Indianapolis Community Building Institute

A Space For Building Skills

Based on the philosophy of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD),  the Indianapolis Community  Building Institute (ICBI) transfers community building skills while providing space where Indianapolis neighbors can connect, realize and act on their passions for change.

Leadership development is critical to mobilizing residents to see change in their own neighborhoods and across neighborhoods.

This program is available to all without regard of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or on the basis of any other protected classification. Reasonable accommodations for the selection process and during service are available upon request.

Prior to the start of the 2020/2021 session, the registered team members from each selected neighborhood will be asked to complete a brief Neighborhood Assessment.

Applications for Fall 2021 will be open in the Summer of 2021. For more information, please contact Maury Plambeck at or call 317.920.0330 ext. 305.

What is ICBI?
Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) is a training program that incorporates the traditional classes of neighborhood organizing with a community-based project. The program is open to all Indianapolis neighborhoods and community-based organizations. As an important part of the program, Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) will work with each organization to develop community-specific systems to measure the results of each of the neighborhood-based projects. The measurements will vary, but will be designed to show the success of each project.


Thank you to the City of Indianapolis and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for their sponsorship of the Indianapolis Community Building Institute!



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