After guiding the 66-year-old organization since 2017, Efrat Feferman will be stepping down as Executive Director of United Way of Monroe County this winter. Feferman is running unopposed for Bloomington Township Trustee in this November’s general election.
Feferman’s tenure saw the expansion of the organization’s impact in Monroe, Owen, and Greene counties through new partnerships and programming, as well as the deployment of three disaster response efforts. The most recent effort was the COVID-19 Relief Fund which raised and distributed over $2.4m to area nonprofits. United Way continues to lead the community in rebuilding post-pandemic, recently launching a targeted $4m initiative to make homelessness rare, brief, and non-repeating.
“I am incredibly proud of everything the United Way team and community has accomplished in the past few years,” Feferman shared. “We strengthened the impact of United Way, responding to our community’s most pressing needs by mobilizing and convening conversations, advocacy, fundraising, and volunteer power. I am very optimistic about our community, knowing that United Way is working to rebuild post-pandemic, and that so many people – agency partners, volunteers, donors, staff, board members, government officials, and more – are passionately involved in this work.”
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is offering a 12-week Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) training course at no cost for eligible students that starts Aug. 23. Grant funding with the state’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant covers costs for qualified participants.
The CCMA course is a short-term, non-credit workforce training opportunity that quickly prepares graduates to qualify for local, high-demand jobs in the field. Classes are held in the evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from Aug. 23 to Nov. 10, with a one-week break.
For individuals who may not qualify for funding, the cost of the course is $2,599 and includes course materials, instruction, and the certification exam to qualify for employment.
For questions or to get registered, contact Ivy Tech Bloomington’s workforce training office at 812-330-6042 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about short-term, non-credit training opportunities, visit www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/ccec.
Ivy Tech Community College offers more than 70 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quicker entry and graduation.
Join Us For A E-Cycle Day
Friday, August 19th 10am-7pm
879 S. College Mall Road
Do you have electronics that need disposed or repaired? uBreakiFix will take computers, laptops, working monitors, keyboards and mouse, tablets, and small electronics. (Please no broken monitors or tvs over the size of 7 inches). All electronics that can be refurbished will be donated by uBreakiFix in partnership with My Sister's Closet for use in their programming.
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s Director of Career Coaching, Kayla Dusseau, has been named a 10 Under 40 Award recipient by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Dusseau accepted her award Friday, July 22 in a ceremony hosted by the Chamber. Winners also received a $500 scholarship to participate in Leadership Bloomington-Monroe County.
In her role as a career counselor, Dusseau interacts with stakeholders both on campus and throughout the community. She connects Ivy Tech students with career workshops, jobs, internships and more, ultimately supporting local economic advancement.
She has been instrumental in the establishment of Ivy Tech Bloomington’s Career Coaching office and has secured community development grants for teens.
City Clerk Nicole Bolden Invites Applications for Vacant Position on the Historic Preservation Commission and the Housing Quality Appeals Board
The City of Bloomington Office of the City Clerk is accepting applications to a fill vacant position on the Historic Preservation Commission and Quality Appeals Board.
The Historic Preservation Commission is an agency of the city council that is responsible for developing and coordinating the municipality’s historic preservation. Among other things, the commission is concerned with elements of development, redevelopment, rehabilitation and preservation that affect visual quality in the historic district, considers areas of historic importance, and can make recommendations to the common council of any concerns found with the purpose of ensuring preservation. Statutory Authority: https://library.municode.com/in/bloomington/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=TIT8HIPRPR_CH8.02PUDE
The Commission works to educate the public in regards to the historic preservation of Bloomington. It consists of nine volunteer local commissioners, all local residents with experience in historic preservation, which are appointed by the mayor. A staff member of the city Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development assist them.
Indiana University is pleased to announce that the Jacobs School of Music Summer Music series is back!
In celebration—and gratitude for your support during these trying times—they are also pleased to announce that this year’s series is free! Jacobs’ welcome back gift to our sorely missed audience members.
Once again, enjoy a wide variety of music, including the triennial USA International Harp Competition, piano, strings, guitar, percussion, choral, and more.
And don’t forget to pack your lunch for a relaxing picnic in the heart of the IU Bloomington campus at the Meet Me at the Metz carillon recitals in the scenic Cox Arboretum.
More information can be found at: https://summermusic.iu.edu/index.html
This month, we celebrate the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Visit our website (www.adaindiana.org) to find more resources to commemorate the anniversary. ADA-Indiana would like to invite you to take part in a free webinar session on Friday, July 29, 10 – 12:00 pm ET (registration is now open: https://iu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ySbNyDa7SqGNZ4bq2Eu6ug). In addition to commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will provide a training on communication access and the ADA (see details below).
During July, there will be several free online trainings on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other disability-related topics. All these sessions are free but require advance registration. Here are a few that might be of interest and the details are below.
Summer is here! Connect with HR Colleagues at our complimentary Membership Event. We’ll meet on Thursday 21 from 3:30-5:30 to network with peers in person at Comprehensive Financial Consultants, located at 674 S. College Avenue. We’ll spend some time discussing thoughts and lessons from Julie Kratz's book "Lead Like an Ally" as our SCIHRA Book Club July book. Members are encouraged to bring a guest. Register here - https://scihra.org/meet-reg1.php?mi=110868&id=7
Join members of the Matrix Integration expert technical security team for a four-part COMPLIMENTARY Security Webinar Series. The series steps through proactive system health checks, security risks surrounding end of life products, managed security services, and the ever-growing landscape of cybersecurity insurance compliance.
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