September Action Team Meetings:
Join us in implementing the 173 action steps
of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan:

September 5 @ 6:00pm 
Health Pavilion, Room 202 (UIndy)
Planning future SoIndy social events and conducting community programming survey. Take the survey here.

September 5 @ 6:30pm 
Brightwood College, 4200 S. East St.
Working with TAB and the City of Indianapolis to bring Brownfield development resources and information to area stakeholders.

September 6 @ 5:30pm
Raymond Brandes Elementary, 4065 Asbury Street
We are partnering with area businesses, schools, and colleges to promote trades career pathways for South Indy residents.

Housing  
September 10 @ 6:00pm  
Health Pavilion, Room 202 (UIndy) 
We are promoting home ownership, housing repair, and responsible landlords.

September 11 @ 5:30pm  
Health Pavilion Room 202 (UIndy) 
Promoting affordable and free healthy foods through community gardening, implementing "Little Free Pantry" program, and improving environmental issues impacting our neighborhoods.

September 25 @ 6:00pm  
The Tube Factory (1125 Cruft Street) 
We will paint a mural in the Troy and I65 underpass on Indy Do Day, Sept. 29. We seek ways to incorporate art and banners throughout the Shelby St. Corridor. Promoting local businesses and creating the Shelby Street Village concept.

September SoIndy Neighborhood Meetings:
September 13 @ 6:00pm, Garfield Christian Church, 1751 Walker Ave.

September 18 @ 6:30pm, Burrello Family Center 
[ Childcare available, to sign up email garfieldparkneighbors@gmail.com ]

U niversity Heights   @Uheightsna
September 18 @ 7:00pm, UIndy Alumni House 

Meridian-Raymond  @Meridianraymond
September 25 @ 7:00pm, 2112 S. Pennsylvania

September 25 @ 7:00pm, Apostolic Christian Church, 1532 Standish
Red Line Block Party: Sept. 1, 3-6pm
Support Mass Transit...Plan a Future Ride from South Indy to Downtown
using your smartphone map or go to www.indygo.net
This Labor Day Weekend, SoIndy Celebrates Together ( Online sales only )
Don't Miss First Friday, September 7!

Check out the events, shows, and food:
The Tube Factory Art Gallery and Night Market

Bike Tour to SoIndy Community Gardens/Farms
The SoIndy Back to School and
Trades Demonstration Fair Recap :

SoIndy QOL Vision Statement #5:
"We envision broader community awareness of available resources
that promote family supporting careers."

  • We had 8 organizations come present trades career pathways.
   - Brightwood College : eletrical technician certification program 
   - Tube Processing Corporation : Manufacturing
   - MacAllister Machinery : Machinists, Technicians, drivers, and coordinators
   - Christel House Academy : DORS program (High School for Adults)
   - Wood Gallery : woodshop and woodworking classes
   - Big Car Woodshop : carpentry, building
   - Vincennes University Aviation Technology Center : aviation maintenance
   - Manual High School : Welding Program (American Welding Society certification)
  • An unexpected outcome was that these organizations networked and will be able to collaborate in the future to better serve our residents.
  • We had 42 participants.
  • We had a good diversity of participants.
  • We gave away 40 SoIndy tote bags with school supplies.
  • We provided healthy refreshments of fruit and water to participants.
  • We distributed 13 door prizes to winning participants: (4) $25 Kroger gift cards, (8) IndyGo 1 day bus passes, (1) custom carved wood plaque by the Wood Gallery.
  • 2 participants expressed interested in joining the SoIndy Education and Workforce Development Action Team!
  • We introduced our new SoIndy mascot (photo below). Come to a SoIndy event in September to vote on his/her name.
Did you know....
According to  monster.com , trades jobs are anticipated to grow faster than the national average of all jobs at 11% over the next 10 years. The median annual wage among skilled trades jobs is around $42,000.
Apply for jobs:
Indianapolis Dept. of Public Works is hiring : click HERE.

Career Pathway Opportunities:
September 1: Indy Labor Fest

We are #soindy!
South Indy Quality of Life Plan