Brittany Crone is a proud Naptown native who has been a natural advocate for equitable and inclusive communities since childhood. She learned Spanish as a second language and studied abroad to connect more deeply with the Latinx community and volunteer with groups such as the Latino Youth Collective and the Indians Undocumented Youth Alliance.
Brittany continues to pursue her passion to serve diverse communities and spent the last year and a half as the Spanish bilingual Community Health Worker to Indianapolis’ Near West neighborhoods of Indianapolis with the Diabetes Impact Project (DIP-IN) at the Christamore House. In this role she connected community members to resources, services, and health information by collaborating with community partners, with the intention to empower them to better health, wellness, and overall quality of life through a wide array of outreach events, social & health justice advocacy, and opportunities.
As of December 2021, Ms. Crone serves the public as a Mayor’s Neighborhood Advocate to the Near North, Downtown, Near West, and West Indianapolis neighborhoods. She comes alongside neighbors with the intention to share information from the city, connect neighbors with city and community partner resources, empowering neighbors to exercise their rights as residents, assist any neighbors in getting answers to their questions, and communicating neighborhood needs and priorities to city when needed.
As she continues her education in civic leadership and psychology at IUPUI, Ms. Crone is also a certified peer specialist with the IU School of Medicine PACER project, advocating for and creating more opportunities for mental health access to African Americans, Latinx Americans, and the multiple immigrant communities of Indianapolis.
As a mother, Emotional Facilitator, Peer Counselor, Community liason, and community connector, Brittany believes in the resilience and resounding vitality an empowered person possesses regardless of age, or background. This is especially true in marginalized communities, where access and education is too often neglected by the system.
When not attending Neighborhood meetings and working, Ms. Crone volunteers with Wheeler Mission, with her church, with an emotional wellness support group for women as a certified Woman Within circle facilitator, and co-facilitates a Multiculturalism Monthly discussion group that focuses on the Issues and “-isms” created by systems of oppression in the United States. She enjoys exploring the outdoors and the city with her daughter, performing arts, sharing the Gospel, and traveling.