Community Engagement

Through thoughtful connectivity and consistent neighborhood involvement, Paramount is setting a standard for how a school can act as a grass-roots community change catalyst.

Community Change Catalyst

Paramount was established with the underlying philosophy to educate students and serve the community through active leadership. Not only has Paramount achieved unparalleled student growth; the school is also an anchor institution for
neighborhood revitalization.

Turn Festival

Held on the grounds of the Paramount school farm, the TURN Festival (Transforming Urban Neighborhoods) is a natural outgrowth of the work being done at the school in agroecology and community outreach. The free family-friendly education event attracts more than 2,500 people to celebrate urban sustainability focused on farm, food, health, and environment. Learn More

Paramount Peace Park

Having the vision to create a welcoming space for community residents, the idea for the Paramount Peace Park was conceived. A neglected and overgrown area of the campus was transformed into an artistic landscape that spans two city blocks. Among the forestry of the pocket park, visitors can view seven large-scale art installations and sculptures at street level or from two elevated observation decks. Learn More

Eastside Community involvement

Brookside Neighborhood Association
This support extends to organizing block parties and community clean-up days, along with producing the monthly community newsletter. The Association is the exclusive food vendor at the TURN Festival permitting the profits to be invested back into the community.

The Eastside Games
Each summer, the East Downtown Indianapolis Neighborhoods (EDIN) come together for a week of neighborhood-friendly, Olympic-style games. These events celebrate friendships, good-natured competition, light-hearted fun, and community cooperation. Events such as basketball, softball, trivia, volleyball, street hockey, futsal, horseshoes, dodgeball, table tennis, corn hole, cooking, frisbee golf, bocce ball, cards, track & field, and trivia allow for a week of great fun for all who live, work, or worship on Indy’s Eastside. Learn More

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