Indiana Youth Institute Inc
Nonprofit Capacity Building Program 2011
TITLE: Indiana Youth Institute
NAME AND LOCATION: Indiana Youth Institute, 603 E. Washington Street, Suite 800, Indianapolis, Indiana, with field offices in five regions of the state
PROJECT SUMMARY: Our goal for this project is to help nonprofits measure and improve their performance to increase the likelihood that the children they serve achieve good educational outcomes, graduate from high school, and continue on a path to success. We will accomplish this goal by providing intensive one-on-one coaching in performance management to 20 selected nonprofit organizations focused on improving educational outcomes for youth. Selected organizations will receive 150 hours of consulting, free attendance at one training and two conferences, four webinars, and peer connection and data instruction at local youth worker cafes. Informational resources and training opportunities will be provided to another 4,000 youth-serving organizations across Indiana to broaden the impact and increase the number of organizations measuring their impact and using data to manage their performance and improve outcomes for youth.
GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 61 high-need counties in Indiana (two-thirds of the state's counties and population) that are affected by one or more of the following: high unemployment, disaster declaration, and child poverty. These counties include our largest and poorest urban centers (Indianapolis, Gary, East Chicago, South Bend, Elkhart, Evansville, and Terre Haute) and the hardest hit of our rural counties, where farm income has dwindled with few economic prospects to replace it.
NUMBER OF NONPROFITS TO BE SERVED: 20 with intensive coaching and free training, plus an additional 4,000 youth-serving organizations across the state with information services and opportunities to participate in training around performance management.
GRANT AMOUNT REQUESTED: $307,528