What’s Happening in the Neighborhood

Project Indy

Are you between the ages of 16-25 and are looking for employment opportunities in Indianapolis? Project Indy is comprised of a network of community organizations, employers, and corporate partners who are providing job opportunities, soft-skill development and job-readiness training to in-school and out-of-school youth in Marion County. Find opportunities from summer jobs, to full-time employment, and anything in between. Learn more at www.projectindy.net .

The Oaks Academy is Currently Recruiting New Students

The Oaks Academy, a classical school in the heart of Indianapolis, is taking applications for its 1st – 7th grade programs. Students at The Oaks are exposed to writing, STEM, latin, spanish, coding, fine arts, music, and travel. Clubs and competitive sports, including basketball, soccer, track, cross country, and girls volleyball, are also available to all students. Financial aid is available! Contact us today at 317-931-3043 to see The Oaks in action or visit www.indyoaks.org for more information about the school.

Invest in Your Future through our IDA Program

MFCDC has Individual Development Accounts (IDA) and Tax Credits available if you are interested in participating in a matched savings program designed to assist individuals achieve self-sufficiency through financial literacy and asset generation. The money can be used to buy a house, enroll in a job training program, start a business, etc. Go to www.mfcdc.org/live/individual-development-account-program to complete the IDA program application. You can support our IDA program by purchasing IDA Tax Credits, and receive extra tax benefits for your contribution – taking 50% of your donation as a credit off your Indiana State taxes. For more information, visit us online at www.mfcdc.org/ida-tax-credits or contact Courtney Goodwyn at 317.800.6609 or courtney@mfcdc.org .

The Sahm Family

The Sahm family, some of whom call Midtown home, own and operate a handful of Midtown’s tastiest places. Read all about how their delicious and fresh yet fun and affordable approach to multigenerational restauranteuring has led to many successful eateries spanning an array of flavors and styles. Try out the latest local addition, Half Liter. Right along the Monon, it’s the perfect place for a springtime pint.

Activate Tarkington Park

An activated park is a safe and welcoming park, a place where neighbors meet neighbors and build trust and true connections. Community partners Midtown Indy, Indianapolis Parks Foundation, the MLK Center, and MFCDC are joining together with Indy Parks to activate Tarkington Park for just those reasons. This group of partners is working with the City to take the helm on coordinating year-round activities, programs, and maintenance within the park. To make this work, WE NEED YOUR HELP. So today through April 12th, we’re fundraising through USA Today’s A Community Thrives grant program to concentrate our fundraising efforts. What’s more, Butler University has agreed to match every dollar raised through this program up to $35,000! Please share the link via email and Facebook, and THANK YOU: crowdrise.com/tarkingtonpark

We’re on Board!

Many gathered together at Twenty Tap a week ago to show their support for transit access and local business. This more vocal group from the silent majority that are resident supporters of Red Line bus rapid transit welcome the transit change and the urban access and business exposure it’s sure to generate. We’re a city rich in transit history, notably public transit history. It was our city’s world-renowned interurban electric streetcar transit system that crafted the commercial-node-dotted College Ave corridor we know and love today in the first place. So getting back to our roots seems natural. Construction-created traffic delays are a pain but will be over in a few short months.  Soon we will enjoy quick, affordable, and frequent transportation. Midtown Indy is all for that! Share this excitement? Email us to pick your your On Board For Better Transit – Yard Sign.  And stay tuned for Transit Supports Local events along College Ave in the months ahead.

New Red Line Construction Along 38th Street: 

  • One lane of 38thStreet in each direction, adjacent to the center median, will be closed to traffic to facilitate center station construction beginning on or after March 16. Two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes will remain open along 38th Street through the work zone.
    • Left turns will not be permitted onto or from Broadway Street during this construction.
    • The eastbound left turn lane from 38th Street to College Ave will remain open.
    • Work is expected to last through April.

Beginning on or after March 16, construction activities will also begin at the intersection of College Ave and 38th Street. Drivers should expect lane shifts around work areas in this location.