If You’re a Veteran New to Indianapolis, IndyHub Can Get You Connected


Getting Connected

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Brian McCulloh

One of the great things about living in Indianapolis is the sheer number of opportunities available here. It’s an ideal place to grow your career—and to meet likeminded professionals and mentors through networking groups and events. Indianapolis is also full of cultural opportunities, and you’ll never run out of stuff to do if you know where to look.

So if you’re a veteran moving to Central Indiana, how do you get plugged in to everything Indianapolis has to offer? The answer is IndyHub.

As a nonprofit organization focused on growing, engaging, and empowering young professionals throughout Indianapolis, IndyHub is one of the best resources for veterans who are new to the area. It’s not a membership organization, and services and events are free with no obligations. IndyHub’s sole focus is to help you make deeper, more meaningful connections to our city, and to make Indianapolis truly feel like home.

Getting more engaged in Indianapolis through IndyHub is easy. Below you’ll find four excellent places to start. 

Sign up for the IndyHub newsletter.

The IndyHub newsletter is the heartbeat of Indianapolis. It’s full of useful information about local programs and events, and it brings together all the happenings around the city in one place. Because IndyHub works together with so many local community partners, you’ll never miss anything going on around town—and that includes everything from concerts to farmers’ markets to career fairs.  

Get involved in the 1828 Project.

Leadership is an important quality in the military, and if you’re looking to further refine those skills, getting involved with the 1828 Project might be a great choice. Through a partnership with Citizens Energy Group, the 1828 Project is a program dedicated to supporting those who feel driven to make a positive impact in the community by cultivating civic leadership skills. This includes meeting with local nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, artists, educators, and others to help learn what it takes to be an outstanding leader in Central Indiana. Anyone between the ages of 18 and 28 is eligible to apply.  

Attend IndyVolved.

IndyVolved is the premier event in Indianapolis for connecting more than 100 nonprofits and civic organizations to their future volunteers, committee leaders, and members. The event was created because IndyHub’s research has shown that people who get involved with their community are more likely to love where they live—and to stay for the long term. Attending IndyVolved is one of the best ways to start building a strong networking foundation in Indianapolis, and to get involved with causes and organizations that spark your passion. This year’s event will be held on September 17 from 6-8:30pm at the Downtown Central Library.

Enroll in the Core Connections program.

If you’re looking to build more meaningful connections throughout our city, there’s no better place to begin than the Core Connections program. To start, you’ll fill out a survey to help discover your ambitions, interests, likes, and dislikes. From there, you’ll be put in touch with one of our City Ambassadors who will guide you toward the right people, events, and organizations so you can pursue the things you’re passionate about. You’ll also get to meet other Core Connections participants at a special reception to create even more networking opportunities.

If you’re a veteran who wants to learn more about everything IndyHub has to offer—and how you can make a lasting impact in our city—be sure to check out the IndyHub website. You’ll find a calendar of events, blogs, volunteer opportunities, and much more. And if you have any questions about IndyHub programs or services, please email ashley@Indyhub.org.