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Christel House DORS Charter School

The Institute for a Competitive Workforce (Common Goal: Raising the High School Graduation Rate in Marion County, May 25, 2010) indicates “every hour during the school day, five kids will drop out of school in Marion County, Indiana.” More than 6,000 Marion County youth drop out of high school each year. According to the 2000 […]

Things to do at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 2012

Entertainment and education combine at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. This nationally recognized organization has a reputation for the best. Everyday their mission “to create extraordinary learning experiences across the arts, sciences and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families” enlightens and engaged Indianapolis kids and their parents. Explore […]

Visionary Philanthropists Endow IU’s Glick Eye Institute

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the Indiana History Center, the Indianapolis Children’s Bureau and the Indianapolis Museum of Art: just a few of the cultural contributions made to Indianapolis by beloved philanthropists Eugene and Marilyn Glick. Recently, the Glick’s have turned their attention to Indianapolis health, endowing the Indiana University School of Medicine’s new Glick Eye […]

Be Prepared: Starfish Initiative Hosts Back to School Expo

As Summer break draws to a close, Indianapolis kids are dragging their feet while parents are clicking their heels. Enrolling your youngsters in another year of school means the busy time is fast approaching. Starfish Initiative’s offers support to parents, who want to see their kids make the most of their K-12 experiences. To optimize […]

Every Story Tells A Picture: A Memoir Workshop at Marian U.

The Writer’s Center of Indiana teams up with Marian University to present “Every Story Tells a Picture: a Memoir Workshop with Jim McGarrah” Saturday, July 30. The workshops runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Marian University. This Indianapolis education event costs $84 for members of the Writer’s Center and $126 for nonmembers. Students, […]

Business Ownership Initiative of IN: Helping Driven Hoosiers

In today’s tough employment market, many Americans are creating their own opportunities. Self-employment and business ownership is on the rise as the entrepreneurial spirit takes seed in central Indiana. The Business Ownership Initiative (BOI) of Central Indiana helps guide new and seasoned business owners through the tumultuous waters of paper work, self marketing and everything […]

Dogzplot Literature Party Raises Funds for Second Story

Nothing illuminates a child’s mind like discovering the power of their imagination through books. Second Story is an Indianapolis not for profit organization that promotes literacy for Indianapolis kids and in Indianapolis schools and the Indianapolis community. Vouched Books teams with Big Car Gallery’s Service Center to present Dogzplot Literature Party, a free fundraising effort […]

Find a Career at the 2011 WTHR Employment Opportunity Fair

It’s time to update your resume, shine your shoes and dress for success! The Indiana Convention Center in the heart of Indianapolis downtown hosts the 2011 WTHR Employment Opportunity Fair as part of the Indiana Black Expo. Meet with employers, apply for jobs and network for your career at this important Indianapolis event. Thursday, July […]

Marsh Cookout on the Circle by Crossroads of America

Nothing says Summer like a good old fashion cookout with tasty burgers and pleasant company. Head to one of the biggest cookouts in Indianapolis this Thursday in Indianapolis downtown. Crossroads of America hosts the Marsh Cookout on the Circle on Monument Circle on Thursday, June 16, 2011 from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm. This annual […]

Creator of the “Berenstain Bears” at Mudsock Books, Fishers

For generations the Berenstain Bears’ have delighted children, helping their imaginations to soar through Berenstain Bear Country. This quaint storybook family teaches kids about a variety of topics relating to parents and children. Creators Stan and Jan Berenstain passed the Berenstain Bear torch to their son Mike Berenstain, who has kept the world of the […]

Screen PBS Freedom Riders at Christian Theological Seminary

Fifty years ago, more than 400 black and white Americans participated in the Freedom Rides, to take a stand against segregation and racism in the Southern United States. Screen the recent PBS documentary “Freedom Riders” at Christian Theological Seminary Thursday, May 19 at 6:30 pm. This stunning film documents thirteen of the brave Americans who […]

Living in the Past: Historical Fiction at Beth-El Zedeck

The legacy of great Indiana writers is strong. Hoosiers lay claim on Theodore Dreiser, Booth Tarkington, Kurt Vonnegut and James Whitcomb Riley among others. With groups like the Writer’s Center of Indiana, its easy for current Hoosiers writers to find encouragement. The Writer’s Center of Indiana teams up with Beth-El Zedeck Temple to present Living […]

Demetri Martin at the Old National Centre’s Egyptian Room

“I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I’m good at everything.” This classic Demetri Martin joke is subtle, understated and the kind of funny that hits you in the guts leading to copious big belly laughs. If you’re into that kind of thing (and who isn’t really?) catch Demetri […]

Free Lecture: Lessons from the Fall Creek Massacre

In 1824 nine Indians of uncertain tribal origin were massacred by white settlers in what is now Madison County, Indiana. The crime goes down as one of the most brutal hate crimes in Indiana’s history, but also marks a turning point in Native American and White Americans relationships. It is the first documented case where […]

Women World Wide: Annual Women’s & Gender Studies Undergraduate Student Conference

Worldwide culture has come a long way since the turn of the 20th century. Back then, women weren’t even allowed to vote, let alone graduate from college in large numbers or do much besides stay at home and tend to the kids. Now, eleven years after the turn of the 21st century, things are better, […]

2011 Midwest Peace and Justice Summit: Exploring Activism and Community Involvement

2011 has already seen a lot of violence, anguish, and heartache. Around the world, wars are creating scores of refugees, disease rampages through third world countries unchecked, and people’s basic rights are being violated, both abroad and right here in the United States. Founded by a modest assembly of thirty concerned Hoosiers in West Lafayette, […]

Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council Kick-Off Event

Students at Carmel schools are about to get more involved in their local community. The mayor of Carmel, Indiana, James Brainard, recently announced the formation of a new community group at Carmel High School: the Carmel Mayor’s Youth Council

Banishing Bullying: Free Symposium Highlights Awareness, Action in Indianapolis

If you’ve been reading the news at all lately, you know that bullying is becoming a big issue. It’s been around our society since we’ve had public school, indeed, since kids have been herded together in large groups for the sake of their educations. A reading of Lord of the Flies can only give you […]

Butler University Visiting Writers Series Presents Jonathan Lethem

Some works of fiction are easier to place in categories than others. For example, we all know that the Lord of the Rings is a fantasy novel, what with its swords and goblins and big fire breathing dragons, and we also know that Stephen King’s It is a horror novel because it has that psychotic […]

Owl Studios and Indiana University Announce the Emerging Jazz Artist Project

From Owl Studios: INDIANAPOLIS – Owl Studios is beginning a new jazz initiative in conjunction with Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Inspired by Indiana University’s strong tradition in jazz education in Indianapolis, Owl Studios has developed a one-of-a-kind program to benefit the unique talent collected within the Jacobs School of Music. The Owl Studios […]