Non-Profit

Muncie Food Hub Partnership Joins Forces With Farmished

Muncie, IN—With similar goals and missions, the Muncie Food Hub Partnership and Farmished have combined efforts to help local food systems succeed. Through elections held last week, Kate Elliott, Dr. Josh Gruver, Russell Kischuk, and Elaine Vidal were elected to the Farmished Board of Directors. The four bring a range of expertise and resources as they join existing board members Kelli Huth and Michael Wolfe. Gruver, a Ball State professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Management, said the Muncie Food…


Youth Opportunity Center Launches a $4.25 Million Capital Campaign

By: Polly Craig— Muncie, IN—The Youth Opportunity Center (YOC) and YOC Foundation announced a $4.25 million Capital Campaign at an event on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The YOC’s Transforming Together: The Next Chapter Campaign addresses the YOC’s need to renovate existing facilities and create innovative treatment programs to more effectively treat youth with complex psychological and behavioral challenges. Campaign chairman Kelly Stanley, YOC Board member and a well-known community leader, hosted the campaign celebration and reveal for approximately 100 early…


Motivate our Minds Celebrates 30 Years of Empowering Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

By: Kate Elliott— Anniversary dinner to honor Muncie non-profit’s past and look toward its promising horizon. She was a young mother with bills to pay, meals to make, and lesson plans to create. But in the summer of 1987, Mary Dollison cleared her calendar and her living room for 16 young neighbors to sit with her and friend, Raushanah Shabazz, to learn and discover. After six weeks, lessons wrapped but students’ interest did not. Their eagerness motivated the pair to…


Teachers Awarded Robert P. Bell Grants for Creative and Innovative Classroom Projects

Muncie, IN—Local teachers will receive $985 in Robert P. Bell Education Grants from The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc. Across the county, 1,000s of students benefit from Bell Education Grants each year. Awards of up to $450 are available through the Bell Grants program. Funded projects are creative or innovative ideas or programs designed to stimulate learning in students. All Delaware County teachers are invited to apply during any of the four grant cycles. This past summer, The Community…


2017 V!VA Award Winners Announced

By: Sara Shade, V!VA Committee— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club, and United Way of Delaware County presented the 2017 V!VA, or Very Important Volunteer Awards, earlier today at the Horizon Convention Center. The V!VA Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of volunteer activity to serve the civic and social needs of our community. The event rewards, reinforces and inspires local volunteers to aspire to the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.” Five individuals were honored with awards…


Walk Multiple Sclerosis Scheduled for April 8th at BSU Alumni Center

By: Daphne Mack— WHAT:    Since 1988, hundreds of thousands of people have taken part in Walk MS events across the country raising critical funds and awareness for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. This year, the cumulative fundraising is expected to surpass $1 billion. WHEN:    April 8, 2017, 8:30 am check –in, 9:30 am start There will be food and music! WHERE:    Ball State University Alumni Center, 2800 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie, IN 47304; Route features one and three-mile courses, both…


Get Free One-On-One Tax Help at Maring-Hunt Library

By: Susan Fisher— Muncie, IN—The tax deadline is Tuesday, April 18 and the trained and certified tax preparation volunteers of the AARP Tax Aide program are ready to help! The AARP Tax Aide program will be at Maring-Hunt Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. every Wednesday and Friday until April 14 to prepare and file taxes for those who need assistance. AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) is offering the service, but people do not need to be retirees…


Fellowship of Christian Athletes To Bring Kent Benson to Annual Banquet

By: Jeff Mosier— Muncie, IN—The Fellowship of Christian Athletes of East Central Indiana is very happy to announce that New Castle Trojan Mr. Basketball, IU Hoosier superstar, and NBA Veteran, Kent Benson, will be the special guest for the 2017 FCA Banquet Thursday April 20th, at the Horizon Convention Center. While a sophomore at New Castle, Kent attended an FCA camp and became an FCA leader for the Trojans. In 1973 he was named Mr. Basketball and was recognized as…


Muncie Young Professionals April ProLunch: Using LinkedIn Professionally

By: Angel Tuttle— Muncie, IN—Muncie Young Professionals will be continuing its 2017 season of events with its next ProLunch on Tuesday, April 18th. The focus of this ProLunch will be using LinkedIn professionally. Establishing, building, and leveraging connections are important skills to possess in the 21st Century. The adage “It’s not what you know, but who you know” is accurate in some cases…but it doesn’t hurt to have both great knowledge and great contacts. LinkedIn is a professional social networking tool…


Indiana Pacers’ Darnell Hillman Offers Life Lessons on Attitude for YOC Kids

By: Polli Craig— Muncie, IN—Pacers legend Darnell Hillman, spoke to the Youth Opportunity Center’s boys basketball teams Tuesday afternoon during practice in the YOC gym. Hillman incorporated life lessons about “old-school” character values like respect for self and others, dedication, accountability, responsibility and commitment, into his motivational talk on Attitude. The YOC’s recreational and activities program is designed to positively influence YOC youth. Its aim is to promote self-discipline, responsibility, and essential teamwork skills. Teaching these character traits is just…