Organization name: Indianapolis Urban League

Program Type

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

0-4 Years
5-11 Years
12-18 Years
19-25 Years


Brief Program Summary: The Urban Family Engagement Program is the Indianapolis Urban League’s (IUL’s) two-generation initiative to improve economic stability through employment pathways, education skill building, post-secondary education, training, health and wellness, peer and family services for parents who have successfully completed the IUL New Beginnings Program. The program also provides access to high-quality education programs, educational support and peer and family counseling for their children, while keeping the entire family in mind for additional services and support.
Success Metrics: The Indianapolis Urban League was contracted to enroll 50 families into its newly launched Urban Family Engagement Program in 2020, but met and exceeded enrollment goals by enrolling 94 families during the 2019-2021 grant period. Program success is also determined by the number of enrolled parents successfully completed a work readiness training program, number of parents completing a Family Success Plan (FSP) detailing familial goals to be achieved by the entire family, increased number of parents enrolled in Adult Basic Education (ABE), number of parents completing a resume, increased number of parents enrolling in a credentialed training program, increased number of parents earning an industry recognized training credential, number of parents accessing health insurance, number receiving healthy foods, increased number of parents engaged in physical fitness activities, increased number of parents engaged in children’s school activities, increased number of students having access to backpacks and school supplies, increased number of children maintaining or improving grades, and increased number of children receiving tutoring to improve their grades and standardized test scores.


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: Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A


Annual Operating Cost: $150,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $100,000

Contact Information

Organization Name: Indianapolis Urban League
Website: https://www.indplsul.org/
Respondents Name: Kimberly Simmons
Email: ksimmons@indplsul.org
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