PROJECT INDY

Organization name: EmployIndy

Program Type

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs
Work-based learning programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: In May 2016, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett launched Project Indy, a city-wide initiative to ensure that employers and young workers prioritize youth employment for a pathway to success. Now housed at EmployIndy, Project Indy is comprised of a network of community organizations, employers, and corporate partners to provide job opportunities, soft- skill development, and job-readiness training to in-school and out-of-school youth in Marion County.
Success Metrics: 51 new employers registered for Project Indy in 2019 with a total of 4,167 jobs posted on the platform.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

1,078

Black or African Americans Annually Served

56%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

17%

Geographic Scope:

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

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $135,842
Initial Start-Up Cost: $1,900,000

Contact Information

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

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