Brief Program Summary: Originally known as Youth Employment Services, YES Indy has
empowered over 6,000 low-income, out-of-school Marion County residents since 2003 through
barrier-busting support (such as vouchers for child care, legal assistance, housing, or
transportation), career services, and connection to education, training, and job opportunities.
Acting as a guide and intermediary, EmployIndy utilizes its network of local community
organizations as the purveyors of YES Indy services. We further support these partners by
providing technical assistance, evidence-based best practices, and professional development
opportunities through our workforce Ecosystem Enrichment programming. EmployIndy further
supports YES Indy by establishing partners to help with outreach and promotion via multiple YES
Indy Re-engagement Centers (RECs).
YES Indy providers include: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE), Edna Martin
Christian Center, Fathers & Families, Flanner House, Hawthorne Community Center, Keys to
Work, Martindale Brightwood CDC, Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center, YMCA, and PACE Indy.
Success Metrics: Each of the YES Indy providers track the enrollment, job readiness, HSE
completion, work experiences, training or certification placement and completion, postsecondary
placement and completion, and job placement.