Martindale-Brightwood’s One Voice will be having its 2017 Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 28 at 37 Place, 2605 E. 25th Street from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with support from Edna Martin Christian Center, IUPUI, Radio Next Internet Radio/TV and the Martindale-Brightwood community. The event will be kicked-off with a parade from the intersection of 25th and Andrew J. Brown streets beginning at 10 a.m. Participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. If your organization would like to participate in the parade, you can register on the morning of the event.
This “Neighborhood Engagement Weekend Event for the whole family” gives you the opportunity to get out with the family and be a part of community activities designed to educate, enrich and entertain. Music, food, community resources, health information and free blood pressure and sugar level testing are just some of the activities you will find at this family friendly event!
The fun will keep rolling as WE H.Y.P.2E. hosts a Happy HYP2E-O-WEEN Party at the same location (37 Place, 2605 E. 25th Street) from 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Bring the family out for best costume prizes, an in-costume dance contest, games, candy, food, and FUN for everyone!
Circle Up Indy volunteers and staff will be on hand to assist these organizations who are committed to improving the community. We encourage everyone to get the kids and come out to make some new friends, learn about what’s being done to improve your community, and enjoy the fun!
The date for the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival was June 24, and Circle Up Indy was honored that Community Hospital East was the Title Sponsor, and held a free Health Fair as a cornerstone of the event. This was the third time Community Hospital East has brought its integrity, passion and commitment to improving Indianapolis’ East Side communities directly to residents during the Peace Festival.
New Features for the Community Hospital East Healthcare Zone
At our past events, Community Hospital East has provided free health screenings, free youth sports physicals, health and wellness information as well as free gifts. Community Hospital East staff, nurses, physicians and dozens of volunteers have given their time and energy to make these events a huge success. For 2017 the Community Hospital East Healthcare Zone had all of this as well as some new features.
Child Car-seat Raffle
According to the Indiana State Police website, “approximately 85% of child safety seats are being misused nationally.” In order to promote awareness of this issue, and proper usage, Community Hospital East raffled off child car seats. Our children truly are the greatest resource we have in the community, so their safety is critical. Indiana State Police also remind parents and others who transport children of the following safety tips:
* Child safety seats must be properly secured to the vehicles seat belt or LATCH system and should not move side to side or forward more than one-inch.
* Children should stay rear-facing until one-year of age and 20 lbs.
* The retainer clip that connects the two shoulder harness straps must be kept at the child’s armpit level.
* Harness straps must be kept snug. You can find Indiana’s Child Restraint Law by clicking here.
30 Minute Concussion Conversation
News stories about the dangers of sports concussions have proliferated over the past several years. Visitors found out the facts from a source you can trust to have the latest and best information. The discussion was part of Community Hospital East’s continuing efforts to bring more awareness to this issue.
A History of Community Participation
For more than 60 years, Community Health Network has been committed to the delivery of easier, more convenient and more affordable healthcare on the east side of Indianapolis.
Eastside residents have access to behavioral health services, primary care and specialty-care physician practices, school-based clinics, MedChecks, Community Cancer Centers, the Jane Pauley Community Health Center, Community Surgery Center, Community Endoscopy Center, Community Physical Therapy and Rehab, employer health clinics and health pavilions that bring multiple services together under one roof.
The construction of a new state of the art facility to serve the East Side demonstrates Community Hospital East and Community Health Network’s continuing commitment to strengthening the community. By looking for unique ways to reach out to local residents, Community Hospital East is setting a standard for community service and compassionate health care.
A Great Event
Circle Up Indy is proud of the ongoing relationship with Community Hospital East and was happy to see so many come out to visit the Community Hospital East Health Zone at the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival . You can visit Community Hospital East’s website for more information about their many services by clicking here.
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.
The 2015 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival was held in July at James Russell Lowell School. Once again, Community Hospital East hosted a free health fair, and participants from all over the community came out to support positive change in Indianapolis.
On August 2, 2014, Circle Up Indy hosted the first ever Youth Against Violence Peace Festival. Indianapolis Public School's James Russell Lowell School was ground zero for an explosion of community pride and enlightenment which included a free health fair provided by Community Hospital East, live entertainment, informational booths, food vendors, family activities and give-aways!