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2017 Peace Festival Updates!

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Serving lunch at Hope Christian Community Center

Circle Up Indy Pre-Festival Staff Service Day

As the excitement built for the Youth Against Violence Peace Festival, Circle Up Indy staff and volunteers took time out to assist with the preparation, serving and cleanup at Hope Christian Community Center’s Wednesday  Luncheon. Located at 1970 Caroline Avenue, Hope Christian Community Center hosts a free lunch for members of the community every Wednesday. This is just one of the many activities held at this location, and Circle Up Indy was honored to have the opportunity to help out.

Mayor Joe Hogsett Announces New Community Health Network – Brandywine Creek Farms Initiative

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett
Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett.

The event was one of our biggest and best ever,  and Circle Up Indy was proud to have Indianapolis Mayor, Joe Hoggset in attendance once again. Mayor Hoggset took time out of his busy schedule to speak and show support for the launch of a pilot program to address the limited access and lack of affordable and
nutritious food in targeted areas in Marion County.

Community Health Network, partnering with Brandywine Creek Farms, is
addressing food insecurity in Community’s East region through an Affordable
Access Mobile Farm Market, known as ‘The Rolling Harvest Food Truck’. The
pilot program includes educational opportunities about growing and
selecting nutritious food. You can learn more by visiting Brandywine Creek Farm’s Facebook page.

As presenting sponsor of the event, Community Health Network provided free
health screenings, sports physicals, car seat education, health and wellness
information, and concussion training.

Sheldon Day

Sheldon Day at the 2017 Peace Festival
Sheldon Day at the 2017 Peace Festival.

NFL’S Jacksonville Jaguar’s Defensive Tackle, Sheldon Day was on hand at the event. An Indianapolis native, and Warren Central High School graduate, Sheldon was a college football standout, graduating  with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology from Notre Dame – Mendoza College of Business. He came out the the Peace Festival to show his support for peace in the streets of Indianapolis.

One of eight power-wheels given away!

Toy Story

Thanks to Barton’s Discounts and our other sponsors we gave away thousands of dollars of toys, book-bags, power-wheels and games. In addition to the raffles Community Hospital East for child car-seats, Circle Up Indy also be raffled a mini-fridge and a 39″ led smart television.

Also IndyGo bus passes! Movie passes, concert tickets and other prizes from Radio One! Coa-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated gave away beverages and other prizes!

For more about Circle Up Indy and the Peace Festival, check out our exclusive television sponsor, FOX 59’s, stories about this year’s Peace Festival!

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FOX 59 Sponsoring Peace Festival, Supporting Community!

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On Stage 2015 Youth Against Violence peace Festival

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.

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FOX 59’S Aishah Hasnie with Scott Teffeteller, Community Hospital East’s East Region President.

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.

FOX 59’s Tanea Howard
FOX 59’s Tanea Howard co-hosted the event along with Hot 96.3’s Dani D, seen here with Circle Up Indy’s Marketing Director, Chris Smith.

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.

Radio One Heats Up Circle Up Indy 2017 Peace Festival!

Posted on Posted in Community Resources, Community Revitalization, Exclusive Sponsorship, Peace Festival Sponsorship
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!

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Share a Coke with Circle Up Indy!

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Share Coke

Saturday, June 24 promised to be a hot summer day, and Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated was at the 2017 Peace Festival bringing the community a much-needed, refreshing Coke! An entire truck of various beverages and gifts was available to Peace Festival guests free of charge!

Coke ProductsA Variety of Refreshing Products

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.

 

Giving Back

2017 Peace Festival
2017 Peace Festival

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.

Local Opportunities

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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!”

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Community Hospital East

Community Hospital East to Hold Health Fair as Part of 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival

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Community Hospital East Health Fair at the 2017 Peace Festival

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.

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Free Sports Physicals were provided by Community Hospital East as part of their Health Fair

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.

Rolling Harvest food truck

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.

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2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival Set for June 24

Posted on Posted in Community Resources, Community Revitalization, Events, Youth Against Violence Peace Festival
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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