A Week of IPC Activities in Indianola
INDIANOLA, Miss. — Through its community programs, summer camps and service projects, the Indianola Promise Community (IPC) has cemented its place as an organization that has made a profound impact on the people it serves. And for one week each year, IPC shares that success with Indianola and its residents.
“This is an exciting time for IPC to gain awareness and to highlight our work with Indianola,” said Deborah Moore, associate vice president of IPC. “It’s really a celebration of progress and service that brings everyone together to showcase these efforts.”
Dubbed “IPC Week,” this marks the third year that the organization will hold a series of events from Sept. 5-9 to reinforce ties with its various partners and introduce IPC to residents who may be unfamiliar with its programs and services.
“IPC is about relationships,” said Moore. “Neighbors, friends, partners and allies make up the fabric of who and what we are as an organization. All of these components, working together, have made our efforts within the community a success.”
For some people, IPC Week will be their first formal introduction to the Indianola Promise Community, providing the chance to get to know IPC and its staff members, and to learn about the many programs and services it offers.
Beginning Monday, Sept. 5, with television appearances on the WABG and WXVT morning shows, IPC staff members will host an open house and membership signup for its community garden; hold literacy and college readiness events; sponsor service learning projects; and provide remembrances and commemorations. Throughout the week, residents can learn about all of IPC’s programs – from summer camps to early reading to college preparation — with staff members offering information about how to access and join each program.
IPC Week Schedule of Events
Monday, Sept. 5 – Morning television appearances on WABG and WXVT. Freedom Community Garden Open House and Membership Signup, 10 a.m. – noon.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 – IPC literacy and college readiness programs, 5-30 p.m. – 7 p.m., Henry M. Seymour Library, 200 East Percy Street.
Wednesday, Sept. 7 – CARES (Children Are Reaching Excellence with Support) Service Learning Project. Students at Carver and Lockard elementary schools will assemble bags for veterans for IPC’s 9-11 Remembrance Day.
Thursday, Sept. 8 – “IPC Showcase” highlighting IPC programs with a talent showcase of students. 5:30-7:00 p.m., Carver Elementary School Gym, 404 Jefferson Street.
Friday, Sept. 9 – 9-11 Remembrance & Service Day and Social Service Collaborative Fair. Program at 9:00 a.m. and Health Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Gentry High School Gym, 801 BB King Road.