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Meet Patrice Duckett

Executive Director

Patrice Duckett is a proud Grassroots Organizer and has been working in neighborhoods throughout Indianapolis for over 14 years. Patrice Duckett received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Martin University. Additionally, she will receive her Master’s Degree in Philanthropic Studies from IUPUI Lilly School of Philanthropy. During her early college years, she was introduced to volunteerism, civic engagement, and resident leadership through leadership training provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation initiative Making Connections.

Throughout her years of organizing, she has become a certified trainer, facilitator, and coach in the following areas:

  • Proposal Based Accountability

  • Result Based Accountability

  • Grant Proposal

  • Meeting Facilitation and Design

  • Interest Based Negotiation

  • Race, Social Power, and Class

  • Strategic Planning

  • Quality of Life Implementation

  • Youth Mentor

  • Juvenile Justice Facilitation

Patrice believes her position as the Executive Director of a Community Center fuses her career goal and passion together. Today, she focuses on strengthening families in the Pike and Washington Township through innovative education and health programming.