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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
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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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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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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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Compass Early Learning Center

827 W. 14th Ct.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressDowntown
219 E 4th St
Bloomington, IN 47408

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.

ContactBrittney Denton (Director)
bdenton [at] mcum.org
Additional ContactStacy Jones
sjones [at] mcum.org
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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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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
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 Downtown Library. Proceeds from the Bookstore support Library programming and services.

Contactfol [at] mcpl.info
Year Established1965
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Global Gateway for Teachers, IU School of Education

AddressW. W. Wright Education Building, Rm. 1044
201 N. Rose Avenue
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
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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
Year Established1948
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I.U.College Mentors for Kids

AddressBloomington, IN 47401

In 1996 the first chapter of College Mentors for Kids began with their first activity here at Indiana University. In the over twenty years since our chapter has worked to create mentoring relationships between IU students and the local community. Today our program has expanded to over one hundred kids who are students at three different elementary schools in Bloomington (Arlington Heights, Fairview, and Templeton). Every week these students and their mentors meet on campus for an activity that empowers, educates, and inspires them for the future.

Our organization is unique in that we are the only college student-run program at Indiana University to create mentoring relationships here on campus. We are proud of this, as well as the statistics that show the dual impact that the program has both on our little buddies and their mentors.

ContactJacob Levy
indianacollegementors [at] gmail.com
Year Established1996
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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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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
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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Learn More Indiana

Address101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670
Indianapolis, IN 46204 - 4254

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).

Contactinfo [at] learnmore.org
(800) 992-2076
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LGBTQ+ Cultural Center

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

A Welcoming Place

Diversity and multiculturalism show the true strength of a campus community. Indiana University is a leader among U.S. colleges and universities for its policies, programs, and practices toward LGBTQ+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Through the LGBTQ+ Culture Center, students will find a safe and welcoming learning environment that provides resources and support to help students successfully reach their educational goals. The Center, which is a program of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), works in partnership with other diversity efforts on campus.


Contactglbtserv [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactHours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
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