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Eastside Project Aims to Build Residents' Life Skills

$2M community center to open in January

(INDIANAPOLIS) - People on Indy’s far east side are getting a new community center which planners hope will build residents' life skills.

The Carriage House East Success Center broke ground Thursday and will open in January. The center will be part of the Carriage House East apartment complex, but will be open to the entire neighborhood. Glick Family Foundation chair Marianne Glick envisions the two-million-dollar facility as a community hub offering after-school programs and classes for adults, including arts and crafts, cooking, GED courses, financial literacy and home ownership. There'll also be a greenhouse with a community garden for residents to grow their own vegetables.

The center is within two miles of a Boys and Girls Club and a community center, but Glick says many residents lack transportation andneed somethingcloser to home.

The development also includes a new playground, expected to open this fall.

(Photo: Eric Berman/WIBC)

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