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Program Database

This database provides a summary about more than 200 existing education and workforce development programs in Marion County, Indiana. The database complements the BEI Learning and Talent Opportunities Taskforce’s recommendations for companies to improve education and workforce development outcomes for Black and Hispanic individuals and identifies specific programs and initiatives in which the corporate community can engage. Learn more about the Learning and Talent Database HERE.

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Organization name: Lumina Foundation for Education, Inc.
(nonprofit)

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Program Types:

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Brief Program Summary:

The Accelerate 100+ training program focuses on the growth and development of Black-owned business owners through the identification of business opportunities, assistance to close deals, access global market opportunities, source and direct matching, assist MBEs in the areas of growth and development, joint venturing and strategic alliance development through mergers and acquisitions and the identification and securing of financing.

Annual opperating Costs:

$175,000

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: Greater Indianapolis Branch of the NAACP
(nonprofit)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Program Types:

Academic programs

Brief Program Summary:

Each year, high school students across the country start a journey to sharpen their skills through the Afro-Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics (ACT-SO). From visual arts and business to performing and culinary arts, participants work with community-based volunteers for a year to develop projects and performances. The experience culminates in local and national events where students compete for scholarships and other rewards. The Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch hosts a local competition, and takes these local winners to the National ACT-SO Competition.

Annual opperating Costs:

$25,000

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: MSD Warren Township
(k-12)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Program Types:

Academic programs

Brief Program Summary:

Warren Adult and Community Education offers a variety of programming: High school diploma/credit recovery, High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED), English language classes, certifications and community education classes. In addition to the education programs, specific job training programs include: Certified Nursing Assistant, Certified Medical Assistant, Clinical Lab Assistant, Phlebotomist, Paraprofessional Educator, HVAC and Welding.

Annual opperating Costs:

N/A

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: 180 Skills
(corporate)

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Program Types:

Academic programs

Brief Program Summary:

180 Skills provides access to its skills training education platform to anyone who is engaged with Adult Basic Education.

Annual opperating Costs:

N/A

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: EmployIndy
(nonprofit)

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Program Types:

Academic programs
Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Brief Program Summary:

Through the Adult Education and Rapid Reskilling initiative, EmployIndy recently helped the City of Indianpaolis invest $4.4 million in CARES funding to connect and serve 2,000 dislocated workers without a High school degree in Indianapolis. Funding augmented state Title II funds for Adult Education and English Language Learning (ELL). Additional funds from the American Rescue Plan will be used to continue this local investment and solidify the Community of Practice EmployIndy is building with partners to ensure more efficacy in the continuum of client-centered supports.

Annual opperating Costs:

N/A

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: Eleven Fifty Academy
(nonprofit)

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Program Types:

Academic programs

Brief Program Summary:

Tech was supposed to be the great equalizer but has fallen short on that promise. Eleven Fifty Academy (EFA) intends to change that with the Advancing Tech in 46218 (AT46218) project. EFA will work with Martin University and other collaborative partners to provide good or promising jobs to a population that has long been considered non-traditional in the tech industry. The target audience for AT46218 will be current and incoming adult students at Martin University, students at Goodwill’s Excel Center that have completed IT Fundamentals, and individuals identified through outreach conducted throughout the 46218 neighborhood, including via Eastern Star Church and Innopower. EFA courses will take place virtually and in-person at Martin University. Additionally, through an articulation agreement between Martin University and EFA, students will have the option to complete three additional courses and earn a Business Entrepreneurship Technology Certificate or apply their EFA coursework toward completion of a Bachelor of Applied Science Computer Software Application (BS) or Business Administration (BA). AT46218 partners will work together to ensure that all program participants have access to wraparound supports through collaborative partner agencies and/or EFA. This could include access to barrier buster funds, transportation, childcare, or other wraparound supports. Finally, EFA will engage employer partners to place graduates in positions that pay, on average, $54,000 annually.

Annual opperating Costs:

$1,980,454

Inital Start-Up Cost:

$1,207,231
Organization name: MSD of Wayne Township
(k-12)

Ages Served:

5-11 Years
12-18 Years

Program Types:

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Brief Program Summary:

The African Student Association (ASA) consists of students from various countries in Africa. Students meet to share common experiences, learn about their individual cultures, and celebrate their diversity at Ben Davis University High School. ASA also host an “ASA night”--which is an opportunity for anyone in Wayne Township to participate in African cuisine, dance, fashion, and music.

Annual opperating Costs:

$0

Inital Start-Up Cost:

$0
Organization name: IUPUI
(college/university)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Program Types:

Work-based learning programs

Brief Program Summary:

A healthy Indiana needs healthy communities. And it needs health care professionals located in all areas of the state from the inner cities to the rural neighborhoods prepared to help educate citizens about health problems and issues and to provide quality service. Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) play an important role in providing communities with health care professionals prepared to meet their needs. Today, 54 AHEC programs with more than 200 centers operate in almost every state and the District of Columbia. An AHEC is a network of regional centers that are coordinated through a central program office. Each regional center is locally grown and is designed to assess and meet the needs of citizens in that specific region. AHECs perform four basic functions: • Assist in the ambulatory training of health professionals. Health professionals who train in underserved communities are much more likely to serve those populations when their training is completed. • Provide continuing education, especially for providers to the underserved. Continuing education programs improve the quality of care and enhance professional satisfaction, both of which contribute to provider retention. • Recruit minority students into the health professions careers. Minority health professionals are substantially more likely to serve vulnerable populations then their majority counterparts. • Respond to emerging health issues by distributing information necessary for practitioners and facilities to address critical health issues and threats in a timely way. In accomplishing these goals, the AHEC can improve the quality of health care, especially primary and preventative care.

Annual opperating Costs:

$3,638,257

Inital Start-Up Cost:

$0
Organization name: Outreach
(nonprofit)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Program Types:

Financial aid & financial literacy programs
Mentoring and career navigation programs

Brief Program Summary:

Outreach provides services to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness. Its ARCH (Advocacy, Relationship, Case Management in High Schools) Program assists homeless high school students with a wide range of services. Case managers help students obtain birth certificates, Social Security cards, Medicaid coverage, TANF/WIC, bus passes, and other important services. They provide educational assistance by helping with financial aid forms, taking students on college visits, and helping to apply for scholarships. ARCH staff champion youth towards graduation and beyond, journeying through life experiences with them.

Annual opperating Costs:

N/A

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: MSD Warren Township
(k-12)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Program Types:

Work-based learning programs

Brief Program Summary:

MSD Warren Township partnered with CSO Architects and Skillman Construction Group to highlight students in the architecture and construction fields, particularly students of color, by engaging them in some of the construction and renovations within the district. A Black graduate student at IUPUI studying architecture and construction management mentored students as they developed a presentation and provided the School Board with an update on where are with the school construction. The partnership provided participating students with an “internship” of sorts, by providing an opportunity to work side by side with CSO and Skillman.

Annual opperating Costs:

N/A

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: MSD of Decatur Township
(k-12)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Program Types:

Academic programs
Work-based learning programs

Brief Program Summary:

Area 31 Career Center offers over 25 career and technical programs in Advanced Manufacturing, Business, and Technology, Communication, Construction and Manufacturing, Health Sciences, Human Services, Public Safety, and Transportation. Programs provide hands-on learning and real-world experiences preparing students for a high-wage, high demand career right out of high school. Additionally, students have the opportunity to earn up to 30 transferable college credits in select programs.

Annual opperating Costs:

$280,000

Inital Start-Up Cost:

$280,000
Organization name: Ascend Indiana
(nonprofit)

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Program Types:

Mentoring and career navigation programs

Brief Program Summary:

Ascend Indiana is the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), an organization that brings together industry, higher education and philanthropic leaders to advance Central Indiana's prosperity and growth. Ascend’s vision is for Indiana to be a place of economic opportunity for all. To achieve this, Ascend bridges talent and communication gaps by creating connectivity between people and employers. Ascend has focused its efforts around three core priorities: connecting job seekers to career opportunities through the Ascend Network talent platform, catalyzing transformative employer and education partnerships through Ascend Services, and informing workforce research and public policy through thought leadership.

Annual opperating Costs:

$7,500,000

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: MSD Warren Township
(k-12)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Program Types:

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

Brief Program Summary:

Athletics and extracurriculars are an opportunity for students to engage in the school process. Beyond the student’s selected sports, MSD Warren Township’s athletics department holds student athletes to high standards of academics and behaviors, develops study tables, provides mentoring and family outreach. Every Athlete has access to an academic advisor and support is available for athletes planning to compete at the collegiate level. This includes assistance with the college application process, filing for Federal and State Financial Aid and ACT/SAT testing. In terms of extracurricular clubs and organizations, Warren Central High School/Walker Career Center offers over 20 Academic Clubs including: Speech team, Yearbook and Newspaper, Foreign Language, and National Honor Society. In performing arts, there are over 17 different clubs and groups including a state and nationally recognized marching band, indoor percussion and color guard. Student council, Best Buddies, Gay Straight Alliance and One Heart, One Mind are a few of the 15 service clubs available to students. MSD Warren Township's CTE programs offer almost 20 Skills USA teams, as well as clubs for robotics, leadership council, ACE Mentoring and more.

Annual opperating Costs:

N/A

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: IU Health
(corporate)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Program Types:

Academic programs
Work-based learning programs

Brief Program Summary:

The IU Health (IUH) Fellowship at Crispus Attucks is designed to address the lack of minority representation amongst Healthcare professionals while combating the inequities and disparities within the Healthcare Industry. In partnership with the Indianapolis Public School (IPS) system, IUH's goal is to design a Medical Magnet/Health Sciences program at Crispus Attucks High School (CAHS) that is motivated by industry standards; creating a workforce pathway while removing the barriers – of access and finance – into post-secondary education. In addition to providing a platform for students to excel academically, the Crispus Attucks Legacy Project will (1) create pathways for students to advance their academic and professional careers, (2) create a pipeline of well-trained team members for IU Health, (3) leverage the collective impact of community stakeholders within the IUH Health District, and (4) contribute to the improvement of the educational landscape of Indiana by developing an industry driven academic platform that can be replicated throughout the state. Correspondingly, graduating students from the IUH Fellowship at Crispus Attucks will have earned: • Tuition-Support for enrollment in one of the partnering university undergraduate programs – to support their professional development and healthcare pathway pursuits, and a • Guaranteed offer of Employment at IUH in one of the predetermined Health Care Pathways (Medical Assistant and Patient Care Assistant) for any Attucks Fellow seeking to enter the workforce upon completion of the program

Annual opperating Costs:

$550,000

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: EnerDel Inc.
(corporate)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Program Types:

Job shadow & career fair programs

Brief Program Summary:

EnerDel participated in Believe Circle City High School’s job shadowing event. The school's purpose of this experience is to give scholars the opportunity to see a day in the life of professionals and learn valuable information about a career of their choice.

Annual opperating Costs:

$550

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
Organization name: BELIEVE Schools
(k-12)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Program Types:

Academic programs

Brief Program Summary:

BELIEVE Circle City High School is a public college and career preparatory high school dedicated to the achievement of students in the Indianapolis area. The school's mission is to develop students into leaders through a community that fosters their agency, autonomy, and acceleration— providing a foundation for future independence and success.

Annual opperating Costs:

$50,000

Inital Start-Up Cost:

$15,000
Organization name: pilotED Schools
(k-12)

Ages Served:

0-4 Years
12-18 Years

Program Types:

Early childhood education programs
Work-based learning programs

Brief Program Summary:

ECE students' growth in terms of their academic achievement as well as their social-and-emotional learning, resilience, and empathy Youth Apprentrices growth in terms of their academic achievement and persistence, degrees and credentials acquired, economic mobility (increased pay overtime), and social-and-emotional wellness and behavioral health outcomes.

Annual opperating Costs:

$95,000

Inital Start-Up Cost:

$95,000
Organization name: Center for Leadership Development
(nonprofit)

Ages Served:

12-18 Years

Program Types:

Job shadow & career fair programs

Brief Program Summary:

Presented in partnership with Bowen Engineering and Purdue Minority Engineering Program, this one day initiative introduces participants to the scope of possibilities in engineering, entrepreneurship and science related careers.

Annual opperating Costs:

N/A

Inital Start-Up Cost:

N/A
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