Client Graduation 2017

Every year PACE holds a Client Graduation Ceremony, and last Friday, December 15th we held one for our 2017 candidates. These clients have not only overcome the barriers of re-entry–they have thrived. Not just any client can make it to our graduation ceremony–besides completing the core PACE requirements (Advancing Your Career Workshop, Resume Workshop, Career Networking Workshop, Financial Literacy Classes …

2017 Employer Appreciation Breakfast

Last Friday PACE held our annual Employer Appreciation Breakfast where we celebrated all of our wonderful partnerships with employers around Indianapolis. With the help of our 84 preferred employers we were able to secure employment for 1,449 clients in 2016! These employers cover a wide array of careers–everything from transportation and moving materials to personal care and services. To show …

2016 Annual Report

In the meantime, please enjoy these highlights and letter from our executive director and don’t forget to #KeepThePACE in 2017 and beyond! Dear friends, The challenges we face today often seem greater than ever; however, the basic necessities of urban living remain unchanged. Food, shelter, health, nurturing relationships, education, income, and transportation are all essential ingredients to productive living in our …

2017 Men of Honor: A Salute to African American Men

On Saturday, October 7, 2017, one of our very own was honored at the 2017 Men of Honor: A Salute to African American Men. This event gives the opportunity for the community to celebrate the accomplishments of African American men who have succeeded against all odds and achieved special greatness. This year our very own Bill West (PACE Board Chair) …

UWCI: The Big Kickoff

On September 8th, PACE celebrated the 100th Birthday of the United Way of Central Indiana on Monument Circle for UWCI’s The Big Kickoff. Tony, Mike and Fred (Donor/Volunteer) had the chance to showcase and talk to patrons about what PACE is all about. We were able to learn about other programs throughout the community of United Way of Central Indiana …

William R. Cooley Closet

P.A.C.E has partnered with EmployIndy and Men’s Wearhouse for the past 4 years to provide job ready dress attire for the male clientele that come through our door. The closet was closed for renovations and we have re-opened it as of August 14, 2017. We currently are able to provide gentlemen with suits, blazers, dress shirts, dress pants, ties and …

PACE Graduates 2017

PACE Celebrates there 2016 graduating clients! We are truly proud of the clients that kept looking forward and reached there goals this year.  

LEAP Program sets the PACE for Jail II residents

See the story from the Indianapolis Star here: http://www.correctionsone.com/re-entry-and-recidivism/articles/177485187-Job-training-for-Ind-inmates-could-help-reduce-recidivism/

LEAP Program

Linking Employment Activities Pre-release (LEAP) started January 2016 as an alternative for residents of Marion County, who are currently incarcerated, to be better prepared for life after they are released. The program works with men who have been sentenced and who are serving that sentence in Marion County. The goal is to provide job search support and skills as well …