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About Family Academy

The Indianapolis Public Schools Family Academy is a unique initiative designed to fortify the bond between home and school, thereby enhancing family engagement and enriching the academic journey for our students. Through a blend of in-person and virtual expert-led workshops, we provide a platform for the district families to access vital resources, gain awareness, and foster personal growth. The Family Academy extends beyond academic support, nurturing a sense of community and connection among families, schools, and the broader Indianapolis area. Our goals encompass:

  • Cultivating and Sustaining Relationships: Building a nurturing environment where relationships between families and schools thrive.
  • Providing Safe Spaces for Conversations: Creating forums for open discussions, sharing experiences, and addressing concerns.
  • Increasing Access to Information: Offering a hub of resources that empower families with the knowledge and tools necessary for supporting academic success.
  • Supporting School to Home Academics: Bridging the gap between classroom learning and at-home support to foster a seamless educational experience.

Through the Family Academy, we aspire to innovate engagement strategies, enriching the lives of our parents, caregivers, and guardians. Together, we strive to create a supportive ecosystem that propels every student towards success, fostering lifelong learning and community engagement.

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School Food Pantry Locations

Brookside School 54317.226.42543150 East 10th Street, 46201
Christian Park School 82317.226.42824700 English Avenue, 46201
Daniel Webster School 46317.226.42461450 South Reisner Street, 46221
Eleanor Skillen School 34317.226.42341410 Wade Street, 46203
Harshman Middle School317.226.41011501 East 10th Street, 46201
James Russell Lowell School 51317.226.42513426 Roosevelt Avenue, 46218
James Whitcomb Riley School 43317.226.4243150 West 40th Street, 46208
Rousseau McClellan School 91317.226.42915111 Evanston Avenue, 46205
* School based pantries are only for students/families registered at that school.

Martindale-Brightwood and Haughville Neighborhoods

Drive & Dish is a program funded by Coach Rick Carlisle and supported by the Pacer’s Foundation and the Division of Community Nutrition and Food Policy to provide nourishing fruits and vegetables to families in need in the pursuit of food equity. To register, please visit Drive & Dish’s service website.

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