A lifelong United Methodist, Sarah Fuquay began laying the groundwork for Project Transformation Indiana on a volunteer basis while still a senior at Butler University in Indianapolis. She discovered her passion for inner-city ministry and social justice while serving summer internships with Project Transformation Tennessee in 2014 and 2015. During her second internship, when she worked as a site coordinator, Fuquay experienced a call to bring the program back to her hometown of Indianapolis. After returning to college, she began to reach out to area churches and Methodist leadership, raising seed money and assembling a launch team, hoping she could one day find a fulltime role in this new ministry.
“I’m excited and humbled to be selected as the first executive director of PT Indiana,” Fuquay said. “I’m looking forward to being a catalyst to bring the community together in ways that haven’t happened here before. I’m also excited about connecting college students to so many kids who are in need, and I am hoping PT will help our interns find their own calling and purpose in life just as I did.”
Sarah is a graduate of Butler with a bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work, as well as a certificate in nonprofit executive leadership from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Sarah loves traveling, yoga, and visiting new restaurants. Sarah's favorite thing in the world is "a peaceful morning where I can drink my coffee, write in my journal, and watch the sunrise."
Allison was born and raised in Indianapolis, and she first served with Project Transformation in 2013 as a summer intern with the North Texas chapter. She quickly fell in love with the program, returning in summer 2014 to serve as a reading coordinator, again in 2014-15 as a year-round site coordinator, and in the summer of 2016 as a reading curriculum coordinator. "Project Transformation was such a formative experience for me as a college student. My internships fueled my desire to serve others, and I am excited to work with our young adults to create the same experience for them."
Allison received a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Hendrix College in Arkansas, as well as a Master's of Social Work from Indiana University. She currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana and is thrilled to see the Project Transformation mission extended to her home state. Allison is enjoying an exciting season of wedding planning and looks forward to getting married in October 2021!