ICSSBM Newsletter - Summer 2014


Bill Passings

HEA 1242 Protects Hoosier Veterans From Hiring Discrimination
The bill will go into effect on July 1, 2014 after being signed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence.

Expungement Law Previsions
Relocates and restates certain provisions dealing with the expungement of arrest records, and deletes inconsistent language.

HEA 1319 Educational Matters Provision
Adds a school counselor to the definition of a teacher. Provides that a student's latest PSAT test results are included in the students official high school transcript.

Community Resources

 Indiana University Northwest  Summer Reading Programs
For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs.

 Indiana Parenting Institute
Have parenting issues you need help with? Need services for you and your children? Check out our proven, evidenced-based Parenting Programs.

Indianapolis Urban League
The mission of the IUL is to assist African Americans, other minorities, and disadvantaged individuals to achieve social and economic equality.

Contact ICSSBM

100 North Senate Avenue
Room N103
Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 234-1389

- Summer 2014 Edition -

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ICSSBM Executive Director, James Garrett, provides an overview of the commission and our efforts.

Eddie Melton Elected as ICSSBM Chairman
At the June 25, 2014 Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males commission meeting Eddie Melton, NIPSCO Community Relations Manager, was elected Chairman for the Commission.  The former Chairman, Elijah Neal, was elected as the Vice Chair... more

Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative 2014 Recap
April 5th, 2014 marked the date of the Fourth Annual Indiana Black Barbershop Health Initiative. This year the Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males teamed up with Telamon and other partners to bring the initiative to thirteen Indiana cities, utilizing over fifty barbershops, over two hundred barbers and more than three hundred volunteers... more

2014 Indiana Dad's Expo Recap
More than 100 fathers and other guests gathered on June 14, 2014 for the annual Dads Expo, a celebration of the vital contribution that fathers make to their children’s lives... more

IBE Education Conference Set for July 17th
The 2014 Education Conference presented by the ICRC and Cummins Inc. This conference seeks to provide teachers, administrators, and others concerned with education with resources, best practices and professional development training specifically regarding cultural competence... more

Million Father March to take place Fall 2014 Semester
The Million Father March has grown out of recognition of the power of male involvement in the education of Black students.  A father who actively participates in the educational and social development life of a child is invaluable and irreplaceable... more

2014 "Second Chance Law" Forums Preview
House Enrolled Act 1482 was passed in 2013, allowing individuals to have their criminal records expunged under the proper circumstances. The ICSSBM and our community partners brought our “2nd Chance Law” Forums across the state... more 


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