Business Equity Indy

Modern Apprenticeship: A Key Strategy to Fill In-Demand Jobs

Now more than ever, employers need diverse, skilled talent to fill in-demand jobs. As demand grows, companies of all sizes across a range of industries are utilizing apprenticeships as an effective way to amplify and modernize their recruitment strategy and workforce.  The Modern Apprenticeship (MAP) program, led by EmployIndy and in partnership with Ascend Indiana, […]

Modern Apprenticeship: A Key Strategy to Fill In-Demand Jobs Read More »

Juneteenth: Indianapolis Events, Festivals, and Celebrations

On June 19, 1865, U.S. troops entered Galveston, Texas to announce that freedom had arrived for all enslaved people in the United States. The Emancipation Proclamation, issued January 1, 1863, technically freed all enslaved peoples, but it was not until that first Juneteenth that the news had reached all Americans and was enforced throughout the

Juneteenth: Indianapolis Events, Festivals, and Celebrations Read More »

Equity in Supplier Diversity: 3 Tips for Expanding Your Programs

A 2006 study by the Hackett Group found that companies focused on supplier diversity saw a 33 percent return on the cost of operations, resulting in a more effective supply chain than those who did not have a supplier diversity program. 17 years out from that study, supplier diversity initiatives are catching on across the

Equity in Supplier Diversity: 3 Tips for Expanding Your Programs Read More »

Lifespans Without Borders: Bridging the ZIP Code Life Expectancy Gap 

A 2015 joint study by SAVI and IUPUI found that residents of Carmel had an average life expectancy of 83.7 years, while the average resident living south of Monument Circle doesn’t live to see their 70th birthday—a figure comparable to many developing nations. How does a 14-mile difference equate to a 14-year difference in life

Lifespans Without Borders: Bridging the ZIP Code Life Expectancy Gap  Read More »

Talent Development: Building Every Employee to be a Champion 

Professional football teams build franchises by drafting young talent from college or recruiting available professional talent via free agency. At the end of every season, most football fans and cities begin to anticipate and discuss potential new talent teams will bring in to pursue a championship. Fans start looking at the top college players and

Talent Development: Building Every Employee to be a Champion  Read More »

Image of the Indiana Capitol Building.

Getting Serious About Hoosiers’ Mental Health 

It’s difficult to place a number on the cost of one’s suffering—but it is something that must be done. Mental illness holds one in five Hoosiers—a disproportionate share of which are people of color—in a tight grip. It will take a combination of intentional outreach, supportive services, and funding to help someone break free.  $4.2

Getting Serious About Hoosiers’ Mental Health  Read More »

Business Equity for Indy

Business Equity for Indy—Two Year Anniversary Reflections

During the summer of 2020, at the height of racial tensions coupled with the dire, disproportional impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Central Indiana business community united to form Business Equity for Indy (BEI). Through this initiative—a joint partnership of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indy Chamber with support from the Indianapolis Urban League,

Business Equity for Indy—Two Year Anniversary Reflections Read More »

Black Student

Education Equity in Indianapolis: A Reaction to the 2022 ILEARN Assessment

Earlier this week, the Indiana Department of Education released results for the 2022 ILEARN state assessment, an annual evaluation of Indiana students in grades three through eight. While a single test can’t reveal everything about an individual student, ILEARN data is incredibly important in analyzing at the school, district, county, and state levels. In addition,

Education Equity in Indianapolis: A Reaction to the 2022 ILEARN Assessment Read More »

Scroll to Top