Education

Lifelong access to high quality education

  • Strategy

    Indianapolis schools will have community partnerships.

    Actions:


    Educate, facilitate and support community partnerships, and when possible provide technical assistance, on the use of tools and resources (e.g. a categorized asset directory of community partners) needed to implement a community school model. More details

    Indianapolis Coalition for Community Schools Partnerships

    25%

    Start Date:

    March 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2017

    Status update:

    October 27, 2016: We've connected with 3 out of the 12 school districts: Washington, Decatur & Lawrence

  • Educate community school coordinators on how to work with their principal to establish an effective community schools council. More details

    Indianapolis Coalition for Community Schools Partnerships

    25%

    Start Date:

    March 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2019

    Status update:

    October 27, 2016: We've connected with 3 out of the 12 school districts: Washington, Decatur & Lawrence

  • Partner with schools or school districts and their community school coordinators to provide professional development of effective community councils and stakeholder roles. More details

    Indianapolis Coalition for Community Schools Partnerships

    25%

    Start Date:

    March 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2019

    Status update:

    October 27, 2016: We've connected with 3 out of the 12 school districts: Washington, Decatur & Lawrence

  • Strategy

    Neighborhoods will have high quality schools serving their residents.

    Actions:


    Create a template for identifying supports, integrating partner services, and measuring outcomes. More details

    Indianapolis Coalition for Community Schools Partnerships

    30%

    Start Date:

    September 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2019

  • Strategy

    Indianapolis schools will have community partnerships.

    Actions:


    Provide professional development that connects schools to quality before- and after-school program opportunities, including provisions for space, activities, and supervision. More details

    Indianapolis Coalition for Community Schools Partnerships

    25%

    Start Date:

    March 1, 2017

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2019

    Status update:

    October 27, 2016: We've connected with 3 out of the 12 school districts: Washington, Decatur & Lawrence

  • Assist with the implementation of family and community engagement programs at each school, or each school district. More details

    Indianapolis Coalition for Community Schools Partnerships

    25%

    Start Date:

    June 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2019

    Status update:

    October 27, 2016: We've connected with 3 out of the 12 school districts: Washington, Decatur & Lawrence

  • Strategy

    Ensure that every neighborhood has high quality schools serving their residents.

    Actions:


    Prioritize individual school level reform efforts within villages, existing and proposed. More details

    Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

    55%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    April 25, 2017: LISC has supported increased quality education in each of the three Great Places, with significant impact on IPS Schools 43 and 15.

  • Strategy

    There will be one simple application process for all public schools in Marion County.

    Actions:


    Streamline the public school application process and deadlines across all public neighborhood, choice, and charter within the IPS boundary beginning in November 2017 for the 2018-19 school year. More details

    Enroll Indy

    10%

    Start Date:

    June 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    August 1, 2017

  • Create and maintain an online tool for school applications beginning November 2016 for the 2018-19 school year. More details

    Enroll Indy

    10%

    Start Date:

    June 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    November 30, 2016

  • Create and maintain an online information tool for families who want to learn about their school choices. More details

    Enroll Indy

    90%

    Start Date:

    June 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    November 30, 2016

  • Strategy

    Ensure that local child care centers and institutions of early childhood education are of high quality.

    Actions:


    Create and maintain a network of partner organizations / referral agencies for partnership potential for children from birth to 5 years of age. More details

    United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

    37%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2011

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 1, 2017:

  • Assess the need, supply and demand for high quality child care in Marion County. More details

    United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

    100%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 1, 2017: Completed every year

  • Manage, house and publish yearly reports on progress toward child care goals, and include an evaluation and re-assessment of current capacities and opportunities for growth the following year. More details

    United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

    100%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2016

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 1, 2017: Updated 5 times a year

  • Develop and implement a framework for parental engagement in early childhood education. More details

    United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

    5%

    Start Date:

    July 1, 2017

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 1, 2017: Completed as part of the Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grant

  • Create a campaign to increase utilization of available resources for early childhood development and K-12 education. More details

    United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

    50%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2012

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 1, 2017: Campaign for early childhood development has been in place since 2012, but campaign for K-12 education has not yet been started.

  • Strategy

    Ensure that more K-12 students are able to read at their grade level.

    Actions:


    Assist in getting at least 90% of 3rd grade students reading at their grade level. More details

    United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

    74%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2010

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 1, 2017:

  • Strategy

    Help more students graduate on-time.

    Actions:


    Assist in getting at least 90% of high school students to graduate on time. More details

    United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI)

    88%

    Start Date:

    January 1, 2014

    Completion Date:

    December 31, 2020

    Status update:

    February 1, 2017: Current graduation rate is 88%

  • Project:

    Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI)

    http://www.inrc.org/icbi

    Leadership development is critical to mobilizing residents to affect change in their own neighborhoods and across neighborhoods. The Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) is a leadership development program designed for grassroots community leaders. ICBI is a series of workshops focusing on the skills needed to build and grow dynamic neighborhoods.

    ICBI transfers community building skills while providing space where Indianapolis neighbors can connect, realizing and acting on their passions for change. Not only does our training engage the strengths of others, it also builds communities of practice that produce a ripple effect across communities.

  • Project:

    No Mean City Initiative – Education

    http://www.nomeancity.com

    There are a lot of opinions and perceptions out there about schools. The fact is, educational options abound in Indianapolis. Through innovation and specialization, access, and diversity, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) strives to provide each student with the instruction and encouragement he or she needs to succeed. In doing so, they are continually improving education quality in Indianapolis. And IPS isn’t the only option. There are also over 500 private schools in Marion County.

    No Mean City features a comprehensive schools primer to make navigating these options easier for parents. The overview explains the differences among public, charters and magnets, and private schools, and connects to education-related articles and industry experts. This primer is the first step in understanding the options and information regarding Indianapolis schools.

  • Project:

    IMCPL Strategic Plan – Education

    http://www.imcpl.org/strategicplan/

    “Enrich Lives through lifelong learning” reflects the core mission of The Indianapolis Public Library. The first goal of the new Library Strategic Plan focuses on personal growth and learning for everyone in our community. As a result of this commitment, the Library will focus on five educational strategies over the next five years.

    1. The Public Library has built strategies for enhancing partnerships with institutions of higher education and providing support to Indiana teachers. A priority in Indianapolis is to seamlessly transition students from high school and post-secondary education to higher age, higher demand jobs. The Public Library will identify opportunities to support schools in their digital journey by making Library materials available to students.
    2. The Public Library will be a strong participant in the movement to provide early learning experiences for Indianapolis’ youngest children by offering barrier-free access to Library materials and support the quality improvement efforts of local childcare providers.
    3. The Public Library will actively join community efforts to close educational achievement gaps at all levels by creating curriculum-based content for student Library visits and partnering with under performing schools to provide classroom support.
    4. The Public Library will enhance partnerships with institutions of higher education and provide support to Indiana teachers by providing Indianapolis teachers with the resource assistance they need.
    5. The Public Library will develop a community of readers by offering reading programs that promote reading pleasure and by maintain an excellent physical collection and offering a robust selection of digital materials.

  • Project:

    Communities In Schools

    http://cisindiana.org/

    Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective organization dedicated to keeping students in school. CIS brings community resources inside public schools. Site coordinators located inside the school assess students’ needs and provides resources to help them succeed in the classroom and in life. CIS partners with local businesses, social service agencies, health care providers and volunteers. Be it food, school supplies, health care, counseling, academic assistance or a positive role model, CIS is there to help.

    In 2013-2014, CIS reached 1.5 million K-12th grade students nationally and 18,000 students in Clark, Lake and Wayne Counties in Indiana. Over the course of the next few years, CIS of Indiana is focused on responding to central Indiana schools interested in seeing our proven model expanded into their classrooms. In the fall of 2016, we will begin our partnership with MSD of Decatur Township working with nearly 1,100 students within two elementary schools. Additionally, we have begun discussions with other Indianapolis school districts to look at further expansion. Our goal is to add at least one additional school district annually.

  • Project:

    College Prep Institute

    https://cldinc.org/

    Since 1977, the Center for Leadership Development (CLD) has offered hope to minority youth in Central Indiana by providing a broad range of experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment, guiding them to become future professional, business and community leaders.

    CLD’s programs for youth from 4th to 12th grades and their parents are driven by its Five Principles for Success – Character Development, Educational Excellent, Leadership Effectiveness, Community Service and Career Achievement – core values that are vital to their success.

    CLD is working toward a better education for all children in Marion County bv 2020 by focusing on college preparedness. The College Prep Institute, dedicated to advancing academic achievement and college preparedness, provides free services such as licensed guidance counseling, career assessments, tutoring and more, all which advance college admissions, persistence and graduation. The Institute also conducts college and academic preparation courses. With its college and university partners, CLD hosts an annual College Prep Conference and College Fair to expose students and parents to the idea of college as an available option. Since 2004, over $16.3 million in scholarships have been awarded to CLD Alumni by CLD’s college and university partners with $2.9 million awarded in 2015 alone.

    CLD Alumni graduate high school, enroll in post-secondary educational institutions immediately after high school, persist in college, and graduate from college at a higher rate than African-American Hoosiers. This specific project will provide a stronger pipeline to college and thus a brighter future for Indianapolis students.