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Thank you to our Lilly volunteers!

Enormous thanks to Michael Ace and his team from Eli Lilly who came to our Leadership & Legacy Campus on June 8 to volunteer!  

They worked very hard all afternoon in our youth garden, cleaning out the beds and prepping them for planting next week when we kick off our Summer Youth Program.…


Added by Maggie Goeglein Hanna on June 9, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

Member Makeovers


Added by Immanuel Ivey on May 8, 2017 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Taste of Martindale-Brightwood and Recognition Ceremony


Added by Immanuel Ivey on May 8, 2017 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Dream/Goal/Vision Boards (Foundations Week)

Our members through our Foundation Week, do self discovery.  They look at changing their billboards of their everyday attire and…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on May 8, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Spring 2017 NE Corridor Hiring Fair


Added by Immanuel Ivey on May 8, 2017 at 11:47am — No Comments

Kitty Litter Bucket + Pantyhose = Organic Fertilizer

The bird of paradise is hawaiian isle perennial that is hardy to plant in USDA growing zones 9 through 11 where you'll find low risk of frost or cold weather damage. Bird of paradise plants tend to be heavy feeders and require frequent fertilizer and water applications the actual growing season in which to stay healthy.

It is yet another good idea to contain a bulb fertilizer or an How To Make Organic Fertilizer assistance…


Added by Caitlyn Sean on May 4, 2017 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Youth Meet 2017: Building A Youth Filled Community

Save the date! The Edna Martin Christian Center is pleased to host the first Youth Meet on May 6th, 2017. 150 teens and their youth leaders will meet the Saturday before the American Baptist Church of Greater Indianapolis annual gathering to build relationships…


Added by Lauren Nowlin on February 22, 2017 at 9:55am — No Comments

Edna Martin Christian Center receives a $5 million Lilly Endowment Human Services Initiative Grant

The Edna Martin Christian Center (EMCC) has 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.

Read the full press release:…


Added by Tysha Sellers on January 13, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

AFC 2017 Video: "A Tale of Two Women"

See how serving contributes to transformation: "A Tale of Two Women"

AFC 2017 Video: A Tale of Two Women

Added by Tysha Sellers on January 1, 2017 at 11:00am — No Comments

Giving Thanks

Thank you First Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Colts, First Baptist Church of Burnnettsville, Chef Gross of Ivy Tech, and the Board and Staff of EMCC for making tonight special for more than 500 individuals. Our two sites were extremely active with 504 women, men and children enjoying dinner at 37 Place and 100 families receiving Thanksgiving meal baskets from 10 Indianapolis Colts players.

What an AWESOME God we serve-- and AWESOME people in his service!…

Added by Tysha Sellers on November 22, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Senior Angels at the H.O.P.P. Conference

Thank you to all of the Senior Angels who attended the 2016 Annual H.O.P.P. Conference, which aims to help older residents live better, healthier and more sociable lives!…


Added by Jamie Scott on September 15, 2016 at 11:50am — No Comments

EPA Soil Remediation Wrapping Up at Leadership and Legacy Campus

If you've stopped by our Leadership and Legacy campus at 22nd and Ralston recently, you probably wondered what in the world is going on:  rather than after school programs, youth gardening activities, and lots of fun on the playground, it looks like a construction zone!  Our old driveway has been removed, most of the land north of the buildings is completely torn up, the basketball goal is gone, and there is heavy machinery everywhere.…


Added by Maggie Goeglein Hanna on September 9, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

EMCC was one of 6 organizations receiving surprise Visionary Awards and $100,000 grants from CICF

We are so grateful for this award. Expect to see and hear more good news to benefit families in Indianapolis. 

EMCC one of the CICF 100th Anniversary grant awardees

Added by Tysha Sellers on August 30, 2016 at 2:55pm — No Comments

Resiliency Circles

At Edna Martin Christian Center, we conduct weekly Resiliency Circles.  The purpose of these circles are to assist,…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 17, 2016 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Financial Literacy and Life Skills Classes

Our Financial Literacy and Life Skills class is conducted weekly.  We help our members with budgeting, money management and debt reduction.  Additionally, we discuss life issues such as, conflict resolution, healthy relationships and becoming a team…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 16, 2016 at 4:52pm — No Comments

HSE Classes (formerly known as GED)

Our HSE classes are conducted by Blue Umbrella, through Washington Township.  Our members can refresh their English, Math and Language skills to…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 16, 2016 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Job Readiness Training

Job Readiness Training is conducted weekly.  We discuss soft skills to prepare our members for the workforce.  The skills we present are application, interviewing, presentation and resume development.  After each member has completed job readiness, then they go into job search assistance.  Additionally, they will be…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 16, 2016 at 4:34pm — No Comments

Logistics Associate Training Shadowing at Merchandise Warehouse

Our Logistics Associate training class visits our employer partner Merchandise Warehouse for a tour of the facility.  Additionally, this is where the training class conducts the Forklift Operator's…


Added by Immanuel Ivey on August 16, 2016 at 11:36am — No Comments

75 years of service- Join our celebration the evening of October 22

Added by Tysha Sellers on July 30, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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