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Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight: Mary Jane Eisenhauer, Ed.D. A Journey from Higher Education to Community Impact  Mary Jane Eisenhauer’s career trajectory is a testament to her dedication to early childhood education and community building. With a background as a kindergarten teacher and a higher education professional, Mary Jane has seamlessly transitioned into a role that allows her […]

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Exploring Diversity through the HICEP Grant

Discover the Vibrant Tapestry of Religious Diversity in Indianapolis with the High-Impact Community Engagement Practices Grant Indianapolis, known for its vibrant culture and diverse communities, is about to become the classroom for a creative educational initiative funded by Community-Engaged Alliance High-Impact Community Engagement Practices (HICEP) Grant. This project, spearheaded by Dr. Kelly Hayes, Associate Professor

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Board Spotlight

Board Spotlight: Amanda Smith, MPA CEA Chronicle we are sharing a Board Spotlight, we are thrilled to introduce Amanda Smith, MPA is the Assistant Director, Center for Urban and Regional Excellence at Indiana University Northwest. She is a dedicated member of the Community-Engaged Alliance Board of Directors and the Advisory Council Chair. Amanda brings a

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Empowering Young Men for Tomorrow: The SEAD Grant and Essential Life Skills Camp

Empowering Young Men for Tomorrow: The SEAD Grant and Essential Life Skills Camp In a world that is constantly evolving, where the definition of success is ever-changing, the importance of equipping our youth with essential life skills cannot be overstated. Enter the SEAD Grant, a beacon of hope and opportunity led by the dynamic duo

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Strengthening Community Ties

Strengthening Community Ties: USI’s Service-Learning Initiative on Domestic Violence Awareness At the University of Southern Indiana (USI), the commitment to community engagement is evident through initiatives like the Service-Learning program and innovative courses such as Dr. Taylor Petty’s CRIM 403: Violence against Women seminar. On October 26, 2023, these efforts converged in a pivotal community

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Bridging the Celestial and the Community: Franklin College’s Enlightening Journey Through the 2024 Solar Eclipse

Bridging the Celestial and the Community: Franklin College’s Enlightening Journey Through the 2024 Solar Eclipse On April 8, 2024, Franklin, Indiana, found itself at the epicenter of a celestial spectacle: a total solar eclipse. Amidst the anticipation, Franklin College’s Student Center became a beacon of enlightenment as Franklin College Physics Professor Arbin Thapaliya took the

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Turning Words into Works: Overcoming the Myth of Liberal Arts’ Ivory Tower 

Turning Words into Works: Overcoming the Myth of Liberal Arts’ Ivory Tower In America, it is common to hear the liberal arts described as an anachronism that hasn’t kept pace with the rapidly changing world. Critics are fond of asserting that faculty within the liberal arts disciplines (specifically Anthropology, Art, Classics, English, Gender Studies, Geography,

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