“Essentially if you’re born poor in Indianapolis the chances of you remaining poor are highly likely. We’ve got to do better about how we intervene in that and provide more intentional opportunities, to skill these very specific populations up.”
—Andrew Black, director of community leadership at CICF
In this special episode of For Good, Andrew Black talks about economic mobility—one of five of CICF’s leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF’s strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana.
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Transcription of episode available below.
WHO YOU’RE LISTENING TO
* Andrew Black – director of community leadership at CICF
You’re listening to For Good, Central Indiana Community Foundation’s podcast highlighting stories about passion, purpose, and progress in Central Indiana.
At CICF, we believe in creating a community where everyone can reach their full potential, no matter place, race, or identity.
In this episode, you’ll learn about one of the initiatives included in CICF’s five year strategic plan for Marion County from experts on our staff.
This is our community. And these are your stories.
ANDREW: Hi. I’m Drew Black, director of community leadership at the Central Indiana Community Foundation. CICF has a mission to mobilize people, ideas, and investment to make this a community where everyone has equitable opportunity to reach their full potential, no matter their place, race, or identity. And we have five initiatives in Marion County that will help us execute that mission.
One initiative is economic mobility. For CICF, economic mobility is really what we’re referring to when we think about a person’s ability to attain the necessary educational credentials or employment training opportunities to advance their economic situation and overall quality of life.
What’s most alarming to me I think is that, based on Raj Chetty’s Equality of Opportunity Project, Indianapolis ranked 47th out of our 50 largest c...
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