Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana has acquired a two-story building in downtown Indianapolis that will serve as the nonprofit’s new headquarters. The organization has invested nearly $2 million for the building and plans to begin renovations in mid-October, which are expected to be complete by next April.
The 20,000-square-foot facility will serve as a mentoring hub for the community. The organization says it will offer much-needed space for mentor training, program activities, and an increase in staff capacity.
The investment is part of the organization’s $7 million RISE campaign, which stands for "Reach more kids, Inspire new opportunities, Strengthen our community, Emerge boldly."
"Our quality is the strongest it’s ever been, and we are eager to make mentoring opportunities available to all children who need them," said Darcey Palmer-Shultz, chief executive officer of BBBSCI. "More kids and families want help, but we need to mobilize enough volunteers to reach them. To bring our great service to more kids, we need to make Big Brothers Big Sisters top of mind and engage with our community in a new way."
Officials from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana will appear on this weekend’s edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick. Click here to find out when the show will air in your area.