Our Community Events in 2018
10 Major Events on the Far East Side of Indianapolis. Over 1000 individuals served on the Far East Side of Indianapolis.
Here's a look at the community events we did in partnership with our many community partners in 2018. Great look at some of the impact we had in our community.
Far Eastside Community Clean Up Day
March 17, 2018 starting at 8925 E 42nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46226
Community effort to cleanup our far eastside community
5,000 Eggs Easter Egg Hunt
March 31, 2018 at Greene Park
Held Easter Egg Hunt event for 2-12 year olds which hundreds of children attended. Also provided bounce houses, music, face painters, games, raffles, book mobile for children.
HOOP 4 H.Y.P.E. Spring Break Youth Basketball Clinic
March 26 to March 30,2018 at LECC (Craig Middle School)
Held youth summit to ensure youth are safe, engaged, active, learning and serving when on breaks from school
Week Long Resource Fair
May 5 - May 9,2018 on the Far Eastside (at Carriage House East Apartments, Maison Gardens Apartments, Meadowlark Apartments, and Phalen Leadership Academy)
Worked with community partners to provide mental health, trauma addiction, re-entry, legal-aid, housing, food access, and job opportunity services to attendees
#OurYouthMatters Peace March
June 30, 2018 on 38th and Franklin Road
Hundreds of people marched east side streets for PEACE
3rd Annual Back to School Block Party
July 28, 2018 at Dubarry Park
In partnership with our community partners, we provided 600 book bags filled with school supplies to youth. Also had bounce houses, music, face painting, raffles, and a barbering school in attendance giving out free hair cuts.
Youth Peace March in Muncie, IN
Saturday, September 29 at Heekin Park in Muncie
Muncie's mayor invited our founder - Derris Ross - to bring our Peace March to Muncie, IN
Ross Foundation Street Outreach Training
October 4, 2018
Led by the CRP through our B.A.S.I.C. Program, we trained community members on community engagement, conflict resoultion, and faith walks
4th Annual “No Family Will Starve” Event
November 22nd, 2018 at 3 different apartment complexes (Carriage House East Apartments, Maison Gardens Apartments, and Meadowlark Apartments)
Over 60 turkeys and 600 canned goods given out to 60 families
4th Annual “Making Every Kid Smile” Toy Giveaway
Dec 22, 2018 from 2pm to 5pm at Windsor Village Family Center 6510 E. 25th St.
Over 1500 toys given to over 600 children
Note that this does not include efforts associated with our #OURYOUTHMATTERS youth council, our BASIC program, and our Mother's Cry support group. For 2019, we aim to provide more data to the public on our events and our program findings. Stay tuned.