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May 15, 2015

Khira Miller

INRC
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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. Many people still don't know about this opportunity so I am also doing outreach, creating surveys and other engagement activities to make sure EveryBody Rides is as inclusive as possible and people are more aware of this wonderful opportunity.

My Team Service Project neighborhood is the Far East Side of Indianapolis which is where I reside. Far Eastside Engagement Team (FEET), the far east side team, has decided not to go into our community with intentions to create what we think is appropriate, but to join other programs that are established that we can benefit from while encouraging growth in the programs we do join. Although Public Allies and Asset Based Community Development are both two new experiences for me, I have been active in my community my entire life. I was very active in school when it came to servicing my community. I've served from as far as volunteering at the Salvation Army doing housekeeping, and painting murals to working with small children at my school and working with small children in Granada, Nicaragua. Service projects are not just projects that I'm passionate about, they're what I live for. They're definitely what give my life so much meaning and purpose.