2 - Education - Community Organizations

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Achievers Summer Academy - IUB

AddressIU Campus
Eigenmann Hall Room 619
Bloomington, IN 47406


The Achievers Summer Academy will provide ninth, tenth, and eleventh grad students (entering Fall of 2009)with college preparation experience while living in a residence hall for one week during the summer. Participants will focus on SAT/ACT preparation and test taking strategies. Additionally, they will have workshops about financial aid, completing college applications, time management and goal setting. Participants are required to have at least a 2.5 GPA, complete two letters of recommendation from a counselor and a teacher, as well as an application.

ContactMelissa Ward (Director)
cpartner [at] indiana.edu
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Address1840 S Walnut
P.O. Box 2443
Bloomington, IN 47402

Bloominglabs is Indiana's first hackerspace (also known as a makerspace). We are a group of community members that have commonly rented a place where we can build projects both collectively and individually. We also have a mission to serve the community through educational efforts including conducting workshops and partnerships with libraries and local schools. We are open to the public on Wednesday evenings from 7pm until 10pm and are family friendly.

ContactDaniel Halsey
contact [at] bloominglabs.org
Year Established2009
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Bloomington Learning Center

Address423 E. 3rd. St. Suite 1
Bloomington, IN 47401


The Bloomington Learning Center is available to assist Indiana University students with their coursework and to help them achieve a high level of success.

Contactinfo [at] bloomingtonlearningcenter.com
(812) 335-1809
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Bloomington Robotics Club

AddressBloomington, IN 47408

Bloomington Robotics Club has been instrumental in providing Indiana educators and students the necessary resources to integrate robotics into learning activities and to support robotics teams. Bloomington Robotics Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is supported by the generous contributions of individual members, schools, colleges, organizations, foundations, and businesses. (Information is limited at this time, please check in for updates.)

Contactrobotics.bloomington [at] gmail.com
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Bloomington Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Address450 S. Landmark Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47403

Job placement assistance and follow-up for residents of Monroe,Morgan, Lawrence, and Owen counties who have a proven disability which interferes in preparing for and engaging in gainful employment. Free. A WorkOne partner.

Additional Contact332-9372
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Bloomington Writing Project

Address408 E. 6th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408


Our goal is to offer a service that's not readily on-hand in the community as a whole: Free writing help. We'll work with people on all kinds of writing, from everyday life stuff (forms, application, etc.), to more special occasional writing, (letters to the editor or work on a memoir), to stuff for personal businesses (web content or a flyer).

Contactbloomingtonwritingproject [at] gmail.com
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Campus Child Care Center

Address1835 Highland Ave
Bloomington, IN 47401

Bloomington Montessori School is a privately funded, not-for-profit school for children ages 3 to 12, preschool through Grade 6.

Contactadmincoord [at] montessori.k12.in.us
Year Established1968
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Campus Childrens Center

Address2613 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

Child Care services at Indiana University Bloomington (IUB) are provided to meet the various child care needs of students, staff, and faculty. Indiana University recognizes the numerous benefits generated by the provision high quality child care to both students and employees.

Contactdunnuckt [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactSmith (Christin)
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Center for Social Studies and International Education (CSSIE)

AddressEigenman Hall, Room 1043
1900 East Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47406

The primary mission of the CSSIE is to improve education in the social studies (history, geography, economics, civics, anthropology, and the social sciences) in elementary and secondary schools. A secondary mission of the CSSIE is to meet professional development needs of the international community of educators through in-service training, content seminars, and curriculum workshops in all curriculum areas.

ContactPatricia Kubow (Director)
pkubow [at] indiana.edu
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Childrens Corner Cooperative Nursery School

AddressFairview United Methodist Church
600 W. Sixth Street
Bloomington, IN 47401

A parent-cooperative nursery school. Children's Corner is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, an independent accrediting system sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

ContactBloomingtonCCCNS [at] gmail.com
Year Established1956
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Creative Thinking and Leadership Center

Address223 W. Dodds St.
Bloomington, IN 47403



Offers training in creative thinking, leadership skills and the creative problem-solving processes to community members and organizations. See website for training event registration.

ContactLadi Terry
ladi [at] successworkonline.com
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First Book - Monroe County

AddressBloomington, IN

A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices - and for free - to schools and programs serving children in need.

ContactAkola Krishnan (Chairwoman)
MonroeCounty_IN [at] FirstBook.org
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Folklore and Ethnomusicology Students Association

Address504 N. Fess
Bloomington, IN 47408

Student Association for Folklore and Ethnomusicology majors.

Folklore and Ethnomusicology department website: https://folkethno.webhost.iu.edu/scripts/index.cfm

Contactiubfesa [at] indiana.edu
(812) 855-1027
Additional Contactfolkethn [at] indiana.edu
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Foster International Living Learning Center

Address1000 North Fee Lane
Bloomington, IN 47406


Foster is an air-conditioned, coed residence hall is made up of five separate residential buildings (Harper, Martin, Magee, Jenkinson and Shea) and a public building housing a food court. Mostly double rooms and some single rooms are available. It houses the Global Village LLC and Foster International LLC

Contactfostectr [at] indiana.edu
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Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools

Address315 North Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47401


The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools has been serving students and educators since 1973. Throughout the last 40 years, FMCCS has remained true to its original charge and continues to provide resources to improve and enhance the educational development of all MCCSC students.

ContactCyrilla Helm (Executive Director)
fmccs [at] mccsc.edu
(812) 330-7700
Additional ContactMichelle Cutshall (Bookkeeper)
mhelm [at] mccsc.edu
(812) 330-7700 ext.
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Friends of the Library

Address303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408


The Monroe County Public Library Foundation, also known as the Friends of the Library, support the mission, vision, and values of the library. The Friends advocate for Monroe County Public Library and support library collections, services, programs, and staff development.

As a nonprofit corporation, the Friends collect and administer the grants, gifts, bequests, and other monies (outside of local tax receipts) that help make the Library's many programs such an integral part of our community. The Friends also staff and run the Friends of the Library Bookstore on the first floor of the Main Library. Proceeds from the Bookstore support Library programming and services.

Contactfol [at] mcpl.info
Year Established1965
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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GLBT Student Support Services Counseling Services

AddressIndiana University
705 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408


GLBT Student Support Services offers FREE counseling services. The Counseling Intern offers: individual & couples counseling; group facilitation varies from semester to semester; consultation; outreach and programming; psycho-educational presentations; and a friendly, safe and confidential face to talk to.

ContactDoug Bauder (Coordinator)
glbtserv [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactHours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
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Global Gateway for Teachers, IU School of Education

AddressW. W. Wright Education Building, Rm. 1044
201 N. Rose Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405


Global Gateway for Teachers is designed to provide classroom and community involvement experiences for student teachers and experienced teachers in culturally diverse settings.

ContactLaura L. Stachowski, Ph.D.
stachows [at] indiana.edu
(812) 856-8507
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Hoosier Courts Nursery School

Address1150 N. Union Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47405


Hoosier Courts Cooperative Nursery School welcomes the enrollment of all children regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, or national origin. The school provides education for children ages 3 to 7.

ContactCarol Spencer (Director)
hccns [at] indiana.edu
(812) 855-1091
Year Established1948
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Indiana Coalition for Public Education - Monroe County

AddressP.O. Box 5056
Bloomington, IN 47407-5056

ICPE-Monroe County is a grassroots organization of parents, grandparents, and community members dedicated to empowering our community to advocate on behalf of Indiana's children and their right to an equitable and high-quality public education. ICPE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with 501(c)4 status.​Indiana Coalition for Public Education–Monroe County (ICPE–Monroe County) empowers citizens to advocate for high quality public education for all of Indiana's children. 

Our goals include keeping public dollars in public schools and informing the community about education policy affecting the classroom.


ContactCathy Fuentes-Rohwer (Chairperson)
icpe.mc [at] gmail.com
Year Established2011
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Indiana University Librarians Association (InULA)


InULA was founded in the 1960's to enable librarians to work together to
obtain faculty status. It continues now with two purposes: to promote
excellence in library service and to provide opportunities for continuing
education and professional development.

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Johnson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)

AddressIU Kelley School of Business Godfrey Graduate & Executive Education Center
1275 E. Tenth St. Suite 2050
Bloomington, IN 47405



The JCEI's mission is to be the premier entrepreneurship entity at Indiana University - Bloomington.

ContactDr. Donald F. Kuratko (Executive Director)
jcei [at] indiana.edu
(812) 855-4248
Additional ContactSandy Martin (Assistant Director)
smartin3 [at] indiana.edu
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Latino Enhancement Cooperative (LEC)

Address715 E. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

LEC is a student and community organization that focuses on academic achievement, cultural enrichment, community outreach, and activism.

ContactLillian Casillas
iulec [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactFax: (812) 855-9788
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