Brigid Crawford ’17 CPP 2016

Project: Easter Seals Brand Renaissance Binder #: 158 Major: Business Administration Passion: Marketing, Youth, Health and Wellness Organization: Easter Seals of Central Illinois, State Farm Executive Summary: Brigid worked on State Farm’s Re3markable team and at Easter Seals of Central Illinois. At State Farm, Brigid researched the customer experience when calling their agent or a State Farm Read more about Brigid Crawford ’17 CPP 2016[…]

Tia Patsavas CPP Intern ’15

Binder #: 101 Major: English-Writing Passion: Economic Development, Education Organization: YWCA, State Farm Executive Summary: During my CPP internship, I worked in the Enterprise Compliance and Ethics (ECE) department at State Farm and at YWCA McLean County. At ECE, I worked in the Business Office, whose focus is on “shared services” for the entire ECE Read more about Tia Patsavas CPP Intern ’15[…]

Kevin Carey ’13

Year of Graduation: 2013 Major: English Current Address: Muncie, Indiana How were you engaged with ARC? Not just the seminar/internship/fellowship but describe the type of project. I was thankful to have had the opportunity to work with the United Way of McLean County on their Reading Buddies program. With the staff of the United Way, Read more about Kevin Carey ’13[…]

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![…]

MLK Jr. Teach-In Focuses on Healthcare

From   Health Care Part of King’s Social Justice Legacy Jennifer Prochotsky ’16 (left) and Rebecca Gearhart (right) spoke about health-care delivery in rural areas of the developing world. Jan. 21, 2014 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— More than 130 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at Illinois Wesleyan University Monday for the University’s annual Teach-In Read more about MLK Jr. Teach-In Focuses on Healthcare[…]

Winter Training for YWCA Stepping Stones Program!

YWCA Stepping Stones Sexual Assault Program is offering 40-hour volunteer training for those who wish to provide crisis intervention to sexual assault survivors. Winter Training Schedule Every Tuesday & Thursday: January 28 – February 20, 6 pm – 9 pm Saturdays: February 1 & February 22, 9 am – 5 pm All trainings will be held Read more about Winter Training for YWCA Stepping Stones Program![…]

The Bloomington Digital Divide

As her project for the Fall Action Research Seminar, Sarah Bergman (’15), a Political Science major, explored the digital divide in Bloomington.  By partnering with Bloomington School District 87, she researched student access to the Internet in by surveying District 87 teachers.  The choice to survey teachers was made because of their firsthand experience with Read more about The Bloomington Digital Divide[…]

Volunteer at Labyrinth Outreach!

Labyrinth Outreach Services to Women is a not-for-profit, 501 ( c ) (3), organization that provides long term supportive services to women from McLean County who have been incarcerated or on probation. Our goal is to collaborate with all available local social service agencies to assist the women to remain free of future court involvement. Read more about Volunteer at Labyrinth Outreach![…]

Volunteers for Pepper Ridge Visit to IWU!

Fifth graders from Pepper Ridge Elementary School will be visiting Illinois Wesleyan University on Wednesday Oct. 23rd, and we need IWU students to help make their experience the best it can be! The theme of the day is Opening Doors – the Future is Yours. The schedule is as follows: First Generation College Student Panel 9:25 Read more about Volunteers for Pepper Ridge Visit to IWU![…]

Green Top Grocery Volunteer Orientation!

Join the Green Top Grocery Outreach Committee for a 90 minute meeting to learn what a co-op grocery store is and the impact it can have on our community. The first 45 minutes of this meeting will include basic info about co-ops (brief history, community impact and differences in co-op grocery stores vs. conventional stores). Read more about Green Top Grocery Volunteer Orientation![…]

Alex Kim ’13: Veggie Bike

Alex Kim (2013, Environmental Studies) designed the first Veggie Bike. The goal of the Veggie Bike is to have a sustainable, enjoyable, and practical way of transporting vegetables for the IWU Peace Garden. The IWU Peace Garden is organic and only uses human power to support the garden. Volunteers use a push mower and produce is Read more about Alex Kim ’13: Veggie Bike[…]

ARC is a member of the West Bloomington Housing Collaborative!

IWU’s ARC is one of the collaborative’s five partners, which also include the city, the University of Illinois Community Preservation Clinic, Coldwell Banker Heart of America and State Farm Bank.  “I think our odds for true revitalization have never been better,” said Deb Halperin, coordinator of Illinois Wesleyan University’s Action Research Center (from  Read Read more about ARC is a member of the West Bloomington Housing Collaborative![…]