Application deadline August 29th

Classes start October 6th!

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Thank Your for Interest in Jumpstart Martindale Brightwood!

Our application round will open on August 1, 2022 and will close on August 29, 2022. Applicants who are accepted from this application round will be considered for placement in our October 2022 Jumpstart Martindale Brightwood cohorts.

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      Upcoming Application Round

      Application Opens: Monday, August 1, 2022

      Application Closes: Friday, August 29, 2022

      Applicants Notified By: Friday, September 2, 2022

      Your notification email will indicate if your application has been:

      • Approved – You have met the review criteria and will be assigned to a cohort once the 2022 Jumpstart Martindale Brightwood schedule is finalized;
      • Denied – You have not met our review criteria and will not be assigned to a cohort; or
      • Additional information is needed to further consider your application for approval.

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      Review Criteria

      Participant Selection

      The first cohort of students will be limited to a total of 25.  Participants will be selected based on an application scoring process. Applications will be considered and reviewed on a first-come-first-serve basis and will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

      1. Whether or not the applicant lives in Martindale Brightwood or Indianapolis. Candidates who reside in Martindale Brightwood are preferred but not necessarily required.
      2. Applicant’s interest and commitment to developing in the Martindale Brightwood neighborhood. Candidates must have a strong interest and commitment to developing in Martindale Brightwood.
      3. Applicants’ overall development experience. This is an aspiring developer training program and, therefore, candidates with little to no experience are encouraged to apply. Candidates who have some level of development experience are also welcomed to apply as they have valuable perspectives to contribute to the program.

      Important Note: You must be a Central Indiana resident (includes only the following counties: Boone, Brown, Marion, Hendricks, Hamilton, Hancock, Madison, Johnson, Morgan, and Putnam counties) to apply. Candidates who reside outside of Central Indiana will not be considered.


      If approved, program participants will be expected to:

      • Attend (1) 2-hour orientation session
      • Attend 3-hour weekly training sessions
      • Complete program evaluations

      2022 & 2023 Cohorts

      We plan to have 1 cohort in 2022 and 1 cohort in 2023.

      Each cohort will consist of approximately 25 people.

      Cohort dates: October to November 2022

      TBD 2023

      Program Auditors

      We allow a limited amount of people per cohort to participate in the program without requiring a commitment to individually develop properties in Martindale Brightwood (i.e. audit) if they demonstrate a strong interest in implementing a Jumpstart program in another city or state, or are a leader of a Indianapolis-based community organization interested in/currently engaged in developing properties in the Greater Indianapolis/Central Indiana area. Please be advised, as an auditor of the program, you will not be paired with a mentor. To confirm eligibility to audit the program and receive further instructions for this process, please contact Dr. JoAnna Brown at

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