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Shaping a More Inclusive Future

The nature of work is transforming rapidly in our ever-changing world. As community leaders and organizations choose the path forward, it is imperative they rethink deeply held orthodoxies in order to shape a more inclusive future of work. Decades of systemic racism and many structural challenges underscore the underlying economic fragility of underrepresented groups, including the Black and Latinx communities. Generating innovative pathways to employment for marginalized populations has never been more critically needed by so many.

To create more diversity across sectors and underrepresented industries, InnoPower serves as a liaison, facilitating connections between organizations, trained minority professionals and willing employers.

 

InnoPower helps guide employers in adopting responsible hiring practices and HR policies, match trained individuals with the right employment opportunities, and ensure continuity of care, ultimately enabling the scalability of the model. We work with employers who have been prepared by service providers and have the necessary organizational culture to be sensitive to the lived experiences of individuals from marginalized groups.

InnoPower's skills development initiatives equip individuals with in-demand skills and training, facilitating connections with employers and overseeing an initial period of employment.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • Skills: expanding people's capabilities and employability for a rapidly changing economy

  • Equitable Working Environment: improving personal lives, hiring practices and personnel development

  • Social Capital: creating infrastructures that help minorities connect to people and resources

  • Politics: leading change to create thriving communities for all

Partners

The Recorder Media Group is Indiana’s leading media organization of its kind. The Indianapolis Recorder newspaper is in tune with the pulse of the Black community and since 1895 has been a major voice for our local community, the state of Indiana, our nation, and now internationally. Indiana Minority Business Magazine is the state’s leading publication that focuses on business, lifestyle, and diversity.

Educate ME Foundation, Inc. is a social enterprise determined to increase the number of men and women of color in the field of education. They seek to change the education system by creating a continuum for men and women of color to grow, achieve, and succeed from high school to career.

EmployIndy delivers workforce services to Marion County residents. The organization guides the local workforce ecosystem and makes strategic investments to remove barriers to quality employment for underserved and underrepresented residents.

The Indy Chamber serves as a voice of progress and improvement in the region, uniting business and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life. Indy Chamber's advocacy efforts, networking events, and economic development initiatives position members, business leaders and the community for success. 

The largest public school district in Indiana, Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is an agile, innovative educational organization committed to academic excellence. IPS empowers their students to think critically, creatively and responsibly, to embrace diversity and pursue their dreams with purpose. 

With over 40 locations throughout the state, Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community.

The Indy Chamber serves as a voice of progress and improvement in the region, uniting business and community to maintain a strong economy and quality of life. Indy Chamber's advocacy efforts, networking events, and economic development initiatives position members, business leaders and the community for success. 

Thrival Indy Academy is a humanities-focused high school which exposes students to diverse global perspectives through experiential learning and identity exploration in order to incubate educated global citizens and passionate community leaders.

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