What Makes ICBI Invaluable?
The Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) provides an opportunity for engaged individuals to come together and discuss common goals. Participants develop & strengthen skills needed to make a difference in our communities. From meetings with the next generation of leaders to discussions about real life issues, ICBI encourages participants to ask tough questions.
ICBI Graduate Testimonials
- “Great interactive exercises that made us think about ourselves and how our attitudes affect us all.”
- “I’ve never felt more engaged and challenged to think about the issues facing my community.”
- “Real-time, real content for real people. An amazing series empowering me to lead in my neighborhood.”
2022-2023 participating neighborhood-based organizations were Oak Hill Civic Association, Near West Indy/Hawthorne Community Center, Positive Impact Neighborhood Association, Ralston Hovey Arsenal Andrew J. Brown Neighborhood Association, and Brightwood Concern Citizens Association.
The 2020-2021 participating neighborhood-based organizations were Miracles And Blessings United Methodist Church, Hovey Street Church of Christ, Far Eastside Community Council, Little Flower Neighborhood Association, and IMPACT Fairfax.
2018-2019 participating neighborhood-based organizations were Brendon Park, Christ Missionary Baptist Church, Community Heights Neighborhood Organization, Crooked Creek Indy, Far Eastside Community Council, and the Old Southside Neighborhood Association.
2017-2018 participating neighborhood-based organizations were 500 View Neighborhood Association, Crown Hill Neighborhood Association, Hawthorne Neighborhood Association, Knowledge is Power (KIP+), Mapleton Fall Creek Neighborhood Association, South Indy Quality of Life, and SouthWest Association of Neighborhoods.
ICBI Graduate Stories
“As a graduate of your (ICBI) pilot program, I have to say again how honored I am that you chose Otterbein as one of the neighborhoods. Not only did I get to know a couple other neighborhoods a little more intimately but you armed me with so much great info to become a better leader for my neighborhood. You had so many great teachers, the food was delicious, and you gave me a great binder of material to always refresh my leadership skills. I will always be grateful for this opportunity and I hold INRC very high. You truly are neighborhood minded!” – Tim Barton, Otterbein Neighborhood Association
“The training at INRC is so valuable to the growth of Indianapolis. I connected with so many leaders throughout the city. I am excited to use all of the skill sets I’ve learned.” – Cynthia Hooks, Kennedy-King Neighborhood Association
To connect with more ICBI alumni, please email Sharon Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org.