Organization name: Cook Medical

Program Type

Academic programs
Work-based learning programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years


Brief Program Summary: To help address high rates of poverty and unemployment in a near eastside Indianapolis neighborhood, Cook Medical, Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana, The Indianapolis Foundation, and the United Northeast Community Development Corporation partnered together to create opportunities for individual and community growth. Employees will manufacture medical devices such as introducers, sheaths, drainage catheters, and needles for Cook Medical as employees of Goodwill Commercial Services. This high-skill manufacturing training will provide employees opportunities for long-term employment and career progression. Through Goodwill, the facility will also offer wrap around services, such as mental and physical health support, substance use disorder support, soft skills training, housing stabilization, and other services necessary to remove barriers to socioeconomic progress. Employees can also advance their education for free, from a high school diploma through a master’s degree, as well as other certifications.
Success Metrics: N/A


Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served


Black or African Americans Annually Served


Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served


Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: Zip code 46226


Annual Operating Cost: N/A
Initial Start-Up Cost: N/A

Contact Information

Organization Name: Cook Medical
Respondents Name: Marsha Lovejoy
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