Anthem Indiana Medicaid


Ralph Waldo Emerson School 58 nominated Anthem Indiana Medicaid for recognition at the March Action Session for their countless acts of kindness and support.


Anthem Indiana Medicaid recently donated 35 iPads and often gives the gift of time by reading to students, all of which will help to promote literacy within the school.


Commissioners presented Marketing Manager Marcus White with a certificate of recognition for Anthem Indiana Medicaid.



Sweet Dreams Project

 Sweet Dreams Project

The Sweet Dreams Project was nominated for recognition at the March Action Session for their endless effort to ensure that children have the benefit of a good night’s sleep.


The Sweet Dreams Project provides twin mattresses to children who do not have a bed – within IPS and other districts. Program creator, Reverend Jeffrey Bower works closely with school staff to identify children in need. Mattress Firm of Indianapolis and Tempur Sealy of Plainfield have joined forces with Mr. Bower and have collectively donated 500 mattresses since December 2014. 


Commissioners presented The Sweet Dreams Project founder Reverend Jeffrey Bower – who was join by Daniel Ramos of Mattress Firm and Matthew Street of Tempur Sealy – with a certificate of recognition for their dedication to the children of Indianapolis.



Big Brothers, Big Sisters


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana was nominated for recognition for being an unwavering presence at many schools throughout our district.


Approximately 300 of the organization’s “Littles” attend 55 different IPS schools and 16 schools within our district have individual partnerships with them. Research shows that additional adult support, outside of the home can boost a student’s academic achievement. As a by-product, those children experience improvements in self-perception, social behavior and interpersonal relationships. 


Commissioners presented CEO Darcey Palmer-Shultz and Director of Marketing and Volunteer Engagement Whitney Smith with a certificate of recognition for Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Thank you to all of our wonderful partners for supporting the students of IPS.