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To stand in the gap for vulnerable populations while empowering youth to actively transform their communities.


Founded in 2010, ProAct brings together organizations in the city – helping groups cross social, racial, and economic boundaries – through meaningful, human-centered service projects and social equity training. Providing innovative and unique programs and services to our community, ProAct intentionally connects schools, businesses, and nonprofits to empower youth and serve the community. ProAct has engaged over 25,000 Indianapolis residents in human-centered social action through it’s “ProAct Community” model which addresses poverty and prevents or reduces societal issues and racism by breaking down silos among the education, nonprofit, and business sectors through intentional community engagement. This work helps amplify youth voice and community action.

Arthur Dean Family Foundation Funding
  • 2022: Program support for the youth leader certification program
  • 2021: Program support for the school-based, Kids in Action program for Marion County youth
  • 2020: Program support to expand the ProActive Communities model to three Marion County Townships