About Community Connection

Community Connection is an IPR original program that tells the story of what nonprofit organizations are doing in your community. Each month we focus on one organization, and what its volunteers and staff are doing to make east central Indiana a better place to live and work. The first episode of the month introduces you to the organization. In the following episodes, we tell their story: what impact they have on your community, how they do what they do, and how you can help.

You can listen to Community Connection on Thursdays at 11 a.m. during Morning Musicale, 5:45 p.m. during All Things Considered or at noon on Saturdays, before The Splendid Table. If you miss any episodes, you can listen online.

Community Connection is collaborative partnership with Shafer Leadership Academy. SLA is the engine that runs the organization selection for the show, using their existing network of nonprofit organizations that utilize the CONVERGE volunteer fair and website.

This program is made possible by the support of The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County.

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Child Abuse Prevention Month

Pinwheels for Prevention

Child Abuse Prevention Month

Throughout April, Community Connection is running a series of spotlights on organizations throughout east central Indiana that work to prevent child abuse. We talked with Prevent Child Abuse of Grant County, Prevent Child Abuse of Delaware County, Jacy House in Richmond and the Exchange Club Family Resource Center in Anderson.

For information about volunteering with any of the organizations we talked with, just follow the links above. You can also contact each organization to find out what you can do to help prevent child abuse in your community.


Community Connection: Child Abuse Prevention, Episode 1 – Mary Eckerle, Mary Jo Parlee, Janet Bailey and Connie Rose of Prevent Child Abuse of Grant County


Community Connection: Child Abuse Prevention, Episode 2 – Amanda Wilson of Jacy House in Richmond


Community Connection: Child Abuse Prevention, Episode 3 – Pat Garofolo and Debbie Collins, PCA Delaware County