INDY ACHIEVES

Organization name: EmployIndy

Program Type

Financial aid & financial literacy programs
Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: The goal of Indy Achieves is to help youth, young adults, and adults reach postsecondary completion, and ultimately, a career pathway leading to earning a family- sustaining wage. Indy Achieves works with youth from middle school to postsecondary, providing Promise Scholarships, Completion grants, mentoring, and supportive services to Indiana- University Purdue-University Indianapolis (IUPUI) and Ivy Tech students to help bridge financial gaps and personal barriers to postsecondary completion. Furthermore, Indy Achieves pushes and assists eligible Marion County students to apply for 21st Century Scholars—a state-led program that provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition to income-eligible students. The program also helps Scholars develop a graduation plan and explore colleges and career pathways.
Success Metrics: One-year retention rates of Promise Scholars outperformed comparison groups at each postsecondary partner (7% higher at IUPUI and 12% higher at Ivy Tech).

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

1,259

Black or African Americans Annually Served

33%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

29%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $700,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $560,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: EmployIndy
Website: https://employindy.org/
Respondents Name: Robin Kildall
Email: rkildall@employindy.org

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