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Do you have an interest in the skilled trades? Southeast Community Services and the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation are joining forces to host our second round of BY Training starting May 15th. Participants in the program must be at least 18 years old, show good reading and math skills, and pass a drug screen before and after training. The training will take place two nights a week – Wednesday and Thursday nights from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. – for seven weeks. To get started in this program, mark your calendars for one...read more
It’s time for another wonderful Fire & Ice event at the Biltwell Event Center! Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 17th and join us for an evening of Santorini Greek Kitchen’s delicious Greek food and a silent auction full of locally sourced goods and experiences. Cocktail hour and appetizers will begin at 5 p.m., and our silent auction opens at that time as well. Grab a beer or glass of wine and start browsing the items up for auction! Dinner and the program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. As always, all proceeds from the...read more
Our VITA tax season will run every Saturday starting February 2nd until April 13th at 9 a.m. This program is hosted on a first come, first served basis and is walk-in only. Our staff will begin signing people in at 9:15 a.m. We will take as many walk-ins as possible based on the number of volunteers we have available that day. To be eligible for this program your household must make under $66,000 per year. Not free on Saturdays? Tuesdays and Thursdays during tax season from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. we will have a Financial Coach available to assist...read more
Southeast Community Services’ Chopped event is back! Come root for your neighborhood as chefs go head to head in a competition to see who can create the best dish and win ultimate bragging rights! Do you know one of the chefs competing? Bring your friends and come support them! This year we are introducing a Crowd Favorite Winner that you can help choose. First, second, and third place winners will be selected by our panel of celebrity judges from Repeal, Bluebeard, and Santorini Greek Kitchen. Entrance to the event is free, but each...read more
Join the Indiana Career in Construction Association for a job fair designed to introduce you to career opportunities in the construction industry. The Indiana Careers in Construction Association boasts more than 60 apprenticeship training locations statewide. Each of their 14 different apprenticeship training facilities offer trade classes and on the job training to help prepare you for your career in construction. Careers offer an average starting wage of $17/hour plus benefit package. Find out about the trades and more on Wednesday,...read more
Keelee Slack joined the Southeast team in February 2018. A graduate of Butler University, Keelee holds a B.A. in Journalism and is passionate about using her marketing and communications background to share access to resources with her neighbors. On the weekends, you can often find Keelee taking advantage of southside amenities like Garfield Park’s Conservatory and Sunken...read more
May is a special month at Southeast Community Services. While many Hoosiers turn their focus West to the Brickyard, the Southside neighborhoods are filled with the sound of live music rather than engines as the Virginia Avenue Music Festival (VAMF) kicks off. VAMF is a full week of great live performances, awesome vendors, and a strong sense of community that draws a vibrant crowd into one of Indy’s coolest neighborhoods. Established in 2015, VAMF was brought to life by our neighbors at Square Cat Vinyl and Southeast is proud to be a...read more
Thank you for another wonderful Fire & Ice event! We’ve spent the past week reminiscing about the evening and we are so grateful for the continued support of our board members and the surrounding community. The 8th annual Fire & Ice was the best attended event to date and thanks to the thoughtful contributions of more than 50 local restaurants, businesses, and artists, the silent auction offered a robust selection of items ranging from antique ukuleles to family game night packages to manicures. Proceeds from the evening, combined...read more
VITA Tax Services Our VITA tax season will run from February 3rd to April 14th from 9am to 1pm. We will be doing walk-in only and will start signing people in at 9:15 am. The walk- in’s will be first come first served. We will take as many walks in allowed based on the number of volunteers we have on that day. We do have other options available. On Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2 pm we will have a financial coach available for assistance for the self-serve program Myfreetax.com. If these times do not work for you, please feel free to...read more
Rene Arkin joined Southeast in January of 2017. She serves as the Adult Education teacher helping folks obtain their HSE diploma, career pathway choices, and employment. She is a licensed Mathematics teacher and School counselor. Rene also brings Director level experience from her years in workforce development. She loves helping adults with career counseling and reaching their full potential. When she’s not working, you’ll probably see her kayaking, hitting a farmer’s market, or biking down the Monon.read more