2 - Education

The Community Organizations database provides information about Monroe County nonprofits and groups.



BloomingLabs

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Website http://www.bloominglabs.org
Contact Jennett Tillotson
Phone 812-325-2830
Email contact [at] bloominglabs [dot] org
Address 1609 S Rogers Street, Building 4
P.O. Box 2443
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 also have a mission to serve the community through educational efforts including conducting workshops and partnerships with libraries and local schools. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

Year Established 2009
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated February 25, 2015

Project HOPE

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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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Updated March 05, 2015

Macon Mentor Academy

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Website http://www.maconmentoracademy.org/
Contact Rev. Jerry L. Macon, Jr (Founder/CEO/Executive Chaplain)
Phone 812-369-4082
Email jerry [at] mma-tlc [dot] org
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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Updated March 06, 2015

MCCSC Adult Education at Broadview Learning Center (BLC)

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/adulted
Phone 330-7731
Address 705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

The Monroe County Community School Corporation Adult Education program offers individualized instruction and guidance to teen and adult learners who seek to improve basic skills or learn new ones to create better opportunities for themselves and their families.

The Broadview Learning Center offers the following services:

  • FREE Adult Basic Education/TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) classes (formerly GED)
  • FREE ESL (English as a Second Language) classes
  • FREE Teen Learning Center (TLC) Programs
  • Workforce Development
  • Evening Computer Classes
  • Volunteer Training and Opportunities
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Updated January 19, 2015

Monroe County Schools - Black History Month Committee

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu
Contact Beverly Smith
Phone 812-339-2257
Email bevsmith [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address 315 E. North Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The Black History Month Committee meets annually to plan events for the City of Bloomington and Monroe County School System.

Additional Contact Beverly Calender-Anderson
Phone 812-339-2261
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Updated October 15, 2014

South Central Indiana Fiction Interface

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Contact Larry Smith
Phone 333-2145
Description

Holds story critique meetings at MCPL. Call for more information.

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Updated October 16, 2014

The Endwright Center

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Website http://www.area10agency.org/endwright
Phone 876-3383
Email area10 [at] area10 [dot] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Description

Through an innovative fitness program, one-on-one computer tutoring program, arts and humanities classes, special events, inter-generational activities, support groups and volunteer opportunities, the Endwright Center strives to meet the various needs of people 50 years and older.

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Updated April 30, 2015

The Learnability Project

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~sndlrng/
Contact Judith Gierut, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator)
Phone (812) 855-3115
Email geirut [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences
200 S. Jordan Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description

The Learnability Project is a research program sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. The goal of the Learnability Project is to explore how children learn sounds and words, and to develop new teaching methods to facilitate language learning. We are currently recruiting children, ages 3 to 7, to participate in speech and language programs at no cost to families. Children receive a free speech and hearing screening to determine if they are eligible for the following programs: Speech sound awareness to improve listening skills Speech sound treatment to improve spoken skills Please send email or call for an appointment.

Additional Contact Daniel A. Dinnsen, Ph.D. (Co-Principal Investigator)
Email dinnsen [at] indiana [dot] edu
Year Established 1985
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Updated April 30, 2015

Monroe Smart Start: Birth to Five Coalition

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Website http://www.monroesmartstart.org
Contact Lois Hutter-Pishgahi (Director)
Phone 812-345-6843
Email info [at] monroesmartstart [dot] org
Description Monroe Smart Start: Birth-to-Five Coalition works to ensure that all children in Monroe County are ready for school and ready for life! Our coalition brings together the public and private sectors to bring resources and attention to this critical time in a child's development. We focus on the first five years because that's when 85% of brain development occurs, but only 5% of education funds are invested.

 

The Coalition is working towards increasing the number of children in Monroe County who enter kindergarten with the skills and attributes needed to be successful.

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Updated October 03, 2014

Achievers Summer Academy - IUB

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~cpartner////
Contact Melissa Ward (Director)
Phone 812-855-2137
Email cpartner [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address IU Campus
Eigenmann Hall Room 619
Bloomington, IN 47406
Description

The Achievers Summer Academy will provide ninth, tenth, and eleventh grad students (entering Fall of 2009)with college preparation experience while living in a residence hall for one week during the summer. Participants will focus on SAT/ACT preparation and test taking strategies. Additionally, they will have workshops about financial aid, completing college applications, time management and goal setting. Participants are required to have at least a 2.5 GPA, complete two letters of recommendation from a counselor and a teacher, as well as an application.

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EIN N/A
Updated April 24, 2015
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