38 episodes

Conversations with local experts and lovers of Evansville about how we can pursue the flourishing of our city together.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Conversations with local experts and lovers of Evansville about how we can pursue the flourishing of our city together.
Support our podcast at forevansville.org/podcastpartner

    S2 EP12: The only thing you have to change is everything

    S2 EP12: The only thing you have to change is everything

    Phillip Boyd, Senior Case Manager at the Evansville Rescue Mission, is the perfect person for the job. Having walked through addiction, and continuing long-term recovery, he truly understands the men coming through the doors seeking addiction. In this episode, he shares his story of addiction, recovery, and the people, programs, and collaboration it takes to help people struggling with addiction, mental wellness and homelessness.

    Phillip’s time with us was extremely enlightening and we know you’ll be inspired by him and the organizations he collaborates with to make Evansville a city where everyone can flourish.

    Show notes:

    Support the Podcast! forevansville.org/podcastpartner

    State of E Report forevansville.org/stateofe

    Questions or comments for Phillip or our team? Shoot us an email at connect@forevansville.org

    • 48 min
    S2 EP11: Kindermusik and foster families: a common thread of deep connection

    S2 EP11: Kindermusik and foster families: a common thread of deep connection

    Did you know Evansville has the number one Kindermusik program in the United States and the second best program in the world? In this episode we sit down with Jeremy Seger, Kindermusik Educator and Board of Directors Chair of The Isaiah 1:17 Project [an initiative to support Foster families] to talk about the importance of connection for children, and how that sets a course towards emotionally healthy adults.

    Foster Care is a big issue for our region, and 50% of foster parents quit within the first year if they don’t have wrap around care. Jeremy gives practical and easy examples of how we as a community of individuals and businesses can provide support for Foster families.

    Questions or comments about this episode? We'd love to hear from you! Email us at connect@forevansville.org



    Show Notes

    Join the work around Foster Care
    Isaiah 1:17 Project
    Kindermusik

    • 34 min
    S2 Ep10: What is the State of Evansville?

    S2 Ep10: What is the State of Evansville?

    Our State of E Report is here! In this episode, we sit down with John Benton, the Director of Cradle to Career Continuum at Dream Center Evansville and a lover of all things stats and data. It's because of his hard work compiling all the data for us that the report exists. Together, we discuss the overarching themes, what stood out to us, and honestly, what made us cry.

    We've taken our findings and summarized it into five areas of opportunity. They represent some of the most crucial building blocks to a flourishing life. If a person or family struggles in one of these areas, they will likely face a number of significant challenges. Likewise, when we work to better our city in these five areas, we empower people and families to pursue stability and flourishing for themselves and for Evansville.  

    Over the next few months, we'll deep dive into each area of opportunity.

    Show Notes: 

    Download the full State of E Report and the poster, visit forevansville.org/stateofe

    We'd love to hear from you - what kind of podcast episodes would you like to see in the future to further unpack this data? Are there any points that you want to hear experts discuss? Let us know at connect@forevansville.org

    • 34 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Affirming Human Dignity with John Benton

    BONUS EPISODE: Affirming Human Dignity with John Benton

    John Benton, director of Cradle-to-Career Continuum at Dream Center shares a story of a tenant and how she views herself and her family based on her circumstances.  What if you judged your neighbors' circumstances in such a way where you were valuing and dignifying all persons?

    For Evansville's next Imagine Evansville event is September 15, 2022 you can get tickets at forevansville.org/imagine

    We'll be back to our regular podcast episodes next week, with John Benton again discussing our State of E report. You can download the 2022 State of E at forevansville.org/stateofe

    • 30 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Pursuing Justice with Roseyn Hood and Joann Hunter

    BONUS EPISODE: Pursuing Justice with Roseyn Hood and Joann Hunter

    "If the school system is healthy and thriving and flourishing, the city will be the same."  Roseyn Hood is the Chief Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Officer for the Evansville School Corporation, and Joann Hunter is the Co-Leader of And How are the Children Evansville.  Together, they sit down with Jonathan to discuss equity among all students in Evansville, and how the community needs the schools to thrive, and how the schools need the community to thrive.

    For Evansville's next Imagine Evansville event is September 15, 2022 you can get tickets at forevansville.org/imagine

    We'll be back to our regular podcast episodes in soon to talk about our city's needs and dreams highlighted in our upcoming State of E Report, which you can find at forevansville.org/stateofe.

    • 26 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Creating Beauty with Filmmaker & Hip Hop Artist Logan Miller

    BONUS EPISODE: Creating Beauty with Filmmaker & Hip Hop Artist Logan Miller

    Hear Logan's talk on the value of art and beauty in a flourishing city, recorded at the January 2022 Imagine Evansville event in downtown Evansville.

    The second Imagine Evansville event is coming September 15th! Learn more and get your ticket at www.forevansville.org/imagine

    We'll be back to our regular podcast episodes in a few weeks to talk about our city's needs and dreams highlighted in our upcoming State of E Report!

    • 18 min

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