Organization name: Indianapolis Urban League

Program Type

Academic programs
Mentoring and career navigation programs
Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years


Brief Program Summary: The Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) Project Ready Program is a year-long education program designed to assist 9th-12th grade students with matriculating through high school and navigating college. Students are provided with academic, life skills, cultural, social, leadership and academic support through mentoring. The Project Ready Program uses an evidence-based curriculum developed jointly by the National Urban League and City University of New York (CUNY), and is comprised of three (3) major components: Academic Development, Social Development, and College Culture Awareness.
Success Metrics: The Indianapolis Urban League is contracted to enroll 225 students into the Project Ready Program. Program success is determined by the number of students successfully completing an Individual College Development Plan (ICDP), increased number of students matriculating to the next grade level or graduating from high school, increased number of students attending college tours, increased number of students completing FASFA forms, increased number of students applying to college, increased number of students joining the military, increased number of students entering workforce, increased number of students receiving remediation or tutoring, and increased number of students receiving financial literature or instruction.


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: N/A


Annual Operating Cost: $237,500
Initial Start-Up Cost: $36,112

Contact Information

Organization Name: Indianapolis Urban League
Respondents Name: Kimberly Simmons
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