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Every year Indianapolis hosts the Indy International Festival at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. It’s an amazing event every year that you can attend with your entire family! Travel the world in just a few steps by visiting different booths to learn more about different religions, cultures,......

Every year The Felege Hiywot Center has a Thanksgiving dinner where we invite the community to sit down and break bread together. This year the students kicked the party off by sharing what they are thankful for. While the students were working Terrence and the......

So what is The Super Service Challenge? Founded in 2011, the Super Service Challenge is a nationwide movement to transform organizations through service. Driven by the idea people and teams grow stronger when they join together to serve, the Challenge encourages volunteerism, sharing stories of......

Have you ever heard of PreEnact? Here is a little bit about it from the PreEnact team themselves: “PreEnactment theater envisions a neighborhood that OUGHT to be—just, equitable, and economically vibrant. Our stage is an entire three blocks of 16th Street.  From the Monon to......

We finally finished the seven week summer program at Felege Hiywot! During the last week of the camp students presented their long term projects with IUPUI CEES interns. For our long term project we decided to “test out the effects of different lights sources on......

This week the summer program students finished the program with  Photographer and Story Teller, Paul Best. This year the photography camp focused dealing with trauma. Our students made coping collages with magazine pages. Our summer program students loved being able to express themselves through the......

Week One: Plant Growth and Development Our community urban garden at The Felege Hiywot Center just kicked off the first few weeks of the 7-week long summer program. Our students have already started making a community impact by working at Unity Park alongside members of......

For the past several months we’ve been working hard on the Eli Lilly Arts and Culture Grant with several wonderful partners. Together we have developed a wonderful sense of excitement and vision towards building a better local community together. After the submission was in we......

Today the Felege Hiywot Center Youth had the wonderful opportunity to attend the  2018 Indianapolis Youth Empowerment Summit put on by Teach for America Indianapolis hosted at Indianapolis University Purdue University Indianapolis. The purpose of the summit is to help students become leaders of tomorrow within their personal......

Today the Felege Hiywot Youth and Farm leaders visited the Indy Urban Acres to learn more about quality in farming. “Indy Urban Acres, a project of the Indianapolis Parks Foundation, is a collection of four organic farms used to empower and educate people by providing......

  Arts and culture have been a significant part of our story here at Felege Hiywot Center since the beginning. We’ve found that incorporating the arts into our work has been a great benefit to the growth and development of our children, our community and......

Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL) does more than keep the lights on around Indianapolis. The power company is known for their nonprofit and community service initiatives. The Felege Hiywot Center along with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (KIP) are excited about IPL’s Project GreenSpace program. About Project GreenSpace......

We are in the final week of our youth farm program here at Felege Hiywot Center, and our youth farmers have been working hard to keep the gardens tidy and productive. Each day has been filled with hard work, discussion and stimulating activities, and we’re looking forward to......

Here at Felege Hiywot Center our youth farm program is an integral expression of our mission. Our youth farm leaders are Indianapolis high-schoolers who have completed one or more years as a farm worker in our youth farm program. We are proud of these teens......

On December 13t4Hh, the Felege Hiywot Center hosted the 4H Tech Wizards and their families. It was great to have everyone at the center during the holiday season. The 4Hers made and decorated cookies. They also made Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies in a jar to......

This semester Professor Allison Fetter-Harrott, J.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Political Science at Franklin College is teaching a class about Ethiopian culture and history.  Students from Franklin College visited the center to hear about FHC Founder/Director Aster Bekele’s experience growing up in Ethiopia and coming......

My favorite part of camp today was doing the longitude and latitude with the technology that the scientists brought for us to use. I learned that pollination is important because the plants need it to make food for us. It was really cool looking at......

IUPUI showed us about bees and other insects that pollinate by going flower to flower and we did some fun games about that. Bees are important to the ecosystem because they help the flowers and vegetables and fruits. My favorite part about camp so far......

We got to do the latitude and longitude today with IUPUI. We tracked it using the GPS units and the iPads. They showed us some stuff about bees like how they make honey and pollinate our stuff because they like the nectar. It was fun......

My favorite part of camp today was the pollination activity where we ran around like bumblebees. The bee keeper came today to teach us about bees. They pollinate our flowers and food which makes them very important. They are a big part of our ecosystem,......

My favorite part of camp this week was playing in the sand for the watershed lab that IUPUI did. The scientists from IUPUI also taught me that we have to take care of the soil for the future and that the five food groups we......

I had a lot of fun. One of my favorite parts of camp was playing dodge ball! Another one of the activities we did was imagining a robot we would invent. My robot would be a monkey that would make bananas for me. We also......

We did a lot of science stuff this week. Engineers came from Major Tool and we got to make Lego robots! It was hard for my kicker-bot to score a soccer goal though. They did an egg drop for us too. To keep my egg......

Today we learned a lot about water from IUPUI. They showed the water cycle to us, and I played a game where I was the condensation part of the cycle. It’s cool how we use the same water over and over and it is over......

Our summer Youth Farm/STEM gardening camp is going strong and just completed third week of camp. We thank our Board Members Chris Rothenberger, Director of Environmental Heath at Major Tool and Machine, Nicole Oglesby, Director, Diverse Community Partnership IUPUI Division of Continuing Studies and Dareskedar Henry CEO and......

Join with the Indianapolis Art Center:   FHC  is blessed to participate in a program offered by the Indianapolis Art Center on Saturdays starting June 11 through July 30 from noon to 4:00 pm.  The class will focus on youth to express their Ethiopian heritage......

We’ve launched our first after-school program focusing on teaching the kids theater basics with professional actress Dija Henry, a recent graduate of Purdue University’s theater program. She helped to teach the kids’ theater basics such as stage direction, blocking, and character development. The kids had a......

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