Education

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



Seven Oaks Classical School

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Website http://sevenoaksclassical.org/
Email president [at] sevenoaksclassical [dot] org
Description

Seven Oaks Classical School is a tuition free Kindergarten through twelfth grade public charter school dedicated to a classical education to promote superior educational results.Seven Oaks Classical School is a K-12 school seeking authorization through the Indiana Charter School Board. The school hopes to open in Fall 2015 with grades K-8 and will add a grade level each year until 12th grade is achieved.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Creative Thinking and Leadership Center

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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

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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.

 

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Incorporation Status Incorporated
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The Grant Street Musician's Co-op

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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

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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.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Arts Alliance of Greater Bloomington

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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.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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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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Macon Mentor Academy

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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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Monroe County Master Gardener Association

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Website http://www.mcmga.net/
Contact Amy Thompson (Extension Educator)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email afthompson [at] purdue [dot] edu
Address Purdue Cooperative Extension Service
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of the Monroe County Master Gardener Association is to promote the art, science, and pleasure of gardening in the community in cooperation with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. Certified Master Gardeners have completed a broad based Horticulture volunteer training program as well as a minimum of 35 hours of volunteer service. Master Gardeners help others in the community grow by sharing their horticulture knowledge. Volunteers provide the community with information on gardening practices through workshops and presentations at garden clubs, school, and other community organizations. A Master Gardener training progarm is held annually by the Monroe County Office of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener you can be added to the class notification list by calling 349-2575.

Additional Contact Marilyn Brinley (President)
Phone 812-349-2575
Email mlbrinley [at] aol [dot] com
Address Monroe County Master Gardener Association
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Giving Back to Africa, Inc. (GBA)

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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
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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