Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Summer Jobs for Youth

State to hire 2,000 youth for summer parks work

The state plans to use federal stimulus funds to hire 2,000 young adults to spend this summer improving Indiana’s parks, trails and natural habitats.

The program, called the Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps, is for employment and training of people 16 to 24 years old.

The jobs will pay $8.50 per hour. To qualify you have to be 24 years old or younger and your family income must be at or below the poverty level -- approximately $23,000 for a family of four.

The positions will begin no earlier than May 1 and end no later than Sept. 30, 2009.

Monday, March 30, 2009

When the Ovens Go Cold

When the Ovens Go Cold

a report by the Southeast Coke Plant Re-Use Project Group

Professor Maher and his students will present the results of their study of the Indianapolis Coke plant shutdown and site re-use at the Wheeler Arts Community Theater, 1035 E. Sanders.
April 13, 2009 at 7:00 PM

A link to their full report is available on the Southeast Organizer Blog link section

For more information contact Tim Maher at tmaher@uindy.edu

1st Friday - Imaginary Moments from the Silver Screen

"Picture Show:
Imaginary Moments from the Silver Screen"

new works by
Emma Overman

Where: AV Framing Gallery, 1139 Shelby St., Fountain Square
Showing April 3-25, 2009
Free Public Parking lot across Shelby Street
Special Events:
Artist Reception on IDADA First Friday Gallery Tour,
open Friday, April 3, 5:00-9:00pm.

Join us at AV Framing Gallery as we welcome Emma Overman with a fresh new body of work, "Picture Show: Imaginary Moments from the Silver Screen".

Preschool Storytime

Play Date Preschool Storytime

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2009
11:00 AM
Ages 3-5

Children ages 3-5 join the fun with stories, songs and crafts

BOI - Small-Business Banking Resources

Small-Business Banking Resources

Learn how to get the most from your relationship with your bank by identifying the various small-business banking products available to support you, including business accounts, cash-management services, merchant services and loan products. Free

Thursday, April 16, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Marcellus Davis, National City Bank
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

Family Game & Puzzle Night

Family Game & Puzzle Night

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 21, 2009
5:00 – 8:00 PM

Families are invited for an evening of their favorite board games, puzzles and Sudoku

Sudoku Saturday

Sudoku Saturday

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 11, 2009
11:00-5:00 PM
All Ages

Families are invited for an introduction to Sudoku puzzles, with a competition puzzle and prize for the winner at 11:30 a.m.

Spring into Spring

Spring into Spring on Mass Ave
IndyFringe Building
719 E. St. Clair
April 23, 2009

For the first time the boutiques of Mass Ave combine to show their own eclectic spring fashions with a fusion of exciting fashion, good food and wine.

Visit www.indyfringe.org for more info

Family Storytime

Family Storytime

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue

April 9, 2009

6 p.m.

FS Library Book Discussion

Fountain Square Library

Thursday Afternoon Book Discussion

1066 Virginia Avenue
April 9, 2009
1:30 PM

Adults are invited invited to discuss the book: Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell

BOI - Personal Money Management for Entrepreneurs

Personal Money Management for Entrepreneurs

In this condensed version of our three-part series, learn how to better manage your personal finances to position yourself for business ownership. Topics include attitudes toward money, monitoring spending, living on a budget, setting financial goals, managing credit and saving. $15

Tuesday, April 14, 6 – 9 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Sharetha Marshall, BOI
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

Spark a Revolution

Save the Date: Upcoming IndyFringe Events

April 17
Spark a Revolution
Earth House, 237 N. East St

Experience a high-energy performance party as the Earth House Collective and IndyFringe unite together for a unique fundraising event.
Look for more details soon!

Visit www.indyfringe.org for more info

BOI - Business Beginnings

Business Beginnings

In this 20-hour course, write your business plan and learn valuable business-management skills in the areas of finances, marketing and more. (Preregistration and prepayment is required for this series.)

Tuesdays, April 14 – June 9, 6 – 8:30 p.m. (no class May 26)
Location: To be determined
Instructor: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

Eat Right, Now!

The ‘Eat Right, Now!’ Holistic Health Fair

April 18, 2009

The Good Stuff @ The Indianapolis City Market
222 E. Market Street (317) 630-9155

Mark your Calendar: Monthly-Every Third Weekend
Pick up Chef Wendell’s new cookbook from WISH TV’s segment,’ Eat Right Now!”

Drug Free Marion County Resources

Available at www.drugfreemc.org on the Homepage!

~Alcohol Awareness True/False Quiz
Test your knowledge of alcohol facts with a nine question quiz
~10 Future Goals
Set 10 future goals for you to accomplish in your lifetime. Let this list serve as a reminder of how drugs and alcohol would affect your future.
~Parent & Child Contract
Use this contract to talk with your children about the expectation that they abstain from drugs, alcohol, and substance use.

Friday, March 27, 2009

City Eligible for $8 Million in Grants

City Eligible for $8 Million in Grants over Two Years

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants will fund sustainability projects

Energy audits and retrofits of buildings, renewable energy projects and green roofs, are examples of sustainability projects that could launch soon as a result of federal stimulus dollars heading to Indianapolis. The City is eligible to receive $8,032,300 over the next two years as part of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program from the U.S. Department of Energy. The formula grants announced yesterday are part of a $3.2 billion investment in energy efficiency and conservation projects funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

“This funding is a welcomed catalyst that will allow us to take immediate action on a number of citywide sustainability initiatives,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “We plan to focus these resources on projects that produce long-term cost savings and improve both the local environment and quality of life for our citizens.”

The City’s Office of Sustainability is reviewing EECBG requirements and conditions and is developing a process to determine which projects are eligible for funding.

“We’re looking for ways to put these dollars to work quickly and to fund as many projects as possible that advance the mission of SustainIndy,” said Kären Haley, Director of the Office of Sustainability.

Energy audits, energy efficiency retrofits of buildings, development and implementation of advanced building codes, transportation programs that conserve energy, renewable energy installations, and energy efficient traffic signals are among the programs generally recognized as appropriate uses for grant funding. Green roofs are one strategy to increase a building’s energy efficiency and may be eligible under the grant.

About SustainIndy:

Mayor Ballard launched SustainIndy and created the Office of Sustainability in October of 2008. Both represent an innovative enterprise aimed at delivering long-term cost savings to the city, building the local economy, improving our quality of life and enhancing our environmental and public health. Its efforts are designed to aggressively move Indianapolis forward in making it one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest. For more information, visit www.sustainindy.org.

Baskets needed at Women's Prison

Volunteers are Preparing
Easter Baskets for the
Children of the Women's Prison

If you have any new or gently used Easter Baskets, please get in touch with Dj Taylor whose Church is putting the special baskets together.

317-607-8047 or mspaintrehab@aol.com

It's a special moment for mother and child, especially when there are pretty baskets for each mother to give to her child.

Volunteer Opp - Salvation Army

Volunteer Needs at
The Salvation Army's
Children and Youth Events

Female volunteers are needed from 4-6 PM each Monday, Wednesday, Thursday for mentoring and tutoring children.

Male volunteers are needed each Tuesday from 6-7:30 PM for Youth Activities (if you yearn for an opportunity to play ball, this is for you).

WOW!! Five Buck Sports Apparel

Athletic Apparel Fundraiser

Salvation Army
1337 S. Shelby St.
Indy 46203
April 18, 2009
12-3 PM

Sports jackets, tank tops, sweatshirts, T-shirts (some Colts) $5.00 each

Seniors, purchase a table for $10 and hold your own rummage sale at the same time

Home Buyer Tax Credit

Frequently Asked Questions About the Home Buyer Tax Credit

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 authorizes a tax credit of up to $8,000 for qualified first-time home buyers purchasing a principal residence on or after January 1, 2009 and before December 1, 2009. The attached questions and answers provide basic information about the tax credit. If you have more specific questions, we strongly encourage you to consult a qualified tax advisor or legal professional about your unique situation.

Attached questions and answers

Federal Bonding Program

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development's Federal Bonding Program

Purpose: This Bulletin establishes the instructions and procedures for the appropriate use of Fidelity Bonds purchased by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Content: The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) provides fidelity bonding insurance to employers for coverage of job applicants who are qualified for employment but who fail to secure jobs because regular commercial bonding is denied. Nationally, since 1966, about 40,000 applicants have obtained jobs due to being bonded through the FBP, and 99% have proven to be honest employees.

Download Technical Assistance Bulletin TAB 2008-07, Change 1

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Woodruff Place Flea Market

34th Annual
Woodruff Place Flea Market

Start: 06/06/2009 - 8:00am
End: 06/07/2009 - 5:00pm

It's a Victorian Emporium! 80 acres of bargains, entertainment, and food from 8-5 PM on Saturday and 10-5 PM on Sunday! Woodruff Place is located between 10th and Michigan Streets just east of Arsenal Tech High School (roughly 1800 E. Michigan).

Children's Summer Camp

Horizons Urban Student Enrichment Summer Program

The Horizons Urban Student Enrichment Program is an affordable 6-week summer academic camp June 8th-July 17th for children ages K-8 from low income families, and is held at St. Richard's School, 33 East 33rd Street. Six week summer camp is $110 per student and only $85 per second and any other student from the same household. All meals and field trips are included in this low price. For more information, click here.

So You're Not a Scientist Workshop

So You're Not a Scientist

This practical, hands-on session will demonstrate ways to bring fun and easy science activities to your program. Each participant will leave with a packet of ways to show science is cool and can be fun! Presenters are Diane Miller and Tessa Reed. Wednesday, April 15, from 10:00am-11:00am. Click here for more information.

Heartsaver CPR & Pediatric First Aid

Heartsaver CPR & Pediatric First Aid

The American Heart Association and AYS have partnered to bring you these life-saving courses. Wednesday, April 8, from 4:30pm-8:30pm; and Saturday, April 18, from 10:30am-2:00pm. Cost is $50, fee covers books and cards. For more information, click here.

Asante Children's Theatre Academy Auditions

Auditions for Asante Children's Theatre Academy

Auditions for the next session of the Asante Children's Theatre Academy are Saturday, April 4, from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Christamore House, 502 N. Tremont Indianapolis. Youth ages 12-21 regardless of race, color, creed, nationality or religion are encouraged to audition. Experience in the dramatic or performing arts is not required. Each person will perform a two minute monologue of their choosing. For more information, click here.

Youth Development and Parent Outreach

Youth Development
Parent Outreach

Immerse yourself in the youth development approach and learn how to empower parents to engage and support their children's development. Pick up tips and fun activities to help you connect and work with parents. Share ideas and brainstorm solutions for common challenges. LUNCH INCLUDED! Thursday, April 9, 10:00am-1:30pm. Visit www.mccoyouth.org/mccoy-events.aspx?id=234 for more information, and direct registration.

Art-Marketing Workshop

A No-Excuses Art-Marketing Workshop
Saturday, April 4
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Swope Art Museum
Terre Haute, IN

You will take away amazing advice and pointers including:
--What an artist statement is, what it isn't, how to write it, and why you need to do this first
--How to introduce yourself as an artist so people want to know more
--12 rules for putting together first-class marketing materials
--The dos and don'ts of artist Web sites
--Five email secrets that produce results
--How to organize, expand and use your mailing list
--How to amplify your online presence

Think you know it all already? This workshop has something for artists in all stages of their careers.

Registration is only $117 ($105 for Swope Art Museum members). Registration covers lunch, printed materials and the expense of bringing Alyson to Terre Haute. You can register on-line at ArtBizCoach.com or get a registration form to print and mail with payment at Swope.org. Space is limited, so register early. Space is limited, so register soon!

For more information contact the Swope Art Museum at (812) 238-1676 or through e-mail at info@swope.org.

We hope you can make it! And we would certainly appreciate your passing on this information to others who might be interested.

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Workshop leader and art-marketing consultant Alyson B. Stanfield has been advising artists since the early 1990s. Prior to 2002, when she started ArtBizCoach.com, she counseled artists in her position as an art museum curator and educator. She is the author of I'd Rather Be in the Studio! The Artist's No-Excuse Guide to Self-Promotion. contributes regularly to Art Calendar magazine, and writes the weekly Art Marketing Action newsletter. Alyson's seminar has been presented at venues across the U.S. To read more about her, please visit http://www.artbizcoach.com.
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Visit IndyBANG.org to learn more about Indy BANG! Business and Arts Networking Get-togethers.

Drive-by Prayer Vigil

"If Drive-by Guns can Kill, then Drive-by Prayers can Heal!"

14-Month-Old Sentenced to Death:

Refused to Eat; Showed Disrespect

When I heard the recent news of the brutal death of 14-month-old Lilliana Goodmann, I immediately recalled 3-year old TaJanay Bailey who was brutally beaten November, 2006, and died at the hands of those who were divinely assigned to love her. TaJanay had been previously removed from the care of her birth mother due to neglect, however returned to her care resulting in her eventual death in the presence of one who was responsible for giving her life. Both TaJanay and now Lilliana are the innocent victims who, by nature, are made to trust and find safety and security in the care of their first love: their mothers. Unfortunately, in both cases, it was a live-in boyfriend who participated in the destruction of two beautiful baby girls who never had a chance to become young ladies and nurturing mothers themselves. Two live-in boyfriends who had not made a commitment to the victims mothers, so why be surprised when their fatal actions show no commitment to their offspring.

It's frightening to think that young perpetrators have moved from the streets into the cribs of the innocent. I would have to believe that somewhere in the perpetrators' lives you will find a history of abuse (a generational curse) which has silently and systematically made its way down to its latest victim. While we're focusing on the horrific acts of these young perpetrators, they are steady producing babies who are being trained in the school of perpetration without ever signing up for the class. And today we witness them graduating and carrying out what they've learned before they even reach full adulthood. Somehow we've got to reach them before class is dismissed; before they are given the rites of passage into a destructive world that finds its satisfaction in claiming another victim and producing another perpetrator. Baby Lilliana was sentenced to death with the following charge: she refused to eat; she disrespected. When was the bar raised on the death penalty, and when were executions carried out in the place where love and care used to reside?

It's time for the church to arise and reintroduce Sunday School with a new focus in mind: reprogram the innocent who are forced to watch and learn from illegitimate parents who have approved their own curriculum and teach it in a place we used to call "care." It's time to take a stand and present godly morals and family values that produce life; countering the lessons that are leading our young down a pathway of destruction.

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6

True enough, parents have the first responsibility for raising their children the right way, however, where parents are failing the church is responsible for succeeding. Our success is found in Jesus Christ and somehow we've got to get them into His hands before they fall in the hands of another.

Join us this Saturday as we declare Peace in the Streets, Safety for our Families, Life over Death, all in the Name of Jesus Christ who came to give us Life in abundance!


Prayer Vigil scheduled Saturday, March 28, 2009

Lilliana Goodmann (14 mos)
2100 Westlane Rd.

Eric Espinoza (27)
E. 38th & Franklin Rd.

A Posthumous Conversation to End Helping

You are Cordially Invited to Attend An Evening with John McKnight & Ivan Illich:

A Posthumous Conversation to End Helping

Monday, April 6, 2009, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Broadway United Methodist Church
609 East 29th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205

This event is free and open to all!

John McKnight: John L. McKnight is professor of Communication Studies and co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute at the Institute for Policy Research (IPR), Northwestern University.

McKnight is internationally recognized for his critique of the ways in which social service and other organizations "problemize" people. In his view, seeing "needs" instead of "capacities" and "assets" cripples not only those supposedly being helped, but their communities as well. He saw that by focusing on meeting needs and deficiencies, these organizations were seeing the glass as being half empty-instead of half full. But by shifting their paradigm from needs-based to asset-based, communities and organizations could maximize their "human resources." To aid communities and organizations in this transition, he co-founded the Asset-Based Community Development Institute with John Kretzmann in 1995 under the aegis of IPR. Through the ABCD Institute, he has advised communities in both the U.S. and other countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, and the Netherlands. His work in this area has had enormous influence on how epilepsy is treated, how foundations such as the United Way distribute their funding and view their "clients," and how the developmentally disabled can be reintegrated into mainstream society. Above all else, John is a master storyteller.

Ivan Illich (1926-2002): Ivan Illich was born in Vienna in 1926. He was forced to leave school in 1941 under Nazi race laws because of his mother's Jewish origins. He went to Italy where he studied in Florence and later was a student of philosophy and theology at the Gregorian University in Rome. He later returned to Austria where he obtained a PhD in history at the University of Salzberg.

He first came to the United States in 1951, working as a parish priest and championing the cause of Puerto Rican immigrants in New York City. Later he was appointed the deputy rector of the Catholic University of Puerto Rico where he began his work developing an intensive and culturally grounded training program for American priests whose ministry allowed them to work among Latinos.

Ivan Illich became increasingly frustrated with the bureaucracy of the church and left the priesthood in 1969. He went on to co-found the Center for Intercultural Documentation (CIDOC) in Cuernavaca, Mexico--a training research center which also served as a think-tank for innovative educators world-wide. It was there that he wrote his ground-breaking critique of the educational system, Deschooling Society (1971), arguing that school made people dumb.

Among the many educators who joined Illich at Cuernavaca were John Holt and Everett Reimer, who organized home schooling in the U.S., and John Ohliger, who organized adult educators against mandatory education globally and has continued to influence the emerging field of adult education.

Since the 1980s, Illich divided his time between Mexico, the United States, and Germany where he taught at the University of Bremen. Ivan Illich died on December 2, 2002, in the northern German city of Bremen where he had lectured in sociology for the past decade.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Refinancing Mortgages

Refinancing Mortgages held by Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

The U.S. Treasury Department has launched a website to help people refinance or modify mortgages held by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


Monday, March 23, 2009

Business Contracts and Negotiations

Business Contracts and Negotiations

Recognize the value of business contracts to protect your interests, learn what to consider in developing or reviewing a contract and get tips for negotiating favorable terms. $10

Tuesday, April 7, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: John Walls, Esq., J.D. Walls and Associates, P.C.
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

Goonies Never Say Die!

Goonies Never Say Die!

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 4, 2009
1:00 PM.

Take a break during Spring Break and join us in viewing the movie
Goonies Never Say Die!

Watercolors and Rainbow Fish

Watercolors and Rainbow Fish

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 3, 2009
1:00-3:00 PM

Come join us for a Rainbow Fish Story and Water Color Fun Acitivity

Public Safety Personnel Diversity Task Force

Mayor Ballard Announces Public Safety Personnel Diversity Task Force

Mayor Greg Ballard announced today the creation of the Mayor's Public Safety Personnel Diversity Task Force. The task force is charged to review the recruitment, hiring, and promotional practices and policies within the Indianapolis Fire Department and the Indiana Metropolitan Police Department to recommend further improvements that will ensure the City's public safety forces reflect the diversity within the Indianapolis community.

The Mayor intends to announce the members of the task force in the coming weeks along with an Executive Order creating the task force. Open public meetings are expected to begin in April.

Bi-Lingual Specialist Position

Bi-Lingual Specialist
Child Care Answers

The Bi-Lingual Specialist will work under the direction of the Referral Coordinator and will assist both English and Spanish speaking families with their search to locate quality child care. The Bi-Lingual Specialist will train and provide technical assistance to Child Care Providers in a 4 county region. The Specialist will conduct outreach activities designed to inform the Hispanic/Latino community of Child Care Answers services. The Specialist will be responsible for translating Child Care Answers English Communication pieces into Spanish. The Specialist’s work week will typically be Monday – Wednesday 8 AM – 5 PM, Thursday 8 AM – 7 PM and Friday 8 AM – 2PM but may include some nights and weekends.
Essential Functions:
1. Provide referrals based on national best practices to both English and Spanish Speaking families.
2. Provide comprehensive training and technical assistance to increase the skill and knowledge of Spanish Speaking child care providers in Marion, Hendricks, Hamilton and Johnson counties.
3. Recruit Spanish speaking individuals into the child care field.
4. Review census date to ensure equitable services are being provided in Spanish
5. Conduct outreach activities to the Hispanic/Latino community.
6. Provide translation support to the Child Care Answers Staff to assist them in working with Spanish speaking clients.
7. Translate written Consumer Education material into Spanish.
8. Recording data into appropriate computer databases based on contractual requirements.
9. The Bilingual Specialist will deliver enhanced referrals for both Spanish and English speakers, with the support of the infant toddler specialist and the inclusion specialist.
10. The Bilingual Specialist could be involved in the PTQ functions, such as Intro Session in Spanish and Mentoring in Spanish.

• B.A. or above in early childhood education or related field preferred

• A minimum of at least two (2) years of experience working with young children
• One (1) year of experience in training adults
• Experience in translating documents from English into Spanish
• Experience in providing outstanding customer service in person and via the phone
• Fluent in both English and Spanish
• Must possess extensive knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices in child care settings.
• Demonstrate knowledge of child development and appropriate child care practices and knowledge of state standards and requirements.
• Must have knowledge of child development pre birth – age seven years.
• Must have the ability to teach, guide and mentor adults.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations:
• Must possess a valid Indiana Driver’s License and have access to reliable transportation
• Must successfully pass background and drug screening

Essential Physical Skills:
• Must possess ability to lift and transport equipment and supplies

To apply email resume by April 17th, 2009 to:

Community Campus Forum

University of Indianapolis

Community Campus Forum
Wheeler Arts Center
1033 Sanders
April 27, 2009
12-2 PM

Please RSVP to Stephanie Johnson, 788-3557 or johnsonst@uindy.edu.

SONshine Theater open auditions

SONshine Theater open auditions

SONshine Theater will hold open auditions on Saturday, March 28 at East 10th UMC 2327, East 10th, Indianapolis 46201. This is one day only from 2:00-3:30 pm. There are two plays that we are considering so all I can tell is that we need both male and females of all ages to come out.
Most likely you will read from prepared material. Sorry for getting this to you the week before, but we had to verify some information before getting you this notice.

Tracy Carson

Fish Fry

Norwood Community

Fish Fry

Pride Center
1129 Vandeman
April 4, 2009
11 AM till the fish is gone

Perch $6.50
Whiting $5.50
Hot Dogs will also be available

Sunday, March 22, 2009


FringeNext Applications

Applications for FringeNext are now open and will be accepted until April 30. The IndyFringe building has been designated FringeNext for the 2009 festival.

The building will be a place for young artists to grow through the inspiration of the global fringe performing artist movement. FringeNext will become a larger part of the overall festival with the number of performing groups increased to 15 and the number of shows to 45 over ten days.

Visit www.indyfringe.org for more info

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 3, 2009

Adults, teens and kids can display their talent and sing, play music, read poetry and relax!

6:00 – 8:00 PM

Baby Lapsit Storytime for April

Baby Lapsit Storytime

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 1 & 15, 2009
11:00 A.M.
Ages 0-2

Babies and their caregivers are invited for stories, rhymes, songs and play time.

BOI - Marketing Through the Media

Marketing Through the Media

Learn how to effectively work with the media to get the word out about your business, both with paid advertising and free exposure through public relations.


Thursday, April 2, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Keianna Harrison and Denise Herd, The H2H Group
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

Poster Competition Deadline

Poster Competition Deadline

Entries are due March 31 for the 2009 IndyFringe Festival Poster Contest. If your art is selected, you will receive $500, two 2009 IndyFringe VIP passes, and an invitation for you and a guest to attend our VIP IndyFringe events.

Visit www.indyfringe.org for more info

FringeFriday - March 27


IndyFringe Building
719 E. St. Clair St.
March 27
5:30 p.m. - Mix and Mingle - music from Otto the Comic
Complimentary appetizers and cash bar
6 - 7 p.m. - Performances

Featured performances:
Does This Show Make My Butt Look Fat?
Preview of Theatre On The Square's upcoming one woman show starring Julie Inskeep.

Kate Lamont
Singer/Songwriter and director of the Earth House Collective.

First They Came From
Award winning short film by local director/produce Kate Chaplin.

Molly Wyldfyre
An American Tribal Style Bellydance solo part of a new vaudeville act in this years IndyFringe festival by Midwest Emerging Artists. (MEA)

Sudoku for Children and Adults

Sudoku for Children and Adults

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 2, 2009
1:00-3:00 PM

Sudoku for children and adults – prizes awarded for completed puzzles

Paper Toy Craft

Paper Toy Craft

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
April 1, 2009
1:00-3:00 PM

Design your own paper car or Tyrannosaurus Rex

Volunteer Opp - Pleasant Run Planning

Exciting Projects coming up for Pleasant Run

We have alot of exciting projects coming up this year for Pleasant Run. In addition to the standard clean-ups, there is a large scale Lilly Day of Service project coming in May which will involve a tree planting with 500 trees along Pleasant Run that day. It will be led by KIB and will potentially include a vegetative swale, infiltration strip and/or bioretention along a segment of Pleasant Run. And if that isn't exciting enough, there is also a discussion going on with Tina Jones of Indy Parks about the fact that in 2003 the Pleasant Run Greenway was placed on the National Register of Historic Places with National significance and plans are being discussed to fulfill Kessler’s vision for the Parkway (it was designed by him originally).

To plan out all of these things, we are going to start back up the Pleasant Run sub-committee. Jonathan Mirgeaux has volunteered to lead it and we are looking to see who else would be interested in being on the sub-committee. We will meet over lunch like we do for the standard Public Space meeting, perhaps on the following Tuesday at 12:00, but that will be up to everyone's schedule that is interested. So just reply to jeff030167@indy.rr.com if you'd like to be part of this sub-committee.

Thanks for considering,

Jeff Miller

Thursday, March 19, 2009

White River / Pleasant Run Clean-up

White River / Pleasant Run Clean-up
Saturday, April 11th
8:00 AM

is the date of the annual White River / Pleasant Run cleanup. This is a great time to give back to the greenways that add so much value to our neighborhoods. Supplies are provided, so come by and pitch in a hand to help beautify the area. To sign up, go to http://www.greenwaysfoundation.org/wrCleanup/21stWRCleanup.html.

4-H Spring Camp 2009

6th Graders—Join us!! Purdue University & Dow AgroSciences Present:

4-H Spring Camp 2009


It’s FREE!
It’s FUN!
March 30-April 3, 2009
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Breakfast and lunch will be provided

4‐H Camp is limited to just 30 students who will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis-So HURRY!! Fill out the Pre-Registration information form below and submit by
Monday, March 24, 2009

Pre-Registration Form
Please fill out and return to: Phyllis Harris, Extension Educator, Marion County 4-H, 6640 Intech Blvd., Suite 120, Indianapolis, IN 46254 Phone: 275-9305 Fax: 275-9309 E-mail: pgharris@purdue.edu

Student Name:___________________________________
School Attending:________________________________
Home Address:__________________________________________________________________________________
Home Phone:_______________________________
Email Address:_______________________________________
Parent/Guardian Name:____________________________
Parent Work/Cell Number:_________________________
Note: The following information is required by Dow AgroSciences in order for the student to participate in a field trip to their facilities:
Is the student a U.S. Citizen: Yes____ No_____
If No, what country is the student from?________________________________

If this pre-registration form is one of the first 30 received you will then be sent a full registration packet to complete.
**Student is expected to attend all five camp days**

Trusted Mentors Training

Trusted Mentors, Inc. is offering

Homelessness Prevention Mentor Training

Immanuel United Church of Christ

402 E. Prospect St
March 23, 2009
5:30 to 8:30 PM

Do you want to feel like you've made a positive difference in someone's life? Please attend the next Trusted Mentors training for any adults interested in becoming a mentor to an adult who is at risk of becoming homeless. Six hours per month of contact for one year is all that's needed to help stabilize a life. Help prevent homelessness in our community. Training and ongoing support provided by Trusted Mentors Inc., a non-profit mentoring program. Training will be held at Immanuel United Church of Christ, 402 E. Prospect St., Indianapolis, 46225. For more information, contact Candice at 985-3468, candice@trustedmentors.org, or www.trustedmentors.org.

Second Chance Act Grants

Solicitation for Second Chance Act Grants to State and Local Governments Released

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), U.S. Department of Justice, released the solicitation for Second Chance Act grants to state and local governments for adult reentry demonstration projects (Section 101). Funding under this section is available to help state and local agencies implement programs and strategies to reduce recidivism and ensure the safe and successful reentry of adults released from prisons and jails.

To download the solicitation, or find out more about the grant program, click here

The deadline for applications is 8:00 p.m. EST on April 20, 2009.

To download newsletter, visit: www.reentrypolicy.org/newsletters

BOI - Child-Care Business Operations

Child-Care Business Operations

Learn how to create a business plan and parent handbook for your child-care business. $10

Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Crystal Coleman, Child Care Answers
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

A Baby Chick craft

Make a Baby Chick Craft

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
March 31, 2009
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Join us in making cute little baby chicks to welcome Spring

Storytime and Playdough

Storytime and Playdough

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
March 30, 2009
11:00 A.M.

Stop in to hear a story and make some playdough with Miss Tammy

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Meals for Low-Income Seniors Planned

Stimulus Funds to Provide Meals

Indiana is getting $1.9 million in stimulus funds to provide meals to low-income seniors, Vice President Joe Biden announced today. The largest chunk — $1.3 million — is for meals delivered in group settings, such as senior centers or churches. The rest is for meal delivery programs to home-bound seniors.

The money goes to the state government, which will award the funds to organizations that provide nutrition services to seniors.

Revolt At The State House rally

Revolt At The State House rally

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
beginning at 11:30 a.m

Hoosiers from across the state will gather at the State House to fight to take back our government. If you're tired of politicians dabbling while government struggles to find funding for basic services, then come out for Revolt At The State House rally next Wednesday, March 25, 2009 beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Art Competition - Recycling Bins

1st Round of Pedestrian Recycling Bins Designed by Local Artists Installed in Broad Ripple

2nd Round of ReArtFormation Competition Open for Applications
April 15, 2009 Deadline

Seven pedestrian recycling bins created by local artists as part of the Indianapolis ReArtFormation II competition are being installed today in Broad Ripple. The bins, designed to accept bottles and cans, are located along College Ave., Broad Ripple Ave., Westfield Blvd., and Guilford Ave.

“Providing opportunities for citizens to recycle plays an important role in our efforts toward citywide sustainability,” said Mayor Greg Ballard. “These pedestrian recycling bins are functional works of art, and I am thrilled to see them being installed just as the weather is welcoming more pedestrian traffic in Broad Ripple.”

Broad Ripple is the city’s second cultural district to have recycling bins installed on its streets. The first, Massachusetts Ave., had bins installed in October 2008.

“The proximity to shops and restaurants and the Monon Trail makes these locations ideal for recycling bins,” said Office of Sustainability Director Kären Haley. “Making recycling more abundant and convenient for citizens is part of the larger City-wide SustainIndy initiative, and these new pedestrian recycling bins are a step towards improving the quality of life in Indianapolis.”

ReArtFormation I was a contest to create art from recycled materials. ReArtFormation II was a call for designs to create the recycling bins now being installed. The second phase of the recycled art competition developed out of a partnership between the Broad Ripple Village Association (BRVA), the City’s Office of Sustainability, and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB). In an effort to make ReArtFormation II possible, BRVA applied for and received a grant from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) and is continuing to raise money for matching funds.

Currently, a round of ReArtFormation applications for additional pedestrian recycling bin designs is open and has been extended to April 15, 2009. The competition provides a $1,000 stipend for gathering materials. The application and guidelines are available at www.sustainindy.org.

About SustainIndy:

SustainIndy is Mayor Ballard’s bold and innovative enterprise for making Indianapolis more sustainable. Its aim is to deliver long-term cost savings to tax payers and improve our local environment, while improving the quality of life for citizens and building our local economy. Its efforts are designed to aggressively move Indianapolis toward becoming one of the most sustainable cities in the Midwest. SustainIndy is driven by the City’s Office of Sustainability and takes a public-private partnership approach to making Indianapolis a great place to live for generations to come.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Summer Program Specialist Position

Summer Program Specialists

Are you looking for a meaningful summer job? Do you feel strongly about inspiring the next generation of girls to reach their full potential? We hope that you are the next Girls Inc. of Indianapolis Summer Program Specialist! Girls Inc. summer day camp is seeking highly energetic and creative staff to facilitate hands-on activities and programs and to create a safe place for girls. This summer opportunity is bursting with engaging, excited and enthusiastic campers. We provide you with training, curriculum, supplies, and support throughout your programs. You can help girls to realize their dreams, while building professional and teaching skills for your resume! The position runs from June 3rd-August 12th. To apply, forward cover letter and resume to Ami Kane at akane@girlsincindy.org or fax to 317-283-0301. For more information please visit our website at www.girlsincindy.org

Managing Change, Maximizing Impact

2009 Capacity Building Conference

"Managing Change, Maximizing Impact"

Presented by SAVI, the Nonprofit Solutions Initiative and the United Way of Central Indiana's Nonprofit Training Center

WHO: The conference is tailored to executives, program staff, board members, and consultants in the nonprofit industry, neighborhood and civic leaders, planners, evaluators, and grant writers. Workshops and special presentations will be delivered by organizations who support nonprofits, organizations that will share their success stories, and by leading professionals in the field. Keynote speakers include Kris Taylor, Dr. Frank J. Omowale Satterwhite, and Philip L. Lee.

WHAT: The two-day conference will present solutions, tools and resources for nonprofit and community-based organizations to boost revenue, remain relevant, adapt to the demanding economic and societal climate changes and stay financially afloat. Organizations also will learn how they can maximize their resources to have the greatest impact on their community. During both days, attendees will participate in workshops and break out sessions, listen to keynote speakers, network and collaborate with other conference participants, and learn from exhibitors who have products and services to offer to the organizations in attendance.

Here is a sample of the types of sessions available at the conference:

* Making Good Decisions in Hard Times: Using Results Based Accountability to Set Community & Program Funding Priorities in the Economic Downturn
* Community Assessments: Using Local Data to Improve Strategic Planning for Your Neighborhood
* Maximizing Neighborhood Quality of Life: Hands-on Applications of RBA to Neighborhood Strategic Planning
* Practicing Resiliency in Challenging Times
* The Newest Tools & Trends for Relationship Building
* Community Capacity Building & Development
* Inspiring the Nonprofit Community
* Volunteers - Our Success or Failure

WHEN: April 22 and 23. Day one runs from 7am - 5pm. Day two runs from 8am - 3:30pm. Networking time is incorporated throughout both days.

WHERE: University Place Hotel and Conference Center on the campus of IUPUI

WHY: In today's troubled economic climate, nonprofits and community organizations are being forced to evaluate their priorities, re-tool, and change their way of thinking and doing business. The conference will present participants with a wide array of resources, tools and strategies for ensuring the health of their organization and community for years to come.

Early-bird Registration, available through March 15, is $100 per person. Regular registration is (March 16 - April 1) $125 per person. Late registration (after April 1) and day-of registration will be available for $150. The cost includes the two-day registration fee, parking, lunch, snacks, and beverages for both days. Scholarships are available to individuals and non-profit organizations. The scholarship deadline is April 1.

To register for the conference, apply for a scholarship, apply to become an exhibitor, or learn how to become a sponsor at the 2009 Capacity Building Conference, visit www.savi.org/conference or call 317.278.2944 or 317.278.7636.

For more information on the 2009 Capacity Building Conference partners, please visit www.savi.org, www.nonprofitsolutions.iupui.edu/http://www.solutioncenter.iupui.edu and www.uwci.org.

BOI - Analyzing Your Business Idea

Analyzing Your Business Idea

Examine your business idea to determine if it makes sense in the marketplace, what resources it will require and the appropriate next steps for turning the idea into reality. Free

Tuesday, March 31, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Tricia Guagliardo, BOI
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

Stimulus Package Discussions in D.C.

Deputy Mayor Williams Travels to D.C. to Discuss Stimulus Package

Deputy Mayor for Neighborhoods Olgen Williams will travel to Washington, D.C. today to take part in the White House Recovery and Reinvestment Act Implementation Conference hosted by Vice President Joe Biden.

“Having the opportunity to represent Indianapolis at this conference is so important because we understand how crucial it is to ensure these stimulus dollars are being spent in the most responsible way possible,” said Deputy Mayor Williams. “I hope when all is said and done, the citizens of Indianapolis will be able to see a true difference in the city as a result of these funds.”

Conference attendees will consist of representatives from state and local governments tasked with overseeing how stimulus dollars are spent in their jurisdictions as well as members of President Obama’s administration. The group will discuss ideas and learn more about the implementation of the stimulus funds.

In a letter to Mayor Greg Ballard, Vice President Biden reiterated the importance to implementing an open process for spending the stimulus money.

“City and county governments are going to play a crucial role in partnering with me to ensure that the implementation is effective, transparent and efficient,” said Vice President Biden. In an effort support that, the recovery team has created a new website, www.Recovery.gov, to give every citizen the ability to find out how and where their money is spent.

The conference will begin Tuesday evening with a working dinner at 7 p.m. and will resume Wednesday morning with meetings throughout the day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cultural Trail meeting

Cultural Trail meeting on April 15

Hi everyone - While there will not be a Cultural Trail committee meeting on March 18, I would like to invite everyone to an important series of presentations at next month's meeting. Plus join us on Wednesday, April 15, from 6-8 p.m., at the Fountain Square Theater Building. At that meeting, we expect to have a full agenda of presentations and updates, including:

* More specific plans for the Trail design, including possible traffic signal and some parking changes
* Presentation of three public art concepts proposed for the SE Corridor (Virginia Avenue)
* General construction updates
* Presentation by Perkins Von Deylan & Associates (architects) on plans for a proposed multi-use building featuring the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, at the corner of McCarty and Virginia Streets

We welcome everyone to come and learn the latest on plans for the Cultural Trail. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Lovejoy (phone numbers below). Thanks - we hope you can join us!

There is also an open public meeting on the Cultural Trail on Tuesday, March 24, from noon-1 p.m., at the English Foundation Building, 615 N. Alabama Street. This meeting will provides updates on the North and Northeast Corridors.

Check www.indyculturaltrail.org for more information.

Have a good week,


Bill Lovejoy

Marion County Foreclosure Data

Ask Beth: Finding Marion County Foreclosure Data

Dear Beth:

I’m wondering if you have some information I need. With the current economic climate, I’ve been curious how much foreclosure rates have increased. Does the Clerk’s office track this information? --Curious Citizen

Hi Curious Citizen! The Clerk’s office does track the information you are requesting. The legal process to begin foreclosure proceedings starts in our office in the civil filing division. As the record-keeper for the courts, our office is required to send notice to the homeowner that is facing foreclosure.

Because we make the first official contact with homeowners through the foreclosure notice, I felt it was important that we let them know there is still time to get help. With every notice, we also include a flyer promoting the counseling efforts of the Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network.

The Indiana Foreclosure Prevention Network sponsors a toll-free hotline
(1-877-GET-HOPE) to help Hoosier homeowners facing foreclosure. The hotline is available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week. The free foreclosure prevention counseling is completely confidential. You can also learn more by visiting their Web site – www.1877GETHOPE.org.

Back to your question, our Web site provides yearly totals for the foreclosure filings in Marion County. Go to www.indy.gov/clerk, click ‘Court Records & Filings’ in the top tool bar and then select ‘Mortgage Foreclosure.’ This page not only includes foreclosure data but also information on the Sheriff’s real estate sales.

Unfortunately, mortgage foreclosures are poised to become an even larger issue for our community, state and country. When foreclosure is a possibility, it is a very scary time for homeowners. If you or someone you is struggling to meet your mortgage payment, I would encourage you to seek counseling from IFPN or other trustworthy, not-for-profit organizations. There is help available – you are not on your own.

Best Wishes,

Note to Readers: “Ask Beth” is a monthly column written by Marion County Clerk Beth White and aimed at educating the public about the services provided by her office. For more information, visit www.indy.gov/clerk or call (317) 327-4740.

Barrington Health Fair

Exhibitors, Sponsors, Donors Welcomed~
Barrington Health Center

Health Fair

Booth Space Available
Call (317) 781-4994 x 1162
for more information

Barrington Health Center
3401 E. Raymond St
11 AM - 3 PM
Saturday, June 13, 2009

Town Hall Meeting Rescheduled

Sens. Merritt and Miller Reschedule Town Hall Meeting

Due to a township-wide tree planting project, the town hall meeting with Sens. Jim Merritt and Pat Miller scheduled March 21 at the Warren Education and Community Center, 975 N. Post Rd., Indianapolis, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the same location.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

More than Eggs

Children's Event

"More than Eggs"

Saturday, April 11th.
10:00 - 12:00
Immanuel United Church of Christ
402 Prospect Street

Rags and Riche$$

Circle City Chamber Event

Save The Date!!

* April 16, 2009
* 6-8 p.m.
* The Westin Hotel Grand Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis
* Great networking opportunities
* Diamond giveaway during our exclusive "Diamond Hunt" presented by Hofmeister Personal Jewelers
* Exhibit of hand crafted jewels from the private collection of Hofmeister Jewelers
* Top shelf drinks by Circoc Vodka and Nuvo Liquor
* Gourmet hors d'oeuvers by Westin Hotel Catering
* Free giveaways and raffles
* Delicious treats from Litterally Divine Toffee and Truffles
* Intimate concert with special guest, Indianapolis pianist Cha Young Park

ALL for $25!

For more info and to purchase tickets, visit www.CircleCityChamberGroup.org/event-april-16.

Pothole Repair Schedule

Check for scheduled repairs in your area weekly

As the winter season draws to a close, the Department of Public Works has been working diligently to take advantage of warmer weather conditions to address the city’s pothole challenge. Since the fall of last year, DPW has been working with Eli Lilly and other in-house partners to improve our pothole response methodology resulting in the new Chuckhole Kaizen Response. The new chuckhole response method allows better reporting, planning and routing of pothole repairs.

For a list of scheduled repairs for this week, March 16, 2009 visit: www.indy.gov/EGOV/CITY/DPW/Pages/home.aspx and click on the words "Pothole Repair Schedule".

Steven R. Hardiman II
Public Information Officer
Department of Public Works

Meeting on Bethel Park Pool Closing

Mayor Ballard's Public Meeting on Pool Closing

Mayor Greg Ballard will be available for a question and answer session with residents regarding renovation plans for the city’s aquatic facilities in need of repairs. Residents are encouraged to attend to ask questions and share their opinions and concerns. Indy Parks & Recreation staff also will be available.

WHO: Mayor Greg Ballard, Deputy Mayor Olgen Williams, Indy Parks Director Stuart Lowry, Indy Parks Deputy Director Don Colvin, Indy Parks Senior Manager of Aquatic Facilities Elaine Dillahunt, IndyGo representatives

WHAT: Public Meeting on Pool Repairs

WHERE: Bethel Park Gymnasium, 2850 Bethel Ave.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2009

Friday, March 13, 2009

Volunteer Opps - KABOOM

Volunteers needed for designing new playground at School #31

School #31, on Lincoln, in the Southeast has been selected as a location of the national playground program called KABOOM. This program builds a state of the art playground in one day - May 20th. The first step is a DESIGN DAY, where kids, parents, and community leaders design the park.

Design Day for School #31 will be Thursday, March 19th. The students will design from 2:30 - 3:30; and, the parents and community members will meet from 4:00-6:00 p. m. School #31 will order pizza and soda, since this is around dinner time for most. The design group will be conferencing on a regular basis until the build.

Stimulus Scams

Stimulus Scams

With talk of multi-billion dollar stimulus plans ruling the news, it's no surprise a new round of stimulus scams are afoot. Scam artists are already using luring headlines to reel in unsuspecting consumers. You've possibly seen the ads - they feature photos of President Obama and Vice President Biden and claim anyone who applies can get free money. They claim the stimulus package provides for easy-to-get grants for virtually anyone who registers. They offer compelling testimonials describing people who used grant money to pay off their mortgages or fix their homes. The Federal Trade Commission is warning people the promise of stimulus money in return for a fee or financial information is always a scam.

Join the 100 Voice Youth Choir

"Stop the Violence" Event

100 Voice Youth Choir
on April 18th , 2009

"The April 18th 100 Voice Youth Choir is a kick off for the 'Stop the Violence' 2009 events in Indianapolis. If you are interested in being a part of this event, please contact Pastor Anthony Beverly at anthonywbeverly@yahoo.com or call 317.692.9929

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana is coming to Shortridge HS

Fine Arts friends,

You've heard its chilling effect everywhere from the original Omen film to recent episodes of South Park, but you've never seen it the way Encore Vocal Arts is bringing it to Shortridge High School this Saturday at 8 p.m.... Carmina Burana raises the spirits and few local attractions are as high-flying as what has been imagined by artistic director Chris Ludwa and the amazing collaborators who have come together for this one-night-only performance. I've seen two rehearsals and can vouch unreservedly that this work is one of a number of absolute must-sees for 2009! --Scot McKim

Make sure you're at the performance of the year this Saturday as Encore Vocal Arts presents this unique and uplifting performance of Carmina Burana. Aerial dancers performing on the Lyra and 75-foot hanging silk banners bring this passionate piece to life and provide a first-ever Cirque du Soleil twist to this perennial favorite.

Call 317.576.7676 to order tickets. (Tickets will be held at will-call.) Or purchase tickets at the door.

Underwriting provided by Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation

P.O. Box 30963 • Indianapols, IN 46230
317-576-7676 • encorevocalarts.org

" Que Llueva Café " scholarship

Chicano Organizing & & Research in Education Scholarship Announcement

Dear Friends,

CORE (Chicano Organizing & & Research in Education) is pleased to announce its first annual " " Que Llueva Café " " scholarship. Applicants must be undocumented, Chicano/Latino, high school students entering college this fall. The postmark deadline is April 10,2009.

You may download the application at http://www.ca-core.org/services

Thank you very much. I truly appreciate it.


Sr. Barraán

Part Time Position Available

Supervised Visitation Specialist - Part-Time

Location: Courage Center (Retreat)
Reports To: Director of Supervised Visitation


This is a part-time position (20 hours per week). The services will be provided to Marion County parents and children. The Supervised Visitation Program helps children have a safe environment to visit parents. It gives parents an opportunity to visit their children after the children have been remove from the home typically due to abuse or neglect in the home. Supervised visits are a step towards reunification when possible. We are seeking a self motivated, outgoing, organized and disciplined individual with proven experience and ability to respond appropriately to the diversity of our client population

Essential Duties:

• Responsible for completing all required documentation and meeting documentation deadlines • Supervise visits between children and there parents in our visitation offices • Assist in scheduling of visits • Attend all required meetings • It is understood that each employee follows and adheres to the professional standards as outlined by your perspective professional degree or license. • Perform any other duties as deemed necessary by the immediate supervisor * Ability to work independently * Ability to communicate effectively with all clients and staff * Proven/experience/ability to respond appropriately to cultural differences present among organization’s staff and service population * Ability to work in partnership with other team members * Has the ability to set limits and maintains the helping role of the practitioner and to intervene appropriately to meet the needs of the persons served or family members conviction about the capacity of people to grow and change.


* High School diploma required * At least one year experience working with children * Good verbal and communication skills are required * CPR and First Aide certification required (can be received after employment) * Must have valid driver’s license and insurance

Application Information:

Please fax or send your resume along with cover letter stating the position you are applying for to:

Children's Bureau, Inc. Attn: Human Resources Department 615 N. Alabama Street, Room 426 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Fax: (317) 264-2712 E-mail: cbihr@childrensbureau.org


Deidra Biltz
Vice President, Human Resources
615 North Alabama Street, Ste. 426
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 264-2700 ext. 262
(317) 264-2712 human resources fax

9th Annual Hoosier Job Fair

9th Annual Hoosier Job Fair

Crawfordsville High School gymnasium
April 6th

Congressman Steve Buyer and State Senator Phil Boots are co-sponsoring the event. There are already 73 businesses signed up offering more than 2300 jobs. The fair is free and open to all businesses and job seekers. For more info you can go to www.steve-buyer.house.gov or call Michelle Price with Buyer's office at 317-838-0404.

Fountain Square Arts Council Meeting

Fountain Square Arts Council Meeting

Wheeler Art Center Classroom
1035 Sanders Street
March 25, 2009
6:00 PM

Supper with a Friend

Free Community Meal-Free Community Meal

Supper with a Friend
(Free community meal)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009
5:00 - 7:00
Immanuel United Church of Christ
402 Prospect Street

BOI - Curso de Desarrollo de Negocios

Curso de Desarrollo de Negocios

En este curso de 12 horas, examine los pasos de planificación de empresas y aprenda los principios de manejar un negocio exitoso. Costo variable basado en los ingresos de la casa

Sábados, 28 de marzo y 4 de abril, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Local: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructora: Maria Marshall, Purdue Extension
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

Teen Book Discussion

Teen Book Discussion

Fountain Square Library
1066 Virginia Avenue
March 28, 2009
2:00 PM
Ages 10 and up

Prayer Vigil

Prayer Vigil
scheduled Saturday, March 14, 2009

Adrian Curtis (22)
3100 N. Baltimore

4-H Spring Workshop

4-H Spring Workshop

March 28th
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Southeast Community Services
901 Shelby Street

For children in 5th – 8th grade
• Science: Building weather instruments
• Gardening: Planting flowers to beautify the neighborhood
• House Environment: Making a memo board
• and more …

No cost, just bring your lunch!

To sign up, please call the Purdue Extension Office at (317)275-9305 or email Educator Claudia Guerin at claudia@purdue.edu. The deadline is Monday, March 23.


4-H is …

• Hands-On Learning

• For all youth (ages 5-18)

• Building Character

• Helping your Community

• Field Trips &Camping

• Setting your own goals

• Being with Friends

• Leadership & Cooperation

• Having Fun!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

YEA! Youth Engagement Allies

YEA! Youth Engagement Allies

Victory Memorial Church
Corner of Woodlawn and Villa
March 19, 2009

YEA! welcomes everyone who works with youth to join us as we explore Youth Empowerment and exchange information about our needs and assets.

"America's Most Wanted" All Star Award

Vote for Jason Fishburn NOW!!

IMPD Officer Jason Fishburn who was shot last summer and is still working hard to recover has been nominated for "America's Most Wanted" All Star Award.

In order for him to win, he must receive the highest number of votes this week. We are allowed to make one vote per email each day. Below is the web address to vote for Jason, please share with your friends and family:


Eyeglasses for the Homeless

Please Donate to "The Boxes"

From now until March 20, all money collected at "The Boxes" will go to the 2009 Indy Homeless Connect for the purchase of eyeglasses for our homeless neighbors. Yesterday, Mayor Ballard and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) announced the 2009 Indy Homeless Connect, which will serve hundreds of homeless individuals and families. This year's event will be held on March 20, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center.

This one-day event offers dozens of core services to homeless clients such as acute medical care, food, mental health counseling, legal advice, employment guidance, and housing assistance - all under one roof. Indy Homeless Connect also provides non-essential "extra care" services, like free phone calls, massages, books, and haircuts. Last year, more than 450 volunteers and 50 organizations served the needs of over 600 homeless neighbors. Residents, businesses, service providers or charitable organizations interested in volunteering or making donations to Indy Homeless Connect should visit http://www.chipindy.org or call (317) 472-7640.

Mayor Greg Ballard, his wife Winnie, and Sharon O'Brien, wife of Indiana Pacers head coach and CHIP board member Jim O'Brien, will serve as the honorary co-chairs for the fourth annual event.

About "The Boxes"

As of March 4, 2009, the total amount collected from "The Boxes" since they were installed is $4,848.77. One hundred percent of the money donated goes to CHIP. The Coalition then distributes money to service providers throughout the city. CHIP donates the time and manpower used to distribute the money and takes no funds for operating expenses.

There are currently 5 donation boxes located downtown. They can be found at:
* Southwest corner of the circle near South Bend Chocolate Co
* Southeast corner of Washington and Illinois
* Northwest corner of Meridian and Maryland
* Southwest corner of Illinois and Market
* Northeast corner of Pennsylvania and Ohio

Opportunity for 1st Time Homebuyers

Habitat for Humanity has a Home Available

Hi Neighborhood Leaders!

SEND is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to build 4 new homes in the SEND area this year. Habitat currently has families for three of the homes, but they are looking for one more family and would really like it if they could find a family from the southeast for that home. The home that needs a family will be located on Harlan Street and they are planning on starting construction this month and will have it complete by the end of May. If you know anyone that may qualify for a home, please have them contact Jennifer Coffey at Habitat for Humanity. Jennifer’s contact information is 921-2121 x 122 or jcoffey@indyhabitat.org. I have also attached a flier that lists the information sessions they will be holding this month and provides the minimum qualifications to purchase a Habitat home.

This will not be the last partnership that SEND does with Habitat, so please continue to refer potential homebuyers to both SEND and to Habitat. We really want to be able to provide homeownership opportunities to families that already live in the neighborhood. Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone you think might be interested in a home, or might know someone that would be interested in a home.

Thank you for all of your hard work for the neighborhood!

Julie Beaubien
Vice President
Southeast Neighborhood Development
1030 Orange St

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

BOI - Using the Internet to Grow Your Business

Using the Internet to Grow Your Business

Learn how to drive people to your Web site and keep them coming back for more. Identify additional ways to increase your Web presence and build awareness of your business by leveraging new technology. $10

Thursday, March 26, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Ken Zweigel, DRIVE
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles study group

The Church Within
Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
7:00--8:30 PM
love offering accepted

Ongoing study group of “A Course in Miracles”

BOI - Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Learn the difference between nonprofit and for-profit businesses and what it takes to start a nonprofit organization. $10

Wednesday, March 25, 6 – 8 p.m.
Location: BOI, 4755 Kingsway Dr., Suite 314
Instructor: Kim Huizinga, Esq., Community Development Law Center
(317) 917-3266, ext. 100

The Second Story Underground

The Second Story Underground: A fundraiser for our program

What: The Second Story Underground
When: 7 p.m., March 13
Where: Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 North Delaware St.
Cost: $8, $5 for students

Two entertaining Indianapolis writers and an eclectic musical trio are supporting the efforts of The Second Story with a fundraiser event this Friday, March 13 at the Harrison Center for the Arts. Young adult fiction author John Green, whose novel Paper Towns debuted at No. 5 on the New York Times best-seller list this fall, will read his work as part of an evening of literary fun complete with live music, conversation and food — as well as beer and wine for those over 21. Fiction writer and journalist Sarah Layden will also share her words. And Tonos Triad, a local classical- and jazz-influenced trio will provide music while the audience mingles. Both writers and the musicians are donating their time to support The Second Story. Our youth-focused educational nonprofit, which recently published a book of short stories about the city written by fourth-graders at IPS School 15, is raising $5,000 to meet a goal for a matching grant from The Indianapolis Foundation. Copies of the book, Hot Baked Cheetos and Other Things We Like About Indianapolis, will be available for purchase at the event. While the event is open for all ages, it is most suitable for teens and above.

Helping at Kaleidoscope Youth Center

We begin on Monday, March 16 at 4 p.m. at Kaleidoscope Youth Center at 4186 Broadway Street. www.kaleidoscopeyouth.org

We'll be doing writers workshop with the kids, stand-alone exercises that generate short pieces of writing each week with the objective of preparing for and then completing a long-term project that will become a small published book.

On March 16, we'll meet at the center at 4 p.m. for a brief orientation with Kaleidoscope and prep for our first lesson before we begin working with the kids at 4:30. The first session will be when we meet the kids, give them a writing attitude survey and do a fun writing activity so we have a writing sample for all. Going forward, we'll meet at 4 p.m. each Monday to prep for that week's lesson and work with kids from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. I'll also send out weekly lesson info in advance via email.

We'll pair new volunteers with experienced ones for the first session or two and we'll also do some outside prep for new volunteers after the first session. We'll work with the students for eight weeks March 16, March 23, April 6, April 13, April 20, April 27 and May 4 -- then we will have a celebration/reading event on the week of May 11. We will be working with 10 students each Monday in grades K-6. We hope to have the same volunteers there each week so we can be paired with the same kid or kids for most or all of the entire eight weeks.

Helping at the Boys & Girls Club in Fountain Square

In late March or early April (we are still working out the exact start date) we'll also begin with a similar after-school program at the Lilly Boys & Girls Club on State Street in Fountain Square. This will be on Wednesday nights from 3:30 until 5 p.m.

Please let me know if you'd like to participate in both or either of these programs.

Volunteer applications for both facilities are attached as well as our volunteer handbook (which is still a work in progress).

Thanks for your ongoing support. And be sure to stop by and say hi on Friday.



Jim Walker
Managing Director

The Second Story
1014 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203