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  • 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 […]

  • Ball State University Student Voluntary Services

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    Out of the 300+ student organizations housed within the Office of Student Life at Ball State, Student Voluntary Services (SVS) is one of the largest. Established in 1965, SVS sends more than 2,000 Ball State students into the community to serve others. These students come from all academic disciplines and majors. Some students serve through […]

  • Open Door Health Services

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    Open Door Health Services is a not-for-profit, federally qualified health center. It provides comprehensive primary, urgent, and preventative healthcare services to individuals and families throughout East Central Indiana regardless of their health insurance status. ODHS offers specific services through multiple locations in Muncie, Anderson, Richmond, and Marion. The organization says its mission is to improve […]

  • Second Harvest Food Bank

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    The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is to provide a coordinated approach to alleviating hunger in East Central Indiana.  Feeding people for 30 years, Second Harvest began its service in 1983 and continues to be an organization that relies on the generosity of others to make a difference in the lives of […]

  • Red-Tail Land Conservancy

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    Red-tail Land Conservancy preserves, protects, and restores natural areas and farm land in east central Indiana while increasing awareness of our natural heritage. Focused on this mission in five counties in east central Indiana, the not-for-profit land trust has grown steadily since its inception in 1999 when a public meeting held at Minnetrista Cultural Center […]

  • Women in Business Unlimited

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      Women in Business Unlimited provides professional development and networking opportunities to women in east central Indiana. In addition to monthly meetings and occasional social outings, WIBU hosts Catalyst for Empowering Women, a half-day symposium that’s open to the public. Catalyst for Empowering Women is a professional development symposium that’s designed for women who are at […]

  • TeenWorks

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    TeenWorks is a nonprofit organization that focuses on preparing teens for college by providing a six-week summer program and year-long support services. During the summer program, teens are employed by TeenWorks and given work to complete at partnering organizations – businesses or other nonprofits who can provide a work opportunity for a group of teens. […]

  • Academy of Model Aeronautics

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    The Academy of Model Aeronautics is the world’s largest model aviation association. From its headquarters in Muncie, the AMA promotes the development of model aviation as a recognized sport and worthwhile recreation activity. The Muncie headquarters are also home to the AMA Museum, which houses many significant pieces of aeromodeling history. The AMA hosts several competitions that […]

  • Inside Out

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    Inside Out is a community development organization in downtown Muncie. Their mission is to empower vulnerable people at the community’s core by providing job training and life skills development. All of Inside Out’s programs seek to embrace the downtown core of the Muncie community and to give strength to the families and individuals who represent it. One […]

  • Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity

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    Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity builds and refurbishes houses in the Muncie community. Habitat partners with families who qualify to build or repair the home the family will live in. After the families contribute “sweat equity” – meaning the physical labor they contribute during construction – they qualify for a no-interest mortgage. Historically, the homes being […]

  • State of the Heart Hospice

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    State of the Heart Hospice is a hospice care center that serves east central Indiana and western Ohio. In addition to hospice care, they offer respite services for primary care providers, a grief support camp for children (Camp Bearable), grief services and more.   Community Connection: State of the Heart Hospice, Episode 1 Community Connection: […]

  • Child Abuse Prevention Month

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    Child Abuse Prevention Month Throughout April, Community Connection is running a series of spotlights on organizations throughout east central Indiana that work to prevent child abuse. We talked with Prevent Child Abuse of Grant County, Prevent Child Abuse of Delaware County, Jacy House in Richmond and the Exchange Club Family Resource Center in Anderson. For […]

  • The Roy C. Buley Community Center

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      The Roy C. Buley Community Center is based in the Whitely Community in Muncie and offers recreational and educational programs. Celebrating its 40th year, the Buley Center has been a cornerstone of the Whitely neighborhood since 1974. In addition to after school programs, the Buley Center is home to the Muncie P3 program, which provides […]

  • A Better Way

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    When most people think of A Better Way, they think of a shelter for victims of domestic violence. While it’s true that providing services for women and children leaving an unsafe home life is a large part of what they do, A Better Way offers several services and programs that serve a wide and varied […]

  • Born Learning

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      Born Learning Connection, a service of the United Way of Madison County, is an organization that prepares children for kindergarten. In Madison County, 66 percent of the children entering kindergarten are years behind developmentally, including an inadequate exposure to written and spoken word. Born Learning works with parents, families and caregivers, sharing the knowledge and […]

  • Carey Services

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      Carey Services is a Marion-based organization that provides services in Grant, Wabash, Blackford, Hamilton and Cass counties. Serving all ages and a wide range of needs, the organization’s primary area of focus is helping physically, intellectually or developmentally disabled individuals be more independent and satisfied with their quality of life. We talked with Jim […]

  • CASA

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      CASA recruits, trains and supports volunteers to get to know abused or neglected children who have open court cases, and serve as the children’s advocate and voice in the court system. CASA volunteers determine what’s in the best interest of the child – uniquely, they consider the child’s wishes and opinion – and make […]

  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts

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      Though many in the area may associate Cornerstone with being just a special events facility or just a place for arts-related classes, Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a hub in east central Indiana. With its roots as an old Masonic Temple, Cornerstone’s historic building on Main and Madison in downtown Muncie plays host […]