Education

Creative Thinking and Leadership Center

Website http://www.successworkonline.com/trainings/
Contact Ladi Terry
Phone 812-219-4493
Email ladi [at] successworkonline [dot] com
Address 223 W. Dodds St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Offers training in creative thinking, leadership skills and the creative problem-solving processes to community members and organizations. See website for training event registration.

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Reinventing Opera For Kids (ROK) - formerly Roundabout Opera For Kids

Website http://www.facebook.com/RoundaboutOperaforKids
Description

Led by Jacobs School of Music faculty coach Kimberly Carballo, and as a community partner in service learning for Indiana University students, ROK’s goal is two-fold: to introduce area children to opera through engaging first experiences as audience members, and to give developing professional musicians an opportunity to hone their performance skills. The musicians donate their preparation and performance time, and ROK provides free performances and curriculum guides to K-12 students.

 

This organization may be contacted via their website.

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The Grant Street Musician's Co-op

Website http://www.facebook.com/bloomingtonmusiccoop
Phone 812-619-1709
Email grantstreetmusiccoop [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 116 N. Grant Street
Bloomington 47404
Description

The Grant Street Musician's Co-op is a nonprofit creative community space that acts as a concert venue, a rehearsal space, a meeting room, a classroom, and much more.

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BloomingLabs

Website http://www.bloominglabs.org
Contact Jennett Tillotson
Email contact [at] bloominglabs [dot] org
Address 3927 W. Roll Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace (also known as a makerspace). We are a group of community members that have commonly rented a place where we can build projects both collectively and individually. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

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Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington

Website http://www.bloomingtonarts.org
Phone 812-323-0073
Email info [at] bloomingtonarts [dot] org
Address 1803 E. Maxwell Lane
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington maintains an Artist Directory & promotes local arts with a unified voice.

The AAGB is an association of artists, art organizations, and arts advocates dedicated to furthering arts of every type in our area by providing a forum for communication, encouragement, and action. It aims to be a collective and unified voice for the arts in all their diversity to improve the general condition of artists and their organizations. Through this collective action the Alliance seeks to reinforce the vitality of the Bloomington area as a center for the arts for our citizens and a vibrant destination for visitors.

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Project HOPE

Website http://www.centerstone.org
Contact Jennifer Fillmore (Project Manager)
Phone 812-355-6310 ext2439
Email Jennifer [dot] fillmore [at] centerstone [dot] org
Description

HOPE is designed to alleviate the cycle of recidivism by reducing the challenges ex-offenders face. The purpose of HOPE is to apply evidence based practices to provide services and supports that empower ex-offenders to identify and initiate a career path, achieve a recognized certificate or degree, and secure and retain employment in their chosen occupations. Through mentoring and peer support groups, participants will build a social network to help them navigate the complex challenges of returning to their communities, including reuniting with family and obtaining stable housing, physical/mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment etc... Project staff will provide wrap around services to help participants overcome barriers to completing training and securing employment.

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Macon Mentor Academy

Website http://www.mma-tlc.org/
Phone 812-369-4082
Address 3451 North Kingsley Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Faith-based mentoring and advocating for at risk youth and those considered having special needs. We also extend our support to their families through chaplaincy related services, parenting classes, job prep, ged courses, housing-food-clothing referrals, budgeting and encouragement to obtain postsecondary education.

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Twenty-First Century Scholars at IUB

Website http://www.indiana.edu/~iub21cs/
Contact Chris Enstrom (Director)
Phone 812-856-1591
Email iub21cs [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Eigenmann 603 South
1900 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
Description Twenty-first Century Scholars' mission is to increase high school and college graduation rates among moderate to low-income students living in the state of Indiana. Income-eligible 7th- and 8th-graders that enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state are guaranteed the cost of four years of college tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana. The Twenty-first Century Scholars award can be applied to an eligible public, private, technical, or proprietary school in Indiana.
Phone 1-800-992-2076
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Giving Back to Africa, Inc. (GBA)

Website http://www.givingbacktoafrica.org/
Contact Michael Valliant (Administrative Director)
Email givingbacktoafrica [at] gmail [dot] com
Address P.O. Box 2328
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description Giving Back to Africa (GBA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the long-term mission of educating young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In partnership with local Congolese educational institutions and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), our goal is to empower GBA beneficiaries - through service-centered education - to become servant-leaders capable of taking control of their own lives while serving as change agents in their local communities and throughout the nation.
Additional Contact Dr. Louis J. Calli, Jr. (President)
Email callil [at] indiana [dot] edu
Additional Contact Ann Marie Thomson
Phone 812-876-6844
Email thomsona [at] indiana [dot] edu
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National School Reform Faculty

Website http://www.nsrfharmony.org/
Phone 812-330-2702
Email nsrf [at] nsrfharmony [dot] org
Address Harmony Education Center
PO Box 1787
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description The mission of the National School Reform Faculty is to foster educational and social equity by empowering all people involved with schools to work collaboratively in reflective democratic communities that create and support powerful learning experiences for everyone. (adopted June 2001) Affiliated with Harmony Education Center
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