Social work major Arielle Hacker has spent her senior year at Indiana University Bloomington working at the Indiana Recovery Alliance, a private, nonprofit organization that provides essential services to community members coping with substance use disorders.
Since May 2018, IU Bloomington senior Maggie Bott has served as an advocate for residents in the emergency shelter at Middle Way House. A Bloomington-based nonprofit that launched in 1971, Middle Way House is a United Way of Monroe County member agency that provides services to people in crisis, helping to empower survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence, and human trafficking through support services and advocacy.
Olivia Kavanaugh has found ways to give back to her community in Indianapolis since middle school. From service projects such as raking leaves to making fleece blankets for children at local hospitals, she has always sought ways to put others’ needs before her own. Now that she has made Bloomington her home, she continues to serve others by volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore of Monroe County.
“Working at Amethyst House has definitely tied me to the community more, and I’m certain now that I’d like to stay in Bloomington, at least starting out,” Crouch said. “The more people I’ve gotten to meet and the more organizations I’ve gotten to see, the more I’ve realized that there is really amazing work going on here that you just don’t see in other places.”
This November, Indiana University students will visit Batchelor Middle School and Lakeview Elementary to fine-tune lesson plans created in their W200: Computers and Education course. In the required course taught by Associate Adjunct Professor Dr. Anne Ottenbreit-Leftwich, all preservice teachers (elementary and secondary), are required to earn at least ten badges (on a wide range of technology tools of their choice) and develop three different lesson plans.
Presley Batchelor joined the Kelley Institute for Social Impact as a freshman at IU Bloomington, hoping to gain financial literacy skills that she could use to help people in communities around the world.
On a Friday morning during the fall semester of her senior year, Payton Syberg is interviewing people in a grocery store 45 miles away from Bloomington in Paoli, Indiana.
On Oct. 27, the Indiana University Bloomington College of Arts and Sciences held its annual Science Fest, with over 20 departments offering more than 150 activities across the IU Bloomington campus.
A service-learning syllabus reflects the integration of service into your course and communicates to students that service is an essential part of course goals, objectives, and activities.
The IU Surplus Store has established a scholarship for students from the 11-county region that is the focus of IU's Center for Rural Engagement.
An IU Center for Rural Engagement collaboration with the IU School of Social Work and Lawrence County community builds awareness and resources for residents and leaders.