News In Brief

Oak Street Health Opens New Center

Oak Street Health opened a new center in the Glendale neighborhood, 2240 E. 53rd St., Suite B-1. This is the fourth Oak Street Health center in Indianapolis. The center celebrated with a grand opening event earlier this month. Oak Street focuses on a holistic health care model, adding a personal touch to health care. Residents can get free transportation to and from appointments, Medicare education classes and supplemental services such as podiatry. The new center will also provide social activities and classes for patients who want to stay active and connected to the community. Oak Street Health is a network of health centers for Medicare patients.

IMPD joins partners for community resources event

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will join the Office of Public Health and Safety and the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services to connect residents with resources and services meant to address the root causes of crime 3-6 p.m. Jan. 25 in the area of East 21st Street and Mitthoeffer Road. Groups will go door to door interacting with residents in an effort to enhance the quality of life for those on the far east side. At the same time, there will be a resource fair at the Indianapolis Public Library Warren Branch, 9701 E. 21st St.

FedEx Express hosts application session

Those looking for new or better employment can attend a job fair for FedEx Express 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Edna Martin Christian Center, 2605 E. 25th St. You must bring two forms of valid photo ID as well as a 10-year residential and work history. Starting wage is up to $15.80 per hour with a full benefits package that includes medical, vision and dental. Tuition assistance is available as well as the opportunity for advancement.

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 18 years old

  • Must be able to lift 75 pounds

  • Must have valid driver’s license for material handler position

  • Subject to background check and drug test

  • Must be a U.S. resident for at least five years.

Those unable to attend can apply online at

IPS leadership panel

Some Indianapolis Public Schools leaders will participate in a panel discussion 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 7 at Little Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 3276 Winthrop Ave. The panel will include IPS board members Taria Slack, Susan Collins and Elizabeth Gore, along with Interim Superintendent Aleesia Johnson. The City League, a men’s basketball tournament that focuses on community engagement, will host the event.

Jamyce Banks, founder of Whatever It Takes, a local consulting firm, will moderate the conversation and take questions from community members. Local organizations that support students will also be in attendance to share what they do for student development.

Slack and Collins were elected to the board last year and were critical of the district’s push for innovation and charter schools during the campaign. Gore, a member since 2017, has also been critical of the district.

Rose-Hulman extends STEM program

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will launch the Project Select, a weeklong STEM camp for high school sophomores who will be juniors during the 2019-2020 school year. The camp will be June 23-29 at Rose Hulman. Students will use science, technology, engineering and math to work on hands-on projects. The cost for the program is $1,450 per student. Students interested in applying must have a recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher as well as a high school transcript that includes the first semester grades from the sophomore year. Home-schooled students must have a recommendation from a professor, employer, activity organizer or someone outside of their home. Space is limited. For more information contact Rene Hankins, director of pre-college outreach, at 812-877-8220 or, or visit for information or to apply.

Registration for YMCA Summer Camps

Registration for more than 150 YMCA summer camps at more than 30 locations throughout Central Indiana is now open. Camps focused on enrichment activities, sports, traditional or overnight camps are available options.

Summer day camps are available to children ages 3-17. Camp hours are 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. May 24-Aug. 9. Overnight camps are open to ages 7-17 from June 2 to July 31. In addition to its regular camp, Flat Rock River YMCA offers family camps during Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends.

Fees vary by camp type, number of days and location. Financial assistance and scholarships are available. YMCA members pay a reduced rate. To register for a summer day camp, visit, email, call 317-484-9622, or visit the nearest YMCA. To register for an overnight camp, visit or call 888-828-9622. 

STEM Fest at Bankers Life

Children and adults will have the opportunity to learn how sports teams use STEM during the Indiana Pacers STEM Fest, a family-friendly event where Indiana companies, universities and nonprofits host hands-on STEM activities, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. March 2 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  

The event is free with the purchase of a ticket to the Pacers vs. Magic game at 7 p.m. March 2. Tickets prices are $10 for the upper balcony, $27 for the lower balcony and $52 for the club level. Deadline to order tickets is Feb. 1. Purchase tickets at

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