Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis


To advance the continuous development of a community wide partnership between the schools, families, health and human service agencies, faith based organizations, businesses, colleges/universities, maximizing the education and life potential of every child, young person and adult---- from cradle to career.


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Leadership Advisory Coucil

Leaderships throughout the Indianapolis community come together...

The MBAES Leadership Council is an assembly of leaders from community based organizations, the university, the Martindale Brightwood community and non-profit organizations that oversees the work of the grant. They are tasked with building partnerships for the initiative, influencing policy and developing sustainability for the full service community school programs.

Leadership Advisory Council Members

Barato Britt – Edna Martin Christian Center

Bruce Farr – Overcoming Church

Elizabeth Odle – United Way Bridges to Success

George H. Rausch – Indiana University School of Medicine

Jackie Garvey – Indiana Parent Information Resource Center

Jay Geshay – United Way

Joan Harrell – Indianapolis Public Schools

Josephine Rogers – Martindale Brightwood Community Development Corporation

Khaula Murtadha – IUPUI Division of Continuing Studies

Lauren Franklin – IPS 56

Jennifer Pearson – IPS 51

Nashia Abdul-Aleem – IPS 56 PTA

Richard Bonds – National Council on Educating Black Children

Kris Walker-Guess – IPS 69

Tysha Hardy Sellers – Edna Martin Christian Center

Val Tate – Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center