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Community Center Service Areas

Community Center Service Areas

This map was created for Marion County Commission on Youth (MCCOY), as part of their Early Intervention and Prevention (EIP) Initiative, showing the service area coverage of community centers in Indianapolis. They used this map to to identify what community centers serve the

Community Development Corporations

Community Development Corporations

Community Development Corporations are nonprofit organizations that promote community development such as creation of affordable housing, workforce training, and community organizing and planning. This map shows the service areas of the 20 known, 19 of which are still ...

State of our Black Youth Report: 2012 Edition

State of our Black Youth Report: 2012 Edition

Indiana Black Expo, Inc.’s 2012 State of Our Black Youth Report (SOBY) presents statewide data on the health and well-being of Indiana’s Black youth, as well as local data for the following 16 communities: Anderson, East Chicago, Elkhart, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Gary, ...

Indiana’s State of Our Black Youth Report Inspires Action

Indiana’s State of Our Black Youth Report Inspires Action

Late last year, Indiana Black Expo released its much anticipated State of Our Black Youth report. It is the third installment of the series (the previous two reports were released in 2005 and 2007 respectively), but this time, Indiana Black Expo has a loftier plan for the ...

New SAVI data reveals interesting crime and health trends in central Indiana

New SAVI data reveals interesting crime and health trends in central Indiana

2011 vitals and juvenile justice data are now available in SAVI! Vitals data include birth and death records, and juvenile justice data include arrests as opposed to reported crimes. Here are just a few of the categories of vitals and juvenile justice data. Within each ...

Good Planning + Good Data = Positive Community Impact

All of us hope to have a positive impact on our community. It’s why we do what we do. Nonprofits exist to help make the world a better place. But how do we make sure our programs and organizations make the greatest impact they can? It starts with good planning and good ...

Indy’s Mass Transit Bill: Debated with Data

Indy’s Mass Transit Bill: Debated with Data

Last week, the Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee voted to delay House Bill 1011, which would allow voters in Hamilton and Marion counties to determine whether or not they want to increase taxes to build a regional transit system. This has been a hotly debated topic in the news

Filling the Gap: Faith-based organizations are an important resource

At a time when families are experiencing more economic hardship and the need for services is increasing, nonprofits are continually forced to do more with less funding, fewer staff, and fewer resources.  As reported in The Nonprofit Times, there were 10,000 fewer registered ...

Statistics every mother should know about her community

Statistics every mother should know about her community

By Michelle Jones There are a number of reasons that a mom would be interested in the community statistics I reference in this post. Maybe you’re thinking about moving and you want to scout the area out beforehand to ensure that it’s safe. Maybe your child is sick and you’re

New Demographic Trends Emerge in Marion County’s Growing Population

New Demographic Trends Emerge in Marion County’s Growing Population

By Jay Colbert In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, I thought I’d explore some of the changing population trends in Indianapolis with regards to this demographic. The U.S. Census Bureau records Asian and Pacific Islander demographics separately. In Marion

Worst social crisis in the country?

Worst social crisis in the country?

One in three children in America grow up without a father in the home. Seventy-three percent of Black children in the U.S. are born to single parents. Only 16% of these single parents are men. These troubling statistics shed light on the fact that the absence of a father or ...

Addressing Hunger in Central Indiana: Gaps and Opportunities

Addressing Hunger in Central Indiana: Gaps and Opportunities

As you’re probably aware from recent news reports, Feeding America recently released its annual Map the Meal Gap report, with statistics on the state of hunger across the nation. According to its report, food insecurity (not always knowing where your next meal will come ...

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