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

 

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Compass Early Learning Center

Description: 

Compass Early Learning Center - North is a Licensed Center in Bloomington IN, with a maximum capacity of 84 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Toddler-Two; Three-Twelve. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

 

Compass Early Learning Center - Downtown is a Licensed Center in Bloomington IN, with a maximum capacity of 96 children. This child care center helps with children in the age range of Infant-Toddler; Two-Five. The provider does not participate in a subsidized child care program.

Address
North
827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington
IN
47404
Additional Address
Downtown
219 E 4th St
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
Brittney
Denton
Director
812-339-3429
Stacy
Jones
812-727-3737

Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools

Description: 

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.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47401

Friends of the Library

Description: 

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 Downtown Library. Proceeds from the Bookstore support Library programming and services.

Year Established: 
1965 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
303 E. Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
812-349-3050

Hoosier Courts Nursery School

Description: 

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.

Year Established: 
1948 (all day)
Address
1150 N. Union Ct.
Bloomington
IN
47405
Contact
Carol
Spencer
Director
812-855-1091

Learn More Indiana

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).

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis
IN
46204 - 4254
Contact
(800) 992-2076

Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (formerly INCOLSA)

Description: 

MCLS is a non-profit membership organization comprised of all types of libraries in Indiana and Michigan. MCLS provides libraries a convenient, single point of contact for training, group purchasing, and technical support for electronic resources. MCLS saves member libraries time and money.

 

Please Note: The merge between INCOLSA and MCL is now complete. They are now known as MCLS (Midwest Collaborative for Library Services).

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Midwest Pages to Prisoners

Description: 
The Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project is an all-volunteer effort that strives to encourage self-education among prisoners in the United States.
 
By providing free reading materials upon request, we hope to promote critical thinking behind bars. We develop relationships so people on the outside can better understand and combat the injustices faced by folks who are incarcerated. We are aware the prison industrial complex targets People of Color, in poverty, and in the LGBTQ+ community.
 
The project exists to alleviate a lot of the pain caused by the criminal justice system, and to provide a direct opportunity for self-education and collective struggle. Additionally, we exist because prison libraries sometimes fail in this respect: they are understocked or are only able to be patronized during specific and limited hours. We exist because prisoners are not strangers: they are brothers sisters, friends, cousins, mothers, and children.
Year Established: 
2019 (all day)
Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN
47402

Monroe County Community School Corporation

Description: 

The mission of MCCSC is to educate the students for the world of tomorrow. MCCSC is committed to working with the community to deliver an appropriate and safe learning environment with a curriculum dedicated to excellence that honors the unique and diverse needs of its students.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
MCCSC Administration Building
315 E North Drive
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
Judith
DeMuth
Superintendent
812-330-7700

Monroe County Cooperative Extension Service

Description: 

The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
3400 S. Walnut Street
Bloomington
IN
47401
Contact
812-349-2575

Monroe Smart Start: Birth to Five Coalition

Description: 

Monroe Smart Start: Birth-to-Five Coalition works to ensure that all children in Monroe County are ready for school and ready for life! Our coalition brings together the public and private sectors to bring resources and attention to this critical time in a child's development. We focus on the first five years because that's when 85% of brain development occurs, but only 5% of education funds are invested.

 

 

The Coalition is working towards increasing the number of children in Monroe County who enter kindergarten with the skills and attributes needed to be successful.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
P.O. Box 5513
Bloomington
IN
Contact
Lois
Hutter-Pishgahi
Director
812-345-6843

Mortar Board Senior Honor Society

Description: 

Mortar Board, Inc. is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. The honor society provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.

Mortar Board began as the first-ever national organization honoring senior college women founded in 1918. Today, it has grown into a comprehensive honor society that selects first-rate members who exemplify the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. Mortar Board is an active honor society that requires members to uphold these ideals through campus and community service, academic achievement, and leadership.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
900 E. 7th Street
Bloomington
IN
Contact
Natalie
Spiller
President
812-856-1626
Becki
Mason
Vice President

People’s Cooperative Market

Description: 

People’s Cooperative Market strives to work towards intersectional anti-racism, create space for food justice work, create meaningful collaborations, build equity, cultivate liberation, and ensure access to local food, art, and education. Join us every Saturday at 1st United church for the Farmer’s market. Preorder online by Wednesday for Saturday delivery or pick up! Sponsor a box of local produce, bread, eggs, dairy or meet for hungry Hoosiers in our local community while you shop for your weekly CSA.

Please see the People's Cooperative Market website for more information!

Year Established: 
2020 (all day)
Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated

Phi Delta Kappa

Description: 

Phi Delta Kappa International is the premier professional association for educators. For more than 100 years, it has focused its work on the tenets of service, research, and leadership. PDK is one of the largest education associations and has more than 35,000 members, including teachers, principals, superintendents, and higher education faculty and administrators. PDK publishes the highly-regarded Phi Delta Kappan, PDK's mission is to support education, particularly public education, as the cornerstone of democracy. Its vision is to be the experts in cultivating great educators for tomorrow while continuing to ensure high-quality education for today.

Send mail and payments to: P.O. Box 13090  Arlington, VA, 22219

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
320 W. Eighth Street
Suite 216
Bloomington
IN
47404
Contact
339-1156
Toll-free number
800-766-1156

Practical English Tutorials (PET)

Description: 

Consultants are available to answer questions for individuals who are learning English as a second or third language. The service is first- come, first-served and provides help with communicating at places like local banks, post offices, restaurants or stores.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Leo Dowling International Center
111 S. Jordan St.
Bloomington
IN
47405
Contact

Progressive Faculty and Staff Caucus

Description: 

The Indiana University Progressive Faculty and Staff Caucus represents more than a hundred faculty, staff, and postdoctoral members from the Bloomington campus of Indiana University. As educators, the members of the PFSC recognize a responsibility to foster informed and critical dialogue in our classrooms, on our campus, in our community, and in national and international forums.

 

We seek to work in alliance with other groups and organizations committed to congruent ideas and educational aims.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Bloomington
IN

Seven Oaks Classical School

Description: 

The mission of Seven Oaks Classical School is to train the minds and improve the hearts of young people through a rigorous classical education in the liberal arts and sciences, with instruction in the principles of moral character and civic virtue.

To this end, we seek to cultivate certain “pillars of character”: responsibility and respect, perseverance and courage, honesty and integrity, cooperation and citizenship. Teachers at Seven Oaks understand that it is their duty to talk about these and other virtues in their lessons and to model them with their lives. By teaching and practicing these virtues, we hope to prepare students for a life well-lived.

Incorporation Status: 
Incorporated
Address
Ellettsville
IN
47429

Student Advocates Office

Description: 

We help students solve university related problems by providing individual attention to each issue. If you think you've tried everything without success to resolve an academic or administrative problem on campus, it's time to contact the Student Advocates Office. When You Don't Know Where Else to Turn... Student Advocates Can Help!

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Eigenmann Hall West 229
1900 East 10th St
Bloomington
IN
47406
Contact
Sally
Jones
Director
812-855-0761

University Faculty Council

Description: 

The University Faculty Council consists of an elected body of members responsible for exercising faculty authority for the Indiana University System. Faculty governance at Indiana University has a unique history. We invite you to involve yourself in faculty governance at IU by attending our meetings, reading the minutes from meetings, and voting in council elections. We're looking forward to another productive year for the UFC and we hope to see you at one of our gatherings.

Community Organizations Subjects: 
Address
Ballantine Hall 010
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Bloomington
IN
47405
Contact
Craig
Dethloff, Ph.D.
Chief of Staff
812-856-5980
Fax: 812-855-4667

Volunteers in Tutoring Adult Learners (VITAL)

Description: 

VITAL offers the following services:

  • One-to-one tutoring - Trained tutors help individual learners set goals, gain essential literacy skills, and increase their confidence.
  • New Reader Support Group - An opportunity for new readers to gather and exchange their thoughts and ideas in a supportive and confidential group
  • Additional Tutor Training - In-services are offered in the area of computing, GED tutoring, Laubach Method, and English as a second language
  • Introduction to Tutoring for Volunteers
  • Brown Bag Lunches
Address
Monroe County Public Library
303 E. Kirkwood
Bloomington
IN
47408
Contact
VITAL, Monroe County Public Library
349-3173