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Weekly Newsletter 7 July 08 for www.IndianaHelpers.com
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Our Events Calendar -
10Jul08 - PACE/OAR Board and Staff - will honor and offer best wishes for 15 years of service to J.T. Ferguson, Jr. on July 10th, 2008 at the Indiana War Memorial, 431 North Meridian St., from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Hors D’Oeuvres and refreshments are being served and there will be a cash bar on site. The registration is incremented for 15 years of service JT gave to the organization beginning with $30.00 per person. Persons are allowed to give more should they so wish (i.e. $45, $60, $75, $90, $105, $120, $135 etc.). All donations and proceeds go to PACE/OAR for our programs and services. Interested persons should RSVP by July 2nd to PACE/OAR.  Please contact: Rhiannon T. Williams, Interim Executive Director at 317-612-6800 # 11.
Starting 9 & 10Jul08 Business Ownership Initiative of Indiana - is providing two classes: 1) Own You Own Business, Looking for Customers? Networking for Success Classes - July 10, 17, 24, & 31 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM - Click for a PDF Networking for Success Flyer  |  2) Is you Business Poised for Growth? The Business Plan - Pen to Paper Classes - July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM - Click on for a PDF Pen-to-Paper Flyer
9Jul08 Flanner House Information Forum -  Understanding Your Credit Report.  This forum will be lead by Guest Speaker Michelle Glaspie from Regions Bank | Click on PDF Credit Report Flyer
10 to 20July The Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration is now the largest African-American event in the nation, with over 300,000 people in attendance. Programs and events include business workshops, health and wellness, employment opportunities, spiritual enrichment, exhibits, youth activities, and entertainment. Local and national celebrities along with individuals, families, and members of the corporate community all join in celebration of African-American heritage and culture. Summer Celebration is the signature fundraiser for the nonprofit community organization Indiana Black Expo, Inc., and its year-round youth and family programs. Call 317-925-2702 for details.
15Jul08 Tuesday - CHIP’s Annual Meeting will be held at 7:45 AM at Barnes & Thornburg, 11 S. Meridian St. Please join us to hear an update on the community’s Blueprint to End Homelessness. Guest speakers will include Pacer’s Coach Jim O’Brien and Sister Mary Scullion, a devoted homeless advocate and founder of Philadelphia’s Project H.O.M.E. For more information or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jennifer Hunt at 317.630.0853, ext. 208 or jhunt@chipindy.org
15Jul08 M.S.D. of Wayne Township Schools,  Adult Basic Education - Free ABE/G.E.D. Summer Program - Westlake Church of Christ, 612 N. High School Road - Tuesday & Wedesday 1:00PM – 4:00PM - July 15 – August 27, 2008 | Click on PDF Flyer
18Jul08 Friday - Use What You've Got Prison Ministries is having their 4th Annual Benefit Gold Tournament at Pleasant Run Gold Course, 601 N Arlington Ave in Indy.  Please call Ed Cohn at 317-322-0537 or James Whitfield at 317-651-5900 | Click on: View Their brochure
Our News -
1Jul08 - Councilor Pfisterer Sponsors Ex-offenders Re-entry Proposal - Indianapolis – Councillor Marilyn Pfisterer has initiated a proposal intended to help find gainful employment for the 500 ex-offenders that are released in Marion County every month. "This proposal is a bi-partisan effort that is intended to help impact the crime rate in Marion County by helping previously incarcerated people find jobs instead of turning back to a life of crime." says Councilor Pfisterer - Click on
Press Release
1Jul08 - WorkOne Notice - The CS3 system has been shut down permanently in the anticipation of the new job matching system www.IndianaCareerConnect.com.  If you need assistance while the system is down please contact your local WorkOne representative.  The new system will be active starting on July 1, 2008.  This will not delay benefit payments for UI claimants.
Our Helpers Press Releases -
26Jun08 Governor selects new Correction commissioner | 24Jun08 Department of Correction Commissioner Donahue to depart | 17Jun08 Mayor's Office - New Funding Opportunities for Crime Prevention
Our Job Fairs Calendar -
9Jul08 Wednesday - Correctional Officer Applicants Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility,
2596 Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46214. 11:00am - 6:00pm - Applicants need to have their applications online prior to the job fair to receive an interview.  Applicants should bring their driver’s license and high school diploma or G.E.D. to the job fair.

14Jul08 Monday - Presented by the Indiana Black Expo, Inc., WTHR-TV 13 Employment Fair Seminars presented by WorkOne - Indiana Convention Center, Room 113-115 - 8:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m. - Free and Open to the Public - Thursday, 7/17/08 WTHR-TV 13 Employment Opportunity Fair - Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Come dressed to impress, with your resume in hand, for a morning of networking and job seeking strategies.
16Jul08 Wednesday - Correctional Officer Applicants Indiana State Reformatory, 4490 West Reformatory Road, Pendleton, Indiana 46064. 11:00 am - 6:00 pm, Applicants need to have their applications on line prior to the job fair to receive an interview. Applicants should bring their driver’s license and high school diploma to the job fair.
19Jul08 Saturday - Plainfield Facilities, Joint Job Fair, 737 Moon Road, Plainfield, Indiana 46168, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm,  Applicants are encouraged to have application completed online prior to the job fair and dressed appropriately for on the spot interviews. Cell Phones and all tobacco products should be left in vehicles as they will not be permitted inside the facility. Applicants are also encouraged to bring identification along with any degrees, license, etc. that may be applicable.
23Jul08 Wednesday - The Indiana Restaurant Association - has partnered with the Employment Guide and the Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association for the Indianapolis Hospitality Career Fair, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM - Crowne Plaza Hotel, Indianapolis Union Station
30Jul08 Wednesday - Correctional Officer Applicants Indianapolis Juvenile Correctional Facility, 2596 Girls School Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46214 | 11:00am - 6:00pm - Applicants need to have their applications online prior to the job fair to receive an interview. Applicants should bring their driver’s license and high school diploma to the job fair.
12Aug08 Tuesday - Indianapolis Job Fair - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Sheraton Hotel City Centre, 31 W Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Our Needs -
The Pendleton Correctional Facility has immediate needs for volunteers that can teach musical instruments, and any kind of musical Instruments you may have that are still in good working order that you may want to donate to the prison - they are also looking for all types of arts and crafts supplies for their Arts and Crafts classes.

Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility (PREF) is looking for all types of nursery items for its new Nurseries at the Indiana Women's Prisons and the Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility.  For more information and a list of items needed, please Click on: PDF Flyer for the PREF Nursery
Plainfield ReEntry Educational Facility (PREF) is looking for hygiene items, men's cloths - Shirt, pants, shoes, etc. - Especially the larger sizes XL and 2XL.  Click here for a PDF flyer for Clothing
Plainfield Reception Diagnostic Center (RDC) - Lisa Powers, RDC's Public Information Officer is currently in need of men’s clothing (for offender releases). All sizes of pants, jeans, shirts, sweatshirts, coats, jackets, undergarments and shoes are all needed.  She can be reached at: 317-839-7727 # 3005.
Our Helpers Calendars -
WorkOne - East |  Wayne Township Schools
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Our Volunteers & Helpers Wanted Page -
WE NEED YOUR HELP! Our prisons in Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Pendleton are in need of persons that can serve "inside" the prison system as Teachers, Tutors, Mentors and Instructors.  If you would like to be a volunteer (Helper), please give us a call at 317-547-0500, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. for additional information, or Click on: Indiana D.O.C. Volunteer Form.
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