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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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Resources

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May 03, 2018

Public Allies, Little Libraries, and a Community Garden

A key part of the Public Allies program is our Team Service Projects (TSP). Our Allies are placed into three small groups, given a neighborhood and some resident contacts, and asked to work with the neighborhood to create a project during their 10-month service term. Three projects were completed by our current Public Allies.

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March 21, 2018

Renee Davis: What Public Allies Means to Her

Renee never stops pushing towards improvement, whether in herself, her career, or her community. Read how Public Allies is helping her achieve her goals and what Public Allies means to her.

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January 31, 2018

Public Allies' MLK Jr. Day Celebration: Conversations With a Dream

Again this year, Public Allies (PA) hosted our Conversations With a Dream. This is an open mic community event. Each year we are fortunate enough to have folks share their poetry, song, and stories and this year was no different.

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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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