Board | Elevate Indy

Prospective BOD member,

It is a privilege for Elevate Indianapolis to serve the central Indiana community through our mission- Building long-term life-changing relationships with urban youth equipping them to thrive and contribute in their community

Founded in 2016 replicating Elevate USA’s national model with a 40-year history, Elevate Indianapolis is a relationship-based program that engages students with a full-time staff of teacher- mentors during school, after-school, on weekends, and during the summer months. This hybrid approach merging after-school programming and in-class learning allows for deeper relationships and direct insight into the child as a whole. We operate two service pipelines, one with an operational base at Arsenal Tech High School (working with Theodore Potter Elementary and Harshman Middle School), which started in 2016, and a second based at George Washington High School (working with Matchbook Learning K-8 Elementary School), which started in the fall of 2019. 

Unique to the Elevate program, our teacher-mentors are privately funded through a diverse donor base, allowing for greater flexibility and engagement with students and low teacher-to-student ratios. Elevate teaches these classes, which are Indiana Department of Education approved, on our partner school campuses as part of our students’ daily class schedules.

Organizational Values

  • VISION– We plan for and commit to a better future.
  • COURAGE– We take risk to do good.
  • INTEGRITY– We live out our values consistently.
  • RESPONSIBILITY-We fulfill our commitments faithfully.
  • POSITIVE WORK ETHIC– We work with all of our heart.
  • RESPECT– We honor ourselves, others, and the world around us.
  • CARING– We meet others in their place of need.

Download our board member expectations here (PDF).

Apply to be considered on the BOD

  • Defined board service can be segemented into 4 sub-categories of service. Honestly rate your strength of each. (1-4 as the highest to select one.)
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 4.
    Utilizing your vocational influence to advocate for economically disadvantaged students with Elevate Indy.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 4.
    Bringing years of life wisdom and experience to build a healthy non-profit.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 4.
    Embracing the stewardship of your personal resources and network to invite people to invest in Elevate Indy.
  • Please enter a number from 1 to 4.
    Using your persoal network and/or history of advocating for economically disadvantaged students in our city.