in a jar, bath salts, friendship soup, and many surprises. Special crafts will be available for children. Lunch will be provided. Free

Monday, November 10, 2008

IndyGo's Veterans Day Schedule

IndyGo announces Veterans Day schedule

On Tuesday, November 11, IndyGo will observe the Veterans Day holiday. All routes will remain on their regular schedules on Tuesday, November 11, except for minor detours during the Veterans Day Parade.

Administrative offices will be closed. The IndyGo Customer Service Center will have regular business hours.

For information about IndyGo’s routes and services, call the Customer Service Center at (317) 635-3344, or stop by the center at the Indianapolis City Market (main level near the Delaware Street entrance). You can also obtain information online at

Grantsmanship Workshops

Grantsmanship Workshops

Free Grantsmanship Workshops at Indianapolis Public Library

How to Secure Funding for your Nonprofit
December 5, 2008

Please call to register, 275-4119, space is limited.

Shanika Hatcher
Foundation Collection Supervisor
Collection Management Service Area- PRSS
Indianapolis Marion County Public Library
2450 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Fax: 317-269-1820

BOI - Registering Your New Business

Registering Your New Business

Identify the steps you need to take to register your business and establish tax accounts at federal, state and local levels. $10

Thursday, Nov. 20, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructors: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI; Ron Wright, Esq., Wright & Associates; Chrissy Johnson, TaxBack Corporation

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner

Lilly Boys & Girls Club Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

The Lilly Boys & Girls Club will host its annual Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, November 25th at 5:30 in the Club’s gym. Lilly families and friends welcome!

Rebecca A. Linehan
Lilly Unit Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
801 S. State Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(p) 317-632-2010
(f) 317-632-2045

BOI - Improve Your Chances for a Business Loan

Improve Your Chances for a Business Loan

Learn what lenders look for when considering small-business loan applications and steps you can take to prepare to approach the bank for financing. Free

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: David Pack, VP, Business Banking, Fifth Third Bank

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

BOI - Managing and Organizing Your Child Care Business

Managing and Organizing Your Child Care Business

Learn tips for implementing policies, procedures and systems that will help your child-care business run more smoothly. Free

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Crystal Coleman, Child Care Answers

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

Maximizing Minority & Women Business Opportunities

Maximizing Minority & Women Business Opportunities

The State of Indiana Minority and Women Business Enterprises Division and the City of Indianapolis Department of Minority and Women Business Development will be hosting a joint workshop that will deal specifically with issues surrounding subcontracting negotiations with prime contractors. The purpose of this training event is to provide a venue where sub-contractors will receive first hand information from prime contractors, certified minority and/or women business vendors, and legal counsels who have experience in contract negotiations and can offer tips to help guide small businesses into successful subcontracting negotiations.

November 12, 2008

Indiana Historical Society
450 W. Ohio St.

10:00 a.m. - Noon
(Lunch will be served)

For more information and registration:

This training will be the first of an ongoing collaborative effort between the State of Indiana Department of Administration Minority and Women's Business Enterprises Division under the direction of Deputy Commissioner, Alice Watson and the City of Indianapolis Department of Minority and Women Business Development under the direction of Greg Wilson, Director of Minority and Women Business Development.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Researching history of local homes?

Library Offers Class for Researchers of Local History

There will be a computer class at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St., next Wednesday, November 12, at 2:00 p.m. This could be of interest for anyone who has an interest in older homes. The class will cover researching the local history of homes and properties on the Internet using digitized maps and city directories. The maps can be a little difficult to use so the class instruction could be valuable.

Rod Burkett, Manager
East Washington Library
2822 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46201
317-275-4360 ext. 4

Thanksgiving & Christmas assistance

Lilly Boys & Girls Club's Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance

The Lilly Boys & Girls Club is offering Thanksgiving and Christmas assistance to Club families through Nov. 13th. To sign up, please speak to Becca Linehan, 632-2010.

Rebecca A. Linehan
Lilly Unit Director
Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
801 S. State Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
(p) 317-632-2010
(f) 317-632-2045

Leaf Pickup Season

Leaf Season Begins in Marion County

The City of Indianapolis will soon begin collecting fallen leaves throughout Marion County. Last year, more than 13.5 million pounds of leaves were collected during the annual leaf collection program.

From Monday, November 10th through Friday, December 5th, up to 40 bag items will be picked up each week, free of charge. No more than 10 items may be regular household trash. For example, in a hand collection area, a resident may set out 2 bags of trash and up to 38 bags of leaves. Or, 8 bags of trash and up to 32 bags of leaves. For 96-gallon cart collection areas, all leaves must be bagged and positioned at least 3 feet away from the cart in order to allow DPW trucks to continue to service the cart.

To ensure a successful collection effort, Indianapolis residents are asked to follow these simple guidelines:
•Place leaves in plastic or paper bags
•Place leaf bags out by 7 a.m. on your regular trash day
•Clearly identify and separate bags of leaves from regular trash (Place them on opposite sides of the driveway, place in different colored bags, or use different color tie wraps)

Residents should take special care to ensure that sewer inlets and drainage pipes are kept clear of leaves and debris to avoid serious drainage and flooding problems.

Because leaves can be recycled into a useful end product, DPW composts collected leaves and makes them available to the public free of charge. Compost can be used as a soil conditioner, potting soil or mulch. Using compost improves soil aeration, drainage and nutrient exchange – improving the health of lawns and helping gardens grow. Free compost from last year’s program may now be available at the Southside Landfill, 2577 S. Kentucky Ave; 317.247.6808.

As a reminder, it is illegal to burn leaves in Marion County. Smoke from burning leaves pollutes the air with many harmful particles and is hazardous to young children and people with heart and lung disease.

For further information please call the Mayor’s Action Center at 327.4622 or visit

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

IPS #20 Closure

IPS #20 Informational Meeting on School Closing

The community is invited to two meetings concerning the closing of School #20:

1) The first one will be a meeting for parents at Wheeler Arts Center on November 11th at 9:30 AM to discuss concerns in preparation for a meeting with Dr White.

2) The second meeting will be with IPS representatives and Dr. Eugene White on November 13th at IPS#20 (use Gym doors) at 7:00 PM.

IndyBANG! Business Arts Networking

You're Invited to the IndyBANG! BACK STAGE PASS COSTUME PARTY!!!


Witness the kind of interaction that turns up the volume of a major cultural scene!

On November 22, 2008 IndyBANG! presents BACK STAGE PASS, an all-day rock-and-roll costume party hosted by Mid-America Sound, Moriarty Media and The Phoenix Theatre to bring together the common interests of diverse professionals in business and the arts under one roof. From 3:00 p.m. to midnight an interactive trade show will fill the hall of a 25,000 square-foot performance space featuring full-scale arena-style production, some of the top names in music and the performing arts, a formally-judged elevator pitch contest and more. Food and drink (including adult beverages) will be available from Kahn's Katering. Costumes highly encouraged!

IndyBANG! is one of Indianapolis' newest gathering-places for those invested in the creative exchange of business and arts resources. Visit to check out just who's on the bill and, while there, learn more about tickets, directions and opportunities for volunteerism.

Visit to learn more about IndyBANG! Business and Arts Networking Get-togethers.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Supper with a Friend

Free Community Meal
Supper with a Friend

Wednesday, November 19
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Immanuel United Church of Christ
402 Prospect Street

BOI - Exploring Business Ownership

Exploring Business Ownership

Part 2: What Makes for a Great Business Idea?
Begin to analyze the viability of your business idea by answering key questions about the industry, market needs, customers and competition. (Follows Part 1: Is Starting a Business Right for Me? on Nov. 11) Free
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

FS Arts Council Meeting

Fountain Square Arts Council Meeting

Wheeler Art Center Classroom
1035 Sanders Street
November 19, 2008
6:00 PM

Advancing Youth Development

Marion County Commission on Youth
Advancing Youth Development

MCCOY is offering two “Advancing Youth Development” sessions this Fall, an intensive on Nov. 12-14 from 9 am – 5 pm each day and another series from Nov. 18 – Dec. 16, every Tuesday from 9 am – 1 pm (this is still tentative, but keep an eye on our community calendar for more details). This training is all about involving young people in every aspect of their programming as the true indicator of quality programming.

Amelia Miller
Community Initiatives Associate
Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY, Inc.)
3901 N. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 921-1229

BOI - The Business Plan: Pen to Paper

The Business Plan: Pen to Paper

In this 10-hour series for existing business owners, learn how to write your business plan and better manage your business to position it for growth. (Course also meets 11/24, 12/1 and 12/8) $50 for series
Monday, Nov. 17, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

Trusted Mentors Inc

Trusted Partners to become
Trusted Mentors Inc

New Name……Same Mission

Watch for on-going information, including website and email changes. Why change names? Trusted Partners outgrew its space at Immanuel UCC, and to continue to grow to meet the need of referring agencies, we became an independent agency. (Trusted Partners was already registered at the state, so we became Trusted Mentors Inc.)

Join us for our next Training on Wednesday, November 19th, from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 402 E Prospect

BOI - Non-profit vs. For-profit

Non-profit vs. For-profit

Examine the pros and cons of starting a non-profit business and determine the steps that will be required. $10
Thursday, Nov. 13, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Kim Huizinga, Esq., Community Development Law Center

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.

BOI - How to Do Market Research

How to Do Market Research

Learn how to use common reference sources to do market research on your customers and your competition. $10
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: Business Ownership Initiatives, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Carol Applegate, BOI

Preregistration required for all classes.
Call (317) 917-3266 ext. 100 for more information or to register.


East Washington Branch Library
2822 East Washington Street
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008
3:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Age Level: Adults
No Registration and No appointment needed

Adults may receive free legal advice through one-on-one consultations with qualified, licensed attorneys who are members of the Indianapolis Bar Association and the Indianapolis Bar Foundation. For those unable to attend, call 269-2000 during this time to speak with an attorney.

Sunday Breakfast

Sunday Breakfast at The Church Within
1125 Spruce St

Sunday, November 9, 9:00 AM. All are welcome at The Church Within for breakfast. Stay for service at 10:00 which will include the blessing of a rescued greyhound dog and appreciation of the prison program that cares for and trains rescued dogs for family life. Homemade soup and fellowship follows at 11:15.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

1st Friday @ AV Framing - On & Off the Wall

"On and Off the Wall"
wood sculptures and woodcut prints by
Betty Scarpino
Open Gallery on IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour, Nov. 7, 5:00-9:00pm.

Where: AV Framing Gallery, 1139 Shelby St., Fountain Square
When: Showing November 7 -- November 29, 2008
Special Events: Artist Reception --special night--Friday, November 14 5:00-9:00om.

Parking: Free Public Parking lot across Shelby Street

This show opens on the IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour, Friday, November 7. Join us at the Artist Reception on a special night, Friday, November 14, 5:00-9:00pm. Show runs through November 29, 2008.