Community Organizations

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


John Waldron Arts Center

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Website http://www.artlives.org/
Contact Katrina Jones
Phone (812) 334-3100
Email katjones [at] ivytech [dot] edu
Hours Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm
Description The Waldron is under the direction of the Bloomington Area Arts Council (BAAC).
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Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)

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Website http://www.kelley.indiana.edu/jcei////
Contact Dr. Donald F. Kuratko (Executive Director)
Phone (812) 855-4248
Email jcei [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address IU Kelley School of Business Godfrey Graduate & Executive Education Center
1275 E. Tenth St. Suite 2050
Bloomington, IN 47405
Description The JCEI's mission is to be the premier entrepreneurship entity at Indiana University - Bloomington.
Additional Contact M. Sue Artmeier (Assistant Director)
Email artmeie [at] indiana [dot] edu
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Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc.

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Website http://www.jaindy.org
Phone (317) 252-5900
Email info [at] jaindy [dot] org
Description Our purpose is to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives. Locally, our vision is to know we have changed lives by connecting people in a business education community. Junior Achievement offers curricula for students Kindergarten through the 12th grade. Programs are administered to our participating schools and individuals by licensed classroom teachers, volunteers, business professionals and JACI staff.
Phone (877) 252-5224
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Junior Volunteer Program

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Website http://www.iuhealthbloomington.org/oth/Page.asp?PageID=OTH000037
Phone (812) 353-9468
Address Bloomington Hospital
601 W. Second St.
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description The Junior Volunteer Program is an excellent opportunity for young people to learn about the world of healthcare. The program is open to teens who will be enrolled in high school in the fall or graduating in May.
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Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana

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Website www.scikiwanisclub.org
Phone 812-327-8575
Email vanessa [at] scikiwanisclub [dot] org
Address P.O. Box 7431
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.

We meet on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month at the Monroe County Public Library in Bloomington.

Year Established 2006
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Knights of Columbus - Council 1096

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Website http://kofcbloomingtonin.org/
Contact Bob Muldoon (Grand Knight)
Phone 812-340-7571
Email muldoo [at] yahoo [dot] com
Description Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary's Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.
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Korean Student Association

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Phone 812-855-7133
Email iuksa [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address International Center
116 S. Jordan St.
Bloomington, IN
Description

IU Student Association for Korean students.

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Krampus Night

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Website http://www.krampus-night.com
Email info [at] krampus-night [dot] com
Description

Krampus Night is a Christmas holiday festival produced by Krampus Legend and Arts Workshop (KLAW), a diverse collective of friends, artists and organizers with documented experience creating successful artwork and events.

This project is primarily supported by individual contributions and in part by the City of Bloomington Arts Commission.

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La Casa Latino Cultural Center

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~lacasa/
Contact Lillian Casillas (Director)
Phone 812-855-0174
Email lacasa [at] indiana [dot] edu
Description The Latino Cultural Center, La Casa, was established at Indiana University in November of 1973. Its purpose was, and continues to be, to achieve through educational and social programs, a greater historical, political and cultural awareness regarding Latina/os.
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La Leche League

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Website http://www.lllofindiana.org/bloomington
Contact Joan
Phone 812-334-2698
Description

The mission is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and the mother.

Evening Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month (no evening meeting in January and July) at 7:00 p.m., at Bloomington Area Birth Services, 2458 South Walnut Street (NW corner of Walnut & Country Club/Winslow).

Morning meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the First United Church, Room #1, 2420 East Third Street (SW corner of E. 3rd St. & S. Woodcrest Ave.)


Additional Contact Kelly
Phone 812-822-2220
Additional Contact MaryAnn
Phone 812-824-6497
Email mamartin [at] kiva [dot] net
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Laborers International Union of North America Local 741 [Community Information]

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Website http://www.midwestlaborers.org/
Contact Roger Kent (Business Manager)
Phone 824-2605
Email liunalocal741 [at] msn [dot] com
Hours 8:00am - 4:30pm (closed 11:30-12:30)
Description The Laborers' International Union of North America is one of the most progressive and strongest unions in the country. Over 500,000 strong, LIUNA is the eighth largest labor organization in America, representing a skilled and diverse workforce. Laborers are construction workers, government workers, health care providers, industrial employees, service workers, and educators.
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Lake Monroe

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Website http://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2954.htm
Phone 812-837-9546
Description Indiana's largest lake. It is near the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Monroe Lake is located in south central Indiana.
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Lake Monroe Sailing Association

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Website http://www.lakemonroesailing.com
Contact Rita Flynn
Phone 824-4611
Email rflynn [at] lakemonroesailing [dot] com
Hours Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month
Description Lake Monroe Sailing Association (LMSA) is located in the rolling hills of southern Indiana at the Moores Creek Sailing Marina on Lake Monroe. LMSA offers club membership, wet storage in slips and on buoys, dry storage in secure fenced areas, marina facilities, a shelter house, camping areas, shower house, childrens playground, and club activities to the sailing public.
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Lakota Language Consortium

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Website http://www.lakhota.org/
Phone 888-525-6828
Email help [at] lakhota [dot] org
Description

The Lakota Language Consortium (LLC, The Consortium) is one of the foremost Native American language organizations in the country. A nonprofit organization made up of Native community leaders, linguists and volunteers, its primary mission is the complete revitalization of the Lakota language, one of only a small handful of Native American languages left that has a significant chance of survival.

Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Latino Enhancement Cooperative (LEC)

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Website http://www.indiana.edu/~lacasa/
Contact Alma Figueroa
Phone 812-855-0174
Email iulec [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address 715 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description LEC is a student and community organization that focuses on academic achievement, cultural enrichment, community outreach, and activism. Web address: http://www.indiana.edu/~lacasa/
Phone Fax: (812) 855-9788
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Latter Day Saints Student Association

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Contact Robert Tibbs (Director)
Phone 812-334-3432
Email AndersonLA [at] ldsces [dot] org
Description

Association for IU students involved with the Church of Latter Day Saints.

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Leadership Bloomington - Monroe County

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Website http://www.continue.indiana.edu/leadershipBloomingtonMonroeCounty
Contact Mary Catherine Carmichael (Director)
Phone (812) 855-6329
Email mccarmic [at] indiana [dot] edu
Address Indiana University Bloomington Continuing Studies
101 W. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description Leadership Bloomington is a seven-month program designed to help you develop the skills to lead in your community and workplace. Call or visit the web site for more information.
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League of Women Voters of Bloomington-Monroe County

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Contact Sally Hageman (President)
Phone 334-1984
Address P.O. Box 5592
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The purpose of the League is to encourage the informed and active participation of all citizens in government and politics on all levels of government regardless of political persuasion.

 

Membership open to women and men. Publishes League Letter.

Additional Contact Linda Shanks (First Vice President)
Incorporation Status Incorporated
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Learn More Indiana

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Website http://www.in.gov/learnmoreindiana/
Phone (800) 992-2076
Email info [at] learnmore [dot] org
Address 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 500
Indianapolis, IN 46204 - 4254
Hours 24 hours/7 days per week call center
Description

From website: "Learn More Indiana is here to guide Hoosiers on how to get to college so that students of all ages can achieve the dream of a degree. Learn More Indiana is Indiana's college and career connection and helps students and parents: Check out colleges and career training programs; Explore different careers including the fastest growing Indiana occupations; Keep academics on track through grade-specific checklists and tips for supporting life-long learning; and Find ways to save and pay for college. Formerly called Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center (ICPAC).

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Leukemia-Lymphoma Society of America, Indiana Chapter

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Website http://www.lls.org/
Phone 317-726-2270
Address 941 East 86th St.
Suite #100
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Description The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research, education and patient services. The Society's mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

The Society's Information Resource Center (IRC), (800) 955-4572, provides the public, health professionals and patients (and their families) living with blood cancers accurate, current, disease-related information. IRC information specialists are master's level social workers and health educators. They are available to speak with callers Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

Phone 800-955-4572
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Libertarian Party of Indiana, Monroe County Chapter

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Website http://lpin.org/
Contact Luke Hilton (Chairman)
Phone (812) 345-9783
Email hiltonjl [at] umail [dot] iu [dot] edu
Address 1135 N Logan Road
Bloomington, IN
Hours call for more information
Description The mission of the Libertarian Party is to move public policy in a libertarian direction by electing candidates of the Libertarian Party to public office.
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Life Education and Resource Network (LEARN)

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Website http://learninbloomington.blogspot.com/
Contact Barbara Benson
Phone (812) 336-8028
Email learn [dot] bloomington [dot] in [at] gmail [dot] com
Description

LEARN is a group of Indiana homeschooling families from Bloomington, Monroe County, and the surrounding area. The network is diverse and inclusive; many political backgrounds, educational philosophies, and religious views are represented, and all are welcome. We are also committed to providing information for the broader community about homeschooling in Indiana.

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LIFEDesigns, Inc. (Formerly Options)

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Website http://lifedesignsinc.org/
Contact Susan Rinne (Executive Director)
Phone 800-875-9615
Email support [at] lifedesignsinc [dot] org
Address 200 E. Winslow Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

Partner with individuals with disabilities and their communities to bring about self-directed and fulfilled lives. LIFEDesigns provide holistic services to assist individuals achieve their desired lifestyle including housing, rewarding employment, fulfilling relationships, and active citizenship in communities throughout Southern Indiana.

Phone Fax: 812-332-1186
Phone 812-332-9615
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LifeServices EAP

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Contact Phil Hess
Phone 812-336-7814
Description Provides employee assistance programs (workplace literacy, organization consultation) and managed health care services for employees of contracting workplaces and their families.
Additional Contact Peggy Goulet
Phone 812-336-7814
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Lighthouse Christian Academy

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Website http://lighthouse-christian.com/CMS/index.php
Contact Michael Baldomero (Head of School)
Phone (812) 824-2000
Email lcacontact [at] lighthouse-christian [dot] com
Hours Monday through Friday, 7:45am - 4pm
Description The mission of Lighthouse Christian Academy, Inc., is to partner with Christian parents to provide a Biblically based and academically excellent education that develops each child's Christ-like character, intellectual ability, and physical health to the glory of God.
Additional Contact Rayne Amerine (Junior-Senior High School Principal)
Additional Contact Heidi Carlson (Elementary School Vice Principal)
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Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society

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Website http://www.daylilies.org/AHSreg2.html
Contact Carol Reynolds
Phone 876-8704
Email nreynol [at] indiana [dot] edu
Hours 6:30pm., 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Hilltop Garden and Nature Center (except January and August)
Description The Limestone Daylily and Hosta Society is a Region 2 club of the The American Hemerocallis Society (AHS). The AHS is a forum for persons interested in the advancement of the daylily. It is organized exclusively for educational and scientific purposes, and especially to promote, encourage, and foster the development and improvement of the genus Hemerocallis and public interest therein. This club is also associated with the American Hosta Society. The club works with Hilltop Garden Center and has been involved in local community gardening projects.
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Listening Line

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Website http://www.hopeline.com
Phone 339-2803 (9 AM-5 PM)
Address 407 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description A nightly confidential crisis hotline serving Monroe County and the Indiana University campus community. Sponsored by Mental Health Association, a United Way agency.
Phone 332-6060 (6 PM-12AM
Phone 1.800.SUICIDE
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Little Star Center

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Website http://www.littlestarcenter.org/
Email info [at] littlestarcenter [dot] org
Address 3109 Canterbury Drive
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

The mission of Little Star Center, Inc. is to provide a structured, sensory-friendly facility where children with autism receive individualized therapeutic intervention. Based on the fundamental principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), Little Star provides an atmosphere where children, therapists, and families can interact, support each other and receive on-going training so that each child can reach their full potential at home and in a variety of settings outside of therapy.

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Local Clay Potters Guild

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Website http://localclay.net/
Contact Karen Green Stone (President)
Phone 812-333-8085
Email info [at] localclay [dot] net
Hours See website for calendar
Description Local Clay Potter's Guild promotes individual artistic growth. Promotes the artistic standing of local clay as a whole and contributes to the growth of interest of ceramic arts in Indiana. The guild supports the annual "soup bowl" benefit and sponsors an annual education workshop.
Additional Contact Barb Lund (Vice President)
Phone 812-339-8476
Email barbrlund [at] gmail [dot] com
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Local Council of Women, Inc. (LCW)

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Contact Susan Wier (President)
Phone 812-336-4810
Description The mission of the Local Council of Women (LCW) is to be a voice for community health, to advocate for solutions to accessibility and delivery of health care, and to exercise the responsibilities inherent in organizational ties to Bloomington Hospital.
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