The Convo featuring Amar Patel

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

In this conversation you will meet Amar Patel, Executive Director of Teach for America – Indianapolis. Amar, a graduate of SKL Class XLIV, talks with us about championing racial equity in education and amplifying the voices of students through their upcoming discussion series.

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Centering Student Voices

The Convo featuring Wildstyle Paschall

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

In this conversation you will meet Wildstyle Paschall, a CICF Community Ambassador, artist and writer. Wildstyle talks with us about the importance of grassroots collaboration and his research on the housing crisis in Indianapolis.

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Racism in Housing: A Public Safety Crisis for Black Indianapolis

Shelter: A Series on the Housing Crisis in Indianapolis for Civic Leaders

The Convo featuring Maggie Lewis

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

In this conversation you will meet Maggie A. Lewis, city-county councilor and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis. Lewis, a former Boys & Girls club kid herself, reflects on her full-circle experience and the importance of mentorship in a child’s life.

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Boys & Girls Club of Indianapolis

The Convo featuring Ron Anderson

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

In this conversation you will meet Ron Anderson, Program Director for Box Jobs. Box Jobs, a father-son run nonprofit organization, stepped up to provide free COVID testing in communities of color and are also working to help citizens returning from incarceration. 

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Get on Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide

The Convo featuring Victoria Beaty

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

In this conversation you will meet Victoria Beaty, Executive Director of Growing Places Indy. Growing Places Indy is one of over 100 area nonprofits listed in our Get On Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide. Thousands of Central Indiana residents suffer with food insecurity and Victoria talks to us about Growing Place’s efforts to provide people with fresh, healthy affordable food options.

Resources Mentioned in The Convo:

Growing Places Indy

Get on Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide

The Convo featuring Dr. Darrin Johnson

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

In this conversation you will meet Dr. Darrin Johnson, Executive Director of BU Wellness Network. BU is one of over 100 area nonprofits listed in our Get On Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide. Dr. Johnson talks to us about BU’s efforts to support marginalized communities through both the HIV/AIDS pandemic and COVID-19. BU Wellness Network will be hosting a virtual celebration in honor of World Aids Day on Saturday Dec. 5 hosted by Leadership Indianapolis’ Program & Communications Manager Ebony Chappel.

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

BU Wellness Network

Get on Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide

The Convo featuring JoEllen Rossebo

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

In this conversation you will meet JoEllen Rossebo, President and CEO of Arts for Learning Indiana. Arts for Learning is one of over 100 area nonprofits listed in our Get On Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide. JoEllen talks with us about Arts for Learning’s virtual outreach to youth in the age of COVID and work with artists of color during this time of social uprising.

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Arts for Learning Indiana

Get on Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide

The Convo featuring Patrice Bey

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

In this conversation you will meet Patrice Bey, Board President of Minorities in Hospitality. MIH is one of over 100 area nonprofits listed in our Get On Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide. Patrice talks to us about how MIH has supported its members by connecting them to essential resources and career development opportunities during this time. “We are trying different approaches to communicate to our industry that you can go on and it will get better.”

Resources mentioned in The Convo:

Minorities in Hospitality

Get on Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide

The Convo featuring Claudia White

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

In this conversation you will meet Claudia White, founder of Youth Global Perspectives (YGP). YGP is a non-profit started by White, a sociologist and educator, to expose underprivileged youth to global experiential learning opportunities in places like Washington D.C., Spain and Cuba. White believes that “representation matters” and young people learn better when they see themselves represented in the lessons being taught.

YGP is one of over 100 nonprofits listed in our Get On Board 2020 Nonprofit Guide and they are currently seeking board members.

Resource mentioned in The Convo:

Youth Global Perspectives

The Convo featuring Deb Hallberg

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

In this conversation you will meet Deb Hallberg, CEO of Pass The Torch for Women. Deb talks to us about the importance of mentorship, her own transition from decades of working in the legal field to the nonprofit sector and Pass the Torch’s efforts to help mentor women as they navigate their career fields. “I love making that positive impact for women,” she said.  

Resource mentioned in The Convo:

Pass the Torch for Women