The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Monday, August 10, 2015. (Interview With Caitlin Hannon Starts At 1:08:52 On PODCAST Media Player). In the first resignation from the IPS School Board in eight years, Caitlin Hannon announced Monday she was resigning from the Board to start work creating an educational non-profit. Hannon who was elected in 2012, received an Education Entrepreneur Fellowship from Indianapolis education non-profit The Mind Trust. Hannon, who was head of TeachPlus in Indianapolis will use the fellowship to develop and launch Enroll Indy, a new nonprofit that will create a unified enrollment system in Indianapolis to provide parents with a central hub for information about various public school options and how to enroll their child in one of those schools. Hannon is not only resigning from the IPS Board but also from TeachPlus. In an extended Afternoons with Amos interview, Caitlin Hannon talked about her new opportunity which would strive to make enrollment easier for parents in IPS and hopefully a number of charter schools. The purpose, according to Hannon, would be to help both IPS and charters better prepare for enrollment shifts and allocate precious resources, especially where to place teachers. The IPS Board has set dates for replacing Hannon. Candidates must live in IPS District 1 on the eastside and applications are due in by Friday, August 21. With a public interview of three finalists by the full sch School Board on Wednesday, August 26th and final vote by the Board on Thursday, August 27th.
(Interview On Economic ReDevelopment Of Near NW Side Starts At 5:41 Mark On Media Player). Last year the neighborhoods on Indianapolis’ near northwest side approved a Quality of Life Plan to help steer development and revitalization in the Riverside and UNWA areas. Now, in the wake of the closing of the Double 8 an the impending closing of the Chase Bank on MLK and the closing of other businesses in the area, there’ll be a meeting Thursday, August 13th at 2pm at First Baptist Church North, 877 Udell to discuss next steps at turning the northwest side r around. Discussing redevelopment in the area with Amos were The Rev. Dr. Ivan Douglas Hicks, Pastor of First Baptist Church North, Tyrone Chandler, Flanner House’s Deputy Director and Pastor Benjamin Moore III, Pastor, Empowerment Church. The interview sparked a lively discussion between the three guests and listeners deeply and passionately concerned about economically turning the area around.
(Interview On CLD’s College Conference Starts At 46:54 Mark On Media Player). Saturday, August 22nd from 8 till 3 at the Sagamore Ballroom of the Convention Center its the annual College Conference and College Fair, sponsored by the Center for Leadership Development (CLD), the premiere organization helping encourage educational achievement among African-Americans in Indianapolis. CLD President Dennis Bland and Lena Hill, Coordinator of CLD’s College Prep Institute. Bland and Hill talked about the Conference and why its imperative for prospective students eighth grade and above attend. Both also talked about the importance of parents and grandparents understanding clearly the diploma track their high school students are on and how their children will graduate from high school on time. Bland also stressed the important of once getting into college, sticking it out to finish. Bland shared the shocking stat that just one-in-eight Black students enrolled in college finish. A number Bland feels we have to improve upon. PODCAST UPDATE!! Registration for CLD’s College Conference and College Fair has been extended to Friday, August 14th. To register Click the Link: REGISTER HERE FOR CLD COLLEGE CONFERENCE/COLLEGE FAIR The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Monday, August 10th Runs 99 Minutes ©2015 WTLC/Radio One. PODCAST Starts After Brief Video Ad.