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The Madam Walker Legacy Center (MWLC) announced its free summer event lineup. The events will be online and include a hairstyling competition, a concert and youth-serving summer institute. 

To celebrate Father’s Day, the #DaddyDoDay father and daughter hairstyling. To enter the competition dads must post a picture styling their daughters hair on social media until June 10. All entries must use the hashtag #DaddyDoDay to be included in the competition and to be eligible for the cash prizes.  The competition will be shown on Facebook Live at noon June 18.

A live-streamed concert “The Suite Life,” will celebrate Black Music Month. Local artists Bashiri Asad, Okara Imani, Tribe Soul, Alaina Renae and Deon Forever will play covers of well-known songs by Black artist such as Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder and Jill Scott. The free event will be live streamed from MWLC on June 25.

The summer institute for children ages 6-14 will be online 1-2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday July 6-29. Workshops will be taught by representatives from organizations such as NASA, Microsoft and the Asante Children’s Theatre. A free “Culture Kit” with supplies for each session is available.

To register for the summer institute and “The Suite Life,” visit madamwalkerlegacycenter.com.

Noon June 18 – Virtual #DaddyDoDay competition  

7 p.m. June 25 – “The Suite Life” virtual concert

July 6-29 – Virtual summer institute

Health department awards COVID recovery grants

The Marion County Public Health Department awarded $1 million to 86 organizations as part of the COVID Community Recovery Grant Program.

The grants, varying from $3,000 to $40,000, were given to Marion County organizations addressing economic and health disparities in minority communities caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Grant recipients include:

  • Chin Center, $40,000
  • Grassroots, $15,000
  • Purpose of Life Ministries, $12,500
  • Laboratory Church, $10,000
  • Arch Indy, $15,000
  • Coalition for our Immigrant Neighbors, $5,000
  • Scott United Methodist Church, $3,000
  • Antioch Baptist Church, $12,500
  • Sabeel-Ul- Faoz Islamic Association of Indianapolis, $12,500
  • New St. Mark Church, $5,000
  • Renewing Waters, $5,000
  • Sewa International Indianapolis, $7,500
  • Eastern Star Church, $18,000
  • Messiah Missionary Baptist Church, $12,500
  • Lakeview Church, $12,500
  • Circle Up Indy, $12,500
  • Temple of Believers Deliverance Center, $5,000
  • Ten Point Coalition, $12,500
  • Franciscan Health, $3,000
  • Sanders Temple, $12,500
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis, $15,000
  • Damien Center, $9,000
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, $12,500
  • Mt. Carmel Church Indy, $10,000
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, $12,500
  • Westminster Neighborhood Services, $12,500
  • New Era Church, $12,500
  • Kingdom Apostolic Ministries, $12,500
  • Minority Health Coalition, $18,000
  • Indianapolis Urban League, $15,000
  • Ability Indiana, $15,000
  • Indy Police Athletic & Activities League, $10,000
  • Indianapolis NAACP, $15,000
  • Gleaners Food Bank + Purdue Center of Health Equity & Inclusion, $9,000
  • Eden Missionary Baptist Church, $12,500
  • Outreach, Inc., $7,500
  • Crossroads AME Church, $12,500
  • We Care Neighborhood Association, $2,500
  • GANGGANG, $12,500
  • EducateME, $12,500
  • Westside Community Development Corporation, $10,000
  • Growing Places Indy, $12,500
  • Genesys Solutions, $12,500
  • John Boner Neighborhood Centers + Thomas Gregg Neighborhood School, $5,000
  • Ivy Endowment, Inc., $10,000
  • Indy Black Millennials, $2,500
  • Crown Hill Neighborhood Association, $15,000
  • Greater Anointing Fellowship Church, $12,500
  • La Plaza, $22,500
  • Indiana Youth Group, $12,500
  • Indiana Latino Expo, $15,000
  • St. Monica Catholic Church, $2,500
  • Project Azul, $15,000
  • SADCO, $11,500
  • Asociacion de Venezolanos en Indiana, $11,500
  • Hispanic/Latino Minority Health Coalition, $18,000
  • Girl Talk Inc., $5,000
  • Grace Church, $10,000
  • IN Latino Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence, $15,000
  • National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, $15,000
  • Mariposa Legal, $2,500
  • Immigrant Welcome Center, $20,000
  • Ask Me Their Name, $5,000
  • Indiana Latino Institute, $15,000
  • International Marketplace Coalition, $20,000
  • A Kid Again, $5,000
  • Pink Ribbon Connection, $3,200
  • Operation More Hope, $12,500
  • A-Way-Out Ministries, $3,000
  • Indy Juneteenth, $3,500
  • Unapologetically Natural LLC, $12,500
  • BootCamp Connect, $15,000
  • Embrace Indianapolis, $5,000
  • Mt. Zion Baptist Church, $12,500
  • Patachou Foundation, $20,000
  • CAFE Indy, $18,000
  • Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, $7,500
  • Temple of Praise Assembly, $10,000
  • Lifeline Ministry, $10,000
  • Center of Wellness for Urban Women, $18,000
  • Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, $15,000
  • Midtown Indy, $15,000
  • Zion Hope Church, $15,000
  • Resurrection Community Church, $5,000
  • Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis, $18,000
  • Phillips CME Church, $10,000
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