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An Evening of Conversation:

Tim Streett of Shepherd Community Center


Poverty in Indianapolis


Co-hosted by The Policy Circle (Carmel Chapter)
Shepherd Community Center
 Center for the Study of Liberty


Monday, October 30, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM EST

11301 N. Meridian Street

Carmel, IN 46032

6:00-6:30 PM     Dinner

6:30-6:40 PM     Opening Remarks

6:40-7:20 PM     Tim Streett

7:20-7:45 PM     Small Group Discussions

7:45-8:00 PM     Concluding Thoughts



Online Resources

Poverty in America from Library of Economics and Liberty

Why the Section 8 Solution Won't Cut It from the Library of Law and Liberty

Also recommended: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond

*Please note that Professor Desmond will be speaking at Christian Theological Seminary's Faith and Action event on November 8, 2017

About the Speaker

In January 2008, Jireh Sports, a ministry to youth in the Martindale-Brightwood community, joined forces with Shepherd Community. Tim Streett was Executive Director of Jireh Sports, and now serves as assistant director of Shepherd Community. Jireh’s mission is to meet the spiritual, physical, mental and emotional needs of urban youth through significant relationships with mentoring adults developed around unique sports, recreation, and educational opportunities. 

Prior to Jireh, Tim served for seven years as Minister of Urban Outreach for East 91st Street Christian Church. In that capacity he was responsible for developing partnerships and outreach ministries in the inner-city communities of Indianapolis. Tim also served as the leader of contemporary services and preached most Sundays before 1,000 members of 91st Street’s congregation. 

During his time at the church, Tim led the effort to begin the ministry of Jireh Sports. When Jireh Sports became an independent organization in 2000, Tim served as President of the Board, a position he held until 2003. In February of 2005, Tim was asked to return to the Board and was then asked to assume the role of Executive Director. Tim also has a teaching ministry focusing on issues of racial reconciliation and forgiveness. As a fifteen-year-old, Tim witnessed the murder of his father during a random robbery. As an adult he reached out to establish relationships with each of the men convicted of the murder. One of those relationships grew into a friendship as Tim helped the man pursue his education and establish a successful life upon release from prison. Tim received his Bachelors Degree from Purdue University and Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Tim is married to Stacy, who is a school librarian and a coach at Jireh Sports. They have two children, Gabriel Allan and Mary Elizabeth who attend IPS School #74. The Streetts are residents of the Martindale-Brightwood Community of Indianapolis. 

About the Hosts

Shepherd Community Center is a faith-based, non-profit organization established in 1984 with a simple but staggering goal: to break the cycle of poverty on the near east side of Indianapolis.

The Policy Circle’s vision is that women across the Nation are connected and engaged in their communities, openly sharing their views and taking a leadership role in public policy dialogue on what human creativity can accomplish in a free market economy. 

Located centrally within the community it serves, Shepherd offers programs for children, teens, adults and families, helping to meet their physical, emotional, academic, and spiritual needs.

At the Center for the Study of Liberty, we support the building of a free society by creating spaces for civil conversations among independent thinkers. We organize collaborative events and curate thought-provoking content so you can explore the big questions about human freedom that lie at the heart of complex social issues.