Thoughts by Jonathan Haag
The days at Sagamore Institute fly by and it becomes easy to forget to pause and reflect on the things that you have learned and done.
Let me try to bring you up to speed on the past couple of weeks from my perspective.
After wrapping up the Indiana Defense project I was assigned to doing research about the Meadows neighborhood in Indianapolis. The Meadows was once the hippest part of town, but over a couple of decades the area became the worst neighborhood in Indianapolis. Crime and drugs destroyed the community.
Currently, the Meadows in midst of a Renaissance. Private investment, a strategic plan, support from the city and passionate residents has the Meadows is seeing revitalization. Home to two incredible schools, mixed income housing, parks and a health center are making the Meadows a desirable place to live.
Check out this article to read about the Meadows revitalization:
After researching the Meadows I switched gears and helped with the Innovation in the Classroom event held at Sagamore Institute in conjunction with the Office Depot Foundation.
I helped out with compiling biographies and articles for the “Game Day” program.
Indianapolis is home to some incredible education focused innovations including Herron High School, Infusionomics and The Mind Trust. It was incredible to hear the stories of these innovations, both their work and accomplishments.
After the Innovation in the Classroom event we headed down to the Southside of Indianapolis and watched Tony Stewart and the Office Depot Foundation hand out backpacks to area non-profits who will then distribute the backpacks to kids who are in need of them as they head back to school.
I was in charge of getting video of the event. Watch the Sagamore Institute social media accounts over the next couple of weeks for video of Tony Stewart and the event!
This was only a small snapshot of the past couple of weeks. It’s been a whirlwind!