PARCS is a collaboration between the IUPUI School of Physical Education and Tourism Management, the Chase Near Eastside Legacy Center, and Indianapolis Public Schools.
Several other IUPUI campus entities use the program, including the IU Center for Aging Research, the IUPUI Center for Service and Learning, IUPUI Research Administration, the IU School of Nursing, and the IU School of Liberal Arts.
Recently, the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation contributed $90,000 to evaluate existing PARCS programs in three Indianapolis public schools. This research will guide and inform future operations and expansions.
IU Health also funded a one-time after-school component for middle school students. Their contribution helped with supplies, scholarships, and program incentives for participating middle school students.