Mayor Joe Hogsett to Attend BBBS Open House

The organization’s new downtown location will open its doors to the program’s mentors and mentees in an exclusive walk-through experience of its new headquarters

WHAT:                  BBBSCI to hostan open house for Bigs and Littles to experience the organization’s new location for the first time

WHO:                    Joe Hogsett, mayor of Indianapolis, speaking at 5:15 p.m. Darcy Palmer-Shultz, CEO of BBBSCI, Bigs and Littles

WHEN:                  Thursday, June 20 from 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.               

LOCATION:          Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana

1433 N. Meridian St.                        

Indianapolis, IN 46202

CONTACT:            Whitney Smith, BBBSCI:

                                317-472-3705 (desk) | 614-595-0219 (cell)

Media are invited to attend the open house to interview Bigs and Littles, capture b-roll and get a first-look of the new space. Mayor Joe Hogsett and Darcey Palmer-Shultz will also be available for interviews.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBSCI), a non-profit organization that provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-on-one relationships that change their lives for the better, invites media to attend its open house on Saturday, June 1, for the unveiling of its new downtown location.

In partnership with CORE Planning Strategies, Rowland Design and Capitol Construction Services, the $1.8 million renovation project of a 20,000-square-foot building will serve as the new home for BBBSCI and ultimately help expand the organization’s visibility in the community while serving as a mentoring hub. The new location will offer a much-needed space for mentor trainings, program activities and an increased staff capacity. The building will also feature racing slides for Bigs and Littles, kitchens for unique cooking lessons and more.

To learn more about BBBSCI and how to get involved in the organization, visit

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana will serve 1,300 youth this year by providing them with mentors (Bigs). BBBSCI partners with parents, guardians, volunteers, schools, donors, and others in the community to help youth in our program achieve higher aspirations, greater confidence, educational success, and avoidance of risky behaviors. An affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and a United Way partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana is a non-profit organization that exists to defend, ignite, and empower the inherent potential of children in our community.


CORE Planning Strategies provides program management skills that help organizations develop and drive strategies to increase their efficiencies, achieve their ideal capital improvements, and transform their communities. For more information, visit


Founded in 1968, Rowland Design is an award-winning studio of talented architects, graphic and interior designers. With projects from Los Angeles to Brooklyn, Rowland’s services include architectural renovation and new construction, interior design, project management, construction administration, space planning, building programming, furniture and finish selection, move coordination, and historic preservation. Rowland Design also provides signage and wayfinding design, art programming, lighting design, and facilities assessments. Rowland Design is certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise. 


Based in Fishers, Ind., Capitol Construction Services Inc. is general contractor that was established in 1998. Today, the company employs nearly 150 associates out of offices in Fishers, Plainfield, Ill., and Franklin, Tenn., and can perform work in 46 states. Having grown through repeat and referral clients, Capitol Construction specializes in working with property owners, developers, retailers, auto dealers and non-profits. The team has established strong subcontractor relationships and can self-perform Division 9 work. 

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