Campus-Community Initiatives

Additional IUPUI Community Initiatives

There are many collaborative IUPUI-community partnerships beyond the Center for Service and Learning.

A variety of university units and community partners collaborate to support the civic engagement mission of the IUPUI campus. As an anchor institution, IUPUI engages in supporting community, economic, education, and other social outcomes Central Indiana.

In addition to the strategic relationships that have been developed with Near West and West Indianapolis, which have a geographic focus, many other units spearhead initiatives that work to increase community impact.

Near Eastside Legacy Initiative

IUPUI Near Eastside Legacy Initiative (NELI) was designed to increase awareness of and activity in the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center and to promote health, wellness, and education programming in the community through targeted communication and public health awareness strategies. With matching support of $75,000 from the Solution Center’s Community Venture Fund, the initiative will by the end of 2013 engage more than 100 students, faculty members, and community partners through research projects, class projects, and independent internships.

For more information about the Near Eastside Legacy Initiative, contact the IUPUI Solution Center, 317-278-9170.

Martindale Brightwood Alliance for Educational Success

In October 2010 the Community Learning Network of IUPUI was awarded federal funding from the Department of Education to bring together the three Martindale-Brightwood elementary schools in university assisted community schools development. The university, in collaboration with its partners, provides resources and services to meet the needs of individual students, their families and the larger community.

The Martindale Brightwood Alliance for Education Success was launched in an effort to enhance Joyce Kilmer, IPS 69, Francis W. Parker Montessori, IPS 56, and James Russell Lowel, IPS 51, through the Full Service Community School initiative. According to the Coalition for Community Schools, a community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources.

For more information about the Martindale Brightwood Alliance for Educational Success, contact Nicole Oglesby at 317-278-2161.

Talent Alliance

The purpose of Central Indiana's Talent Alliance is to elevate our local system of education to world-class status. The Talent Alliance aims to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed from cradle to career. We want successful students, productive citizens, and thriving communities. Every student in the region should be prepared for school, be supported in and out of school, succeed academically, enroll in some form of postsecondary education,  graduate, and enter a career.

For questions regarding the Talent Alliance, contact Richard M. Markoff at 317-278-2035.