Community Partner Possibilities

These organizations are partnered with the Service-Learning program to provide service opportunities in conjunction with courses and co-curricular activities. If your organization is interested in becoming involved, please email Faculty, if you are working with a partner who is not listed, please let us know.

Amigos the Richmond Latino Center

Amigos, the Richmond Latino Center, is located in Townsend Community Center. Founded in 1999 to support the growing Latino population of Wayne County

Amigos Website

Area 9 In-Home and Community Services Agency

Area 9 Agency is your one-stop Aging and Disability resource. Area 9 can help with a variety of services and can guide you through the steps it takes to get you the help you and your family need.

Area 9 Agency website


Birth-to-Five is a service organization dedicated to maximizing the social- emotional, intellectual, language and physical development of young children in Wayne County.

Birth-to-Five Website

The Boys and Girls Club of Wayne County

Since 1957 The Boys and Girls Club has served the youth in Wayne County and its surrounding areas by providing a Positive Place for kids ages 6-18 to go after school and during the summer.

Boys and Girls Club website

Centerstone (merged with Dunn Center)

Centerstone's mission is to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction. For over 50 years, Centerstone has responded to the behavioral healthcare needs of individuals and families, regardless of age or the severity of challenges. Our broad range of professional services is designed to ensure that sensitive, individualized care is available to everyone seeking help.

Centerstone website

Communities in Schools

Communities In Schools of Wayne County is part of a National program that is the nation's leading community-based organization helping young people stay in school and prepare for life.

Communities in Schools website

Cope Environmental Center

CEC's mission is to promote the sustainable use of the earth's resources through education, demonstration,and research. Their vision is to inspire and challenge individuals and communities to achieve ecologically sustainable lifestyles to secure an sustainable future for all life on earth.

Cope Environmental Center website

Early Learning and Family Literacy Center

The Early Learning and Family Literacy Center provides a literacy-rich preschool environment, with a focus on developmentally-appropriate, hands-on approaches to learning. The curriculum supports the Foundations to the Indiana Academic Standards for Young Children from Birth to Age Five, which are based on the latest national research for all content areas and domains. By outlining specific skills and concepts and giving examples of instructional strategies, these foundations support teachers, parents, and caregivers as they develop appropriate experiences for young children to help ensure success in kindergarten.

Early Learning and Family Literacy Center

Fayette County Public, Connersville

Fayette County Public Library is located in Connersville Indiana.

Fayette County Public Library website

Forest Park Health Campus

Nestled in picturesque landscape on forty-one wooded acres in Richmond, Indiana you will find Forest Park Health Campus. This serene and welcoming setting is just one of the many amenities you will find at Forest Park. The Richmond/Wayne County Community offers an ample selection of restaurants, stores and services, many recreational parks including Hayes Arboretum and the Cope Environmental Center, and outstanding fine arts opportunities for locals and visitors alike.

Forest Park Health Campus website

Friends Fellowship Community

Friends Fellowship Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community founded and serving in the Quaker tradition.  Friends Fellowship is committed to delivering a continuum of quality residential and health care services through the promotion of dignity, security and independence within a gracious environment.  They encourage each resident to maximize his/her physical, social, spiritual, emotional and psychological well-being.  Founded in 1965, Friends Fellowship Community is licensed by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Friends Fellowship Community website

Girls, Inc.

Girls, Inc.'s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold. Girls Inc. programming is designed to build girls’ capacity to become adults who are responsible, confident, economically independent and personally fulfilled.  They provide after school and summer programs for girls ages 6-14 in grades 1-8. The core of their services include a development and education based program designed to provide a safe, constructive learning environment for girls during the critical after school hours (1:40pm-6pm) and during summer (7:30am–5:30pm). Each day, 100% of program participants are exposed to a comprehensive age-appropriate program. Through these sessions, Girls Inc. provides girls with the tools they need to become confident and responsible member of their communities.

Girls, Inc. website

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Richmond, Indiana

A nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. Since their beginning in 1990 Habitat for Humanity of Greater Richmond, Inc. has built and dedicated 56 houses.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Richmond, Indiana website

Hayes Arboretum

Hayes Arboretum is the educational project of S.W. Hayes Research Foundation, Inc. Our educational activities and the experiences we offer focus on both nature and recreational programs.The mission of Hayes Arboretum is to provide nature and recreational related education to our visitors, through instruction, experiences and amenities. Hayes Arboretum is open free of charge to the public.

Hayes Arboretum website

Northeastern Wayne School Corporation

NWSC consists of approximately 1,150 students enrolled in Northeastern Elementary School for grades K-6 and in Northeastern Junior-Senior High for grades 7-12 in Fountain City, Indiana. Current partnerships include after school tutoring and in-school mentoring.

Northeastern Wayne School Corporation website

Open Arms Ministries

A faith-based coalition of churches and other social ministries that provides a clearinghouse of need-based services in the greater Richmond area, in the name of God, with the intent that needs are met and that lives are transformed

Open Arms Ministries

Preble County District Library

Preble County District Library, a public library in southwest Ohio.

Preble County District Library website

Richmond Community Schools

RCS is the local Public School System in Richmond, Indiana. Many opportunities for mentoring and tutoring are available.

Richmond Community Schools website

Richmond Senior Community Center

A variety of programs and services are offered at the center.

Richmond State Hospital

Richmond State Hospital is really about the people we serve. Privacy and confidentiality concerns preclude showing photos of our patients. Richmond State Hospital is a public behavioral health facility operated by the State of Indiana. They provide psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment to citizens on a state wide basis and serve adult and geriatric populations.

Richmond State Hospital website

Southview Courts, Inc. Senior Center, Liberty, IN

Southview Courts Inc. Southview Courts is a senior living community located in Liberty, IN.

Townsend Center

The Townsend Center provides After School and Summer Programs for youth; activities include an open gym for young adults and a adult pottery class. The Center is the site for two GED classes, one Ivy Tech Community College class, and AMIGO's English as a second language class.

Townsend Center website

Wayne County Minority Health Coalition

Wayne County Minority Health Coalition is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and an affiliate of the Indiana Minority Health Coalition.  The coalition is dedicated to reducing and eliminating health disparities by providing health education, referrals, and health screenings to underserved populations throughout the county, particularly targeting minority groups.

Wayne County Minority Health Coalition facebook page


The YWCA continues to evolve to meet today's challenges in eliminating racism and empowering women. They've launched a revitalized brand that reaffirms the mission of working aggressively for women and people of color and are engaging women 18- to 34-years old to carry on the YWCA mission for years to come. The YWCA advocacy issues reflect our mission and the values of our organization. They promote solutions to improve the lives of women, girls and people of color across the country.

YWCA website

Randolph County YMCA Winchester, IN

Randolph County YMCA website