2 - Education

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



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

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 April 24, 2014

Upward Bound

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Website http://www.ipfw.edu/upbound/
Contact Marshal Chaifetz
Phone 812-856-5203
Address Smith Research Center, Suite 100
2805 E. 10th St. Suite
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

The mission of Upward Bound is to prepare each participant for successful entrance into a college or university. This college preparatory program is designed to assist students with the development of their academic skills and to provide the guidance for success beyond high school.

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Updated October 15, 2014

Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation

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Website http://www.rbbcsc.k12.in.us
Contact Mike Wilcox (Superintendent)
Phone (812) 876-7100
Email mwilcox [at] rbbschools [dot] net
Description

The mission is to work in cooperation with the community and families to provide students with an education that promotes responsible citizenship and encourages problem solving and creativity.

Additional Contact Jason Bletzinger (Assistant Superintendent)
Email jbletzinger [at] rbbschools [dot] net
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Updated October 01, 2014

MCCSC Adult Education GED Testing Center

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/adulted
Contact Sherry Dick (Director)
Phone 330-7731
Email sdick [at] mccsc [dot] edu
Address Broadview Learning Center
705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

Provides Basic Adult Education, GED Test preparation, ESL and Teen Learning, Workforce development and evening computer classes.

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Updated October 16, 2014

Monroe County Community School Corporation Board of School Trustees

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Website http://www.boarddocs.com/in/mccsc/Board.nsf/public
Description

Contact information for trustees by district, as well as board meeting times, are available on website. Web Address:  http://www.boarddocs.com/in/mccsc/Board.nsf/public

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Updated October 13, 2014

Bloomington High School North Alumni Association

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Website http://www.mccsc.edu/Domain/427
Phone 332-2554
Email jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com
Description

Julie Bennett Dreesen, 332-2554, e-mail jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com, or Nancy Martin, 336-2468, e-mail nmartin401 [at] insightbb [dot] com Web address: http://www.mccsc.edu/Domain/427

Phone 336-2468
Email jbdreesen [at] aol [dot] com
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Updated October 15, 2014

Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

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Website http://www.monroe.lib.in.us/vital
Phone 349-3173
Email vital [at] monroe [dot] lib [dot] in [dot] us
Address Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

VITAL offers the following services:

  • One-to-one tutoring - Trained tutors help individual learners set goals, gain essential literacy skills, and increase their confidence.
  • New Reader Support Group - An opportunity for new readers to gather and exchange their thoughts and ideas in a supportive and confidential group
  • Additional Tutor Training - In-services are offered in the area of computing, GED tutoring, Laubach Method, and English as a second language
  • Introduction to Tutoring for Volunteers
  • Brown Bag Lunches
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Updated October 15, 2014

Teachers Warehouse

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Website https://www.facebook.com/pages/Teachers-Warehouse/111881318874275#!/TeachersWarehouse
Phone (812) 339-7304
Email teachersfriend [at] choiceonemail [dot] com
Description

Teachers Warehouse is a free store for public school teachers. Our mission is to serve the educational and creative needs of children in South Central Indiana by providing a unique means to transfer donated merchandise from businesses and individuals free to public school teachers for use in their classrooms and schools.

Additional Contact Judy Witt
Phone 339-4273
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Updated April 24, 2014

Saint Mark's Nursery School

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Website http://stmarksbloomingtonnurseryschool.org/
Contact Ceci Maron-Puntarelli (Director)
Phone 812-333-4007
Email school [at] stmarksbloomington [dot] org
Description

We believe that children learn best through play and meaningful relationships with peers and loving adults. Our environment allows children to experience and develop a deep love of learning.

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Updated October 16, 2014
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