Program areas at Indiana Black Expo
Circle city classic: in 1983, Indiana Black Expo organizers had a desire to create an opportunity to showcase academic excellence amongst the nation's historically Black colleges and universities. That year, Mississippi valley state and grambling university came together during the first ever circle city classic. However, the circle city classic is not just a football game. Academic excellence is the priority and in order to achieve this goal, the organization hosts a college fair featuring historically Black colleges and universities; college preparedness workshops are hosted across the city and scholarships are awarded to area students.
Youth programs: the focus of youth and family programs is to strengthen services to the community. To do this effectively, it is important for the organization to research how african-americans are living statewide. As information is gathered, the organization takes steps to ensure programs that keep the community healthy, wealthy and wise are continually offered. (continued in schedule o)
Programs at Indiana Black Expo: includes activities such as "we can feed the hungry" at christmas, which annually serves over 800 families, with a focus on residents from low-income housing agencies, assisted living facilities and referrals from various social service organizations. The program provides families with groceries to feed their families a traditional holiday dinner. (continued in schedule o)