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
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.