Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Indianapolis, December 14, 2023 – Christel House DORS received a $100,000 grant from Glick Philanthropies to support the adult high school’s newest campus location at the DORS Northwest College & Careers Program at Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center. Glick Philanthropies – a family of charitable initiatives focused on building community and creating opportunity so every person can reach their full potential – recently announced more than $2 million in grants.

“We provide adult students high school classes leading to their Core 40 diploma, college prep programs, industry certifications, access to college (dual) credit classes, and support after graduation,” says Emily Masengale, CEO, Christel House Indianapolis. “This generous grant is allowing us to strengthen our College & Careers programming while continuing to provide wraparound support for adult students working towards their diploma.” In collaboration with the Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, DORS students also have access to childcare, the food pantry, career and financial coaching, and much more.

Glick Philanthropies awards grants to tax-exempt organizations serving central Indiana and communities where Gene B. Glick Company properties are located. Grants are focused on making a measurable impact in the following areas:

Building Community

  • Preserving and expanding quality affordable housing that supports lifelong resident and community success
  • Supporting a healthy democracy
  • Strengthening the Jewish community and cultural life

Creating Opportunity

  • Increasing equitable opportunities in the arts and creative expression
  • Closing education access and achievement gaps
  • Improving access to basic needs and opportunities for economic mobility

“Nonprofit organizations are uniquely positioned to understand community members’ needs, partner with them to provide support, and connect them to essential resources,” said Marianne Glick, chair of the Glick Family Foundation. “At Glick Philanthropies, our role is to walk alongside these nonprofit organizations to build community and create opportunity. We hope these grants empower our nonprofit partners to reach more people with thoughtful, innovative programs.”

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About Christel House DORS

Christel House DORS is a tuition free high school for adults over the age of 18 who want to earn a high school diploma. Students have access to multiple diploma types depending upon their career and post-secondary goals. This may include dual-credit and career certification options. The DORS program offers flexible scheduling and utilizes a blended learning model which integrates computer technology and in-class instruction. This model allows students to work at different levels and progress at their own pace. Students who complete the DORS program will earn an Indiana Core 40 high school diploma.

About Glick Philanthropies  

Glick Philanthropies is a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations dedicated to building community and creating opportunity so every person can reach their full potential. Glick Philanthropies includes the Glick Family Foundation, Glick Housing Foundation, Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and Glick Fund at the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis (JFGI). Since 1982, Glick Philanthropies has awarded more than $300 million to charitable causes in Central Indiana and in communities where Gene B. Glick Company operates.