The time is fast approaching when Prosperity Indiana staff members hit the road for regional meetings. We will travel across our state for a series of meetings with community development professionals, advocates, neighbors, elected officials, and other stakeholders that are focused on building resilient families and vital communities.
Join us at five locations this summer to engage on issues currently facing your organization and community, the work Prosperity Indiana is doing on your behalf and how Prosperity Indiana can help you build on your organization’s and community’s strengths.
These meetings will allow you to:
- Connect with members of our board, Executive Director Andy Fraizer, Member Services Manager Faith Musgrove, and other members of the Prosperity Indiana Staff
- Hear a summary of the highlights of Prosperity Indiana’s 2017 policy agenda and key changes in state community development policy
- Learn more about specific Prosperity Indiana programs (outlined below) to get updates on what Prosperity Indiana is doing and can do on your behalf. Members will be able to access recordings of each regional meeting presentation on the member portal.
- Meet with members of our staff one-on-one, either before or after the regional meeting, for dedicated time to talk about your work and how you can connect to other people and resources to propel you forward. Email Faith Musgrove at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your time with us.
Please mark your calendars for this opportunity and register today! Up to five staff at member organizations can attend for free, if the Executive Director is among the attendees. Lunch will be provided.
June 19: Northeast Regional Member Meeting
Fort Wayne, Hosted by Prosperity Indiana member Brightpoint
12-2 pm EST
Come learn about the Community Loan Center program and hear from Brightpoint staff about their experiences and impact through this employee lending innovation aimed at reducing reliance on payday lending. Community Loan Centers allow local employers to offer employees small dollar loans at 18% interest rate on a 12-month term. Participating employees can build their credit and take advantage of financial education classes.
June 27: Southeast Regional Member Meeting
Jeffersonville, Hosted by Prosperity Indiana member New Hope Services
12-2 pm EST
Thinking about going solar? Come hear Allyson Mitchell, Prosperity Indiana's Director of Sustainability, discuss the Solar Uniting Neighbors (SUN) For All program and learn how you and your organization can participate. The group-purchase solar discount program aims to help community organizations and residents purchase and install solar panels at a reduced rate to lower their organizational and household operating costs and pass those benefits on to low- moderate-income (LMI) individuals. Direct funding opportunities are available to Prosperity Indiana members.
July 20: South Central Regional Member Meeting
Bloomington, Hosted by Prosperity Indiana member City of Bloomington
12-2 pm EST
Incorporating asset-building strategies into existing programs can enable and support individuals and families at all income levels. Discuss with Kelsey Clayton, Indiana Assets & Opportunity Network Manager, the economic barriers families face. Also learn about the Learning Cluster, a current initiative assisting organizations in integrating financial capability services, which help Hoosiers achieve financial stability and provide access to tools that help organizations think through this innovation.
August 10: Northwest Regional Member Meeting
Hammond, Hosted by the Continuum of Care Network of Northwest Indiana
10 am -12 pm CST
Hear Director of Capacity Building Rose Scovel share about how you can utilize the staff expertise at Prosperity Indiana to assist you with consolidated planning, housing needs assessments, housing studies, assessments of fair housing, HUD compliance, and other plans and processes that might be required for your organization.
September 27: Southwest Regional Member Meeting
Evansville, Hosted by Prosperity Indiana member Old National Bank
12-2 pm CST
Come hear about the Outcomes Platform: a new data collection, tracking and outcomes reporting solution. Learn how you can use this comprehensive and interactive data tracking tool to visualize the impact that your organization has on your community and the results of your collective efforts with local partners.