Marion County

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La Plaza

Mission To strengthen Central Indiana by advocating for and preparing Latino students for educational success and by connecting Latino families to health and social services. Overview Overview: La Plaza has two areas of focus: educational success of Latino students and access to essential health and social services for Latino families. Our education programs and services …

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Center for Leadership Development (CLD)

Mission The mission of the Center for Leadership Development is to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal and educational attainment. Overview For 45 years, CLD has increased educational equity in central Indiana by empowering Black youth to achieve their …

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LYN House

Mission Building transformative, Christ-centered partnerships with neighbors through which economic, relational, and spiritual poverty are alleviated. Overview LYN House’s primary focus is providing services to children and youth through several programs throughout the year, including summer art enrichment camps, a winter basketball league, youth leadership/employment programming, and on-site academic and tutoring support at IPS #14, …

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Kids Dance Outreach (KDO)

Mission The mission of KDO is to positively impact the lives of all children through joyful dance programs that inspire excellence, instill confidence, encourage teamwork, and applaud persistence. Overview KDO provides accessible, high-quality dance and arts education programs to Indianapolis children. KDO’s philosophy centers on the belief that the arts have the unique power to …

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TeenWorks, Inc.

Mission To empower teens to achieve excellence in community, college, and career. Overview In 1981, Indiana philanthropist Gene Glick founded what was then called the Pro 100 program with a simple idea – to provide teens with a summer job that would teach them the importance of self-discipline, a hard day’s work, and giving back …

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Teachers’ Treasures

Mission Teachers’ Treasures obtains and distributes school supplies free to teachers of students in need. Overview Teachers’ Treasures, the “Free Store for Teachers,” helps at-risk children get the materials they need to succeed in school by providing teachers with donated educational supplies for use in their classroom. Teachers’ Treasures serves more than 5,900 teachers in …

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Teach For America (TFA)

Mission TFA finds, develops, and supports a diverse network of leaders who expand opportunity for children from classrooms, schools, and every sector and field that shapes the broader systems in which schools operate. Overview TFA recruits, develops, and supports equity-minded systems leaders so they can transform education and expand opportunity with children, starting in the …

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Southeast Community Services (SECS)

Mission Working together to serve, strengthen and support neighbors in southeast Indianapolis. Overview SECS entire organization operates as a Center for Working Families (CWF), providing low-income, working families with services across four areas: financial literacy and coaching, employment and career advancement, education coaching, and income and barrier busting support. The organization has been facilitating a …

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School on Wheels (SOW)

Mission SOW’s mission is to provide one-on-one tutoring and educational advocacy for school-aged children impacted by homelessness. SOW’s vision is to equip these children with the educational tools necessary to achieve success in life and break the cycle of homelessness. Overview SOW provides in-school, shelter-based, and academic enrichment programs that address the unique educational needs …

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Reach For Youth (RFY)

Mission RFY provides second chances for Central Indiana’s youth and teens through prevention, intervention and counseling. Overview For over 47 years, RFY has been a leader in providing family-focused services. Mental health counseling is at the core of all services and offered in conjunction with a continuum of positive youth development and prevention services that …

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