Ashley Gurvitz, the CEO of the United Northeast Community Development Corp and a passionate advocate for the voice of the Northeast Indianapolis residents, was recently named one of IBJ's 2023 40 under 40.
From the article:
Ashley Gurvitz believes in bringing together neighbors, community stakeholders and other decision-makers to improve the housing options, economic opportunities and quality of life for people of northeastern Indianapolis. Her focus on building relationships is the linchpin of that broad endeavor. When Cook Medical was looking for a location to build a manufacturing facility, Gurvitz helped lead the way in persuading CEO Pete Yonkman to select a site near East 38th Street and Sheridan Avenue. But site selection for the 40,000-square-foot facility represented just part of the effort. The entire project was built by minority-owned businesses. And through Goodwill, a partner in the project, the facility also offers services such as mental and physical health support and soft-skills training. “I do what I do simply because I love seeing people achieve their dreams,” Gurvitz said. “Some have yet to see their dreams be fulfilled due to complex social and economic barriers within their communities. My life’s work and purpose has been dedicated to identifying ways of removing those barriers by connecting people with ideas and resources.”
Congratulations, Ashley! And thank you for all you do to help support the 38th and Sheridan project.
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