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Rene Arkin

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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.

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Christopher Nunn

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Christopher Nunn

Our Education Coordinator, Christopher, brings a wealth of knowledge to Southeast Community Services.  An art teacher by trade, he is focused on education across the life span from Pre-K to Adults.

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Dawn Wagner

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Dawn Wagner

Dawn serves as our Community Coach focused on adults.  She’s our super customer service champion!  Her natural ability to talk to anyone makes her well positioned to be the first coach our neighbors meet.   Dawn is a constant learner, who is always taking a course to learn something new. You’ll see her out in the neighborhood, say Hello!

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Rachel Fox

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Rachel Fox

Rachel serves at SECS as one of our fantastic employment coaches. Currently, she is a student at IUPUI, working towards her degree.  She comes from a background of data, customer service and technology, using her skills to serve our neighbors.

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Tom Siedlecki

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Tom Siedlecki

Tom is impassioned about giving back to his community.  He is a graduate of Butler University and served afterwards as a Public Ally.  He works at SECS as one of our premier financial coaches, working with our neighbors to help them achieve their goals.

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Sam Pullen

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Sam Pullen

Sam serves in Education Coaching and Youth Services at Southeast Community Services. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Purdue University and a Master of Divinity from North Park Theological Seminary. Most of his reading is on social justice, psychology, spirituality and humor. He can be seen around town preforming improv comedy with INDYPROV.

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Part-Time Great Places 2020 Coordinator – Twin Aire

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Position Announcement: Part-Time Great Places 2020 Coordinator Southeast Neighborhood Development, Inc. (SEND), in its role as lead agency for the Great Places 2020 planning process in the Twin Aire neighborhood, seeks to hire a community coordinator.   If interested, please submit cover letter and resume electronically to Paul Smith at Paul@sendcdc.org.  Please include your salary requirements, expressed on a per hour basis, in your cover letter. Deadline for applications is January 20th, 2017. POSITION DESCRIPTION The position of Twin Aire...

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Lilly Endowment Awards Southeast Community Services $5 Million Grant

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Lilly Endowment Awards Southeast Community Services $5 Million Grant

Southeast Community Services (SECS) is pleased to announce we have received a grant of $5 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s commitment to helping human service organizations that strive to improve the lives of low-income individuals and families and strengthen their communities in Indianapolis and throughout the state. This $5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will strengthen Southeast Community Services and enable our organization to provide vital services to disadvantaged residents in southeast Indianapolis now and into the...

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Interested in the trades?

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We have a great training program starting soon! You can: earn your high school equivalency, learn how to job search, build your skills, earn a certification that will lead to a high paying job and more! Take a minute to fill out our interest form and one of our coaches will be in touch with you soon.

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Powerful Questions

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Powerful Questions

SECS operates as a Center for Working Families (CWF), which is a comprehensive approach to employment, self-sufficiency, and financial stability. Our work uses the Co-Active Coaching model to guide our work with clients (neighbors). Co-Active coaching is a model of being with neighbors that challenges participants and coaches to be intentionally collaborative and active in solving neighbor problems. A particular form of curiosity between coach and neighbor in the model takes the form of what we call “powerful questions.” Asking...

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