The barriers to opportunity for Indianapolis students and families are great. We want to give a microphone to the students and families experiencing systemic injustice, and to align with the educators and leaders fighting to expand opportunities for students. We want to equip historically marginalized families and communities with the tools, institutional knowledge, and access to engage with policymakers and advocate for the policies that will actually address the challenges they are facing on a systems level.
If students are the heart of our work, our coalitions are the backbone. Through our Advisory Council, Student Coalition, Parent Advocates, Circle City Leaders, Teacher Coalition, Faith Leaders, School Leaders Circle, and Policymakers Hub RISE INDY is able to engage a vast cross-section of the Indianapolis community in policy discussions, advocacy work, and volunteering. Our community coalitions amplify the voices of those who have been silenced by our systems and institutions.
Intentions, values, and missions are nothing without action. The bulk of our work is in community engagement, education, and organizing. Our two main programs are RISE + Shine and Circle City Leaders.
Find out how you can get involved with RISE INDY's programs and make a difference in our community.