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The Indianapolis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will have the third Midwest Impact Day of Service (MIDS) 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 16. This year’s event will support Black-owned businesses through a virtual vendor marketplace, which will be livestreamed on the IAC Wellness Community Facebook page.

An entrepreneurship presentation, “Launching and Growing a Successful Business,” will occur during the marketplace.

Silver Linings Fund accepting grant applications

The Silver in the City Silver Linings Fund is accepting grant applications from grassroots organizations that work toward empowering those affected by systemic racism and closing the racial equity gap. To be eligible, organizations must serve a majority Black, Latinx or immigrant population in Marion County and/or the seven surrounding counties.

The grants can go toward operations or program support to address racial disparities in health care, education, housing, food and employment. The grants range from $500 to $1,500.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Recipients will be notified by Nov. 30 and grant funds will be dispersed in December.

Click here for more information or to apply.

Violent crime prevention grants

The Violent Crime Prevention Grant Program is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 funding round. Funding for the program comes from public resources allocated annually by the Indianapolis-Marion County City-County Council.

The program will allocate $1.1 million for long-term prevention activities, including activities related to reentry and $1.1 million for short-term crime prevention, crime reduction and other community outreach. This year an additional $750,000 will be allocated to support community programming initiatives in the following areas:

$186,000 to domestic violence reduction

$186,000 to youth mental health

$325,000 to early interventions to support juveniles

Applications are due by noon Nov. 5 and must be completed using Central Indiana Community Fund’s grants management system. For more information and to apply, visit cicf.org. Questions may be directed to Alicia Collins at Alicia@cicf.org or 317-634-2423.

Fireside chat

The Mind Trust and The Highland Project will host a discussion of The Highland Project’s national report “Our Power, Our Legacy” during “Black Girl Magic: A Fireside Chat” at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Indianapolis Public Library Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St.

The report shares results from a survey of 700 African American women. The women shared their concerns about disparities in education, economic development, health care and politics as well as priority issues that are critical to economic success.

Kateria Winfrey, WISH-TV multicultural reporter, will serve as moderator. Panelists are Tavonna Askew, chief of staff and general counsel, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County; Kelli Marshall, senior vice president of schools, The Mind Trust; Carolene Mays, president, Black Leadership and Legacies and host of Community Link on WISH-TV; Angela Smith-Jones, vice president of Diversity and Inclusion, Health & Hospital Corporation of Marion County.

Click here to register.  

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