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!
Circle Up Indy is excited to have had (EdFit) as a sponsor for 2017’s Youth Against Violence Peace Festival. Circle Up Indy prides itself on connecting the community to information, resources, and organizations like EdFit, which help fuel success and community growth.
How is EdFit?
“EdFit exists to ensure our most underserved students are afforded the tools necessary to fulfill their promise and become productive members of our community.
EdFit serves as a premier education liaison and comprehensive resource supporting education, equality, and diversity for leaders, parents and the community. We educate and empower parents on the quality school selection process. Our modern model strategically assesses learning styles to align with the K-12 curriculum and delivery methods. Parent Advocate Representatives and education experts are utilized to create a successful laser approach to parent choice.”
EdFit was at the Peace Festival with more information about their services and programs. We encourage everyone to learn more about this innovative organization. You can check out their Facebook page by clicking here.
Circle Up Indy’s Youth Against Violence Peace festival was once again sponsored by Indianapolis’ most-watched local TV station. FOX 59 has been a supporter for both of the past events, providing media coverage, emcees and the kind of community support Indianapolis has come to expect from their team.
Overcoming the challenges of a live event and sweltering 90-plus-degree heat, these local celebrities and station staff have demonstrated professionalism and a commitment to improving Indianapolis communities during the past two Peace Festivals. Their participation has been a big part of making this event a success.
Sherman Burdette emceed the 2014 Peace Festival. Born and raised in Indianapolis, he is an Emmy Award winner, with experience in all aspects of the newsroom. “Where’s Sherman” is a morning segment in which Sherman features community activities and events. He also does a consumer protection segment called “Does It Work” Wednesday.
Aishah Hasnie, anchor of FOX 59’s First At Four hosted the 2015 event. She is an Emmy nominated journalist, and has also been recognized by the Indiana Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. Additionally, she has a “Taking Action For You” segment focusing on fighting for fairness for Hoosiers.
For the 2017 Peace festival, Fox 59’s Tanea Howard, co-hosted the event with Dani D from Hot 96.3. Tanea is the anchor for the 11 pm NewsPoint broadcast, one of the most popular newscasts in the Indianapolis area.
You may have missed some of the interviews FOX 59 has done for the Peace Festivals, but you can always go to their website to stream all the stories.
Circle Up Indy says “THANK YOU!” to Fox 59 for their support, and their work to strengthen Indianapolis communities.
While Coke is the drink of choice for millions of people across the world, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated distributes many other products. Whatever your taste buds desire, they’ve got you covered! In addition to the Coke brand of products, they also distribute Sprite, Fanta, BARQ’S, DASANI, Gold Peak Tea, Mellow Yellow, Minute Maid, PowerAde, Tummy Yummies, Vitaminwater, and many more! You can check out a full product list here.
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated and the Coca-Cola family of companies have a rich history of community involvement around the globe. Coca-Cola has come to symbolize special times, family and community, so it’s no surprise that they would get involved in Circle Up Indy’s 2017 Peace Festival.
Over 100 years ago, the Classic Coca-Cola drink soared to international success, and today there are 300 brands and flavors across 16 states to over 50 million consumers. In 1902 the hallmark glass bottles were introduced by J.B. Harrison in Greensboro, North Carolina and Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated was born. Based in the southeast, Midwest, and mid-Atlantic portion of the United States, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated is the largest independent bottler in the United States with 12 manufacturing facilities, 86 distribution and warehouses, and corporate offices located in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Here in Indianapolis, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated has facilities at 5000 W 25th Street and employs hundreds of workers. You can learn more about their career opportunities by clicking here.
Circle Up Indy thanks Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated for being a sponsor of the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival, and thanks everyone in Indianapolis who came out to“Share a Coke with Circle Up Indy!”
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.
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.