outreach

outreach

Their Voices Matter

Their Voices Matter

The IU East Campus Library acts not only as a resource for IU East students, but also for the community that the campus serves. This year, the library partnered in several K-12 programs, the largest of which was the Early College 8th Grade Diversity project. Every year, the IU East Campus Library, as part of its commitment to the Early College program, assists 8th grade students at Hibberd Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana on a yearlong diversity-oriented research project. This year, the class focused on community development through a civic planning project. Students combined independent research with advice and knowledge from city leaders and experts to develop plans for a better, stronger community. City of Richmond officials came out in … Continued
Military Matters

Military Matters

We count ourselves lucky to have almost 200 veterans as part of our student body. The life experiences of veterans add immeasurably to the discussion in any classroom. We try to cultivate this relationship – we are frequently named as a military-friendly school, and as a member of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) Consortium, we offer online Bachelors and Masters programs targeted to help mobile service-members to complete their degrees. And Purdue’s Military Family Research Institute offers similar services to students enrolled at the Purdue Technology program on our campus. In fact, our colleagues at Purdue are engaged in a project right now to honor our veterans, and you can help. The Purdue Student Veterans Organization has ‘adopted’ the 122nd … Continued
Calling All Heroes!

Calling All Heroes!

Service-Learning opportunities abound for the Fall Semester.  The Experiential Learning Scholars will soon be busy with our community partners.  Currently, the Center for Service Learning has IU East students mentoring in Richmond at the Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County, Girls, Inc. of Wayne County, and in Fountain City at Northeastern Elementary.  All that’s missing is YOU! The community organizations below are looking for individual IU East students, entire class projects, or club activities to help serve their outreach areas.  Beginning September 10th, Northeastern Elementary needs heroes, a.k.a tutors, for their Homework Heroes program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:15. Tutors in all subject areas are needed, put your expertise to use! On September 19th Ivy Tech and IU … Continued
Helping Girls at Girls Inc

Helping Girls at Girls Inc

This summer has brought a lot of changes for me. It’s my first summer of college, I will be turning 20 and this is also my first summer that I have been employed.  I feel like one of the luckiest girls this summer to be employed at Richmond’s own Girls Inc. The experiences that I have had at Girls Inc. have been nothing but positive. I want to take the time now to share some of these great experiences.  For those who don’t know Girls Inc. is a year-long facility that helps develop many of the girls in this community. The girls come for up to 9 hours a day to Girls Inc. and work on bettering themselves as individuals … Continued
Summer and Service

Summer and Service

Summer and Service make a great mix, and we’re busy connecting campus and community.  Frances Yates continues in her role as faculty representative for Service-Learning and Heidi Huff (Lib-lady Heidi Huff) has added the role of service-learning coordinator to her campus responsibilities.  In addition to offering support for courses with service-learning components, we’re placing Experiential Learning Scholars (ELS) in the community.  ELS partner with community organizations focusing on several kinds of literacy, including reading, financial, health, and civic responsibility. Here are the ELS partnerships for the summer, thus far: ELS Kesla Klingler will be preparing awesome literacy activities for Girls, Inc. of Wayne County.  These activities may include Connections Kits—available from the Campus Library, complete with themed books and projects.  … Continued