One important mission of Southeast Neighborhood
Development (SEND) is improving opportunities for greater educational
attainment on Indianapolis’s near southeast side. Five
years ago, it was noted that about 50 percent of children in
neighborhood schools do not complete high school.
In response to the need to address this issue, SEND assisted
neighborhood residents in developing the Charter Center, which
today houses two independent charter schools. The first neighborhood
charter school, Southeast Neighborhood School of Excellence (SENSE),
opened in 2004 and this year serves students in grades K-4. The
21 st Century Charter School, serving high school students, opened
We also partner with other institutions and organizations to
bring educational opportunities to Greater Fountain Square.
Read the Southeast Indianapolis Workforce Development Assessment.