EDNA MARTIN CHRISTIAN CENTER

Indianapolis, IN   |  http://ednamartincc.org

Mission

TO WORK WITH PEOPLE IN COMMUNITIES TO BRIDGE CULTURAL, RACIAL, AND ECONOMIC DIFFERENCES IN ORDER TO SUPPORT AND NURTURE THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY BY PROVIDING HOLISTIC PROGRAMS THAT EMPOWER, ENCOURAGE AND ENGENDER A VISION OF HOPE.

Ruling year info

2003

President / CEO

Mr. Barato Britt

Main address

2605 E 25th St

Indianapolis, IN 46218 USA

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Formerly known as

East Side Christian Center

Edna Martin Christian Center

EIN

35-1072577

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Youth Centers, Clubs, (includes Boys/Girls Clubs)- Multipurpose (O20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Edna Martin Christian Center works in the diverse neighborhood of Martindale-Brightwood in Indianapolis. Demarcated roughly by the zip code 46218, Martindale-Brightwood is the poorest neighborhood in Indianapolis, and struggles with education, jobs, crime, safe housing, and access to food. And those are the areas that Edna Martin Christian Center seeks to address.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Out-of-School-Time Youth program

Before- and After-School programs during the school year that feature tutoring, homework help, social and recreational programming, and meals.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Senior Citizens gather here for Bible Study, Exercise, and Bingo on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, respectively. There are also special events and outings.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Groceries are available without cost once a month to those residing in the 46218 zip code. One-time exceptions are made for those living outside the boundaries

Population(s) Served
Adults

From remedial education to certification-based training for specific careers, CETA provides opportunities to start new career with better-than-average wages. Several career paths are available.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students showing improvement in test scores

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Out-of-School-Time Youth program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of K-12 students who maintained or improved their Language-Arts or Math grades.

Number of students who exhibit kindergarten readiness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Infants and toddlers, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This is the number of students who successfully graduated from our Pre-School program.

Number of students receiving homework help

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Children and youth, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Out-of-School-Time Youth program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of students involved in our out-of-school time programs. This includes before- and after-school programs as well as spring-break and summer programs.

Number of program participants who receive a secondary school diploma or GED

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Career Education and Training Academy (CETA)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people who received an HSE diploma OR an industry-recognized credential or certification.

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Career Education and Training Academy (CETA)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people who gained new employment OR retained current employment through our training programs

Average change in client credit score

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Career Education and Training Academy (CETA)

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people who improved their FICO credit scores

Number of clients who attain economic stability within two years of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The number of people who improved their financial stability and increased their net worth

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups, Economically disadvantaged people

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Edna Martin Christian Center seeks to foster neighborhoods where individuals and families have everything they need to learn, live, work, and play in a peaceful, connected and thriving environment.

• The USDA classifies Martindale-Brightwood as a "food desert", so to improve access to food we offer a food pantry every week day. We are also leading the effort (working with a handful of other non-profits) to begin a network of urban growing centers to offer handy access to fresh vegetables.
• Before Mrs. Edna Martin began working in this neighborhood in 1941, The Indianapolis Police Department found that 75% of the crime in the entire city happened in Martindale-Brightwood. Today, we still lead the effort to reduce crime by offering young people constructive out-of-school-time activities, initiating the Re-entry to Indy Program (RIP) to help ex-offenders re-integrate successfully into life on the outside, and we host Community Conversations in which neighbors can meet and talk with police in a non-confrontational way that fosters understanding.
• To address the need for education, we host before- and after-school programs the offer tutoring and homework help. At the same time, our youth workers show the Kindergarten through 12th-grade kids the value that education has, and how it open possibilities and offer them the a better life. When someone comes to EMCC needing help getting a job, we also offer any remedial education necessary.
• Housing will be addressed through the Martindale-Brightwood Education Zone's Housing Village, that will encompass a new housing development of approximately 50 single-family homes and new amenities.
• To help our neighbors find employment, our Career Education and Training Academy (CETA) provides certificate based, job-specific training.

Edna Martin Christian Center is the de facto leader among all non-profits of its type in the neighborhood, and it is so by virtue of being the oldest, most prominent, best positioned, most advantageously located organization in the neighborhood.
Among our many capabilities:
• Leadership. Tysha Hardy-Sellers has been Executive Director since 2008 and has cast an amazing vision for the entire neighborhood.
• Lofty Goals: Including the beautification of the neighborhood, construction of homes, creating jobs, preparing children for Kindergarten, and establishing a network of urban
growing centers.
• Recognition: EMCC has been consistently recognized by the community and the city for effective programs
• Institutional Backing: EMCC is a "Home Mission" of the American Baptist Church
• Support: Several of the city's biggest funders and many individuals continue to support EMCC programs and initiatives.

• Developed a 25th Street Corridor Plan with Ball State University
• Completed a $3 million renovation of the former Jireh Sports site
• Secured matching funds for a façade improvement on 25th Street
• Launched the Generations Gardens program (Star Media grant) which has now grown to become the Martindale-Brightwood Food Resource Network
• Developed a scholar housing plan to be implemented in 2019
• Initiated Technical Assistance with BSU regarding a land trust
• Initiated Technical Assistance with the Urban Institute regarding Social Impact Funding
• Launched Community Voice— community news network
• Became a member of the Collective Impact Forum
• EMCC has initiated Entrepreneurship and Community Solutions Center that will help our neighbors begin new or grow established startup and scale-up businesses.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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EDNA MARTIN CHRISTIAN CENTER

Board of directors
as of 1/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Jay Geshay

Bosma Enterprises


Board co-chair

Mr. Jay Geshay

Bosma Enterprises

Term: 2020 -

Richard Bray

IUPUI

Ronalda Minnis

Supply Diversity Manager

Lori Destrampe

Wolters Kluwer

Drake Crossley

Keller Williams Realty

Rodney Burns

Grace Memorial Missionary Baptist Church

Valorie Cole

American Baptist Women's Ministries

Patricia Conner

Mike Morgan

Corteva Agriscience

Randy Pinegar

Boyd Pinegar and Associates

Jason Shelly

AIA Indianapolis

Lillie Evans

Beverly Allegretti

American Baptist Church

Crystal Hart

New Era Church

Soozi Ford

American Baptist Church, IN/KY

Joan Friessen

American Baptist Church, Greater Indianapolis

Barato Britt

Edna Martin Christian Center

Andrew Seibert

KIPP Indy Public Schools

Katie Tucker

Marian University

Christina Essex

Katz Korin Cunningham, PC

Natalie Weir

Major Tool & Machine

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/11/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/11/2021

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.