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01

Tue

Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) Application Period

Tue, May 01, 2018 12:00 AM - Fri, Jun 22, 2018 5:00 PM @

ICBI 2018 Application

The Fourth Annual Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) application is now open! Apply today to make a transformation for your neighborhood/neighborhood organization!
(Application is below but please make sure you read through all the important information below before starting the application.)

What is ICBI?

ICBI is a training program that incorporates the traditional classes of neighborhood organization with a neighborhood-based project. INRC has included project management skills in the training program and will help solicit additional resources for the project, as determined through the process.   The program is open to all Indianapolis neighborhoods. As an important part of the program, INRC will work with chosen neighborhoods to develop a system to measure the results of each of the neighborhood-based projects.

When will the courses be held?

The courses will be held on the following Saturdays:
September 15, 2018, October 6, 2018, November 10, 2018, December 1, 2018, January 5, 2019, and February 2, 2019.  The sessions will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at INRC. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Will there be extra support outside the training?

INRC staff will be available to support the teams, outside of the classroom, as they work on their project and implement the lessons learned through the training.

A small group of AmeriCorps members may also be working in three of the ICBI neighborhoods.  Over a 10-month period, 6-7 AmeriCorps members will serve on a Team Service Project. The Team Service Projects (TSP) are a part of the Public Allies Indianapolis program that focus on communities and neighborhoods to increase resident engagement through volunteer recruitment, local capacity-building, building local networks, and bringing the Public Allies Core Values to the communities.

How is this funded and how are neighborhoods selected?

The program is partially funded with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the City of Indianapolis. While INRC will need to assure that at least 50% of the total number of census tracts for the chosen neighborhoods are qualified for the use of CDBG funds, INRC is also committed to ensuring that a diverse representation of neighborhoods is selected.   All neighborhoods are eligible to participate, even if they have no HUD qualified census tracts.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please read the ICBI Agreement and make sure to understand all requirements before submitting an application. 

Completed applications are due by 5:00pm Eastern time on Friday, June 22, 2018 via INRC’s online application on this page below.

For more information on the program please contact Maury Plambeck at mplambeck@inrc.org or call 317.920.0330 ext. 305.

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May

01

Tue

Become a Public Ally 2018 Application Period

Tue, May 01, 2018 12:00 AM - Fri, Jun 22, 2018 5:00 PM @

Become a Public Ally

Application submissions for the 2018-19 program year are now open!
Apply at apply.publicallies.org by June 22. 

We’re The Ones We’ve Been Waiting For

Public Allies Indianapolis offers the nationally-recognized Public Allies AmeriCorps Apprenticeship program. This 10-month apprenticeship program combines full-time AmeriCorps service at a local nonprofit organization with intensive personal and professional development. The Public Allies program develops young leadership through program components that build the following core values:

  • Focus on Assets
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Learning
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

Want to be a Public Ally?

Do you have a passion to make a difference and the desire to lead? We show young leaders how to turn their passions, unique skills, experiences, and commitment to making a difference in their community into a viable career path. We offer Allies a chance to gain “real world” experience in a supportive learning environment. Each year we identify people of widely diverse backgrounds to join our program.

The 10-month program includes:

  • Full-time, AmeriCorps apprenticeships in local nonprofit organizations, where apprentices create, improve and expand services that address diverse issues such as youth development, education, public health, economic development, and the environment.
  • A rigorous leadership development curriculum delivered by community leaders, practitioners and educators.
  • A monthly living allowance of $1,500.
  • Eligibility for health care insurance, child care assistance, and interest-free student loan forbearance.
  • An education award of $5,920 after successfully completing the program to pay back student loans or pay for future education.

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May

10

Thu

Thriving Neighborhood Challenge

Thu, May 10, 2018 12:00 PM - Fri, Jun 22, 2018 12:00 AM @

Calling all community creators, imaginative implementers, and block builders: do you have an idea that will make your neighborhood a healthier, happier, and more resilient place to live? Then, the People’s Planning Academy invites you to submit your idea for a chance to win $2,500 to make it happen!

Potential projects should be aimed at improving the quality of life in your neighorhood, fall within one of the eight Thrive Indianapolis categories: 1) Energy, 2) Natural Resources, 3) Food + Urban Agriculture, 4) Waste + Recycling, 5) Built Environment, 6) Public Health + Safety, 7) Transportation + Land Use, or 8) Economy, and be led by residents in teams of two or more.

The Thriving Neighborhood Challenge application process will be open throughout the months of May and June and will closed on June 22nd at 11:59pm. Following this deadline, teams will be selected to attend two training sessions in late summer featuring tailored discussions relating to their projects led by resiliency specialists. Following these trainings, teams will participate in an intensive two-day workshop, working with city staff and resiliency experts to further develop their ideas. The workshop will culminate in each team pitching their idea to resiliency experts and the public. Four finalists will be chosen to advance to the final competition, where they will present their idea to the community at a city-wide event on Friday, October 5th. The winning team will be awarded $2,500 to implement their idea.

To submit an application, click “Register” on this page.

The Thriving Neighborhood Challenge is brought to you by the People’s Planning Academy, a project of the Department of Metropolitan Development, and the Office of Sustainability, in partnership with a grant by the National League of Cities.

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Jun

21

Thu

Monumental Yoga

Thu, Jun 21, 2018 4:00 PM - Thu, Jun 21, 2018 9:00 PM @ Soldiers & Sailors Monument/Monument Circle

Monumental Yoga happens annually on the Summer Solstice and is a time for the community to come together for day of love and yoga!

4pm Yoga Village opens
4:05 Meditation with Heartfulness on NW Grassy Quad
4-6:30pm Mini classes on SE Grassy Quad
4pm Core HIIT (Invoke)
4:30 Myofascial Release (Practice Indie)
5pm Slow Flow (Blooming Life)
5:30 Yoga for Athletes (The Hot Room)
6pm Yoga for Kids (parent much be present! kOMpose)
7pm Community Yoga Class!!!
7:15pm Family Yoga Class on SW Grass Quad (kOMpose)
8:30pm Yoga Village Closes

This is a donation based class and net proceeds go to support Indy Yoga Movement!

Free bike parking provided by IndyCog will be available. YAY.
For more details head to www.MonumentalYoga.com

And… this event could not happen if it were not for our amazing sponsors and The Athenaeum Foundation, Inc.!

Title Sponsor:
Morter Institute for Bioenergetics

Corporate Sponsors:
Eskenazi Health
AARP

Guru Sponsors:
Blooming Life Yoga Studio + School
CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health and Nourish Wellness
The Hot Room – Hot Yoga Indianapolis
The Yoga Studio
Invoke Studio
Indiana Yoga Studio
Practice Indie Yoga
kOMpose
Heartfulness
Matlick, LLC

Sage Sponsors:
Peace through Yoga
Walk The Talk – Speaker Series
Yelp
WTTS – 92.3
Playworks

Yogi Sponsors:
Studio You Yoga
Visit Indy

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Jun

21

Thu

Macbeth at the Ruins – Holliday Park

Thu, Jun 21, 2018 7:00 PM - Thu, Jun 21, 2018 8:00 PM @ Holliday Park - Indy Parks and Recreation

A Traveling Troupe of professional actors will perform the inevitable, classic story of Macbeth for free! Kids & adults of all ages will enjoy the one-hour cautionary tale, followed by an informal chat with the audience. Join Indy Shakespeare’s new Traveling Troupe of exciting actors for a live, thrilling play!

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic. Registration is not required.

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Jun

22

Fri

CommonBound 2018: Owning Our Power

Fri, Jun 22, 2018 8:00 AM - Sun, Jun 24, 2018 2:30 PM @ Harris-Stowe State University

What is CommonBound?

On June 22-24, 2018, over 700 people across the new economy movement will come together in St. Louis, MO for CommonBound 2018 to connect with one another, share our resources, and demonstrate our power in creating systems that truly meet the needs of our communities.

In past years, CommonBound has answered the questions of what is a new economy, why do we need one, and who is it building it. Next June, CommonBound will connect these threads and focus on another question: How do we build a new economy?

CommonBound will bring together movement leaders, activists, and organizations from across North America to create a space for planning, strategizing, and movement building. The conference will feature a combination of network gatherings, closed and open work/strategy sessions, trainings, listening sessions, workshops, debates, and other formats exploring a range of topics through thematic tracks.

We’ve learned and built on CommonBound 2016’s decentralized planning model (inspired by the Allied Media Conference). This year, NEC staff will work with our 200 member groups and allies to curate tracks so that the conference programming is shaped and reflects the communities and thought leaders building the new economy movement.

CommonBound is taking place in St. Louis, Missouri, a city where local organizing is creating a vibrant and burgeoning new economy. NEC is thrilled to partner with Solidarity Economy St. Louis, a network of St. Louis organizations and individuals, to plan CommonBound 2018 and ensure it both adds fuel to local organizers’ efforts and grounds visitors in the critical work happening there.

We already know that our current economy is built on theft, exploitation and oppression. Every day, our communities are faced with an onslaught of violence and repression. But we also know that we are brilliant and capable of shaping a different world, that we can come together to create, resist, and transform ourselves and our realities.

Join us in 2018 in St. Louis. Together, we can make CommonBound a conference that propels our movements forward. 

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Jun

23

Sat

Reggae Party 2018: World Refugee Day

Sat, Jun 23, 2018 4:00 PM - Sat, Jun 23, 2018 11:00 PM @ Cottage Home Neighborhood Community Space

Join us for a Reggae Party to honor World Refugee Day!

DJ Andy Capps, DJ Kyle Long, and DJ Zion Tulz will spin reggae music that will have you dancing all night long. You will also find plenty of delicious food, great local beer and wine, and opportunities to engage with Exodus!

The event will take place Sat. June 23 from 4 pm – 11 pm at the Cottage Home Neighborhood Community space located at 714 N. Highland Street. Admission is free, but monetary donations are welcome! All proceeds from beverage sales and your donations will support refugee resettlement services in Indianapolis.

https://www.exodusrefugee.org/events/world-refugee-day/

Exodus activities will take place between 4 pm -7 pm, including activities for kids. Be sure to chat with your refugee neighbors at our “Ask a Refugee” booth, engage in the “What Would You Take?” activity, write a quick postcard to your elected official, and learn more about how to support refugees locally and globally.

A big thank you to our friend Andy Beck and the Cottage Home Neighborhood Association for hosting us! And thank you to our vendors for the delicious refreshments.
Da Blue Lagoon
Centerpoint Brewing
Gordon’s Mix N’ Go
Rabble Coffee

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Jun

27

Wed

Inhabit: A permaculture perspective – Film screening

Wed, Jun 27, 2018 7:00 PM - Wed, Jun 27, 2018 9:30 PM @ Irving Theater

*FILM SCREENING, followed by permaculture panel discussion*

Beverages & Food will be available for purchase

FILM:
Inhabit is a feature length documentary detailing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience.

For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible – what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

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Jun

30

Sat

Garfield Park Music Festival 2018

Sat, Jun 30, 2018 5:00 PM - Sat, Jun 30, 2018 10:00 PM @ Garfield Park Arts Center - Indy Parks and Recreation

#GPMF2018

5-10PM in the field behind the Garfield Park Arts Center – Indy Parks and Recreation
Parking is available in front of the Arts Center.
FREE – ALL AGES

LINEUP:
Rebekah Osborn | 5:30-6:10
Chad Lehr | 6:20-7:00
Danni Al Mar | 7:10-7:50
Kacie Swierk | 8:00-8:40
Brandon Wadley Music | 8:50-9:30

Featuring some of Indianapolis’ prime songwriters for an evening of stories, songs, friendship, joy, and neighbors!

WHAT TO BRING:
lawn chair or blanket + sunscreen + your beautiful self

FOOD TRUCKS:
Calliope Sno-balls

Presented by Tube Factory artspace and Garfield Park – Indy Parks and Recreation, Big Car Collaborative, and Garfield Park Arts Center – Indy Parks and Recreation

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Jun

30

Sat

I Dream in Evergreen Album Release Party at HI-FI

Sat, Jun 30, 2018 8:00 PM - Sat, Jun 30, 2018 11:00 PM @ HI-FI Indy

https://idreaminevergreen.bandcamp.com/

Sun King Brewing Co. Presents
I Dream in Evergreen Album Release Party
w/ Sylmar, BYBYE
Saturday, June 30th @ HI-FI | 21+
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM

Tickets $10
http://cli.re/idreaminevergreentix

Win Tickets on Do317:
http://bit.ly/idreaminevdo317

To reserve a VIP Table for this show
email boxoffice@hifiindy.com

Brought to you by:
Do317http://www.do317.com/
Sun King Brewing Companyhttp://sunkingbrewing.com/
Kolman Dental, P.C.http://www.kolmandental.com/

More info at http://www.hifiindy.com/
Have a question? Email maggie@hifiindy.com

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Jul

05

Thu

First Thursday Nights at the Children’s Museum

Thu, Jul 05, 2018 4:00 PM - Thu, Jul 05, 2018 8:00 PM @ The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Get in on everything extraordinary during First Thursday Nights! Tickets can be bought on-site, but we strongly encourage online purchasing. Buy ahead to enjoy every minute!On First Thursday Nights, you can pay $5 per person to visit either the museum or the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. For $7, you can buy a ticket to both! Again, this is only between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. As always, members visit free.Make discoveries.Spark your creativity.Be transported to other times and places.Get your hands in sand and water and climb and jump.Have a ball doing it all.* June 7* July 5* Aug. 2Click the ticket icon above to skip the line and buy online!

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Jul

05

Thu

Sarah Grain & the Billions of Stars Summer Concert

Thu, Jul 05, 2018 7:00 PM - Thu, Jul 05, 2018 9:00 PM @ Holliday Park - Indy Parks and Recreation

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Pack a picnic, bring a blanket, and head to Holliday Park – Indy Parks and Recreation for a free evening of family fun! No registration required. Concerts are sponsored by the Friends of Holliday Park.

Thursdays, 7-9pm:
May 31: Midtown Madmen (Vintage rock)
Jun. 14: Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra
Jun. 21: The Indy Shakes rendition of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (theatre)
Jul. 5: Sarah Grain & the Billions of Stars (folk rock)
Jul. 19: The Knot Brothers (rap, rock & edm)
Aug. 2: Jif and the Choosy Mothers (popular covers)

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Jul

06

Fri

The Pinkerton Raid at City Gallery

Fri, Jul 06, 2018 6:00 PM - Fri, Jul 06, 2018 9:00 PM @ Harrison Center

n 2015, The Pinkerton Raid were songwriters-in-residence at City Gallery, composing “The King’s Last Stand,” a song about Elvis’ last concert and Bobby Kennedy’s speech on the night of MLK’s assassination. On July 6, they’ll bring that song, along with WHERE THE WILDEST SPIRITS FLY, a brand-new album of place-based songs it helped to inspire. https://youtu.be/Hh8JrjXN8gc

pinkertonraid.com
Near the start of The Pinkerton Raid’s fourth full-length album, WHERE THE WILDEST SPIRITS FLY, songwriter Jesse James DeConto asks, “Where’s the star to lead us home?” And the answer, over and over again, in a repeating cycle of realistic truth-telling and undeterred hope, is simply this: We sing together.

For nearly three years, Jesse and other band members have been leading barroom sing-alongs back home in North Carolina, gravitating toward the songs that have soundtracked social movements since the 1940s: Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come,” “What the World Needs Now,” made famous by Dionne Warwick, and countless songs by Dylan, Guthrie and Seeger.

Rather than chasing a particular sound, Jesse worked with producer David Wimbish (The Collection) and engineer Jeff Crawford (Skylar Gudasz) at Arbor Ridge Studios to serve the melodies and invite the listener to sing along. Drummer/trumpeter Scott McFarlane, bassist Jon DePue, saxophonist Tony Sali and guitarist/percussionist Steven DeConto form the core of the band, and the new recordings capture the sing-along vibe with a choir joining in on the catchy choruses.

The Pinkerton Raid has shared stages with The Ballroom Thieves, Annabelle’s Curse, Forlorn Strangers, Lowland Hum, Noah Gundersen and Denison Witmer. The release of TOLERANCE ENDS, LOVE BEGINS in 2017 brought the band from Durham to Chicago to Washington DC, with slots at the Festival for the Eno and Shakori Hills, a session at DAYTROTTER and critical acclaim from PASTE, NO DEPRESSION, POPDOSE, AQUARIAN WEEKLY and more.

The title of the new album is a lyric from the song “Thin Places,” conjuring the Celtic idea of an earth charged with spirit. These songs were shaped by wanderings from the South to the Midwest to northern New England, and the band will bring them back on the road in 2018, in search of more thin places.

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Jul

07

Sat

Tibetan Culture and Awareness: Wisdom, Music, and Food

Sat, Jul 07, 2018 10:00 AM - Sat, Jul 07, 2018 1:00 PM @ St. Matthew's Episcopal Church

What is so compelling about this country called the World’s Third Pole? How does the culture and the human rights struggle of Tibet, located high in the Himalayas, affect Louisvillians right now? Learn more about Tibet from compelling speakers, experience traditional music, enjoy a taste of Tibetan food and visit a Tibetan market.

Featuring Guest Speakers:
– Dhondup Wangchen, Tibetan filmmaker imprisoned in China for his documentary work
– Nawang Khechog, Tibetan flutist, internationally recognized musician
– Geshe Lobsang Gelek, Chief Administrator of Drepung Gomang Monastery in India
– Dr. Keith Mountain, PhD, Glaciologist at the University of Louisville
– Tenzin Namgyal, President, Tri-State Tibetan Association and interpreter

Drepung Gomang Center for Engaging Compassion presents this extraordinary opportunity.

Tickets: $10 until June 30, $15 following and at the door. Call for group ticket and student rate.

Purchase: DrepungGomangUSA.org (under the “Sign Up for Classes” tab), at the center, or call 502-614-5616.

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Jul

12

Thu

Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 2:30 PM - Thu, Jul 12, 2018 4:30 PM @ Central Library
SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators — www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.
This event is also offered:

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Jul

12

Thu

Near Eastside Neighborhood Summit / Reunión de Vecinos

Thu, Jul 12, 2018 6:30 PM - Thu, Jul 12, 2018 8:00 PM @ John Boner Neighborhood Centers

Join your neighbors and come together to discuss goals and priorities in the Near Eastside!

Event is free and family friendly! Spanish interpretation available as well. Please RSVP with number of children attending so we can prepare childcare accordingly.

For more information, contact Alicia Baker, Near Eastside Community Builder at abaker@jbncenters.org.

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Conozca a sus vecinos y hable sobre los objetivos y las prioridades en la Near Eastside!

La reunion es gratuita y familiar! Interpretación en español disponible también. Por favor responda con el número de niños que asisten.

Para mas información, mandar un correo electrónico a abaker@jbncenters.org.

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Jul

13

Fri

The Whippoorwill Festival – Skills for Earth-Friendly Living

Fri, Jul 13, 2018 8:00 AM - Sun, Jul 15, 2018 5:00 PM @ Lago Linda Hideaway
Checkout our 2018 Workshops! There’s everything from: Cordage: Natural and Unnatural; Eco Printing & Natural DyingBasketry;Thermophilic CompostingTraditional Appalachian FarmsteadingDehydrating Foods for Home, Camping, and SurvivalFlintknapping – Stone Tool ProductionSolar 101Survival Firemaking SkillsEdible Wild Mushroom Identification and PreparationHerbal Energetics & Medicine MakingNatural Food ProductionTai ChiWorking out the KinksNature Walks & Outdoor Activities Community Discussions such as “Activism Burnout Recovery” & “Anarchy: What does it mean to you?” to Storytelling Basics & many more! Click Here for a full list!

Click here to Volunteer and Work Trade!
Our only vendors are workshop presenters – please do not contact us to vend.

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Jul

17

Tue

Heal Your Ears Music Fest

Tue, Jul 17, 2018 6:00 PM - Tue, Jul 17, 2018 10:00 PM @ Indy Hostel

Heal Your Disease presents Heal Your Ears ’18 at the Indy Hostel.
Friends and family (even the ones we don’t know, yet!) are all welcome to this FREE event.

Come and check out these awesome preforming artists:

6pm – Hope Griffin Duo

7pm – Sarah Grain & The Billions of Stars

8pm – Cyrus Youngman & Friends

9pm – Gayle Skidmore

Along with live music there will be many local vendors, guest speakers including Wendel Fowler, and much more!

Both the event and street parking are free.
Hop, walk, jog, bike, skate, or, roller blade in easily from the Monon Trail.

Check in often for updates on vendors and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Aug

02

Thu

First Thursday Nights at the Children’s Museum

Thu, Aug 02, 2018 4:00 PM - Thu, Aug 02, 2018 8:00 PM @ The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Get in on everything extraordinary during First Thursday Nights! Tickets can be bought on-site, but we strongly encourage online purchasing. Buy ahead to enjoy every minute!

On First Thursday Nights, you can pay $5 per person to visit either the museum or the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. For $7, you can buy a ticket to both! Again, this is only between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. As always, members visit free.

Make discoveries.Spark your creativity.

Be transported to other times and places.

Get your hands in sand and water and climb and jump.

Have a ball doing it all.

* June 7

* July 5

* Aug. 2

Click the ticket icon above to skip the line and buy online!

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Aug

11

Sat

Introduction to SAVI Databases of Central Indiana Statistics

Sat, Aug 11, 2018 2:30 PM - Sat, Aug 11, 2018 4:30 PM @ Central Library
SAVI (Social Assets and Vulnerabilities Indicators — www.savi.org) is a free online information system that helps you map, compare and store data about 2,000 Central Indiana communities. SAVI’s comprehensive, up-to-date statistics on housing, education, crime, and much more help businesses and organization create the charts, graphs, maps, and other results to make data-informed decisions. This introductory class, to be held in the Computer Training Lab, provides an overview to help participants decide whether they want to learn more about how to use SAVI.
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