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Indiana Afterschool Network


Indiana Afterschool Network

Our mission is to create a sustainable structure of statewide, regional and local partnerships to increase funding and resources, advance public policy, and promote quality out-of-school time programs.  Our vision is that all Indiana children and youth have access to high quality, affordable out-of-school programs that prepare them with skills to succeed in school, college, work, and life

445 N Pennsylvania St. Suite 945
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Save the Date! Indiana Summit On Out-of-School Learning
March 17-18, 2014
"I Am Indiana Afterschool"  
JW Marriott Downtown Indianapolis

Register today!
To sign up to sponsor or exhibit, click HERE.

NOTE: Request for Presenter Proposals will be released very soon - stay tuned for more information.

Save the Date: Children, Our Best Investment (COBI) Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Indiana Government Center & Indiana Statehouse
Children, Our Best Investment (COBI) is an annual advocacy day dedicated to introducing and educating children about the legislative process. Teaching children how to have a stronger voice within their communities and to speak publicly about what youth issues affect them is the goal of this event. We strive to give children the confidence they need in order to feel like they can make a difference in the policies that are passed each legislative year.
To be a sponsor or to inquire about volunteering during this event; please contact Jennifer Karazsia with Indiana Youth Services Association for more information at

Inspire Awards Nominations Being Accepted
College Mentors for Kids is accepting nominations for its Inspire Awards. These awards recognize mentors in the community. The mentor relationship does not have to be "official", but can happen in an everyday setting outside of formal programs as well. Nominations are due by January 29, 2014. Winners will receive an award as well as media and public recognition at the Inspire Awards Luncheon on Thursday, February 27, 2014. For more information, the online nomination form, and answers to frequently asked questions about the Inspire Awards, visit:
Indiana General Assembly Reconvenes
The "short session" of the Indiana General Assembly reconvened this Monday, January 6, and will conclude by March 14. Legislators are filing bills through Jan. 10 in the Senate and Jan. 13 in the House.  For full details, check out the new Indiana General Assembly website:

2014 Legislative Update Webinar Series
Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network is pleased to support the 2014 Legislative Update Webinar Series, brought to you by the Indiana Association of United Ways (IaUW) and Indiana Coalition for Human Services (ICHS).
January 23:    Intro to the Legislative Session Agenda
February 20:   Mid-Point Legislative Session Activity
March 20:       Legislative Wrap-Up

Each webinar will be held at 3pm ET/2pm CT. Watch for the webinar registration link, coming soon, and to be posted at

From Indiana Association of United Ways- Attend a "Third House" session with your legislator(s)
State legislators hold "Third House" or "Meet Your Legislator" sessions throughout the legislative session. Legislators share the latest updates from the Statehouse and usually take questions and feedback from constituents. Indiana Association of United Ways updates the Third House calendar in two formats: a clickable calendar with map links and a downloadable document.

Thanks to the Indianapolis Business Journal for featuring the Indiana Afterschool Network in their 2014 Giving Guide!
Check us out on page 46 -


The Dekko Foundation - Development Grants

DEADLINE: Open. Most grants range between $500 and $325,000. Grantmaking focuses on projects that support the healthy development of children up to age 18 in early and middle childhood, adolescent and community development. 

U.S. Soccer Foundation Safe Places to Play
Grants fund youth soccer fields. Grant range:  $200,000.  Deadline: February 1 (letter of inquiry).
Bright House Networks announces StudentCam, C-SPAN's annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. This year students in middle school and high school will compete to share in $100,000 in cash prizes, with 150 total student prizes awarded.  Bright House will select six regional winners to share in $12,000. This year's question is, " A Message to the U.S. Congress." What's the most important issue the U.S. Congress should consider in 2014? Deadline: January 20. For a complete list of competition rules,  
Social and Emotional Learning Challenge
The Susan Crown Exchange (SCE) is pleased to announce the Social and Emotional Learning Challenge. This open, national challenge seeks to explore and expand the capacities of afterschool programs skillfully promoting social and emotional competencies that equip youth for life success. Selected organizations will receive awards of up to $100,000 to support their work in social and emotional learning.

American Honda Foundation - Education Grants
Available amount: Up to $75,000
The Foundation seeks to support imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative projects. Funds are provided for youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment.  

The National Endowment for the Arts
Offers "Big Read" grants $2,500 to $20K for community reading projects.
Deadline: 1/28/14

USGA/Alliance: Grants for the Good of the Game
The National Alliance for Accessible Golf (Alliance) and the United States Golf Association (USGA) believe that golf should be open to everyone and support a wide variety of programs that create opportunities for individuals with disabilities to participate in the sport. They especially encourage inclusive programming-- opportunities that allow participants with disabilities and participants without disabilities to learn and play the game side by side. Maximum award: $20,000. Eligibility: tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as defined under Section SOl(c) 3 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code or government entities such as public schools or municipalities. Deadline: Rolling

PeyBack Foundation Accepting Grant Applications for Programs Serving At-Risk Children
Grants of up to $15,000 are available to nonprofits working to provide leadership and growth opportunities to economically disadvantaged children and youth in the Denver metro area, or the states of Indiana, Tennessee, or Louisiana.    Deadline: February 1, 2014

Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
Supports a wide range of programs that serve vulnerable children including children who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, abused or malnourished as well as children with limited or no access to education. Grant range:  $1,000 - $15,000.  Deadline:  rolling.

Awards for Exemplary After-School/Out-of-School Arts Programs
National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, sponsored by the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, recognize excellence in after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs for underserved children and youth. These programs offer high-quality and intensive instruction on weekends, afternoons, and summer vacations, providing a safe and productive space for young people in the hours when they are often the most vulnerable. Twelve winners will receive a $10,000 award and an invitation to accept their award at a White House ceremony. Programs initiated by museums, libraries, performing arts organizations, schools and universities, arts centers, community service organizations, and government agencies are encouraged to apply. Eligible programs must have been in operation for a minimum of five years. Deadline: February 10, 2014

Ben Cohen StandUp Foundation
Deadline: May 31, 2014.
The Foundation awards grants to support work that helps stop bullying, helps those hurt by bullies and/or helps increase tolerance in sports. Because lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people are often targeted by bullies, the Foundation gives particular attention to this community. Increasing tolerance and promoting diversity in sports is also central to the Foundation's mission. Amount: Up to $10,000

Wish You Well Foundation
The Wish You Well Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that promote family literacy in the United States. The focus of the Foundation's grantmaking is on the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs. Amount: Up to $10,000 Deadline: Rolling

Finish Line Youth Foundation  
The Finish Line Youth Foundation provides funding to organizations that youth athletic programs and sports-based camps, especially those serving disadvantaged and special needs children. Deadline: Rolling  Grants range from $1,000 - $5,000.

LEGO: Children's Fund Grants
Deadline: January 15, 2014. Fund will provide grants for collaborative programs, either in part or in total, to organizations that focus on early childhood education and development; technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities; or sport or athletic programs that concentrate on underserved youth. Maximum award: $5,000.

Open Meadows Foundation
Projects that are led by and benefit women and girls, particularly those from vulnerable communities in the U.S. and worldwide, are funded by this foundation. The Foundation supports projects that are designed and implemented by women and girls; reflect the diversity of the community served by the project; promote building community power; and encourage racial, social, economic, and environmental justice. Priority is given to organizations that have limited financial access or have encountered obstacles in their search for funding. Up to $2000. Deadline: February 15, 2014

Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants
Deadline: January 31 Do you know where your next meal is coming from? One in five children in America don't. But this is a problem that can be solved, and kids are a part of the solution. That's why YSA (Youth Service America) and Sodexo Foundation are offering Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants, funding of up to $500 for youth that live in the U.S. to lead projects focused on ending childhood hunger in their communities. Find out how you can help end childhood hunger.  

Disney Friends for Change U.S. Grants
Deadline: February 6 YSA and Disney Friends for Change are offering young change-makers an opportunity to receive a $500 grant to help make a lasting, positive change in the world. Applicants leading high-impact and/or large-scale projects may also request an additional $500 grant (up to $1,000, total) to support their work. Grants support projects taking place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 11-13, 2014, Learn more at
The Kresge Foundation: Human Services Program
Deadline: Rolling Amount: Varies Through the Human Services Program, the Foundation seeks to expand opportunities for vulnerable, low-income individuals and families by strengthening nonprofit organizations and generating new knowledge about efforts to ameliorate and create pathways out of poverty. The grant focus area "Advancing the effectiveness and resilience of multiservice organizations" provides grants to help human services organizations demonstrate the ways promising approaches can add capacity, enhance performance, and increase resilience.
The Blockbuster Foundation 
Supports a wide range of causes, including programs that benefit children and youth.  Applications:  accepted monthly. Grant range:  not specified. More HERE.  

RGK Foundation awards grants in the broad areas of education, community, and medicine/health. Human service programs of particular interest to the foundation include children and family services, early childhood development, and parenting education. The foundation supports a variety of community improvement programs including those that enhance nonprofit management and promote philanthropy and volunteerism. Youth development programs supported by the foundation typically include after-school educational enrichment programs that supplement and enhance formal education systems to increase the chances for successful outcomes in school and life.  Deadline: Rolling  Amount varies. 
The World We Want Foundation 
Offers youth-led service learning grants.
Deadline: Rolling,  Amount varies.  

Lowe's Toolbox for Education Opens Spring 2014 K-12 Grant Program
Any individual U.S. public K-12 school or nonprofit parent group associated with a public K-12 school is eligible to apply. Amount varies. Deadline: February 15, 2014

Captain Planet Foundation Seeks Applications for K-12 Environment-Based Projects. The grants are designed to assist high-quality educational programs that help children and youth understand and appreciate the world through hands-on projects designed to improve the environment in their schools and communities. . To obtain additional information and an application, visit:  Amount varies. Deadline: January 31, 2014.
U.S Department of Labor's Youth CareerConnect Program
Deadline:January 27, 2014
The Youth CareerConnect Program offers support to provide high school students with education and training focused on specific in-demand occupations and industries, including science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industries. Amount Varies

The National Education Association (NEA) Learning & Leadership Grants
The NEA Foundation provides grants to support public school teachers, public education support professionals, and/or faculty and staff in public institutions of higher education for one of the following two purposes: Grants to individuals fund participation in high-quality professional development experiences, such as summer institutes or action research; or grants to groups fund collegial study, including study groups, action research, lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff new to an assignment. Amount Varies. Deadlines: February 1, June 1, October 15, 2014

Bank of America Foundation Educational Grants from Bank of America Foundation
The Foundation helps to build strong, healthy neighborhoods where all can live, work and dream by investing in innovative programs designed to serve local community needs. Working in partnership with community leaders, Bank of America's local market leadership directs the majority of our giving through local grants that address pressing social, economic, and cultural needs of communities across our global footprint. Amount Varies. Deadline: February 13, 2014

Bank of America Workforce and Education Grants
High School Graduation and Post-Secondary Access Priority: Preparing underserved middle and high school students for on time grade promotion and graduation with the education and life skills needed to access post-secondary educational opportunities. Amount varies. Deadline: February 15, 2014

The Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation Inc.
The Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation is dedicated to supporting youth tennis programs, activities, and individuals throughout the USTA/Midwest area and accepts applications for grants that fall within the scope of its mission. Amount varies. Deadlines: April 1, July 1, October 1 2014

Ford Foundation Educational Grants
The foundation's grantmaking focuses on reducing poverty and injustice; promoting democratic values; and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement. Types of grants the foundation makes: General/core support, Project, Planning, Competition, Matching, Recoverable, Individual, Endowment, Foundation-administered project, and Program-related investment. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling

The Coca-Cola Foundation
The Foundation supports programs that focus in several categories, including Healthy and Active Lifestyles and Education. Amount varies.

Share Our Strength Grants
Share Our Strength offers grants to non-profit organizations, schools, and other eligible organizations involved in increasing access to nutrition and anti-hunger advocacy. Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling
American Electric Power 
Offers Teacher Vision mini-grants in areas where they are located.
Amount varies. Deadline: 2/28/14    
AND  for more grants- The Youth Today Newsletter Grants Newsletter
And GrantStation Insider    




Make A Pledge To Quality!  The Indiana Afterschool Network is launching a statewide campaign to promote and strengthen quality in before and afterschool programs, school age childcare centers and summer camps across Indiana.

Get Started!
Making a Pledge To Quality is SIMPLE:
1.  Sign-up for the IN Afterschool e-News -
Connect with other OST programs across the state in order to share best practices, funding, employment opportunities and professional development.   

2.  Register in the IN Program Mapping Database -
Become a part of a larger community of dedicated youth professionals who serve in the out-of-school learning environment.  

3.  Align with the IN Afterschool Standards and/or Specialty Standards -
Demonstrate your commitment to statewide best practices in quality improvement to funders, parents and other stakeholders.  
4.  Assess using the "NEW!" Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment (IN-QPSA) -
Utilize data to inform your decisions and drive quality improvement action. Be a part of a statewide strengths-based quality self-assessment process that provides data reports to help with program site and systemic quality improvement.  
Click on the following link and fill out your area(s) of interest.
IN Out-of-School Pledge To Quality Interest Form    


For more information:
Contact Chelsie Sharp, Director of Community Engagement
Contact Bri Gaston-Bell, Data and Technical Assistance Manager for 21st CCLC Programs




Indiana Afterschool Network STEM 101 Webinar Starting a STEM program is not  as difficult as you think... Watch this recorded webinar   to find out how you   can get started! Click here:  
If you have further questions, please contact Chelsie Sharp (  

Engineering: It's a Girl Thing 
Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington
February 22, 2013 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (+ Parent Track 2-3:30p.m.)
This is a hands-on event for girls in 6-8th grades and their parents. The girls will be doing various engineering activities such as building water filtration systems and designing solar ovens. The parents will have a chance in the afternoon to learn about how to get their girls into STEM and how to encourage them in STEM fields. The event is $5 and this includes lunch and all materials needed. 

New IndianaFIRST Website Is Live! 
Visit IndianaFIRST's new and improved website at to check out their remodel. They've been hard at work to add more information - and make it all easier to find! Be sure to check out the new blog posts and event listings.  


The Clean Tech Competition is a global research and design challenge for students ages 15-18 that promotes educational trends towards student-led, project-based learning. This year's theme, "A Solution to Pollution" challenges teams of student innovators to design a clean technology solution to this real-world problem. Students will work in teams to research a specific issue and design a solution. Finalist teams will then be given a stipend and paired with an expert mentor to turn their idea into a prototype. For more detailed information, please visit our website at   


Summer Advantage STEM Program Builds on the scientifically validated Summer Advantage program to provide K-8 students with a rigorous and stimulating STEM summer learning experience that will give them a true advantage in college and career. Partner with Summer Advantage to bring this hands-on and career-driven STEM program to your scholars.To learn how to partner with Summer Advantage please call Amber Deckard at (317) 727-9814 or  

NASA Ignite! Free Curriculum and Training in Indiana

You don't have to be a STEM expert to facilitate fun, hands-on activities to help kids learn about survival in space, how to train like an astronaut, rocketry, and much more. NASA Ignite provides free staff training and easy to implement curricula, games, and videos for afterschool, summer and in-school learning. Each activity gives you a lesson plan, list of supplies, and estimated preparation/implementation time. In-person trainings, weekly webinars, and customized support are free, through a NASA Summer of Innovation grant. Activities are geared toward youth in grades 4-9, but can be modified for any grade level. Contact the NASA Ignite! team to learn more and get started. Visit the Ignite! Dashboard  for upcoming events, free training materials, webinars, lesson plans, and more.




The Indiana Higher Education Commission releases a new "Return on Investment" (ROI) report.  A part of an ongoing effort to help Hoosier students and families make more informed choices as they pursue education beyond high school.
ROI report includes three key pieces of information:
*    Average cost of college (before and after financial aid) and average student debt.
*    Top three industries of employment by college program one year after graduation for Hoosier graduates who stay in Indiana.
*    Average salary one, five and ten years post-graduation for Hoosier college graduates who stay in Indiana.

FULL REPORT: Return on Investment Report (includes campus profiles)


Learn More Indiana
Visit:  for the latest college readiness resources.


College Week Live A new FREE website can help students gain information and develop aspirations through online "campus visits," online chats with current college students and other info on postsecondary options. This online college fair connects students and parents to admissions representatives from more than 450 colleges.    





10th Annual Indiana Conference on Learning- Meeting the Challenge: Closing Gaps and Raising Achievement for All
Educators and community leaders who care about raising student achievement, closing achievement gaps, and promoting college access and success are getting together in Indianapolis in January.
January 28, 2014, Wyndham West Hotel, Indianapolis

Community Mentor Training Sessions
With support from USA Funds, the Indiana Mentoring Partnership will be offering community mentor training sessions in the communities of our Indiana College Success Mentoring Providers for 2014. The sessions will be open to all mentors in mentoring organizations in each of our 5 ICSM communities: Lake County (East Chicago/Gary), Fort Wayne, Marion, Indianapolis and Evansville. The fall sessions, "Strengthening the Transition and Persistence of 21st Century Scholars in Postsecondary Environments," are designed to help mentors learn how to best support 21st Century Scholars as they transition to the college years.  For dates and more info, visit:  

The 2014 Indiana Statewide Conference to End Sexual Assault
Save the Date: April 24th and 25th, 2014 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West Hotel  

15th Annual Indiana Latino Leadership Conference - March 1
The mission of the Indiana Latino Leadership Conference is to celebrate the uniqueness of Latina/o students in a forum by and for students. This forum seeks to cultivate the exchange of ideas, values, and beliefs in order to promote scholarship, leadership development, and empowerment of Indiana's college and high school Latina/os. This year the conference will take place at IU Bloomington campus. For more info, visit: or 

6th Annual Project Based Learning Academy Workshops
The PBL Academy provides project based learning instruction, structure, and on-going support for K-16 educators. The goal of the PBL Academy is to help teachers improve student achievement through rigorous, authentic projects with community partners that address academic standards as well as the development of deeper learning.  The PBL Academy offers a comprehensive introduction to project based learning as well as workshops for experienced practitioners who want to hone their skills.  A detailed agenda will be available in January, 2014, along with a link to online registration
June 9-13, 2014 Columbus Signature Academy HS (2205 25th St, Columbus, 47201)
June 16-20, 2014  Jac-Cen-Del HS (4544 N US Hwy 421, Osgood, 47037)
Call Bob Abrams at 812.344.0405 or email

The Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network offers trainings across Indiana on a wide range of nonprofit management topics. The upcoming calendar of workshops and more info here:   


Indiana Youth Institute Trainings and Cafés NEAR YOU
Topics including Technology Safety, Reaching Uninsured Families and others will be provided at various locations in including: Merrillville, South Bend, Ft. Wayne, Indianapolis, Evansville and New Albany.  More info here:   



National Mentoring Summit  January 30-31, 2014 - Arlington VA. The Summit brings together more than 700 youth mentoring organizations, as well as government, civic, research and corporate leaders and will feature effective and innovative practices, discuss new research, focus on professional development, and create a shared agenda to drive systemic change that integrates mentoring as a strategy to support young people. More HERE.

Beyond School Hours February 12-15, 2014 - Atlanta Georgia
 Conference provides vital professional development opportunities for educators, funders and leaders working with students of all ages, across the learning day, all across America.  


Learning and the Brain Conference February 13-15, 2014 - San Francisco, California
Cognitive and social neuroscience research has found that social-emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-regulation and resilience are more important than IQ for academic and later life success. Yet many students today lack these necessary skills. This conference will help participants to discover strategies for boosting self-awareness, self-control, relationships and resilience so students can succeed in a standards-based, distracted, disconnected, digital age. 


Starting the Transition from Afterschool to Summer Meal February 19, 2pm - free webinar
The Food Action Research and Action Center (FRAC) will provide strategies to make the transition as seamless as possible and hear from sponsors who participate in both afterschool and summer meals and how both meal programs together can help strengthen overall program operations. 


National AfterSchool Association's 26th Annual Convention February 28 - March 3, 2014 at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York City. Session proposals due October 25th.    

2014 Community Schools National Forum 
April 9-11, 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio /save_the_date__2014_national_forum_.aspx
Full conference agenda includes learning how Cincinnati - its community, leaders, schools, and partners - came together to craft a district-wide community school initiative, in light of long-standing barriers and challenges. The Community Learning Centers within the Cincinnati region are structured to address the comprehensive needs of the local school, partnering with community partners to provide those services which best fit the needs of that school's population. 


Midwest Afterschool Science Academy 5.0 April 9-11, 2014 - Kansas City, Missouri
This event is a hands-on, in-depth, experiential-based learning opportunity that is focused on youth development, leadership training, project-based learning, and the incorporation of afterschool time with the academic school day to create a seamless learning environment for youth.

BOOST CONFERENCE April 29- May 2, 2014 
Palm Springs, California. Join the nation's largest, most recognized and comprehensive conference for after school and out-of-school time professionals. Set in a retreat-like atmosphere, this extraordinary event will rejuvenate your passion and boost your direction for quality programming.    




The new Indiana 21st Century Community Learning Centers website- 

January is National Mentoring Month  
A comprehensive range of free resources and information is available at:

Money Smart Week - Children's Essay Contest
The contest is an opportunity for Indiana kids (grades 6-8) to earn money for college. The essay question will be released on Monday, January 13th, and the completed essays are due by Friday, February 28th. Money Smart Week is April 5-12, 2014. More info at: 

Most Influential People in Afterschool -
In an upcoming issue of AfterSchool Today the National AfterSchool Association will highlight the top influential people in afterschool. Who influences and advocates in the afterschool industry? Who is a progressive, motivating leader? Submit a nomination at

Maker Movement -
Those who like to tinker with electronics or engineer new uses for existing gadgets are a Makers! Afterschool programs are a great opportunity for youth to participate in Maker Fairs and Hackerspaces. Learn more at the Maker Movement Blog:

New report shows positive impact of summer programs
Communities across the country are exploring new ways to keep children and youth engaged during the summer months.
Not only do summer programs provide supervision in a safe environment, but they also provide innovative and creative learning opportunities that lead to important positive educational outcomes. More -

Indiana Investment Watch
is an investor education program run through the Indiana Secretary of State Securities Division.   In taking a proactive approach to combating fraud, Indiana Investment Watch was created to improve financial literacy and help Hoosiers become smarter investors.  Throughout the Indiana Investment Watch website, you will find valuable information on investing and managing your money, as well as interactive learning tools and downloadable brochures.  We also travel the state hosting and participating in workshops and events related to financial literacy and investor education.  If your organization is interested in scheduling an event, please contact Kelly Griese, the Investor Education Coordinator, at 317-233-3985 or  The Indiana Secretary of State's office provides these services free of charge.  Our program is not funded by tax dollars, but rather comes from the fines imposed on violators of securities laws.

Indiana INTERNnet
is an internship-matching program linking employers, students, high schools, colleges and universities by providing high-tech and high-touch support. Its primary tool is a web-based searching, matching and reporting system focused on creating or expanding high quality internships within Indiana. Indiana INTERNnet assists in retaining Hoosiers by providing employers faster access to a pool of qualified talent. Register today at

Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts
Programs From Urban Youth and Other Experts. The authors spoke to hundreds of young people in their homes and neighborhoods along with their families, directors of exemplary programs and other knowledgeable sources. The result: 10 principles for developing effective, high-quality arts programs that can attract urban tweens - and keep them coming. To read the report, find a summary of key findings, view an infographic, watch related videos click HERE.
EZChildTrack: web-based management, online registration, and payment software for childcare
The system is comprehensive in scope, covering online registration, enrollment, payment, information gathering, organizational and site level management, USDA menu creation, accounting, forecasting, reporting, staff attendance, and child attendance.  Its unique features are the parent portal, automated attendance and billing, and the power of a secure web server.
For more info: Felix Thomas at GTSoft, Inc. 281-565-1460
ASAP (After School Art Program),
a volunteer based initiative developed by a high school student in Vincennes Indiana  Also features a website to provide programming ideas to after school coordinators and other volunteers. This program was recently recognized by The Children's Museum of Indianapolis as a Power of Children:  Children Making a Difference Award Program. 

PBL Certification
In an effort by the Indiana Collaborative for Project-Based Learning (ICPBL), Indiana educators can now apply for enrollment into a PBL Certification program. This is a voluntary process developed by experienced teachers, school leaders, and other education stakeholders to validate educators who have met challenging professional expectations in PBL instruction as evidenced through the certification assessment.

Summer Starts in September:  A Comprehensive Planning Guide for Summer Learning Programs.
This 200-page guide is full of research-based strategies, program examples and tools that summer program leaders, staff and trainers can use to develop an intentional, high-impact program. The guide is brought to life by 80 summer learning quality indicators, developed and tested through years of partnership with summer learning programs, researchers and trainers. Together, these indicators make up the Comprehensive Assessment of Summer Programs (CASP).

The Homework Hotline started in 1991 as a toll-free telephone service. Several online features have been added in recent years, and the iPhone app gives students easier access to Rose-Hulman students that are available as hotline tutors from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday through Thursday during the school year. Supported by the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the Homework Hotline provides toll-free math and science tutoring services by calling 1-877-ASK-ROSE (1-877-275-7673) or through the website      


Resource available Students Stumped by Studies - Thanks to an innovative Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology student, there's now The AskRose app, which links Indiana middle and high-school students with free homework math and science assistance. The app is available at the iTunes App Store  


2-1-1 is now State-Wide in Indiana!   All 92 counties with all 6,483,802 Hoosiers now have access to the free 24/7/365 service that helps people find the help they need to obtain safe, affordable housing, food and utilities, mental and physical health care, employment, volunteer opportunities and many other things that can lead to happier, healthier, safer individuals and families in our communities. DIAL 2-1-1 TODAY IF YOU NEED HELP OR IF YOU WANT TO GIVE HELP. 
Nonprofit Jobs Board
The Not-for-Profit News has launched a new jobs database, in partnership with ExactHire, which gives nonprofit employers and workers new tools to promote and manage your job searches.  

Charitable Advisors also now has newsletters for northern and southern IN