Stories of Success

INRC is helping leaders and volunteers change the lives of residents in their communities. Our impact extends beyond the training programs and events we host - it reaches into the lives of people all over our great city.

Learn more about our impact by reading stories from people and communities with whom we've partnered.

 Success Stories


Little Flower Neighborhood Association (LFNA)

The Little Flower Neighborhood Association (LFNA) has been in existence for many years as an informal community group serving the residents of the neighborhood it calls home and the wider Near Eastside community. The LFNA assumed its current shape last year, when bylaws were adopted, a board was formed and...

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Rosedale Hills

Rosedale Hills is a neighborhood on Indianapolis’ south side. It’s a quiet, tree-lined community just south of the University of Indianapolis. But like many older neighborhoods around the city, Rosedale Hills has faced its challenges. Though a pleasant place to call home, the neighborhood has long lacked a distinct identity...

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Khira Miller

At the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc., I am developing a program named EveryBody Rides to ensure everyone has accessibility to Pacers Bikeshare; specifically, the Indianapolis Housing Agency properties in the downtown Indianapolis area. With EveryBody Rides, IHA residents are able to receive a $10 annual membership to Indiana Pacers Bikeshare....

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Latoya Martin


Serving in the Martindale Brightwood area as a community mobilizer for ten homes built called The Centennial Village.  I am currently working with the Centennial Village Committee to help coordinate efforts to bring the community and churches together under one scope to fight the issues of crime, unemployment, among others...

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Megan Haines

My name is Megan Haines. I am an AmeriCorps Public Ally serving at the Edna Martin Christian Center on the near-eastside of Indianapolis. The Center, in my eyes, is the heart of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood it stands in. While working at the Center I have the daily pleasure of mentoring...

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Public Ally - Jess

Jess is an Indianapolis native and recent graduate of IUPUI with a Bachelor’s of Social Work. During her term with Public Allies she is serving at Christel House DORS as the Resource Coordination, AmeriCorps Public Ally. Christel House DORS is a tuition free high school for adults 18 and older....

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Public Ally - Maria

Meet an Ally! Maria Keathley, Class of 2015

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Norwood Place and Brenda McAtee

Since 2007, Brenda McAtee has been a visionary and servant in Norwood Place, leveraging skills and knowledge gained in part from her partnership with INRC.

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Keystone Millersville and Alma Trawick

Alma's training through ICBI allowed her to learn new tools that helped her when cultivating and building a stronger community after becoming president of the Keystone Millersville Neighborhood Association.

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Near Eastside and Joe Bowling

The Near Eastside has benefited from the asset-based approach and leadership development trainings offered by INRC since its inception.

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