7 06, 2021

Emma Horton – Eagle Scout Candidate Completes PLC Service Project

2021-09-23T14:01:30-04:00June 7th, 2021|Tags: , , |

Emma Horton is one of our country’s first female Eagle Scout candidates. A senior at North Central High School in Indianapolis, she decided to focus her community service project at Peace Learning Center inside Eagle Creek Park because of its mission to help people learn how to be peacemakers. Completing a needs assessment of the facility, Emma chose to install new safety rails including a 70’ handrail along a stairway trail to the water behind the building. A newer stairway did not include a handrail down the steep descent to Eagle Creek Reservoir. Two other handrails leading from upper parking to the building were damaged and needed replaced.  In addition, because of Covid and the need for more outdoor spaces, Emma chose to construct new picnic benches. Altogether Emma recruiting 30 volunteers to help with the project contributing over 166 hours of labor. “We are so thankful for all the work Emma and her team completed to help Peace Learning Center,” said Tim Nation.  “ Not only did they address facility safety concerns, they also added outdoor place to serve young people this summer and beyond.” Here are some of the pictures:

19 05, 2016

Koinonia Project – Phase 2

2021-05-20T17:41:58-04:00May 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Around this time last year, Peace Learning Center's Youth Development Facilitator, Melita Carter, embarked on a dream to help reinvigorate the East Side through a service project that would bring youth, public servants, and the community as a whole together. This project, aptly named Koinonia, meaning to propel the community forward, has been accomplished so much in the past year. She hoped that it would create a sense of ownership for her community to compel them to care for their neighbors and the world we live in. Phase 1 of the Koinonia Project involved a three-day clean-up of the East Side. Volunteers collected over 500 bags of trash in their quest to clean up the streets! Phase 2 of Koinonia is now underway and involves having local artists paint six traffic boxes across the East Side. The first of these traffic boxes has now been completed. The box is located on the corner of 38th and Mitthoeffer in front of John Marshall High School, one of Peace Learning Center's partner schools. The first box artwork was designed and done by N. Beth Line. "This box will provoke through conversations, joy, love, peace, community building," Melita Carter. The artist, N. Beth Line, said she's received nothing but good feedback and people yelling from their cars "good job!" "that's beautiful!" and "thank you!" "My thoughts at the beginning of this project were that I am tired of

3 07, 2014

Indy 76 Leadership Team’s Community Service Project at PLC!

2021-05-20T17:42:49-04:00July 3rd, 2014|Tags: , |

You're Invited to the Indy 76 Leadership Team's Community Service Project at PLC! When:    Sat., July 12, and Sun., July 13 from 12-7 pm each day Where:   Peace Learning Center, 6040 DeLong Road, Indianapolis, IN 46254 A group of volunteers from  Indy 76 leadership team will be completing a service projects to benefit Peace Learning Center. They are in need of additional volunteers who can contribute their time and bring supplies necessary to support the renovation of Peace Learning Center! Learn more about their project by clicking here. If you are unable to contribute your time and bring materials, but would still like to contribute to their efforts, please click on their Indie GoGo campaign link to make a secure monetary donation: https://igg.me/at/Indy76PLC Please contact the group's Volunteer Coordinator Kristi Vigliaturo (kvigliaturo@att.net) for more information or to register to volunteer. Park passes can be made available free of charge for all confirmed volunteers. Check-out the list below to learn more about the materials and support needed each day! July 12-13th: Phase 2 - Building repair and Landscaping (Planting/Mulching) Please bring tools supportive of one of the following projects: • wheelbarrows • pitch forks (to spread mulch) • painting tools: - brushes (various sizes and small for detailed work) • ladders • masking tapes 12 pcs • rollers + extension pole for rollers (some broom handles might work) • roller pans • small buckets for paint • plastic drop clothes 6

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