May 27, 2022

Indian River Insights from Vero Beach Magazine

In partnership with Vero Beach Magazine, Indian River Community Foundation’s President and CEO, Jeff Pickering, writes a monthly column called Indian River Insights. These articles explore the root causes of community needs, celebrate successes, analyze meaningful solutions, and offer insights into persistent challenges. In the June 2022 Edition of the Vero Beach Magazine, Pickering explores local charities that are striving to prepare students for success through valuable exposure to vocations and technical careers in Indian River County.

“Without the opportunities provided by institutions such as Treasure Coast Technical College, it is likely that most of the 40 percent of Indian River County residents with just a high school diploma or less would be resigned to minimum-wage employment, earning $20,800 per year.”

Click here to read Indian River Insights from the June edition of Vero Beach Magazine.

Indian River Insights works in conjunction with Indian River Indicators. Indian River Indicators was launched in June 2021 and originated after the completion of the 2019 Indian River Community Needs Assessment. It provides key data and information about our community that is updated annually and can be used to support and sustain proven programs. It can also be used by community leaders to develop policy, promote promising practices and inspire innovation that can lead to solutions to persistent community challenges. Indian River Community Foundation holds informational sessions on the first Tuesday of every month at 4pm via Zoom to introduce the community to this new resource. Please email Foundation Assistant, Brooke Sauserman at to attend a session.

To learn more visit and click “Indian River Indicators” or contact a member of the Community Foundation’s team at 772.492.1407.

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