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Horizon House offers more than a roof

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors{see also: City has high hopes for housing-first strategy} When it comes to fighting homelessness in Indianapolis, there’s a new mindset in town. And since early 2018, Lillian Herbers-Kelly and Horizon House have been on the front lines. This intensive approach at Horizon House, for which there was no blueprint, involves a team assembled by Herbers-Kelly from the […]

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City has high hopes for housing-first strategy

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors  {see also: Horizon House offers more than a roof} Around the country, homelessness continues to be a chronic, complicated problem. Despite their best intentions, cities and agencies have struggled to find solutions to an issue for which there are no easy answers. Rodney Stockment is well aware of the difficulty. Since 1981, Stockment has immersed […]

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What’s covered in the Undoing Racism workshop

The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond was founded in 1980 by longtime community organizers Ronald Chisom of New Orleans, and Dr. Jim Dunn of Yellow Springs, Ohio. It is located in New Orleans. Undoing Racism® is its signature workshop and is designed to understand the foundation of race and racism and the barriers they create. […]

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Workshop offers fresh look at issues of race

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors A decade ago, Marilyn A. Moores, then a presiding judge of the Marion County Juvenile Court, was concerned about the disproportionate number of children of color coming before her. She wasn’t the only one. Cindy Booth, the chief executive officer of Child Advocates, felt the same way. She recognized […]

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Effective volunteer programs take effort, pay dividends

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Every day Chris Morehead and Sharon Holyoak have a common need: a dedicated corps of volunteers to help make their organizations successful. And both use terms like “delightful, devoted, extraordinary, passionate, fun and engaged,” to describe the folks who have taken on that role.   For the past four […]

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One workforce strategy: EmployIndy’s community-based career navigators

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Visit WorkOne Indy’s new location and learn about its services. Attend the family-friendly open house on June 15 from 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to check out the new facility and learn more about EmployIndy services. Bring your resume because there is a job fair during the event. The […]

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Helping young people reach their potential

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Today’s young people are tomorrow’s _______.  It’s a common expression and you can fill in the blank many different ways. It’s an inescapable fact that young people eventually grow up and turn into something. Today’s adults, as every generation does, hope that transition is a positive one and one […]

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About the film

“Eva A-7063,” the 120-minute documentary that premiered last week, is narrated by actor Ed Asner, features appearances by CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer, actor Elliott Gould and former NBA player Ray Allen, who share Kor’s influence in their lives. The original score was composed by Dr. Tyron Cooper. Traveling nearly 90,000 miles, filmmakers Green and Brown […]

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“Eva A-7063” provides educational material

Editor’s note: Filmmakers Ted Green and Mika Brown in collaboration with WFYI Public Media are producing a 60-minute version from the original footage for educational use. It will be shown for the first time this spring at the Indianapolis Central Library. Partnering with Teach Plus, the film will be shown for 400 educators on May […]

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“Drug czar” steps up efforts against opioid crisis

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors When Jim McClelland retired after 41 years at the helm of Goodwill of Central Indiana, he didn’t envision an encore career. He was looking forward to traveling with his wife and serving on several boards. But when Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an executive order and tapped him for a […]

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