Veronica Watson: NeighborWorks Week Block Party

IWU student Veronica Watson partnered with Mid Central Community Action and The West Bloomington Revitalization Project to request $500 to hold a block party for the West Bloomington residents. This will serve as a conclusion to NeighborWorks Week programming and a celebration of the beginning of summer. Materials from the Tool Library will be used Read more about Veronica Watson: NeighborWorks Week Block Party[…]

Nicole Pierce: Bookmarks – Books for Kids in Need

  Wesleyan Student Nicole Pierce wrote a grant for First Book-McLean County, a community partner that has provided book grants to local tutoring, mentoring and literacy programs in McLean County for 13 years. She helped them to request bookmarks for the books each child receives. The organizations goal is to provide each child in need Read more about Nicole Pierce: Bookmarks – Books for Kids in Need[…]

Volunteers Needed for DBA Farmers’ Market!

The Downtown Bloomington Association is looking for volunteers to assist with their weekly Farmers’ Markets starting in May and going though October!   Duties include:  – assist with financial transactions – sharing information – subbing for vendors when breaks are needed – setting up and tearing down on a monthly or bi-monthly basis   Contact Read more about Volunteers Needed for DBA Farmers’ Market![…]

Niko Garcia ’15: Boys & Girls Club

As Youth Program Intern, Niko Garcia’s (Sociology ’15) role at the BGC was to aid, tutor, and program for the children that attend the club. With the time that Niko spent at the Boys and Girls club, he created his own  basketball/fitness program for the kids that runs Wednesday and Friday nights. It is a Read more about Niko Garcia ’15: Boys & Girls Club[…]

Dana Marlin ’14: Green Top Grocery

During the spring semester, Dana worked with the Outreach Committee at Green Top Grocery. As a co-op grocery store setting roots in the Bloomington-Normal area, their success relies on bringing in new owners. Dana worked with Katie Novak and other committee members to bring awareness about what a co-op grocery store is and why eating Read more about Dana Marlin ’14: Green Top Grocery[…]

Civic Engagement Winners Announced!

On March 25th, Sam Lalonde, Student Senate Civic Engagement Commissioner, in partnership with the Action Research Center hosted the 2nd annual Civic Engagement Banquet.    Nominees and winners in a variety of categories were recognized for their continued commitment to civic engagement.    The following are the winners of the 2013-2014 Civic Engagement Awards: Excellence Read more about Civic Engagement Winners Announced![…]