Who We Are
The International Marketplace Coalition (formally The Lafayette Square Area Coalition) is a nonprofit organization comprised of businesses, engaged citizens and community leaders who encourage economic growth and development on the northwest side of Indianapolis. This area has become a vibrant, diverse community and the world is taking notice.
Our area has been recognized by the New York Times as a place "where the world comes to eat.” The International Marketplace Coalition is embracing the diversity of our community through the help of local civilians and businesses with whom we active work to transform the Lafayette Square area into the International Marketplace.
We are recognized as a thriving cultural, commercial and community-oriented destination within Indianapolis.
Creating A Village: Our New Home
The time has come for Indianapolis to have a home where everyone is welcome to gather, share and celebrate their cultures and traditions. The International Marketplace Coalition has developed the Global Village Welcome Center to be the ultimate cultural destination in the Midwest.
Features of the future Global Village Welcome Center will include:
Other dedicated spaces
Events hosted by the International Marketplace Coalition such as Taste the Difference Festival & Sister Cities Fest, International Women’s Gathering, Dine-in series and World Arts Expo will be held in the Global Village Welcome Center. Community organizations and members will also be able to rent and use space.
But first, funding is needed to support the $15 million capital campaign to make this plan a reality. Funding will help renovate a newly purchased 56,000 square foot building (4233 Lafayette Road) and provide exhibit design, space build-out and other dedicated projects.
From naming rights to sponsorship and artifact donations, we need your help to make the Global Village Welcome Center the ultimate cultural destination where everyone is welcome. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your generous gift is tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law.
Mary G. Clark
Dr. Gloria Berlanga King
EdD Director Multicultural Affairs
Pastor Henzy Green
Founding & Senior Pastor of Emmaus
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Owner, Flag and Banner
Susan Decker Media