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

November 7 @ 6:00pm 
Brightwood College, 4200 S. East St.
Planning the SoIndy winter summit on December 12 at UIndy Health Pavilion, analyzing programming gaps in the community

November 7 @ 6:30pm 
Store Space, 2715 Madison Ave.
Reaching out to Madison Avenue businesses to discuss the future of Madison Avenue.

CANCELLED due to job fair on 10/30/18.

Housing  
November 12 @ 6:00pm  
Brightwood College, Room 109, 4200 S. East St.
We are promoting affordable housing, housing repair, and responsible landlords.

November 13 @ 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

November 27 @ 6:00pm  
The Tube Factory (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.

November SoIndy Neighborhood Meetings:
November 8 @ 6:00pm, St. Andrew Methodist Church
Annual Christmas Party, November 29 @ 6:00pm, Tube Factory, 1125 Cruft St.

November 20 @ 6:30pm, Burrello Family Center 
[ Childcare available, to sign up email garfieldparkneighbors@gmail.com ]
Garfield Park Social Engagement Survey, click HERE

November 20 @ 7:00pm, UIndy Stierwalt Alumni House, 4039 Otterbein Ave.

Meridian-Raymond  @Meridianraymond
November 27 @ 7:00pm, 2112 S. Pennsylvania

November 27 @ 7:00pm, Apostolic Christian Church, 1532 Standish
2 Big Wins for the Southside Creating Momentum
Big News just North of SoIndy
Meridian-Raymond Neighborhood's northern neighbor, the Old Southside, was selected as the City's second Lift Indy investment area and will receive an anticipated $4 million over the next three years. Lify Indy is a comprehensive community development investment program aimed at propelling revitalization in Indianapolis neighborhoods.

Affordable Housing Revamp at Regency Park South Apartments
According to IBJ, Birge & Held, a national property management and investment firm, will invest up to $19 million to convert the 304-unit complex into "one of the largest below-market-rate housing complexes on the city's south side."
Please Support the SoIndy Annual Campaign
The South Indy Quality of Life Plan (SoIndy QOLP) brings PEOPLE together
to solve community problems and leverage resources
to improve the quality of life for all South Indy residents.

We have an open invitation for YOU to join us as a highly valued community ASSET .
Here are some examples of  PEOPLE  in South Indy serving as  ASSETS  this past year:

·        Hundreds of residents attended neighborhood meetings to connect and improve their neighborhood
·        Over 400 people participated in the Great SoIndy Cleanup in one of 18 beautification projects.
·        Community building action team members created and attended community events to increase awareness of the SoIndy QOLP
·        KIB Block Captains are keeping the streets they live on clean in all of our neighborhoods.
·        Rosedale Hills neighbors went door-to-door collecting emails to better communicate with their neighbors
·        Over 500 pounds of fresh produce was grown in SoIndy and donated to food pantries and neighbors, thanks to the Health & Wellness Action Team, UIndy, Community Health Network, Bethany Lutheran and Garfield Baptist Church.
·        The Housing Action team members are working with local organizations to improve housing options in SoIndy.

I could go on and on, but you get the point, right? Each person has value to add to our community, whether on a small scale (neighbor-to-neighbor) or on a community-wide scale. Together we are stronger and we can make a difference!

Residents, businesses, and organizations within our eight neighborhoods are implementing our vision for equitable and sustainable community development through our seven action teams: Community Building, Connectivity, Education and Workforce Development, Health and Wellness, Housing, Madison Avenue, and Shelby Street . South Indy is an area that has been overlooked for decades but features assets like Garfield Park, University of Indianapolis, and Pleasant Run Greenway. With the Red Line bus rapid transit coming to Shelby Street in 2019, now is a crucial time for smart community development with leadership from within the Southside.

As 2019 approaches, I invite you to help us implement our vision for SoIndy with a financial gift. Your gift will go to help implement one of 172 action steps within the SoIndy QOLP.
Worker Empowerment Opportunities
A free service for unemployed or underemployed individuals to receive one-on-one assistance to enhance their employment skills. The session can focus on job search strategies, interviewing skills, resume development, or instruction on basic computer skills.
Every Tuesday and Saturday 10am-2pm
November 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27

Nine families attended our Fall Celebration event on October 30 offering Financial Empowerment resources from Fifth Third Bank's Empower U program. SoIndy hosts 4 job fairs each year. Please stay tuned for our next job fair in the first quarter of 2019!

SoIndy residents are also eligible to participate in
Their Center for Working Families (CWF) model improves job preparedness, identifies employment opportunities, secures gainful employment, and builds assets through financial management and investing skills to ensure long-term financial viability.
Don't Miss First Friday, November 2!

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

On November 2, Celebrate Dia de Muertos
at Garfield Park Art Center. This traditional Mexican holiday celebrates deceased family members through music, storytelling, food, and ofrendas (altars).

We are #soindy!
South Indy Quality of Life Plan