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Introducing Our First Trent L. Garrett Fellow

We’re excited to welcome Kevin Brown and Chelsea Unogou—our first Trent L. Garrett Fellows—to the team! Keep reading to learn more about Kevin and Chelsea and what this fellowship means to them.

Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown

A native of Indianapolis, Kevin Brown II is a proud alumnus of Lawrence Central High School and attended the University of Cincinnati on a football scholarship. After graduating from UC with a BA in Public Health, he enjoyed a 5-year career in the Canadian Football League. Kevin has been a community leader, speaker, and educator throughout his career and is now looking to impact his community through real estate development.

What does this fellowship mean/provide to you?

This fellowship means everything to me. I appreciate the late Trent L Garrett, the Renew Indy staff and board members for providing me with such a great opportunity. This will allow me to pursue the initiative of impacting my community, by providing resources that will break generational curses and build generational wealth.

Chelsea Unogu

Chelsea Unogu

Chelsea Unogu has a true passion for helping others. She attended the University of Indianapolis and then Ball State University, where she studied Communications/PR and Fashion Merchandising/Marketing. During that time, she built a strong reputation in sales and developed valuable interpersonal relationship skills. After having her daughter, Chelsea decided to pursue a personal endeavor by launching her #FitMom Campaign, which served to inspire and support new and seasoned mothers in their journey throughout motherhood. This new interest prompted her to broaden her education in entrepreneurship, completing the Bank of America Women Entrepreneurship Certification with Cornell University.

Chelsea began her career in city government in 2016, working as an office administrator in the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office. Soon after, she found great interest in coordinating public information to communities and assisting city officials. After her first tenure working for the City of Indianapolis, Chelsea explored her interests with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, where she gained knowledge in fundraising, community development, and community education. By 2018, Chelsea decided to return to work with the City of Indianapolis, where she coordinated and educated minority-, women-, veteran-, and disability-owned business owners on certification opportunities with the Office of Minority & Women Business Development. Chelsea continues to expand her passion and interests in assisting disadvantaged business owners—focusing on local communities, women, and youth—and educating communities about essential resources available to them.

What does this fellowship mean/provide to you?

This fellowship means an opportunity to grow relationships, make impactful community contributions, and grow my interest in real estate. I will be able to show others how important community development is, and assist with ownership in the communities that I represent.

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