Improve the level of individual and environmental health.
Indicators of Success and Baseline
- Increase the level of physical activity and awareness of proper nutrition by 50% for Near Westside middle school students
Story Behind the Numbers
In 1998, IUPUI entered into a partnership with the Near Westside WESCO leadership, with education instructors, community organizations, service providers, and the IU School of Nursing to empower residents to achieve their optimal health. By 2002, this consortium had developed a five-year plan to “promote and improve the health of Near Westside residents through development of collaborative community activities and initiatives.” The plan was aggressive in its scope, and included a new Community Fit for Life Wellness Center as part of the $27 million renovation of GWCS. After reviewing the successes of their five-year plan, the COPC committee will fold under the organizational umbrella of the Christamore House to sustain and promote wellness among middle school youth.
Health Goal Updates
Community Garden & Fair Join the Haughville, Hawthorne, We Care, and Stringtown neighborhoods for a great opportunity to plant a youth community garden and learn about healthy and sustainable living. FREE HEALTH FAIR AND CARNIVAL On May 11th the community will come together to plant a garden at Friendship West Side Center for Excellence in [Read More]
Now is the time to get your GED. …before January 1, 2014 when the tougher new GED test arrives! Compared with today’s test, the 2014 test will require: Writing 2 essays instead of 1 $120 to test instead of $70 Computer skills, instead of paper and pencil, to mark your answes and type your essay [Read More]
February 15, 2013 To Whom This May Concern: The Near Westside is an area just west of downtown Indianapolis that is rich with culture and history. Its many community assets lay the foundation for a quality-of-life plan that shows why the Near Westside is the up-and-coming place to live, work, and be in the city. [Read More]