Radio One Heats Up Circle Up Indy 2017 Peace Festival!

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Radio One
Radio One

Indy’s Radio One Family of Stations

If you listen to The Light WTLC 1310AM, WTLC 106.7 FM,  Hot 96.3 FM, Telamundo Indy 107.1 FM, or Radio Now 100.9 FM, you’ve heard the Public Service Announcements about the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival, or the interviews with Circle up Indy staff. These Indianapolis stations are part of the Radio One family of radio stations, the exclusive radio sponsors of 2017 Peace Festival and they  brought the fire!

Each of these radio stations features a different programming format tailored to the communities they serve. Whether it’s Gospel (The Light WTLC1310 AM), R&B (WTLC 106.7 FM), Pop (Radio Now 100.9 FM)Rap or Hip Hop (Hot 96.3 FM),  there is a station for you. The most recent addition is Telemundo (Indy 19), which broadcasts programming for the vibrant Hispanic community in Indianapolis. These stations are all about serving the communities to which they broadcast.

Free Concert Tickets and More!

Their team was at the Peace Festival showing their love for the community, and giving away great prizes and gifts! Visitors won  free Meek Mill/Yo Gotti concert tickets, Logic concert tickets, Food Truck Friday passes, movie passes and other items, just for showing up for this one-of-a-kind event!

Dani D
Hot 96.3’s Dani D  co-hosted the 2017 Peace Festival along with FOX 59’s Tanea Howard.

Hot 96.3’s Dani D to Co-Host Peace Festival

In addition to the concert tickets, movie passes and other gifts, Hot 96.3‘s Dani D  co-hosted the event along with FOX 59’s Tanea Howard. Dani D has worked in the radio industry her entire life, most recently hosting your Afternoon Drive from 3-7 PM on Hot 96.3. Circle Up Indy was thrilled to have her co-host this year’s Peace Festival!

Circle Up Indy wants to thank Radio One and all its Indianapolis stations for being a part of the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival! They have truly stepped up to serve Indianapolis! Together we can build stronger communities, reduce violence and have fun along the way!

Fathers and Families Center 2017 Heart of a Father Award

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Fatherhood Class 1993
Fatherhood Class 1993

The Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center, Inc. the Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization located at 2835 North Illinois Street and has, for more than over twenty years, been working to improve the lives of fathers, families and the Indianapolis community. Through programs aimed at giving fathers skills they need to be successful in every dimension of their lives.

To accomplish the goal of  “Building a Noble Legacy of Fatherhood,” Fathers and Families offers Career and College, High School Equivalency (HSE), Strong Fathers – Strengthening Families – Supporting Communities, Workforce Development, and other programs and specialty workshops. One such program is the Faces of Fatherhood Luncheon.

According to Fathers and Families’ website, The Faces of Fatherhood Luncheon was first held in 2005 to create public awareness of the important role fathers play in the lives of their children.  During the luncheon, which is held every year on the Friday before Father’s Day, several fathers who have demonstrated the four dimensions of fatherhood–Involvement, Consistency, Awareness, and Nurturing–are presented with the Heart of a Father Award. This event also provides an opportunity to recognize the programs provided by this organization, and the positive impact on the Indianapolis community.  This year’s event will be on June 16, from 11:45 am until 1:30 pm.

Over the last ten years 43 fathers nominated by local business or community groups have been honored. 2016’s recipients were: Circle Up Indy founder and CEO, James Wilson, Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Sargent Christopher Wilburn, and Circle Up Indy’s Marketing and IT Director, Chris Smith and Fathers and Families Consultant, Marcus Murray. The 2015 award winners were: Rev. Malachi Walker, Co-Pastor of Great Commission Church of God, and founder of Young Men, Inc., Jeremy Clay, founder and Board President of Project Libertas, Dominic Dorsey, founder and President of Don’t Sleep, Reggie Martin, Jamal Smith, Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission, William Wilson.

If you know of an outstanding father in Marion County who is responsible for developing strong relationships within his family and his community you can nominate him today for the Heart of a Father Award, presented by Managed Health Services (MHS), by clicking here. Please be sure to read and follow all the guidelines on the Nomination Form.

Click here find out more about Fathers and Families and their many programs.

2017 Peace Festival

2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival Set for June 24

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2014 Youth Against Violence peace Festival
2014 Youth Against Violence peace Festival

Circle Up Indy is proud to announce that planning is underway for the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival. The event is slated for Saturday June 24, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Indianapolis Public School’s  James Russell Lowell School #51 (3426 Roosevelt Avenue, Indianapolis). In the weeks ahead, look for announcements about sponsors, participants, activities and other detailed information about this year’s event as all the pieces are put in place.

If you missed our past Peace Festivals, you don’t want to miss this year’s! As in the past, the event will focus on connecting people and families with resources, companies, and organizations in order to help strengthen the community. Meeting face to face in the neighborhood is your opportunity to find out what resources are available, and give feedback to the people delivering these resources. You will see firsthand the efforts that are being made to improve Health, Education, Employment, Mentoring and other key areas of concern to reduce violence and crime in Indianapolis. By giving individuals and families the tools they need to succeed, these organizations are making a real difference in people’s lives.
Show support for the community, show support for the efforts to reduce crime and violence, connect with resources, have a fun afternoon with the family, and enjoy music, food, drinks, prizes, giveaways,  and positive people! There are so many reasons to stop by and be a part of the event!

On Stage 2015 Youth Against Violence peace Festival
On Stage 2015 Youth Against Violence peace Festival

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2017 Peace Festival Info
2017 Peace Festival Info
2017 Peace Festival Info Spanish
2017 Peace Festival Info Spanish
2017 Circle Up Indy Peace Festival

Circle Up Health Services Brings Support to Families in Indianapolis

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Over the past year Circle Up Indy has been working to develop new programs to serve the community. One such program is Circle Up Health Services, which is designed to provide community health services which might not otherwise be available to some residents of Indianapolis, while offering employment opportunities for nurses. The present program brings qualified nurses to client’s home to assist with the care of juveniles who have special health issues.

Working with a team, which includes the family, medical professionals, and others, these nurses help families meet treatment goals and improve the quality of life for the family and the client. The nurses do not administer medications, but are there to give guidance and support for the family; bringing confidence and information about the treatment plan.  This approach allows the family to learn and grow as they adjust to the healthcare needs of the juvenile client. Currently provided by referral only, with planned expansion in the near future to make this much needed service available to more families.

Circle Up Heath Services is still seeking nurses for this program, and offering competitive wages. If you have experience or training in the nursing field, and want to make a positive  impact by helping others while utilizing the skills you have, then this could be a great employment opportunity for you. To find out more about this exciting employment opportunity click here.

WeHyP2E

WeH.Y.P2.E. (We Help You People & Parents Excel)

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Indianapolis continues to change and grow; the need for community organizations to help our community address issues that come along with those changes is also growing. In an effort to continue to connect people with resources in the community, and encourage the development of these resources, Circle Up Indy has featured community organizations and events on its Facebook page and on this website, including Community Health Network, The Edna Martin Christian CenterThe Bloom Project, Mission 29:18, and others.

WeH.Y.P2.E. (We Help You People & Parents Excel) is a growing non-profit organization which seeks “[t]o coach and equip young adults with the essential skills to survive, adapt, overcome obstacles and challenges; as well as exceed beyond their circumstances and limitations.”  Check out their website by clicking here.