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Center volunteers spend Day of Service in Indianapolis

August 12, 2022

Volunteers from the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation enjoyed a day of service work Aug. 10 organized by the Employee Volunteer Committee.



Experience includes weeding, trash pickup, lesson on poverty

 

Nearly 30 staffers from the Center for the Performing Arts and the Great American Songbook Foundation took time out of the office Wednesday for a Day of Service arranged through Shepherd Community Center. Located on Indianapolis’ east side, Shepherd provides a broad range of services, education and advocacy programs designed to help local residents escape generational poverty.

 

The volunteers cleared trash and picked weeds at Fall Creek View Apartments, one of 11 properties operated by Partners in Housing. The nonprofit group’s mission is to provide stable housing options for homeless people, many of whom are veterans or survivors of abuse. Supplies were provided by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful.

 

Later, the group returned to Shepherd for a “Poverty 101” presentation from Assistant Director Tim Streett about the conditions and mindsets that perpetuate generational poverty.

 

Three women wearing bright vests kneel to pull weeds near a parking lot.
Four men wearing bright vests pull weeds near a parking lot.

 

People in blue shirts are seated as a speaker makes a presentation.