The Convo featuring Julie Goodman

In this Convo, meet Julie Goodman and learn how the Arts Council of Indianapolis is supporting the arts community during COVID-19.

The Leadership Indianapolis event series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues, and opportunities in our city.

We believe that social distance doesn’t mean civic disengagement so we are adapting The Convo format to be recorded conversations.

In this conversation you will meet Julie Goodman, who is the President & CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis and has been a speaker at our Opportunity Indianapolis program. Julie shares how the Arts Council is supporting the arts community through the Indy Arts & Culture COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Arts Council of Indianapolis website

#IndyKeepsCreating

Visit Indy website

Visit Indy shirts supporting the Arts Council of Indianapolis and United Way of Central Indiana

The Convo featuring Tom Hanley

In this Convo, meet Tom Hanley and learn about how Nine13sports is adapting to serve Indy during COVID-19

The Leadership Indianapolis event series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues, and opportunities in our city.

We believe that social distance doesn’t mean civic disengagement so we are adapting The Convo format to be recorded conversations.

In this conversation you will meet Tom Hanley, Leadership Indianapolis board member and graduate of SKL Class XL. Tom is CEO of Nine13sports, a youth-serving organization that has reinvented itself to serve the community in a new way during COVID-19.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Nine13sports website

Tom’s email

The Convo featuring Alicia Baker

In this Convo, meet Alicia Baker and learn about her efforts to connect neighbors during COVID-19

The Leadership Indianapolis event series The Convo provides opportunities to learn more about community leaders, organizations, issues, and opportunities in our city.

We believe that social distance doesn’t mean civic disengagement so we are adapting The Convo format to be recorded conversations.

In this conversation you will meet Alicia Baker, a member of SKL Class XLIV, and learn about her efforts to connect neighbors during COVID-19.

Resources mentioned during The Convo:

Link to signup to help or receive help: http://bit.ly/IndyNeighborCOVIDResponse

COVID19 Mutual Aid – Indianapolis Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/indymutualaid/

IndyHub and Leadership Indianapolis to Host Digital Gatherings During “Social Distancing”

Local nonprofits IndyHub — which regularly focuses on helping Indy 20- and 30-somethings get connected, involved, and making a difference in their community — and Leadership Indianapolis — which works to educate, inspire, connect and mobilize community leaders — announced today the launch of a free digital gathering series designed to bring community members together while also helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The organizations plan to host digital book clubs, panel discussions and virtual meet-ups, replacing their traditional event and program schedules with opportunities to convene remotely. The organizations, which are heavily promoting “social distancing,” intend to continue fostering community while helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“We’re an organization that believes in the power of person-to-person connection, so naturally, the spread of COVID-19 presents a unique challenge in our efforts,” said IndyHub president Blake Johnson. “Indianapolis is a community that sticks together, and we believe by using the amazing digital convening tools at our disposal, we can continue to meaningfully connect people to each other, to opportunities to grow and learn, and to ways they can engage in our city without risking their health or the health of their neighbors, family and friends.”

“Social distancing does not equal civic disengagement. While we may not be able to convene for conversations and programs in the ways we normally do, we can certainly continue providing opportunities for people to learn more about the city, the experiences of their fellow community members, and to engage as community leaders during this time,” said Leadership Indianapolis president and CEO Rebecca Hutton.

IndyHub and Leadership Indianapolis also encourage other organizations and community leaders to help connect people during a time that, in its nature, can be somewhat isolating. Organizations are encouraged to submit their digital opportunities to IndyHub through the link below.

“According to a 2018 study by Cigna, we know that nearly half of Americans report feeling lonely some or all of the time,” Johnson said. “This time of necessary social distancing will likely exacerbate this issue. We hope that by bringing people together, even through technology, we can help strengthen not only our city’s health but also our connection to one another.”

Hutton added, “It is important, especially during times like this when people can feel isolated and alone, that we don’t disengage but rather find new ways to connect, support one another, and invest in the common good of our community.”

For a regularly updated list of opportunities, resources and updates from IndyHub, as well as an opportunity to submit your organization’s gatherings, visit www.indyhub.org/together.

Current Opportunities

IndyHub and Leadership Indianapolis Digital Book Clubs (Weekly, March 25 – May 6, Virtual)

Meet up weekly on Wednesday nights with a group of new friends to discuss a good read, moderated by members of the IndyHub and Leadership Indianapolis teams and network. Registration and additional information can be found on IndyHub and Leadership Indianapolis websites.

Money Talks with Pete the Planner hosted by IndyHub and Leadership Indianapolis (March 24, 5:30 – 7:00pm, Virtual)

Break out your favorite local libation for a new twist on our “happy hours with a purpose.” We’ll get together remotely, share a drink or two, and hear from a nationally-renowned finance expert Pete the Planner on how to best plan and protect your financial health in times of uncertainty. Want to make a donation when you register for this free event? We’ll be supporting Gleaners Food Bank on Indiana. RSVP here.

Additional opportunities will be added throughout the coming weeks.