Upcoming events

    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Noblesville Township Community Center, 372 S. 8th St., Noblesville, IN 46060

    Want to advocate for change in your local community, but not sure where to start?

    Attend this two-hour training to learn strategies for engaging with local decision-makers. Rachel Mattingly from Prosperity Indiana will lead the training, joined by Ryan Crum, the Director of Planning and Building for the Town of McCordsville. Together, they'll help participants understand the roles of government officials and other community leaders, key planning and decision-making processes, and how residents can effectively influence both.

    Ryan was hired to serve as the Town of McCordsville’s first Director of Planning and Building in 2013.  Ryan leads a staff which provides all planning, zoning, building, and inspection services in the Town.  He serves as staff to the Town Council, Plan Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, and Redevelopment Commission, among other boards and commissions.  Other duties include managing the Capital Projects Plan and grant writing.  Prior work experience includes serving as a Planner and Senior Planner for the Town of Fishers for 7 years, where he managed development and project review, created staff projects, worked on long-term planning projects, analyzed development proposals, and made recommendations to various boards and commissions.  Ryan is a 2005 graduate of Ball State University with a Bachelor of Urban Planning and Development.  He is a certified planner through the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and is in the second year of Ball State’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program.

    Have a specific topic or question you'd like to have addressed during training? Email Rachel at rmattingly@prosperityindiana.org.

    This training has been organized by Hamilton County Area Neighborhood Development (HAND), with support from Old National Bank Foundation. Additional trainings in this series include Board Basics, held in April, and The Basics of Neighborhood Association and Homeowners Association, in July. If you would like to register for all three trainings at the reduced rate of $50, please email andrea@handincorporated.org.

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Oct 2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • JCC, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46260
    • 7

    This training, led by the Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center (INRC) and Purdue Extension, will provide practical tools and strategies for engaging the community. The training will begin with sessions on cultural awareness and asset mapping to help participants learn to get a better understanding of their communities. The first day will end with a general overview of engagement strategies and how to use them.

    On the second day of training, representatives from organizations serving specific populations will share their work and how to engage with diverse populations, including youth, LGBT youth, people with disabilities, immigrants, and Hispanic and Black communities. Participants will also learn about the importance of and tools for collaboration. Finally, participants will incorporate what they learned into a Community Engagement Plan, with guidance and feedback from the trainers.

    This training is underwritten by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.

    • 30 Nov 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Conference Call
    • 50

    Join this Connection Point call to connect with others in the Prosperity Indiana network, share ideas and workshop common challenges that you face in your work. 

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 24 Jan 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Sheraton at Indianapolis City Centre, 31 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

    The 2018 Prosperity Indiana Summit will be held on January 24, 2018, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel. The focus of this annual gathering of Prosperity Indiana’s members and partners will be the intersection of community health and community development. 

    Strengthening our communities requires us to consider the ways that people and their environment interact with one another. The health of one is intricately intertwined with the health of the other. Conditions in the places where people live, learn, work, and play affect a wide range of health risks and outcomes. These conditions are known as social determinants of health.

Prosperity Indiana
202 East Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204 
Phone // 317.454.8533 Fax // 317.454.8534 
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