The Indiana University Health Foundation has received a grant of $8 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. in Indianapolis to support the Mosaic Center for Work, Life and Learning. IU Health says the center will offer a “mosaic” of services to help create pathways to meaningful careers at IU Health or beyond the healthcare field.
IU Health says the center will support under- and unemployed individuals, entry-level IU Health employees, independent former foster care youth ages 18-26, and Crispus Attucks High School students in the IU Health Fellowship program.
The Mosaic Center will be located in the Excelsior, a mixed-use housing complex being developed at 22nd and Illinois streets by Near North Development Corp.
“As the largest health system in Indiana, IU Health is taking a broader look at healthcare and addressing the key social factors that often impact healthy living,” said Dennis Murphy, president of IU Health. “With our partners and critical funding from Lilly Endowment, we plan to create a long-lasting model for workforce development next door to our Methodist Hospital campus that will guide participants and their families toward greater self-sufficiency.”
IU Health is among 28 organizations being supported through Lilly Endowment’s Enhancing Opportunity in Indianapolis, an initiative to improve the livelihoods of individuals and families facing poverty or financial insecurity.