Indianapolis Urban League

Our Impact

PROJECT READY COLLEGE READINESS IMPACT

  • T.C. Howe High School
    • 2016-17 School Year :
      • Enrollment 75
      • Graduation Rate 73
      • College Acceptance Rate 100%
      • IUL Scholarship Recipients: 2
    • 2016-17 PROJECT READY UWCI ALIGNMENT  STANDARDS  METRICS
      • 75 and 100% of students with at least a 95% attendance rate.
      • 75 and 100% of Students progressing to the next grade level.
      • 75 and 100% of students passing their ECA’s.
  • Ben Davis High School
    • 2016-17 School Year :
      • Enrollment 414
      • Graduation Rate 100%
      • College Acceptance Rate 100%
      • IUL Scholarship Recipients: 2
    • 2016-17 PROJECT READY UWCI ALIGNMENT  STANDARDS  METRICS
      • 414 and  100% of students with at least a 95% attendance rate.
      • 414 and 100% of Students progressing to the next grade level
      • 414 and 100% of students passing their ECA’s.
  • George Washington High School
    • 2016-17 School Year :
      • Enrollment 66
      • Graduation Rate 100 %
      • College Acceptance Rate 88%
      • IUL Scholarship Recipients: 2
    • 2016-17 PROJECT READY UWCI ALIGNMENT  STANDARDS  METRICS
      • 66 and 100 % of students with at least a 95% attendance rate.
      • 66 and 100% of Students progressing to the next grade level.
      • 66 and 100% of students passing their ECA’s.
  • The Renaissance School
    • 2016-17 School Year :
      • Enrollment 160
      • Graduation Rate 84%
      • College Acceptance Rate 60%
      • IUL Scholarship Recipients: 1
    • 2016-17 PROJECT READY UWCI ALIGNMENT  STANDARDS  METRICS
      • 49 and 65% of students with at least a 95% attendance rate.
      • 49 and 98% of Students progressing to the next grade level.
      • 49 and 90% of students passing their ECA’s.

EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION ACTIVITIES

  • IUL Back-To-School Block Party (July 2017 – 2000+ Back Packs Distributed, 2,500+ Total Attendance, Free Health Screenings, Free Hair Cuts, Samaritan’s Feet Shoe Giveaway);
  • Hosted Educational Excellence Awards Luncheon featuring Roland Martin in partnership w/ American Federation for Children (November 2017 – 125+ Attendees)
  • Hosted two Every Student Succeeds Act Outreach Forums featuring Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Superintendent of the Indiana State Department of Education
  • Hosted Latino Leaders Educational Outreach Luncheon and Award featuring Coco Llienas with the American Federation for Children (February 2018 – 75+ Attendees)
  • Participated in Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Workshops with the National Urban League and The Educational Trust
  • National Urban League Educational Equity Project Participant
  • Building Better Narratives in Black Education Partnership with UNCF
  • Advocacy:  Against Disproportionate Minority Student Suspension & Expulsion
  • Awarded seven (7) $1,000 scholarships to project Ready Seniors at EOD 2017.

 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT IMPACT

  • 443 enrolled in New Beginnings Program and 400 completed= 91% retention rate YTD
  • 80% placement rate
  •  80 enrolled in CARE Program and contracted for 50
  •  80 enrolled in IUL Training Works
  •  Over 2,500 interviews conducted onsite
  •  40+ training certifications obtained
  •  Over 350 attendees at IUL Spring and Fall Career Fairs
  • Over 150 attended Ex-Offender Panel Discussions
  •  Over 150 attended Entrepreneur Fair and Urban Farmer’s Market
  • 145+ IUL Preferred Employers
  • Over 150 ex-offenders served
  • $30,000 annual salary
  • $14.42 annual hourly salary
  • Over 1,300 total served through IUL Workforce Development Department
  • 2017 Retention Rate: 94% 
  • 2017 Placement Rate:  80%

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS 2017

  • On-Site Trainings
    • Microsoft Office Word Certification with New Beginnings  Computer Training, LLC
    •  Certified Nurses’ Assistant with Nurse Aide Training
  • Off-Site Trainings
    • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant with Indiana School of   Phlebotomy
    •  Phlebotomy with Indiana School of Phlebotomy
    • HVAC Certification with AC/Tech
    • Apartment Maintenance Certification with AC/Tech
    • Forklift, OSHA & CPR with Hoosier Occupational Training Services (H.O.T.S.)
    • Welding with Hoosier Occupational Training Services (H.O.T.S.)
    • Pharmacy Technician with IUPUI Office of Community  Engagement
    • Patient Access Specialist with IUPUI Office of Community  Engagement
    • Culinary Arts with Second Helpings

HEALTH & QUALITY OF LIFE IMPACT

SPECIAL POPULATIONS SUPPORT PROGRAM (SPSP)

  • SPSP Support Specialist Client Count 2017: 32
    • 5 New Clients
  • HIV/HEP-C SCREENINGS 2017:
    • 531 HIV Test YTD; 460 Hepatitis C Test YTD
    • 46 Hepatitis C Positives; 0 HIV Positives
    • 311 Males Tested; 220 Females Tested
    • 260 Caucasians Tested
    • 230 African American Tested
    • 28 Latino Tested
    • 13 Others Tested
  • SPSP EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH PRESENTATIONS 2017:
    • 75 Group Presentations; 624 Participants; 12 Sites

I NEED YOU TO LISTEN, HEAR AND UNDERSTAND ME (INYLHUM)

  • Achievements:
    • Over 1,350 students heard INYLHUM messages
  • Other Findings:
    • 85% Completed & submitted pre- and post-surveys
    • 95% Confirmed they gained knowledge from the presentation
    • 90% Stated they would intervene when bullying occurs

GENERAL HEALTH & WELLNESS ACTIVITIES

  • Taught Nutrition Education Cooking Classes at TAB Fresh Stop the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month June- November
  • Sponsored participants to receive shares through TAB Fresh Stop and offered free health coaching sessions as a part of their package
  • Hosted Mini-Health Fair as part of IUL Back-To-School Block Party in July.
  • Hosted and facilitated Sol Food Nutrition Basics classes to teach healthier lifestyle habits.
  • Hosted a Sickle Cell Blood Drive in partnership with The Martin Center.
  • Promoted UNITY DAY and Anti-Bullying at Emma Donnan Middle School and Holy Angels Catholic School on 10/24/17 and 10/25/17
  • Hosted an Immunity Day Flu Clinic with free flu shots from Franciscan Health, free probiotic shots from GoodBelly, and low-cost produce from Beyond Organics
  • Hosted first Urban Farmers Market 9/8/17
  • Hosted a World AIDS Day Luncheon featuring Dr. Rachel Vreeman, Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine, on 12/1/17

FAMILY SERVICES EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE

  • Family Services for 2017:
    • FEMA Emergency Food & Shelter Program (EFSP):
      • Rent: Assisted 144 Families ( $75,421.00)
      • Utilities: Assisted 75 Families ( $9,687.00)
      • Total EFSP Household Members Impacted: 675
  • Kwanzaa Holiday Assistance Total Allocated: $29,125.00
    • Total Allocated: $29,125.00
  • 368 Eligible Families
  • 873 Eligible Children
  • 1,489 Total Household Members
  • 16 Families assisted with rent and utilities
  • 40 Families received Kroger meal vouchers
  • 873 Walmart gift cards
  • 10 Exchange family meals
  • 6 UPS adopted families

CONVENER OF CONVERSATIONS & VOICE IN THE COMMUNITY

The IUL is a convener, co-convener and host of community forums and conversations on issues impacting Indianapolis.  Also, it serves as a voice in the community as it relates to education, employment, race relations, and civil rights leveraging its ability to engage diverse audiences and community stakeholders.  IUL is represented on various boards and committees to help further the cause of diversity in the community.  Since January of 2017, the IUL has led or collaborated with various community organizations to address the following:

  • Educational Excellence & School Reform
  • 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Executive Order Imposing Work Requirements on Federal Benefit Programs
  • Panel on Re-entry into the Workforce
  • Indiana’s Refusal to Pass Comprehensive and Inclusive Hate Crime Bill
  • Passing of the Vote Center with Satellite Voting Resolution
  • 2017 Tax Bill
  • Opioid Epidemic
  • Food Access and Food Justice
  • Health Disparities in Primary Care and Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates
  • Aaron Bailey
  • DACA
  • Hurricane Harvey
  • IPS School Closings
  • Charlottesville Riots
  • March For Our Lives