2 - Education

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



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 May 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 May 07, 2015

Twenty-First Century Scholars at IUB

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~iub21cs/
Contact Jim Gibson (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.

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Updated October 06, 2014

Boxcar Books

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Website http://www.boxcarbooks.org/
Contact Steven (General Coordinator)
Phone (812) 339-8710
Email boxcar [at] boxcarbooks [dot] org
Description

Boxcar Books and Community Center, Inc. is a volunteer run, non-profit organization that exists to provide new and used books, zines, magazines, and comics on topics of social justice, independent media, and fiction for the community. Boxcar Books sends literature of all types, free of charge, to prisoners in the Midwest. It also provides a meeting space for community and literary groups. Boxcar Books is affiliated with the Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project, which can be found at http://www.pagestoprisoners.org/.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated June 30, 2015

Friends of the Library

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Website http://mcpl.info/friends
Phone 812-349-3050
Email fol [at] mcpl [dot] info
Address 303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

The Monroe County Public Library Foundation, also known as the Friends of the Library, support the mission, vision, and values of the library. The Friends advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support library collections, services, programs, and staff development.

As a nonprofit corporation, the Friends collect and administer the grants, gifts, bequests, and other monies (outside of local tax receipts) that help make the Library's many programs such an integral part of our community. The Friends also staff and run the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the first floor of the Main Library. Proceeds from the Bookstore support Library programming and services.

Year Established 1965
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated July 06, 2015

MCCSC Parent Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education

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Contact Deborah Myerson (Chair)
Phone 812-330-0898
Description

The MCCSC Parent-Teacher Advisory Council for Special Education (PTACSE) is dedicated to finding opportunities for parents and teachers to work collaboratively to improve special education services for students in the Monroe County Community School Corporation in Indiana.

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Updated April 27, 2015

Crane Learning and Education Center

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Website http://www.clecvets.org
Contact Vicki Baker
Phone 812-863-5003
Description

Provides disabled veterans on-the-job training and education to prepare them for a variety of career opportunities.

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Updated April 27, 2015

Upward Bound

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Website http://www.ipfw.edu/upbound/
Contact Marshal Chaifetz
Phone 812-856-5203
Address Smith Research Center, Suite 100
2805 E. 10th St. Suite
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

The mission of Upward Bound is to prepare each participant for successful entrance into a college or university. This college preparatory program is designed to assist students with the development of their academic skills and to provide the guidance for success beyond high school.

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Updated May 11, 2015

Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation

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Website http://www.rbbcsc.k12.in.us
Contact Mike Wilcox (Superintendent)
Phone (812) 876-7100
Email mwilcox [at] rbbschools [dot] net
Description

The mission is to work in cooperation with the community and families to provide students with an education that promotes responsible citizenship and encourages problem solving and creativity.

Additional Contact Jason Bletzinger (Assistant Superintendent)
Email jbletzinger [at] rbbschools [dot] net
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EIN 351824431
Updated March 10, 2015

Monroe County United Ministries Day Care Preschool

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Website http://www.mcum.org/childcare.html
Contact Tracy Mehay (Childcare Director)
Phone 812-339-3429
Email childcare [at] mcum [dot] org
Address 827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

Monroe County United Ministries provides full-time, full-year affordable childcare for children ages two through six. MCUM has the capacity to care for 97 children at one time and maintains a waiting list for its high-quality, affordable program. Parents must be Monroe County residents and be working full-time or working part-time while attending school. A few spots are available for children of full-time students.

Although the program is open to households of all income levels, low-income families receive first priority for enrollment. Fees are determined on a sliding scale based on family size and income. Providing high-quality childcare in our center costs $210 per child per week for children in the 3-5 year-old range, and $250 per child per week for 2 year olds. The average family on MCUM’s sliding scale pays $60 per week, and a discount is available to families with more than one child enrolled. Eligible families are asked to apply for support through the Child Care Development Fund (CCDF), administered by Chances and Services for Youths (CASY).

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Updated August 04, 2015
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