State Rep. Robin Shackleford named a Highland Leader
INDIANAPOLIS – State Rep. Robin Shackleford (D-Indianapolis) was named a Highland Leader for The Highland Project, a project aimed at creating generational wealth and creating more opportunities for African American women throughout the country. Shackleford, who is chair of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus and an independent life and health insurance broker outside of the Statehouse, joins the second cohort of Highland Leaders.
Since its launch, The Highland Project has invested over $2.5 million dollars in projects led by African American women across various sectors throughout the United States.
“I'm very humbled to have been named a Highland Leader,” Shackleford said. “Indianapolis has a very troubled history of race relations, which has made it difficult for Black Hoosiers to create generational wealth and build a quality of life for themselves and their families. By investing in African Americans who are doing the work to create a more equal country – one community at a time – The Highland Project is paving the way for a more prosperous country for all Americans. As a cohort, I will be provided $100,000 to continue my work to increase voter turnout in Indianapolis and create a more civically engaged Indianapolis. True advocacy, in order to create change, must be multi-generational, bipartisan, collaborative and community driven. This is the only way we can yield impactful, positive change in Indianapolis.”