Fishers Non-Profit Coalition Meeting Notes
Delaware Township Office
November 14th 2019
Introductions and Attendance
Early Learning Alliance Network
Parks and Recreation
Outside the Box
Christ the Savior
Child Care Answers Collaborative Change
Delaware Township Trustee
Food Pantry (5000 lbs a month)
Youth Mentoring Initiative
Outside the Box Update
Land purchase was approved
March is disability awareness month
Look for events from Kelly
Caregiver focus during this March’s events
There is still a great misunderstanding of “how awesome human’s can be” – we can do a lot of education and help community members see the opportunity
Mayor’s Equity Group
Jody updated on the equity group and events coming up
HSE Students and Ms. Habig
All Seniors that took the Innovations class last year
60 kids in the program (elective)
In roads during class is impacting opportunities and potential contributions
Soft Sills – Human to Human interaction focus
Developing our younger students to make a difference through developing their skills
Huge focus on Problem solving
Students are coming up with creative solutions to complex problems
Passion Project (club participation, engagement in clubs = better academics, transportation was a big issue for participating, student is working on creating late bus option)
Equity conversations with Fishers Police, and cultural conversations
Top 20, learned to run the system, but figured out that there was so much to learn, there is a problem in how our schools are working – passionate about project based learning, movie about PBL (Fail Forward)
Devise a plan for the railroad, student idea to put a trail there, connections with the city
Internships in community areas (led to working for Young Life, trying to raise 45K by the end of the year to hire a second staff person to support the groups and work of the organization)
BlueCrew (student section, community involvement, school spirit)
Communication is important, kids need to have five personal conversations a week in order to be more successful – they need someone that is older and making them better… wisdom makes the person (how can be more connected to learn from others)
Dogs (emotional support dog owner) passion project is getting puppy into emotional support training, co-training for their human care taker, learning leadership, how to get things done, and how to manage a process for the benefit of others)
Its helped to make me volunteer for other leadership roles – it pushes me to be the leader I can be.
A lot of self actualization is facilitated through the innovations class
This year they are doing a four course combined class, mindful immersive learning experience (first three hours of the day) English, Science Research, History, and Innovations (8 credits, ignore the bell schedule, 60 kids)
CurioCity: City/Schools partnership, online data base, non profits can sign up online at https://portal.curiocityhub.com/organizations/
Interns and other available supports and opportunities to share your work and your story as a non profit organization, city has put in near a quarter of a million dollars to support the role out.
Follow up: Training for non profits
How can we capture the networking and connectivity that naturally happens
Can we learn about the graduation pathways that can support our organizations?
Email Kelsey if you have an opportunity (email@example.com)
How can we push to get teachers trained before we jump in?
Is there a document that overviews the benefits to organizations to participate?
Jody email schools about Curiosity interest – when will it be good to be in there? Community wide needs assessment (can we do this?)
Voice and Passion – lets help our kids develop this!
Can the internship coordinators for the high schools come in to be a part of this group?
How can we make access to non profits in our community full accessible to the school and city community? Can we have a link with a note that no non profits are endorsed? We need to be able to link community members with supports.
Hamilton County Community Foundation
Non profit innovation hub (providing fuel and resources for non profits in the community)
Additional supports for community non profit organizations
Shout out to Mayor Fadness for being the recipient of a Community Pillar awards to celebrate his work in mental health.
Service Hub in Delaware Township Community Building
Please know that there is space available to help non profits have a physical location to work and meet contact Debbie Driskell for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Funding (Capital campaigns)
Invite the City Council members to a part of the Coalition
Communication – updates to email@example.com
Google Calendar – Event Bright invitations
TCC gives (Courtney – Sam’s mom)
Meetings for 2020
January 9, 2020 9:00-10:30
April 2, 2020 9:00-10:30
June 11, 2020 9:00-10:30
Sept 3, 2020 9:00-10:30
*location fo all meetings will be at the Delaware Township Building
To think about…
Education piece: how can we educate or community
How can we showcase our work to the giving community?
Space, Giving, etc.