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Personal Stories of Black Philanthropy

8/21/2019
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Held every August, Black Philanthropy Month is a global celebration that seeks to "inform, involve, inspire and invest in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms." In this episode of For Good, African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis (AALFI) founding members and steering committee members share their personal stories about why black philanthropy matters and how the fund seeks to address community needs going forward. The...

Duration:00:14:50

Engaging Opportunity Youth

7/25/2019
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CICF’s new strategic plan includes strategies to engage “opportunity youth”—defined as those between the ages of 16-24 and not enrolled or employed—in programs that promote education or career pathways. In this episode of For Good, hear from local leaders about ongoing efforts to provide opportunity to young people in our community. The post Engaging Opportunity Youth appeared first on Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Duration:00:30:44

Our Community Ambassadors

6/19/2019
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We believe communities are most successful and thriving when investments are resident-driven and when neighborhoods have access to culturally relevant art, nature and beauty every day. Our community ambassadors help engage CICF in reciprocal relationships with residents and their neighborhoods. In this month’s podcast, meet our ambassadors and listen to a conversation about what they say are their neighborhood's assets and challenges. The post Our Community Ambassadors appeared first on...

Duration:00:30:47

Mental Health in Our Community

5/28/2019
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May is mental health month, and an important conversation in Central Indiana. In this month’s episode of For Good, CICF vice president of community leadership and effective philanthropy, Tamara Winfrey-Harris, talks to individuals from all over the community about their mental health advocacy and personal experiences around mental health. On this episode, hear from: Steve Orusa, fire chief for the city of Fishers Department of Fire and Emergency Services; Chris Paulsen, CEO at Indiana Youth...

Duration:00:24:21

Dismantling Systemic Racism – the plan for Marion County

4/11/2019
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In this special episode of For Good, Brian Payne talks about dismantling systemic racism—one of five of CICF's leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF's strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana. The post Dismantling Systemic Racism – the plan for Marion County appeared first on...

Duration:00:08:22

Criminal Justice Reform – the plan for Marion County

4/11/2019
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In this special episode of For Good, Alicia Collins talks about criminal justice reform—one of five of CICF's leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF's strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana. The post Criminal Justice Reform – the plan for Marion County appeared first on Central...

Duration:00:05:55

Economic Mobility – the plan for Marion County

4/11/2019
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In this special episode of For Good, Andrew Black talks about economic mobility—one of five of CICF's leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF's strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana. The post Economic Mobility – the plan for Marion County appeared first on Central Indiana...

Duration:00:06:43

Neighborhood Empowerment & Placemaking – the plan for Marion County

4/11/2019
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In this special episode of For Good, Pamela Ross talks about neighborhood empowerment and placemaking—one of five of CICF's leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF's strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana. The post Neighborhood Empowerment & Placemaking – the plan for Marion...

Duration:00:06:59

Family Stabilization – the plan for Marion County

4/11/2019
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In this special episode of For Good, Diane Schussel talks about family stabilization—one of five of CICF's leadership initiatives for Marion County—and how it is impacting our community. This episode is part of a special series introducing CICF's strategic plan for Marion County. Listen to the other four episodes to learn more about how CICF is working to help create a more equitable Central Indiana. The post Family Stabilization – the plan for Marion County appeared first on Central...

Duration:00:07:12

CICF’s mission: a conversation with Brian Payne

3/20/2019
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In this special extended episode of For Good, Brian Payne has a candid conversation about CICF’s new mission, explains why the organization cannot talk about equity without talking about race; and shares his personal journey to understand the historic context of institutional racism in America. The post CICF’s mission: a conversation with Brian Payne appeared first on Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Duration:00:26:17

Celebrating Black Philanthropy

2/22/2019
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In this month’s episode of For Good, we learn from IUPUI's Mays Institute for Diverse Philanthropy about the history of black philanthropy and members of the African American Legacy Fund of Indianapolis on the efforts underway to leave a legacy of giving in our community. The post Celebrating Black Philanthropy appeared first on Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Duration:00:39:10

Race: What We’ve Learned So Far

1/24/2019
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CICF is serious about creating equitable opportunity for everyone in Central Indiana to reach their full potential, and we know race plays a profound role in access to opportunity. Becoming an anti-racist organization and building lasting impact starts with open, honest dialogue, and that’s what CICF has been candidly working on internally for the past two years. In this episode, four staff members open up about their personal and professional journeys to understanding systemic racism and...

Duration:00:31:29

A Conversation with CICF Scholarship Recipients

12/13/2018
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Scholarships change lives. Jesus, Monica and Gloria say the scholarships they received from CICF have changed their lives, as well as their parents and, in Gloria’s case, her two sons. These three smart and talented students sat down with For Good to talk about what it was like to set foot on a college campus for the first time, their surprise at the cost of books, advice for scholarship applicants and their plans for after college. The post A Conversation with CICF Scholarship Recipients...

Duration:00:20:03

A Conversation with Tom Kilian

11/20/2018
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Earlier this month, Legacy Fund changed its name to Hamilton County Community Foundation to better reflects who the foundation serves, partners with and supports. In addition to the new name, the foundation has a new mission, vision and strategic direction. It’s the result of more than a year’s worth of intentional community conversations and research conducted by staff, the board of directors and a special task force. Learn more about the strategy from president, Tom Kilian, in his...

Duration:00:12:26

An emerging type of learning in Central Indiana

10/24/2018
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Several schools and organizations in Central Indiana are better understanding the long-term effect of experiencing some form of trauma, a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. This episode of For Good explores how local educators throughout Central Indiana are introducing student-focused approaches to learning that acknowledge and address the social and emotional experiences of students. The goal—to support and empower students to reach their full potential. The approaches are all...

Duration:00:11:56

Central Indiana’s Latino and Hispanic youth

9/21/2018
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Sept. 15 kicked-off Hispanic Heritage month with a celebration and turning the Downtown Canal orange. More than 50 percent of Spanish-speaking people living in Indianapolis are under the age of 24, so this month’s episode of For Good, is all about Latino youth. Maria DeLeon, a CICF community ambassador, talks about what she learned from her peers and shares her own story, while an undocumented college student shares his plans to give back to the community. The episode also features Miriam...

Duration:00:13:14

A Conversation with Brian Payne

8/15/2018
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In this special extended episode of For Good, Brian Payne has a candid conversation about CICF’s new mission, explains why the organization cannot talk about equity without talking about race; and shares his personal journey to understand the historic context of institutional racism in America. The post A Conversation with Brian Payne appeared first on Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Duration:00:26:17

Homelessness in Central Indiana

7/16/2018
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Ending homelessness can be done, says Rodney Stockment, senior strategy director for homelessness at the City of Indianapolis, adding that collaboration and supportive services are imperative to its eradication. In this month’s episode of For Good, hear from Rodney, representatives from Horizon House, Partners in Housing and the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention (CHIP) about the realities of homelessness in Marion County and the collaborative efforts to end it. The...

Duration:00:14:30

This is the Far Eastside

6/14/2018
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Although there has been much focus on and development in neighborhoods close to the downtown core, communities further out are often overlooked. This month’s episode of For Good focuses on the Far Eastside and how its residents are stepping up to make change happen in their neighborhood. Both Mount Carmel Church and the Collective Impact Council are featured in this episode for their place-based initiatives that are giving residents a new sense of hope. The post This is the Far Eastside...

Duration:00:11:52

Central Indiana’s LGBTQ community

5/18/2018
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June is Pride month, a worldwide celebration of the LGBTQ community. Indianapolis will host its own Indy Pride Festival with an estimated 100,000 people in attendance. But LGBTQ people still face struggles against homophobia and discrimination as well as issues that divide the diverse community. The post Central Indiana’s LGBTQ community appeared first on Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Duration:00:15:50