Applications for the Summer 2023 open on May 1st

Classes start in August 2023

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Thank You for Interest in Jumpstart Martindale Brightwood!

    Fall 2022 APPLICANTS

The application status for applicants from our Fall 2022 application round were notified by email on September 16, 2022. Please check your email for your application review status. Please remember to check your spam or junk mail. We received over 130 applications, and due to overwhelming interest in our 2022 cohorts, many strong applications, and limited seats for each cohort, we were unable to offer all applicants a seat for a 2022 cohort. However, those with an acceptable application who have not been offered a 2022 cohort slot will be placed on our waitlist and will be automatically considered for a spot in our Fall 2022 cohort should a seat become available or will be automatically considered for a 2023 cohort slot. Please review your application status email for additional information.


Please check back for information and dates of upcoming application rounds. In the meantime, please engage with us through our Jumpstart Martindale Brightwood complimentary Kickstart programming events. Kickstart Sessions on Zoom.  The dates for the Kickstart Sessions are below:

  • January 18th   Time:  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm –Topic: Asset Management                         
  • February 15th  Time:  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Topic: Housing Market Analysis
  • March 17th   Time:  5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Topic: LIHTC and Compliance
  • April 13th    Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm – Topic: Site Control and Purchase Agreements

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    Upcoming Application Round

    Application Opens: Monday, May 1, 2023

    Application Closes: Friday, June 30, 2023

    Applicants Notified By: Friday, July 14, 2023

    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 2023 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.

    *Be sure to check your spam folder in case notifications get caught there.

    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

                              August 2023 to September 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 [email protected].

    Ready to Apply for Jumpstart Martindale Brightwood?