Community Connection Archives

Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 9, 2014

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…

The Roy C. Buley Community Center

March 6, 2014

  The Roy C. Buley Community Center is based in the Whitely Community in Muncie and offers recreational and educational programs. Celebrating its 40th year, the Buley Center has been a cornerstone of the Whitely neighborhood since 1974. In addition to after school programs, the Buley Center is home to the Muncie P3 program, which provides…

A Better Way

February 6, 2014

When most people think of A Better Way, they think of a shelter for victims of domestic violence. While it’s true that providing services for women and children leaving an unsafe home life is a large part of what they do, A Better Way offers several services and programs that serve a wide and varied…

Born Learning

January 9, 2014

  Born Learning Connection, a service of the United Way of Madison County, is an organization that prepares children for kindergarten. In Madison County, 66 percent of the children entering kindergarten are years behind developmentally, including an inadequate exposure to written and spoken word. Born Learning works with parents, families and caregivers, sharing the knowledge and…

Carey Services

December 15, 2013

  Carey Services is a Marion-based organization that provides services in Grant, Wabash, Blackford, Hamilton and Cass counties. Serving all ages and a wide range of needs, the organization’s primary area of focus is helping physically, intellectually or developmentally disabled individuals be more independent and satisfied with their quality of life. We talked with Jim…

CASA

November 7, 2013

  CASA recruits, trains and supports volunteers to get to know abused or neglected children who have open court cases, and serve as the children’s advocate and voice in the court system. CASA volunteers determine what’s in the best interest of the child – uniquely, they consider the child’s wishes and opinion – and make…

Cornerstone Center for the Arts

October 14, 2013

  Though many in the area may associate Cornerstone with being just a special events facility or just a place for arts-related classes, Cornerstone Center for the Arts is a hub in east central Indiana. With its roots as an old Masonic Temple, Cornerstone’s historic building on Main and Madison in downtown Muncie plays host…

Shafer Leadership Academy

September 5, 2013

Shafer Leadership Academy is an organization that brings together people of varying ages, backgrounds and interests to develop and enhance their leadership skills. SLA partners with Indiana Public Radio to produce Community Connection. Formerly known as LEAD-ECI, Shafer Leadership Academy offers a wide variety of programs, tools and trainers, and serves all of east central…

YWCA of Muncie

The YWCA of Muncie is one of few area shelters for homeless women and homeless with children. The goal of the organization is to help women get back on their feet not only by being a safe place to stay, but by offering programs such as smoking cessation courses, GED classes, nutrition lessons and exercise…

LifeStream Services

August 19, 2013

LifeStream Services is a nonprofit organization that helps the aging and disabled populations of east central Indiana retain their independence by providing services that allow them to live in their own home. LifeStream offers a variety of services to individuals of all income levels. LifeStream is always in need of volunteers and donors. They have many…

Project Leadership

July 5, 2013

          Project Leadership is a program element of the 21st Century Scholars program, which guarantees tuition for any participating post-secondary education institution in Indiana for income-eligible students who pledge good citizenship and maintain a minimum GPA. Project Leadership helps keeps students who are participating in the 21st Century Scholars program on…

Listen Again

Listen again to previous episodes of Community Connection.       October 2013: Cornerstone Center for the Arts      September 2013: YWCA of Muncie     August 2013: LifeStream Services           July 2013: Project Leadership       June 2013: Rebuilding Together of Delaware County    

Rebuilding Together of Delaware County

May 30, 2013

Rebuilding Together of Delaware County has a simple purpose: to make homes warm, safe and dry. Using volunteers who are willing to swing a hammer or carry a board, they help keep low-income homeowners in their own homes. All year long, they make important repairs that improve the homeowner’s safety and quality of life. We…