2 - Education

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



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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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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The Endwright Center

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Website http://www.area10agency.org/endwright
Phone 876-3383
Email area10 [at] area10 [dot] bloomington [dot] in [dot] us
Description

Through an innovative fitness program, one-on-one computer tutoring program, arts and humanities classes, special events, inter-generational activities, support groups and volunteer opportunities, the Endwright Center strives to meet the various needs of people 50 years and older.

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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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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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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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Broadview Learning Center (BLC)

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/Domain/30
Contact Sherry D. Dick (Director)
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/GED Preparation Classes
  • 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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South Central Indiana Fiction Interface

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Contact Larry Smith
Phone 333-2145
Description

Holds story critique meetings at MCPL. Call for more information.

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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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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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