2 - Education

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



National School Reform Faculty

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Website http://www.nsrfharmony.org/
Contact Michele Mattoon (Director)
Phone 812-330-2702
Email nsrf [at] nsrfharmony [dot] org
Address Harmony Education Center
909 E 2nd Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

The mission of the National School Reform Faculty is to foster educational and social equity by empowering all people involved with schools to work collaboratively in reflective democratic communities that create and support powerful learning experiences for everyone. (adopted June 2001) Affiliated with Harmony Education Center

Email michele [at] nsrfharmony [dot] org
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Updated September 29, 2014

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 October 15, 2014

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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Updated October 16, 2014

Achievers Summer Academy - IUB

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~cpartner////
Contact Melissa Ward (Director)
Phone 812-855-2137
Email cpartner [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address IU Campus
Eigenmann Hall Room 619
Bloomington, IN 47406
Description

The Achievers Summer Academy will provide ninth, tenth, and eleventh grad students (entering Fall of 2009)with college preparation experience while living in a residence hall for one week during the summer. Participants will focus on SAT/ACT preparation and test taking strategies. Additionally, they will have workshops about financial aid, completing college applications, time management and goal setting. Participants are required to have at least a 2.5 GPA, complete two letters of recommendation from a counselor and a teacher, as well as an application.

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Updated April 24, 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 October 16, 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 October 15, 2014

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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Updated March 06, 2015

Women Writing for (a) Change

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Website http://womenwritingbloomington.com/
Contact Beth Lodge-Rigal (Owner/Director)
Phone (812) 325-8427
Address Poplar Grove Schoolhouse
4638 E. State Road 45
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

The Bloomington affiliate of Women Writing for (a) Change is an emerging school which supports the lives of women for whom writing is, or is becoming, an important creative and spiritual practice. The mission of the school has always been to create a healthy, creatively-charged writing community that celebrates the voices of women (and men in select offerings) in search of authenticity, deeper consciousness, healing, personal transformation and re-connection.

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Updated September 08, 2014

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 October 16, 2014

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
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