CICF’s new strategic plan includes strategies to engage “opportunity youth” (defined as those between the ages of 16-24 and not enrolled or employed) in programs that promote education or career pathways. In this episode of For Good, hear from local leaders about ongoing efforts to provide opportunity to young people in our community. These programs include:
* Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, which provides youth enrichment services, housing assistance and community outreach programs working toward the reduction and elimination of poverty in Central Indiana.
* Groundwork Indy, which operates two youth development programs: the Green Team, which employs in-school youth ages 14-18 and is focused on building leadership skills, environmental awareness and life skills; and GroundCorp, which employs out-of-school youth ages 16-24 and is focused on job training and preparedness.
* YES Indy REC, formerly the Pivot Re-Engagement Center, at Boys and Girls Club of Indianapolis, where service providers engage “opportunity youth” to build confidence and connections with education and employment resources.
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WHO YOU’RE LISTENING TO
* Andrew Black – director of community leadership at CICF
Welcome to For Good, Central Indiana Community Foundation’s podcast highlighting stories about passion, purpose, and progress in Central Indiana. At CICF, we believe in opportunity and equity. We believe that our communities and neighborhoods are stronger because of our diversity. And we believe that with innovation and boldness, central Indiana can be a place where everyone can reach their full potential, no matter their place, race, or identity.
This is our community. And these are your stories.
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 their place, race, or identity. This is our community and these are your stories.
ANDREW: Hello, and welcome to For Good. I’m Drew Black, a director of community leadership at Central Indiana Community Foundation. Today, we are recording just north of Central Library from Comida, where owner and head chef Lance George uniquely fuses Mexican and barb...
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