With the theme of basketball in Brackets for Good, it makes me think of teams. I’m sure many of you have a team you’re a fan of. You’ll notice that when members of that team have successes, so many of the players thank their fans. For dedication, for support, for believing in them when others were down on them.
I moved to Indianapolis when I went to college back in 2002. After graduation, I decided to stay, and soon after I started working and living here, I discovered IndyHub.
To me, the city of Indianapolis is a team, and IndyHub is developing the fan base by connecting people to all this city has to offer. And while connecting people to the city, IndyHub is also ensuring that this city will continue to be able to offer what it can to keep the players and fan base here.
Just this past week, I attended a LAB network meet up, connecting young professionals from arts, civic, and social organizations in order to continue the discussion on how we engage with those new to us and with each other. Saturday, I was joined by 125 other young professionals to see the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for IndyHub’s Passport to the Arts, a series of events introducing YPs to the arts offerings of Indianapolis. And on Monday, the city of Indianapolis committed to improving our city’s transit system, an initiative that IndyHub has worked on for over a year in order to make this city more appealing to those we’re trying to attract and keep. That was ONE week of activity- and that was just what I was able to attend!
I guarantee that you have also been affected by IndyHub, whether or not you realize it! There’s a good chance that the boss that gave you a job may have been involved in IndyHub when they started over a decade ago. Or perhaps you just hired your next all-star employee who went through IndyHub’s 1828 program. What about your best friend, who found out about a non-profit opportunity at IndyVolved that connected them to Indy in a more meaningful way? Or maybe someone you haven’t even met yet will decide that Indianapolis is the place for them because of the work IndyHub has done to help connect this city to those that live here.
IndyHub will continue to do so much to build the players and fan base of Indianapolis. That’s why I’m supporting them in Brackets for Good, and I encourage you to do the same. Since 2002, I’ve seen this city grow to be something I care about, that I’m proud of, and it might be safe to say- I’m one of its biggest fans. I’ve met other fans and even seen some become major players for our team.
To continue to attract and retain these people, we need help keeping them engaged, involved, and active. Let’s help IndyHub keep our city on its winning streak. Give to shape our city.