Local clergy donate to struggling Indianapolis public school

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 5, 2016) -- Two local organizations hope a little extra cash will go a long way at a struggling Indianapolis school.

The Baptist Minister’s Alliance and Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis presented a check for $2,500 today in front of a fifth-grade class.

For the last several years, Joyce Kilmer Elementary School—or IPS 69—has had some of the lowest test scores in the state.

Recently the Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis adopted the school to help solve some of their problems. The group partnered with the alliance with the hope that the donation could be the first of many to help improve the student’s lives and their school.

The money will be used to help buy clothes, school supplies and support programs.

Students and administrators at the school say the donation shows there are people who want to see and help the students have bright futures.

“It lets them know that there’s someone out there that cares and that’s trying to reach out to them and to put them on the right track,” said co-principal Jann McMillian.

Members of both groups say they hope to continue their partnership with the schools, financially and by serving as mentors.

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