Public Forums on Streetlight Placement

Originally posted on Nextdoor by Public Information Officer Aliya Wishner from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services   Come help determine key indicators for streetlight placement These forums are intended to gather public input on what factors should be used to guide placement of new streetlights in the future. IPL has partnered with the IU Public Policy Institute to host the public forums.  Register here to attend March 1st 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Wayne Township Government Center March 2nd 6:30 – 8:00pm at the John Boner Neighborhood Center  

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PitchFeast Indy

Kendrea Williams, PitchFeast CEO will be joining us this month to talk about entrepreneurship, and why she created PitchFeast.  We will also discuss the organization’s involvement with this year’s Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis! PitchFeast is a 501(c)(3) public charity and crowdfunding dinner, which serves as an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, under-resourced entrepreneurs and creatives. It is a monthly community meal in which a ticket gives you now only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. The next event, is February 27th, 6:30pm at The Speak Easy.  Click here to purchase tickets via the Givelify app.  Or click here to submit a proposal for your own pitch!  Find more PitchFeast Event dates on — featured image:

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Black Inventors throughout American History

Black Inventors through American History Below is a list of some of the greatest inventors in Black History. See full list here: Download PDF   George Alcorn Not many inventors have resumes as impressive as George Edward Alcorn’s. Among his credits, the African-American inventor received a B.A. in physics, a master’s degree in nuclear physics and a Ph.D in atomic and molecular physics. Despite such impressive credentials, Alcorn is probably most famous for his innovation of the imaging x-ray spectrometer. Benjamin Banneker In the Stevie Wonder song “Black Man,” the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: “first clock to be made in America was created by a black man.” Though the song is a fitting salute to a great inventor (and African Americans in general), it only touches on the genius of Benjamin Banneker and the many hats he wore – as a farmer, mathematician, astronomer, author and land surveyor. Dr. Patricia Bath Imagine living in a world ranging from hazy, clouded vision to that of total darkness for 30 years. Before 1985, that was the plight of those with cataracts who did not want to risk surgery with a mechanical grinder. Now imagine sitting in a doctor’s office without […]

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January 27, 2017 by Leslie House Neighboorhood, Service 0

Neighbor Power Indy 2017

Register here for Neighbor Power Indy 2017   Become a leader in your neighborhood!  Check out these other opportunities for more information. Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) Public Allies

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January 25, 2017 by Leslie House Service 0

The Day After – Now What?

The day after the election (most of) the world woke up stunned by the victory of Trump.  And the U.S. went about life in a dazed silence.  As we gradually began to shake it off, the energy went from shock to fear, bemusement, and anger. Actually… the anger had been brewing awhile for a lot of us.  But the billionaire’s victory was a gut punch to the rest of America. Protests sprang up throughout the country and the world, and seemed to culminate with the inaugural festivities.  Some boycotted watching the ceremony on television, others went to join in protest with likeminded, on the streets of D.C.   The day after inauguration the women’s march,  spilled out and off it’s intended route and took over the city’s streets.  A metaphor perhaps, of the intersecting issues that birthed November 9th.  And while it was an impressive showing… Now what? See the truth is, too many folks went back home, satisfied with riding the high of that weekend.  And there’s enough of them satisfied with just showing up, to stagnate movement for the rest.  So what will YOU do to keep things moving…  Why not start by checking your own backyard. What’s your street look like?  Who’s driving up your property taxes and why? […]

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