January SoIndy Action Team Meetings:
We collaborate and leverage resources to implement
the 172 action steps of the South Indy Quality of Life Plan:

January 2 @ 6:00pm, Health Pavilion Room 202 (UIndy)
Setting goals for 2019

No meeting this month.

January 9 @ 6:30pm, Store Space, 2715 Madison Ave.
Planning Converation #2 with Madison Avenue businesses

January 14 @ 6:00pm, Health Pavilion Room 202 (UIndy) 
We are promoting affordable housing, housing repair, and responsible landlords.

January 16 @ 5:30pm, Health Pavilion Room 202 (UIndy) 
Promoting healthy and affordable food options, improving environmental issues impacting our neighborhoods, and expanding green and recreational spaces in the community

January 22 @ 6:00pm, Tube Factory Artspace, 1125 Cruft Street
We seek ways to incorporate art and banners throughout the Shelby St. Corridor. Promoting local businesses and creating the Shelby Street Village concept.

January SoIndy Neighborhood Meetings:

January 10 @ 6:00pm, Villa Baptist C hurch , 2650 Villa Ave

January 15 @ 6:30pm, Burrello Family Center 
[ Childcare available, to sign up email garfieldparkneighbors@gmail.com ]

University Heights @uheightsna
January 15 @ 7:00pm, UIndy Alumni House

M eridian Raymond   @MeridianRaymond
January 22 @ 7:00pm, 2112 S. Pennsylvania St.

January 24 @ 7:00pm, St Roch Parish Life Center, 3603 S Meridian St

Carson Heights  @carsonheightsneighborhood
Thanks to everyone who worked in 2018 to make South Indy a better community!

In order to continue the work we do in 2019, we rely on your continued support.
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First Friday on Shelby Street - January 4, 2019
Support SoIndy's art community while catching up with friends and neighbors at these great destinations:
SoIndy Winter Summit
There were about 50 residents and stakeholders who attended the SoIndy Winter Summit on December 12, 2018. Attendees learned about the programs of Southeast Community Services (SECS) from Director, Terri Garcia, and each of the 7 action teams gave reports. All of the amendments to the workplan passed.

Southeast Community Services accomplished the following in 2018:
  • Job coaches helped place 63 people in jobs with an average starting wage of $12.60. 
  • More than 30 students graduated from our HSE (High School Equivalency) classes and nine people were able to further their careers through technical training scholarships.
  • On average, our neighbors were able to raise their credit scores by 56 points and increase their net worth by an average of $3,088 by working with our financial coaches. 

Thanks to everyone who donated 136 socks, gloves and hats that were divided between SECS and Garfield Park Library. You can listen to the summit interviews produced by WQRT-LP 99.1FM and Katie Carlson below.
Business Networking
Madison Avenue business employees, owners and property owners are invited to a conversation about the future of Madison Avenue.
January 24, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
at Store Space, 2715 Madison Ave.
Hosted by the SoIndy Madison Avenue Action Team.
Learn more about our strategies HERE .
Pathways to Careers
Center for Working Families at Southeast Community Services
901 S. Shelby St.

Have you planned the next step for your career? Now’s the time to get started! Join us for Career Pathways! Fill out our  interest form  & we’ll contact you with more information. 
Here’s what you get with our Pathways Program:
  • 24 hours of job skills training
  • 18 hours of education training focusing on the skills you’ll need to advance your career. (More is available as needed)
  • We connect you to a FREE* industry certification training and the services of Work One Indianapolis.
  • Sample trainings include:
  • Production Technician (manufacturing)
  • Skilled Trades (electrician, plumber, construction, painting, etc.)
  • Certified Nurses Aid (CNA)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • CDL (trucking/logistics)
  • Welding
 Then it’s time to start your career!
Our c oaches will work with you throughout the entire training  so you can reach your goals!
Once you start work, we’ll provide ongoing  support for your first year on the job  & help you prepare to  advance to your next step  on your Career Pathway!
*Based on compliance with screening procedures including drug screen and background check. A criminal history will NOT exclude you from participation in training. Decisions will be based on industry hiring regulations.

A Southeast Community Services Success Story:
Tracy started working with SECS in February of 2015. When he first began meeting with our coaches, Tracy had been unemployed for several months and was looking for financial and career coaching. By June of that year, Tracy had completed vocational training through Indiana Plan and started his electrician apprenticeship at Banta Electrical with a starting wage of $10.25 an hour. As of September 2018, Tracy's hourly wage has more than doubled to $22.90 and with two and a half years left until he completes his apprenticeship and becomes a Journeyman, Tracy's earning potential will continue to rise.

Associates, Bachelors, and Trades Program Scholarships
Non traditional students are encourage to apply HERE
More Community Opportunities
Indiana Dept. of Education Task Force Community Meetings
to discuss future of Emma Donnan, Manual, and Howe Schools
January 29, 6:30pm @ Brookside Park
February 6, 6:30pm @ Burrello Family Center (in Garfield Park)

Garfield Park Library Free Classes
Keyboard, Mouse and Other Computer Basics: Thursday, January 10, 1:30-3:30pm
Cloud Storage: Wednesday, January 16, 1:30-3:30pm
Open Lab: 2nd Tuesday, Jan. 8, 1:00-3:00pm and 3rd Tuesday, Jan. 15, 4:00-6:00pm
Minecraft Club: 4th Monday of each month (register at 317-275-4490)

From Tuesday, January 29th to Thursday, January 31st, there will be four more public input opportunities to review and tell us your priorities for the White River Vision Plan framework and emerging project ideas.
•            January 29th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers
•            January 30th from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at MIBOR, 1912 N Meridian St.
•            January 30th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sun King Brewery, 135 N College Avenue
•            January 31st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Riverside High School, 3010 N White River Pkwy.
In the meantime, visit us at:  http://www.MyWhiteRiver.com .    

We are #soindy!
South Indy Quality of Life Plan