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Muncie Neighborhoods March 2nd IDEA Conference to Feature Mayoral Candidates Forum  

By: Aimee West, Muncie Action Plan— Muncie, IN—Citizens of greater Muncie will see on their 2019 primary ballots, a record-setting new wave of candidates running for local office this year.  Many of these candidates are leaders in their neighborhoods who have taken the next step in serving their neighborhoods and community, by making the decision to run for office. The Muncie Neighborhoods 4th annual IDEA Conference will be on March 2, 2019, 9:00 am-3:30 pm, at Ball State University’s Student Center….


Local Non-Profits Receive $551,500 in Grants From Community Foundation

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer—     Muncie, IN – The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. awarded $551,500 to 14 non-profit organizations during the first Quarterly Competitive Grant cycle of 2019. The Community Foundation’s purpose is to improve the quality of life in Muncie and Delaware County for this generation and generations to come. Quarterly Competitive Grants are awarded to fund projects for which there is a demonstrable community benefit in one of the following areas…


Muncie Arts and Culture Council Announces Spring 2019 PlySpace Residents and Events

By: Erin Williams, PlySpace Residency Coordinator— Muncie, IN—PlySpace, an artist-in-residence program of the Muncie Arts and Culture Council, is excited to introduce the Spring Term residents, Kevin Titzer, Siena Hancock, Matt Litwin, and Victoria Eidelsztein, who will be joining PlySpace and residing in Muncie through April 2019. Each resident brings a host of community-focused projects and an array of skills to the Muncie community. Kevin Titzer, an Evansville, Indiana native hailing from Quebec, will serve as the PlySpace Fellow for…


Indiana Youth Institute To Present “State of the Child” on March 1st

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—Join the Indiana Youth Institute, United Way of Delaware County and Ball State University on Friday, March 1 for “State of the Child,” a presentation of the 2019 Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book and a revealing look at statistics and demographics affecting Delaware County. Best practice research on successful approaches to key issues including smoking and vaping, substance abuse, and bullying will be discussed. Hear the top challenges for kids in Indiana and what can be…


United Way Surpasses Campaign Goal, Again

By: Juli Metzger— Muncie, IN—The United Way of Delaware County, for the second consecutive year and against all odds, surpassed its campaign goal, raising $1.44 million. The continued success signals the community’s embrace of the bold goal to end generational poverty here. Nearly half of Delaware County households live in poverty or are one crisis away from it. It’s often a vicious generational cycle. These working families face obstacles in reaching health, education, and financial stability. To conquer generational poverty,…


Third Motivate Our Minds Celebrity Spelling Bee Set For Feb. 21

By: Michelle Kinsey— Muncie, IN – Who are the best adult spellers around? Find out on Feb. 21 when the MOM Celebrity Spelling Bee takes the stage at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. Celebrity teams will battle it out – word for word – beginning at 6 p.m. in the Legacy Room of Cornerstone, 520 E. Main St. A pre-event reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. Teams will be competing for the prestigious traveling MOM Celebrity Spelling Bee trophy. First…


Local Community Centers Benefit Muncie Residents Of All Ages

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Muncie is fortunate to have several community centers that benefit residents of all ages. These unique facilities provide a safe haven for kids and deliver life-changing programs and services to local residents. Muncie-Delaware County Senior Citizens Center The Muncie-Delaware County Senior Citizens Center is located at 2517 W. 8th Street in Muncie. The center is located in the former Forest Park elementary school. Judy Elton is executive director of the center. Elton says that 500-700 people typically attend the…


Muncie Civic Theatre Receives Grant From Indiana Youth Institute

By: Lauren Littlefield— Indianapolis, IN— The Indiana Youth Institute (“IYI”) today announced the Muncie Civic Theatre in Delaware County, Indiana and Carey Services in Grant County, Indiana have been awarded organizational coaching and funding to improve operational efficiencies and enhance the overall impact they make in young people’s lives. “Both of these outstanding organizations provide young people with opportunities to learn new skills, challenge their limits, and grow into more engaged community members here in Indiana,” said Indiana Youth Institute CEO Tami Silverman….


Applications For 2019 David Sursa Leadership Award Now Available

By: Kallie Sulanke, Community Engagement Officer— Muncie, IN—The Community Foundation is pleased to announce that nominations are being accepted for the annual David Sursa Leadership Award. The award rewards, recognizes and encourages extraordinary leadership by a non-profit board member in Delaware County. Standing behind the belief that every community benefits from leaders who understand local issues and are able to visualize and promote positivity, The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. established the David Sursa Leadership Award in honor…


ICE League Season 5 launches with 2019 Draft Day

By: Steve Gibson— Muncie, IN—The ICE League, an academic-based League that celebrates student athletes’ grade-point averages, has officially launched its fifth season. The 2019 ICE League launched Saturday with competitive drills and a character-filled, inspirational message from Amber Stocks for 93 Muncie and Burris students who tried out during ICE League Draft Day. Academics drive the ICE League, which sets the grade-point average bar at 2.5 and higher for students who wish to fully participate in the basketball League. The…