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.
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.
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 the environment. Learn More
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 East Downtown Indianapolis Neighborhoods (EDIN) come together each summer 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