2 - Education

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



Bloomington Writing Project

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Website http://www.bloomingtonwritingproject.org/
Email bloomingtonwritingproject [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

Our goal is to offer a service that's not readily on-hand in the community as a whole: Free writing help. We'll work with people on all kinds of writing, from everyday life stuff (forms, application, etc.), to more special occasional writing, (letters to the editor or work on a memoir), to stuff for personal businesses (web content or a flyer).

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Updated May 07, 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

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 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

First Book - Monroe County

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Website https://secure3.convio.net/book/site/Donation2?df_id=1344&1344.donation=form1
Contact Akola Krishnan (Chairwoman)
Phone 812-322-7918
Email MonroeCounty_IN [at] FirstBook [dot] org
Description

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.

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Updated October 15, 2014

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

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 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

Math Matters Tutoring Program

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Contact Diana Schmalzried (Tutor/ Coordinator)
Phone 812-355-7513
Email dschmalz [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood Ave
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

Math Matters is a free tutoring program held at MCPL.

 

Please Note: In the Fall of 2010, Math Matters will be restarting their services, and this info will be updated to include their new mission and description.

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Updated May 07, 2015

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 December 14, 2015
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