Non-Profit

Camp Crosley YMCA Partners With Fellowship Missions to  House the Homeless

By Kristen McConnell— North Webster, IN— Camp Crosley YMCA will continue a partnership that began during the early stages of the pandemic with local non-profit Fellowship Missions to shelter and feed the homeless population in Kosciusko County. While 2020 provided many challenges for the overnight camp, it was effortless to partner with Fellowship Missions and serve a different demographic than ever before. The partnership has grown and will continue to serve the economically disadvantaged through 2021. Mark Battig, Executive Director of…

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Muncie Action Plan 2020 Task Force 5 Update

By: Marta Moody, Chairman Task Force 5— Muncie, IN – the Muncie Action Plan spent 2020 preparing for the City of Muncie’s next strategic investment planning process in combination with an update to the Delaware County comprehensive plan. The last large-scale MAP planning took place in 2009 and although two updates have been completed since, it is time to re-visit the document with another large-scale engagement effort whereby residents help create a new vision for Muncie’s growth and investment. Representatives from the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan…


Muncie Area Youth for Christ Announces Daniel Ivy as New Juvenile Justice Ministry Director 

 By Hope Lehman— Muncie, IN—The partnership between Muncie Area Youth for Christ (YFC) and the Muncie Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) continues a program that rolled out in late 2019, called the Juvenile Justice Ministry (JJM), but with new leadership. The program seeks to engage young people in juvenile institutions. This strategy helps young people acquire and develop a way of living; taught by Jesus Christ, balancing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of life. These valued relationships are sustained…


Muncie Symphony Orchestra Announces Awards From Young Artist Competition

By Stephanie D. Wilson— Muncie, IN—The world seems a little bleak right now. Yet wonderful things are happening with the Muncie Symphony Orchestra and 26 young people from around the State of Indiana. The Muncie Symphony Orchestra hosted a Young Artist Competition on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Sursa Hall on the campus of Ball State University for 26 young artists.  According to the Dr. James Thompson, education coordinator for the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, the Young Artist Competition provides a…


Muncie Action Plan 2020 Task Force 4 Update

By: Gretchen Cheesman, Chairman Task Force 4— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Action Plan spent 2020 preparing for the City of Muncie’s next strategic investment planning process in combination with an update to the Delaware County comprehensive plan. The last large-scale MAP planning took place in 2009 and although two updates have been completed since, it is time to re-visit the document with another large-scale engagement effort whereby residents help create a new vision for Muncie’s growth and investment. Representatives from the Delaware-Muncie Metropolitan Plan…


Ball Brothers Foundation Calls for Teacher Nominations, Announces Judging Panel for 2021

By Ball Brothers Foundation— Muncie, IN—Ball Brothers Foundation will again honor Delaware County teachers in 2021 through the Foundation’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Nominations from school districts are due on Monday, February 1. This will be the ninth year that the award will recognize teachers who bring innovation, enthusiasm, and 21st century skills to their classrooms. The announcement of the call for nominations comes in the midst of what has been a challenging year for teachers who have done a…


2021 Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie Board of Directors Members Announced

By Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has 12 returning board members in 2018, and four new members, and a five-member executive committee. “We are excited about our new incoming Board Members, including full Board positions for two Parent Representatives on the Board. Including parent voices on our Board of Directors will help us do even more to better serve our kids, and respond to the needs of our community,” said Jason Newman, Boys & Girls…


‘Expungement Virtual Workshop’ to Take Place on January 19th

By George Foley— Muncie, IN—Forward Visions, Incorporated in partnership with the American Electric Power Foundation on behalf of Indiana Michigan Power and the Muncie NAACP Branch will host a Virtual Expungement Workshop on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The workshop will provide information to individuals with criminal records who may have been denied employment or other services because of their record. Participants will learn the expungement process, eligibility, and learn how to proceed. The workshop will be facilitated by Carman…


Mid-Eastern Indiana Association of REALTORS® Announces 2021 Officers and Directors

By Mid-Eastern IN Association of Realtors— Muncie, IN—MEIAR has been a proud representative of REALTORS® in Delaware, Henry, Blackford, and Randolph counties for over 100 years. “Our members work, live, and volunteer in their local communities. Thus, making our organization and members strong leaders, community focused volunteers, and housing market experts to serve the public.” We are delighted to announce the following Officers and Directors that will serve as the Mid-Eastern Indiana Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors for 2021:…


Grants Support K-12 School Technology Resilience

By Kallie Sulanke— Muncie, Ind. – Eight local K-12 public schools in Delaware County received a total of $182,000 in the third phase of the K-12 School Technology Resilience Initiative. The initiative supports longer-term and equitable solutions for technology resilience for students and schools. The initiative kicked off in June with the support of the Funders Forum Collaborative, a group of funders across Delaware County convened by The Community Foundation. “The need for equitable technology solutions was exacerbated by the…