Employment - Community Organizations

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Aktion Club of LIFEDesigns (formerly Options)

Address200 E Winslow Road
Bloomington, IN 47401

Aktion Club is a service leadership program of Kiwanis International for adults living with disabilities
We meet on the second Friday of every month at the Bloomington office of LIFEDesigns Inc.

ContactAaron Smith
aaron.smith0307 [at] sbcglobal.net
Additional ContactVanesssa McClary
Year Established2008
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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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Business & Professional Exchange (BPE) Bloomington

Address1800 W 3rd Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

Business & Professional Exchange is a non­profit association dedicated to supporting individuals in career transition to achieve their employment objectives through networking and educational resources.

BPE features person-to-person networking, guest speakers, and employment information. Job seekers, in addition to learning networking techniques, will also develop referral opportunities, strategies for effective job search and career transition, and community and business-to-business networking.

ContactLen Tieman
ltieman [at] dwd.in.gov
Additional Contact Meets Tuesdays 8:00 am to 9:00 am American Legion
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Center on Community Living and Careers (CCLC)

Address2853 E. Tenth St.
Bloomington, IN 47408

CCLC is one of seven centers at the Indiana Institute on Diability and Community, Indiana's University Center for Excellence.  Services are available statewide to schools and organizations that support individuals with disabilities and their families.

Career development, secondary education and transition services; integrated employment; community living; systems and policy analysis; and person-directed planning, services, and funding.

ContactTeresa Grossi (Director)
tgrossi [at] indiana.edu
Additional ContactFax: 812-855-9630
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Indiana University Career Development Center

Address625 N. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405

Services offered to undergraduate students: drop-in career advising, resume and cover letter writing, career courses, career fairs and job listings for part-time, work-study, internship, and full-time employment.

ContactLindsey Hojnowski
iucareer [at] indiana.edu
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Indiana Workforce Development Services

Address450 Landmark Ave.
P.O. Box 3000
Bloomington, IN 47402

Employment training and re-training service. Federally funded. For low-income or dislocated workers. Also single-parent program for displaced homemakers. IDWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD) is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana's economic future. Primary services include: WorkOne Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, and Regional Workforce Strategies

Additional Contact1-800-891-6499
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LIFEDesigns, Inc. (Formerly Options)

Address200 E. Winslow Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47401

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.

ContactSusan Rinne (Executive Director)
support [at] lifedesignsinc.org
Additional ContactFax: 812-332-1186
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LifeServices EAP

Address320 W. 8th Street #108
Bloomington, IN 47404

Provides employee assistance programs (workplace literacy, organization consultation) and managed health care services for employees of contracting workplaces and their families.

ContactPhil Hess
Additional ContactPeggy Goulet
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MCCSC Adult Education at Broadview Learning Center (BLC)

Address705 W. Coolidge Dr.
Bloomington, IN 47403

The Monroe County Community School Corporation Adult Education program offers individualized instruction and guidance to teen and adult learners who seek to improve basic skills or learn new ones to create better opportunities for themselves and their families.

The Broadview Learning Center offers the following services:

  • FREE Adult Basic Education/TASC (Test Assessing Secondary Completion) classes (formerly GED)
  • FREE ESL (English as a Second Language) classes
  • FREE Teen Learning Center (TLC) Programs
  • Workforce Development
  • Evening Computer Classes
  • Volunteer Training and Opportunities
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My Sister's Closet

Address414 S. College Avenue
PO Box 1182
Bloomington, IN 47403

My Sister's Closet is a 501 (c) 3 non profit organization established to provide free work force attire and Success Institute training to low-income and at-risk women pursuing employment.

Our Bargain Boutique is filled with new and gently used quality clothing available for purchase to the public. Inside you will find a wonderful variety of suits, pants, skirts, blouses, sweaters, and accessories to help you fit into your new career, prepare you for that important interview, and maintain fashionable wardrobe within a budget.

We accomplish our mission in two ways: A Thrift Store

1. The Clothing Voucher Program and with the generous donations of professional and trendy attire to our Bargain Boutique store.

2. Conducting job placement and life skills workshops run through our Success Institute.

ContactSandy Keller
Director [at] SistersCloset.org
Year Established1998
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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National Able Network

Address55 S State Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46201M

National Able Network provides a full docket of workforce development programming, counseling, training, and job placement services that empower individuals and businesses. All resources are concentrated on delivering best-in-class services to both clients and employers. Able serves job seekers of every age, income and skill level, from entry-level workers to mid-level professionals. Able provides individuals with the training, personal skills, and job search techniques that will help them enter, re-enter. or advance in today's workforce

ContactIndianapolis Headquarters
able [at] nationalable.org
Additional Contact1-800-669-8004
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Phlanthropy for America (PFA)

Address213 South Rogers Street, Suite 7
Bloomington , IN 47404

Philanthropy for America (PFA) is a visionary 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to enlist, equip and empower the next generation of Millennial leaders across Indiana and the United States through training, coaching, experiential learning and public service so that they would be empowered to impact their societies.

Founded in 2016 by American Educator Roy Y. Chan, our mission is to develop, instill and cultivate a philanthropic culture among the Millennial generation by enlisting talented and passionate college graduates and young professionals to work for two years as PFA Fellows at a non-governmental, non-profit organization-PFA Partnered Organization-in the United States and to strengthen the movement for employment equity and income equality. In return the PFA Partnered Organization receives 15 percent of the PFA Fellow's monthly salary used to support the company's mission and/or charitable giving activities in the organization.

Philanthropy for America (PFA) aspires to help employers and consumers recruit, train and hire Millennials  (age 18-34) in the 21st century by developing a platform for companies to hire recent college graduates and young adults toward a career in business, education, development, management, social work, technology, among others. We seek to be a leading source of young philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and humanitarians who compensate their time and wealth that best serves local, national and/or international communities.

Contactinfo [at] philanthropyforamerica.org
Year Established2016
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Project HOPE

AddressBloomington, IN

HOPE is designed to alleviate the cycle of recidivism by reducing the challenges ex-offenders face. The purpose of HOPE is to apply evidence based practices to provide services and supports that empower ex-offenders to identify and initiate a career path, achieve a recognized certificate or degree, and secure and retain employment in their chosen occupations. Through mentoring and peer support groups, participants will build a social network to help them navigate the complex challenges of returning to their communities, including reuniting with family and obtaining stable housing, physical/mental healthcare, substance abuse treatment etc... Project staff will provide wrap around services to help participants overcome barriers to completing training and securing employment.

ContactJennifer Fillmore (Project Manager)
Jennifer.fillmore [at] centerstone.org
812-355-6310 ext2439
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Serve Indiana


The Serve Indiana Commission consists of up to twenty-five (25) Commissioners who are appointed by the Governor to advocate, review, and adjust the state's position on issues related to the community service and the volunteer sectors.  It is comprised of community leaders with expertise in areas such as education, public safety, human services, volunteer activities, business/labor and government.  They work closely with Serve Indiana to advance service and volunteerism and to appropriately distribute funding to support Serve Indiana's programs.

ContactDebbie Pidgeon (Executive Director)
info [at] ServeIndiana.gov
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Stone Belt Arc

Address2815 E 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47408

Stone Belt believes in the uniqueness, worth and right to self-determination of every individual. Therefore, it is their mission, in partnership with the community, to prepare, empower and support persons with developmental disabilities and their families to participate fully in the life of the community.

Stone Belt is a nonprofit organization that provides education and support for people with disabilities. They are the oldest and largest agency of their kind in South Central Indiana. They provide residential, employment, manufacturing, life skills training, family support, child development and psychological services to help people actively participate in their community.

ContactLeslie Green (Central Office/Headquarters)
Lgreen [at] stonebelt.org
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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