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  • S03 E06 – Big Brothers Big Sisters

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    Hear an update from the director of the local agency of the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States.

  • S03 E05 – Guardian Scholars

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    Host Michelle Kinsey speaks with guests from a scholarship program that provides support and referral services to current and former foster youth.

  • RACE – Reconciliation Achieved through Community Engagement

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    The Muncie RACE group was created to initiate thoughtful conversation and promote activities that focus intentional efforts towards reconciliation, equality, and respect for all races and cultures. Through public community dialogue, the group believes they can strengthen relationships in Muncie and focus on prevention. They strive to eradicate racism and promote reconciliation in the city. Community Connection: RACE, Part 1 […]

  • Bridges Community Services

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    Bridges Community Services, Inc. is an Indiana not-for-profit corporation formed in 1994. Their objectives are to develop, provide and coordinate housing, supportive services, education and employment programs for low-income individuals and families in the Muncie and Delaware County areas. BCS provides help and hope to those in need through innovative integrated efforts that enhance the quality of life for […]

  • Hearts and Hands United of Delaware County

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    Hearts and Hands United of Delaware County is an organization that serves the school supply needs of the children of Delaware County. A 501 c (3) group of volunteers, Hearts and Hands formed in 2008 to give those children a proper start to each new school year. The organization strives, with the generosity of the citizens of Delaware […]

  • Masterworks Chorale

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    For this month’s feature, IPR’s Michelle Kinsey sits down with a few folks from Masterworks Chorale: a community choral ensemble dedicated to enriching the East-Central Indiana region with excellent cultural experiences through the promotion and live performance of fine choral music. Listen in to learn about how the ensemble seeks to accomplish their mission, how you can get involved, and an exciting world-premiere […]

  • Ross Community Center

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    Ross Community Center, INC (RCCI) connects people through harnessing the energy of its members and volunteers, broadening and developing deeper participation at the Ross Center and Muncie community. Their mission includes creating a space for lifelong learning, wellness and health, and arts and culture for community members of all ages and backgrounds. RCCI strives to be successful by […]

  • Low Cost Spay & Neuter Clinic

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    Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic provides affordable sterilization surgeries and vaccines for cats and dogs, helping to reduce the unwanted pet population and promote animal health and safety to the community. By taking the lead in public education to influence responsible pet owner behaviors, Low Cost Spay Neuter Clinic seeks to improve the health and well-being […]

  • TeenWorks

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    TeenWorks provides a six-week summer employment and college readiness program and supportive services for teens throughout the school year. The TeenWorks experience is more than a job. Participating teens build professional resumes, gain job skills for the future, participate in volunteer projects to give back to the community, and receive hands-on instruction to build key […]

  • Beyond I Can

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    The Beyond I CAN program is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals who have disabilities and gifts through the experience of running their own business, from artistic design and production to marketing and sales. Enhancing the quality of their lives due to self-confidence built on real abilities instead of focusing on their disabilities, the […]

  • Building Better Neighborhoods

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    Building Better Neighborhoods is a partnership between Ball State University’s Building Better Communities office and the Muncie Action Plan. Funded by the Ball Brothers Foundation, the endeavor seeks to grow, coordinate, and streamline Muncie neighborhood organizations. Key leaders in the Muncie community have expressed a need for assistance to develop neighborhood associations through partnerships, training, […]

  • Muncie Action Plan

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    Muncie Action Plan (MAP) promotes, supports, encourages, and assists in the development and enhancement of the quality of life in Muncie, Indiana. The Muncie Action Plan is a strategic guide that expresses the values and aspirations of the Muncie community while creating a compelling action agenda for the future. More than 100 volunteers donated hundreds of […]

  • Muncie Civic Theatre

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    Muncie Civic Theatre’s mission is to enrich the entire local community through theatre performance, education, and outreach. In March, 1931, a new community group, Muncie Civic Theatre, was born when William H. Ball, E.B. Baltzy, Robert Poorman, Fredrick Rose, Col. Phillip Macabee, Harry Garceau, Cassius McCormick, Sumner Shimp, Joseph Meredith, Lawrence Smith, Mrs. Don Kennedy, Mrs. […]

  • Muncie Arts and Culture Council

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      What started as a simple monthly conversation among artists and cultural organizations, the Muncie Arts & Culture Council (MACC) established the Muncie Arts & Culture District and is advocating for the arts as a major economic engine in the region. The District was established by a proclamation of the city council in August, 2009, comprising […]

  • John Jay Center for Learning

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    John Jay Center for Learning, located in downtown Portland, Indiana, is dedicated to helping people achieve satisfaction and lifelong employability through education. The John Jay Center for Learning provides services to Jay County and the surrounding area. Their programs offer a variety of options, regardless of a person’s age or education level. In order to deliver […]

  • Muncie Mission

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      Muncie Mission Ministries is a faith-based, not-for-profit agency that has brought hope to the poor, needy, and homeless in East Central Indiana for over 80 years. Their primary services are provided in a Christ-centered environment designed to provide basic needs and teach life skills, while guiding residents through various problems that have brought them to their doorstep. […]

  • Back to School Teachers Store

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    Back to School Teachers Store’s mission is to provide children and classrooms in Delaware County schools the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community’s surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers and school children in need. The store serves the educational needs of children in Delaware County by providing a […]

  • Muncie By Five

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    Muncie By Five is a Muncie Action Plan initiative that has identified early childhood development as a high priority for Delaware County. Its goals include stepping up the quality and availability of childcare; addressing health issues such as hunger and immunizations; developing support systems to help parents serve as their children’s first teachers; and initiating summer schools for rising kindergartners. Community Connection: […]

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County

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    Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States, having begun nationally in 1904 and locally in 1971. The local Delaware agency is a full affiliated member of the national organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Positive long term outcomes with measurable impact are achieved through professionally […]

  • Little Red Door Cancer Services of East Central Indiana

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    Little Red Door is a non-profit local cancer service agency which is committed to helping people that have a cancer diagnosis and/or are going through cancer treatment. Its service areas are Delaware, Henry, Randolph, Blackford, Madison and Jay Counties in Indiana. Because a cancer diagnosis turns lives upside down emotionally and financially, Little Red Door’s clients and their […]