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We are committed to providing the community with quality tools to build their vision of neighborhood. Browse our resources and blog posts below to help guide you in your work and practice.

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September 25, 2017

PA Core Retreat Helps Kick-off Their Journey

For Public Allies Indianapolis, September means Core Retreat. Core Retreat is the time of year where the new class of Allies come together to learn more about what it means to be an Ally and bond as a team.

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September 21, 2017

Neighbors Reduce Crime by 75%!

After management of the trailer park declined, long-term residents moved out and squatters, drugs, prostitution and illegal dumping moved in. After first hiding in their homes, the residents decided to stand up, started Crime Watch, connected with partners and worked together to eliminate the trailer park, and along the way created a vibrant, engaged community.

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August 19, 2017

Providing Training for AmeriCorps Vista's

One of the many ways they serve the neighborhoods is by providing trainings for the groups that are working in the neighborhoods. One such group, the AmeriCorps VISTAs working here in Indianapolis, received our introductory training on Asset-Based Community Development.

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May 15, 2015

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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May 11, 2015

Jess Fitzgerald



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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May 08, 2015

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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May 08, 2015

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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October 03, 2014

Organizer's Workbook

An easy to follow guidebook full of practical tools to help you and your neighbors organize.

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October 03, 2014

Discovering Community Power: A Guide to Mobilizing Local Assets and Your Organization's Capacity

Find local resources and partners to help bring about comprehensive neighborhood development.

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October 02, 2014

Young Adults Matter

Most recently I have been inspired by the book A Child Shall Lead Them: Martin Luther King Jr., Young People, and the Movement, by Dr. Rufus Burrow.  The book highlights youth and young adult involvement during the civil rights movement and the impact they had in changing their communities and...

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