About Southeast Community Services Center
The mission of Southeast Community Services, Inc. is to "work together to serve, strengthen and support our neighbors in southeast Indianapolis."
We advance our mission by:
· Building a sense of community in southeast Indianapolis.
· Seeking resident participation and encouraging resident leadership.
· Serving as a gateway and connector to resources in employment, education, social services and community leadership.
· Providing the tools to support neighbors in creating positive changes in their lives.
· Coordinating our efforts with the Southeast Quality of Life Plan and partners.
Southeast Community Services was organized in 1972 through Mayor Richard Lugar's office as a consortium of area agencies and neighborhood groups to deliver needed services to the near southeast side of Indianapolis. Originally known as the Southeast Multi-Service Center, the organization shortened its name to Southeast Community Services in 2000.
Since our founding in 1972, we have been committed to addressing the diverse needs of residents, from youth to seniors. Our overall goal is to help residents lead dignified, fulfilling, and self-sufficient lives.
Located in the heart of the Fountain Square district at 901 Shelby Street, our facility is easily accessible by foot and bus line. In 2003, we facilitated a major renovation of our facility, Fountain Square Center. In April 2009, we completed a major renovation of our computer lab (with generous support from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and United Way of Central Indiana). The renovation included new equipment (25 workstations), new software, and renovation work such as modifying the floor surfaces, replacing carpeting and relocating electrical circuitry.
The geographic boundaries of our primary service area are Washington Street on the north to Thompson Road on the south, and Post Road on the east to I-65 on the west. Most clients matriculate from the Fountain Square cultural district, but we serve anyone who walks through our doors, regardless of primary residence.
Terri Garcia, Executive Director
Elsy Banegas, 1st Floor Receptionist
Paulette Deal , Staff Support
Carlette Duffy, Employment Coach
Tori Calvert, Employment Coach
Janice Holley, Employment Coach
Antonio Arrieta, Financial Coach
Ashley Piland, Financial Coach
Erin Biggs, Income Supports
Jan Hise, Education Specialist
Tiffany Boyd, Youth Program Coordinator
Elaine Cates, Senior Coordinator
Jan Fiscus, Community & Parent Coordinator
Kate Voss, Community & Parent Coordinator
Brian Kern, Computer Training/Resource Center Specialist
Ondina Schrunder, Computer Training/Resource Center Specialist
Board Of Directors
Catherine Esselman, Chair
Penn Real Estate Inc.
Yvonne Harrington, Vice Chair
Vice President, Key Bank
Michael P. McCormick, Secretary
Certified Public Accountant
Charles M. Corbin, CPA, Treasurer
CFO, Orchard School Foundation, Inc.
Joseph E. Simpson
Indiana Legal Services, Director of Administration
Director of Community Economic
Community Health Network
President, Norwood Neighborhood
Technical Support Manager
University of Indianapolis
President, Charitable Advisors
Executive Vice President
Farm Bureau Insurance
Santorini Greek Kitchen, Owner
Attorney, Lewis and Wilkins, LLP