Visit Our Donorbox Page A Community Co-op Movement “Change can be progressive or regressive, but evolution always moves forward. It’s time to evolve our community on an innovative & historical…
A Community Co-op Movement
“Change can be progressive or regressive, but evolution always moves forward. It’s time to evolve our community on an innovative & historical level” – James Wilson
WHAT IS RISING EVOLUTION?
Empowerment through direct community engagement is the basis of a true community co-op where the community invests in themselves. To accomplish this goal, reshaping social capital, community wealth development, equity with inclusive, and sustainable quality of life development are all essential factors that will determine success. Rising Evolution seeks to address redlining, equity and social justice, and affordable housing assistance in a manner that translates resources to cultivate sustainability. Through a dedicated collaborative and transparent partnership with Edna Martin Christian Center and the Martindale-Brightwood CDC, we strive to build pathways and opportunities for true community self-sustainability.
We cordially invite you to support Rising Evolution (This Is Just The Beginning) the vision of development at the community level. These 360° approaches to aggressively engage residents for sustainable growth align with the mission and program outcomes of Circle Up Indy, Edna Martin Christian Center, and Martindale Brightwood CDC, as well as resident-led Quality of Life Plans and initiatives. The partners are committed to ensuring the Martindale-Brightwood Community reaches its highest potential.
Rising Evolution focuses on a comprehensive approach to community economic development through the following efforts: affordable homeownership access, moving residents from renters to homeowners; on-site affordable 3D printed home and container home development; fundamentals of construction using 3D printing training; Indiana roundtable OSHA construction certification; community resident/stakeholder home repair, and collaborative entrepreneurial development. Historically, the collaborating entities have served as a concierge of resources to the community with hopes of inspiring less violence and developing a healthier community. However, today, each entity has significantly increased capacity and adapted collective missions in pursuit of a broader initiative to adequately address the needs of the population served.
The Demographics We Primarily Serve
The programs and initiatives CUI is working on are to build the foundation for Circle Up Indy’s Rising Evolution-Housing initiative in our beginning stage of affordable housing and community development. We will build both containers, and 3D Printed Homes to provide sustainable living for residents of color and the underserved.
1.) First 90 days (after raising $350K)-
The goal of our funding is to support our housing development ranging from property purchase (15-20 properties first-year development) in our target community(s), equipment purchase (3D Home Printer & Containers), and construction funding with our Rising Evolution-Self-Sustainability and Homeownership Initiative and our Direct Community Engagement (One on One Community support and Case Management). With a community 360° effect for development ranging from job placement within our housing initiative and organization, Container and 3D Printed Home Tech Development, Carpentry Training and Certification, and Leadership Investment Training. We look to change how our communities are viewed, developed, and respectfully invested in.
With additional advancing opportunities ranging from Indiana Roundtable OSHA Construction Certification, Community Resident/Stakeholder Home Repair, and CUI Business to Business Entrepreneurial Development. Circle Up Indy has grown and adapted its mission to a broader initiative in response to an ever-changing status quo to address the needs of the population it serves adequately.
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