In Our Community

Our connection to our community, the city and people of

Indianapolis, is made through partnerships with various organizations

and agencies, continuing education programs, and our Board of Directors. Our Board of Directors consists of community members, representing

the neighborhood in which the Institute is located, various community

organizations and faith traditions, and the three Plowshares Colleges:

Earlham, Goshen and Manchester. Students will spend time with the Institute by way of the semester or summer programs or the alternative spring or fall break programs. Some will spend a significant time interning

in the community, while others may only be able to volunteer for a

couple of hours. Yet each student understands the value and potential

impact of their work on the community. The time that students spend in

the community is made possible through various partnerships with

community organizations and agencies. These partnerships enrich the continuing education component of the Institute, offering training and immersive workshops. These weekend workshops

create awareness around issues that impact our community, both locally

and globally, and provide participants with an opportunity to educate

themselves about an issue, meet individuals and communities impacted by

the issue, and to understand the role that they – the participants – can

take in bringing about change. The Institute also works with community organizations and agencies to

provide training for their staff and volunteers and is in the process

of developing programming for the community.

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