On July 25, 2012, The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis held a press conference related to a Job Fair being held at Indianapolis Public School 51. Following a short worship service the press conference began with Rev. Dr. Angelique Walker-Smith, Executive Director of The Church Federation of Greater Indianapolis leading off a number of speakers. Included in those speakers was the Rev. Phil Tom of the Center for Faith Based Neighborhood Partnerships based in the U. S. Department of Labor.