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ICBI Alumni Network

What Makes ICBI Invaluable?

The Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) provides an opportunity for engaged individuals to come together and discuss common goals. Participants develop & strengthen skills needed to make a difference in our communities. From meetings with the next generation of leaders to discussions about real life issues, ICBI encourages participants to ask tough questions.

ICBI Graduate Testimonials

  • "Great interactive exercises that made us think about ourselves and how our attitudes affect us all."
  • "I've never felt more engaged and challenged to think about the issues facing my community."
  • "Real-time, real content for real people. An amazing series empowering me to lead in my neighborhood."

The 2020-2021 participating neighborhood-based organizations are Miracles And Blessings United Methodist Church, Hovey Street Church of Christ, Far Eastside Community Council, Little Flower Neighborhood Association, and IMPACT Fairfax.

2019-2020 participating neighborhood-based organizations were Arlington Woods Neighborhood Association and Bethany Community Gardens.

2018-2019 participating neighborhood-based organizations were Brendon Park, Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Community Heights Neighborhood Organization, Crooked Creek Indy, Far Eastside Community Council, and the Old Southside Neighborhood Association.

2017-2018 participating neighborhood-based organizations were 500 View Neighborhood Association, Crown Hill Neighborhood Association, Hawthorne Neighborhood Association, Knowledge is Power (KIP+), Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood Association, South Indy Quality of Life, and SouthWest Association of Neighborhoods.

2016-2017 participating neighborhood-based organizations were Kennedy-King Neighborhood Association, Norwood Place Neighborhood Organization, and West Indianapolis.

2016 participating neighborhood-based organizations were Little Flower Neighborhood Association, Otterbein Neighborhood Association, and Old Southside Neighborhood Association.

ICBI Graduate Stories

"As a graduate of your (ICBI) pilot program, I have to say again how honored I am that you chose Otterbein as one of the neighborhoods. Not only did I get to know a couple other neighborhoods a little more intimately but you armed me with so much great info to become a better leader for my neighborhood. You had so many great teachers, the food was delicious, and you gave me a great binder of material to always refresh my leadership skills. I will always be grateful for this opportunity and I hold INRC very high. You truly are neighborhood minded!" - Tim Barton, Otterbein Neighborhood Association

"The training at INRC is so valuable to the growth of Indianapolis. I connected with so many leaders throughout the city. I am excited to use all of the skill sets I've learned." – Cynthia Hooks, Kennedy-King Neighborhood Association


To connect with more ICBI alumni, please email us at mplambeck@inrc.org

Thank you to the City of Indianapolis and the

Department of Housing and Urban Development for their sponsorship of the Indianapolis Community Building Institute!