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Local Spotlight: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside

Housing assistance. Help with utility bills. Access to day care and early childhood education. Leadership training for teens. These are just some of the programs that the Community Alliance of the Far Eastside (CAFE) provides for the people who...

Local Spotlight: The Can Lady Project

Mary Stumpp was inspired to help her community 12 years ago by doing something simple: recycling.  She founded The Can Lady Project, an Indianapolis nonprofit, which has so far collected almost 10 million cans. Stumpp explains to Indy’s Child how she started this project, and why she uses it to educate local youth.  What is The Can Lady Project?  It...

Local Spotlight: No Label at The Table Food Company

Shelly Henley needed a plan. Her son, Jacob, was approaching his 18th birthday and he wouldn’t be going to college, nor did he have any job prospects. Jacob, who was diagnosed with autism at 4 years old, had services in...

Dress for Success Indianapolis

Sometimes, new clothes can mean a fresh start and new opportunities for a woman and her family. That is the idea behind Dress for Success Indianapolis, which helps women obtain not just a new outfit, but also the tools to help them succeed in...

Local Spotlight: Indiana Diaper Bank

Clean diapers – or food for your family? Although it may seem unbelievable, many Indiana parents must make this choice. One local mother is helping to eradicate this situation, however. Rachael Suskovich, founder, and CEO of the Indiana Diaper...

Local Spotlight: Kids Dance Outreach

Kids Dance Outreach is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit organization that brings high-quality arts education and performance opportunities to elementary schools around the city. Indy’s Child spoke with Michael J. Johnson, Founding Director, to learn how his program of encouraging creative...

Flight1

Flight1 is an Indianapolis-based non-profit organization that serves kids and families with serious health challenges or those who have lost an immediate family member. Through their Courageous Fliers program, Flight1 restores a child’s sense of self-confidence through the joy...

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Indy Parks 2021 Summer Concert and Movie Series Lineup

Indy Parks is bringing back its Summer Concert and Movie Series, with 60 concerts and four movies planned across six parks this summer.  From May...

Brooks School Park

Tucked into the Fishers neighborhood off of 116th Street is Brooks School Park, a 16.5-acre park that’s one of the more popular in the...

Volunteering with Kids in Indianapolis

With summer vacation on the horizon, your family might have some free time in your daily schedule. Why not use that time to volunteer...

The Waterpark in Carmel Will Open Memorial Day Weekend

The Waterpark at the Monon Community Center (MCC) in Carmel will open for the season on Saturday, May 29, 2021. Located in Central Park,...
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