Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana Earns 2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Quality Award
Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Indiana (BBBSSCI) is proud to announce that the Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council recognized BBBSSCI with a 2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Quality Award. BBBSSCI is in its 47th year of serving its community’s children.
Grant, Financial Support to Aid Banneker Community Center in Helping Provide Food and Nutrition Education Resources to Families and Children
Bloomington Parks and Recreation Department's Banneker Community Center has received a grant to develop a "Nutrition Hub," defined by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) as “a trusted gathering place that provides access to affordable healthy foods and essential nutrition supports and services that reduce food insecurity, strengthen healthy foods decision making, and improve health outcomes”.
The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana has transitioned their caregiver support groups and educational programs to free virtual offerings. More information and registration details can be found by going to alz.org/indiana/helping_you or calling their 24/7 Helpline 800.272.3900.
Also, the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter invites you to join the "Making 'ALZ' the Difference, a Virtual Community Leaders Event” on June 23rd from 8:30-9:30am. Learn how participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's supports your colleagues, employees, clients, and community.
Visit bit.ly/alz_leader to register for free today!
WFIU Public Radio and WTIU Public Television earned a combined total of 44 awards in regional and national contests this month.
Today, the national Telly Awards named WTIU and IU Radio and Television Services the winners of 14 awards in its annual competition, which honors excellence in video and television across all screens. WTIU’s locally-produced television series Journey Indiana earned seven awards, including a Gold Telly Award in the motivational category, five Silver Telly Awards in the information, sports, editing, automotive/vehicles, and use of music categories, and a Bronze Telly Award in the nature/wildlife category. WTIU’s documentary Bob Hammel & Bloomington: A 50-Year Love Affair earned a Silver Telly Award in the biography category. A second local documentary, Fingerstyle! Indiana’s Guitar Festival, earned two Bronze Telly Awards in sound design and live events. “Peggy’s Poetry and Zarg,” a segment from WTIU’s local children’s series The Friday Zone, earned a Silver in the writing category and a Silver and Bronze in the children’s category. IU Radio and Television Services also received a Bronze in the non-broadcast category for biography.
For the past several months, people across the country have been sheltering at home to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus. It is no surprise that many consumers are now nervous about rejoining their communities and reentering public spaces. A recent nationally recognized survey reported that 89% of consumers were hesitant about visiting a brick-and-mortar business and 40% cited cleanliness as a top concern.
The City of Bloomington continues to advance projects enhancing safety, transportation, economic vitality, and quality of life this spring. Improvements to city streets, parking facilities, and bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure are among the essential activities permitted to proceed by state and local regulations and in compliance with current public health guidelines. City employees are practicing and working with contractors to implement CDC protocols regarding physical distancing, hygiene, and disinfection of vehicles and equipment to protect workers engaged in these projects and prevent community transmission of COVID-19.
The United Way COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund announced Phase 2 grants totaling $450,000 to 22 human service organizations providing critical services serving people in south central Indiana. With support from the COVID-19 Fund, these organizations can continue to provide life-changing services to members of our community affected by the pandemic.
Regency Multifamily is excited to announce new roles for four individuals as a testament to their hard work and contributions to the company.
With over a half million Hoosiers filing for unemployment, Ivy Tech has an obligation to strike fast to give Hoosiers a competitive edge for employment. With this in mind, Ivy Tech is offering FREE classes and training to the first 10,000 participants who register! These classes cover a variety of subjects and job fields, and are a great way to take that first step or next step towards earning a degree or certificate. ivytech.edu/10kclasses/
Overall, the classes are focused on Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology, and some general Business skills. IT/Cybersecurity options may be very beneficial as this is an area of training that continues to grow. The classes that were selected for this project are all introductory classes, so it is a great way to test the waters on some of the training that Ivy Tech offers. Should students want to pursue additional education afterwards, many of the fields are eligible for free tuition under Indiana’s Next Level Jobs program.
If you have questions about the enrollment process, the Ivy Tech Admissions team is always available by calling 812-330-6013 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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Since the start of physical distancing and mandatory business closures surrounding COVID-19, millions of Americans have filed for unemployment, leading to the largest increase in unemployment in US history.
With so many people losing their jobs and income, many are looking to pursue new educational opportunities to help them find meaningful employment. Our goal at WGU Indiana is to help you go back to school at an affordable price. That's why we are thrilled to offer the Bright Future Scholarship, focused on helping individuals struggling with the impact of COVID-19 and considering higher education as part of their personal recovery plans.
This special, needs-based scholarship is for new students who can show evidence of loss of income. This scholarship will offer a total of $3,000, with $1,500 provided for the first term and $500 per term for three subsequent terms. Please pass this along to your chamber members. As so many Hoosiers look ahead to an uncertain future, WGU Indiana is here to help. Feel free to reach out to me for more information!