Newsletter February 2015

Indiana Afterschool programs at risk of losing $20,000,000 in federal funds
Now more than ever before, members of Congress need to hear from you. There are pending bills in the House and Senate that would eliminate afterschool funding for 21st Century Community Learning Centers.  This would impact 20,000 K-12 youth in Indiana's most under-resourced communities.  We need your voice.  The next few weeks are critical.   More info HERE.

Contact your U.S. legislators HERE to let them know you support 21st Century Community Learning Centers afterschool funding.

Register Today! Children, Our Best Investment (COBI) - February 24, 2015  
Register to bring your middle school students to this annual advocacy day to learn about the legislative process.  The goal of this event is to teach youth how to have a stronger voice in their communities and to speak publicly about what youth issues affect them. This event will help more than 300 students increase their confidence and feel like they can make a difference in the policies that are passed each legislative year.

Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning: April 13-14, 2015
Be part of the fourth annual Indiana Summit on Out of School Learning, our state's leading conference on afterschool and summer learning. Two days of exciting keynote speakers, networking events, exhibitors, and more than 50 innovative, engaging workshops on Out of School Learning.  JW Marriott Indianapolis, with special events at the Indianapolis Zoo.
See Summit website for more info on:
 -  Registration
 -  NOMINATIONS for 2015 INDIANA Out-of-School CHAMPION (1st Prize: $2,500, 2nd Prize: $1,000)
 -  Volunteer Opportunities
 -  Hotel Booking Information
 -  MORE!
Both the Excellence in Summer Learning Award and Founder's Award applications are due by Friday, Feb. 13.
The awards recognize outstanding summer programs or models that demonstrate excellence in accelerating academic achievement and promoting healthy development for young people between pre-kindergarten and twelfth grade. 

Capacity Building to Support Replication of Evidence-Based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Programs (Tier 1A)
This U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program seeks to fund intermediary organizations that will provide capacity building assistance to youth-serving organizations to replicate evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.  Capacity building assistance is designed to enhance the ability of organizations to implement, evaluate, and sustain evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs.
DEADLINE: April 1, 2015 AVAILABLE: $400,000 to $750,000 per year for 5 years. More HERE.
Drug-Free Communities Support Program
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services program is to establish and strengthen collaboration to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent youth substance use.  
DEADLINE: March 18, 2015 AVAILABLE: Maximum of $125,000 per year for a period of up to 5 years         

Environmental Education Local Grants Program

The purpose of this U.S. Environmental Protection Agency program is to support locally-focused environmental education projects that increase public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provide the skills needed to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions toward the environment.  
DEADLINE: March 6, 2015 AVAILABLE: Maximum of $91,000
More HERE.

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  

Smart from the Start Grant Program
With support from the National PTA, schools and communities across the nation have the opportunity to apply for a number of grants and other prizes to help them implement a health initiative at their school. Overall, the Smart from the Start program will award a total of $500,000 in grants, training and awards to eligible schools. The winning preschool will be awarded $20,000 and ten runners-up will each receive $2,500. Early childhood education centers and schools with a Pre-K program are eligible to apply.  Deadline: February 28, 2015 - Award Amount: $2,500 or $20,000 

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. 

The American Electric Power Foundation considers requests from organizations in communities served by AEP's regional utilities. The Foundation focuses on improving lives through education from early childhood through higher education, protecting the environment, providing basic human services in the areas of hunger, housing, health and safety, and enriching the quality of life in communities through art, music and cultural heritage. Deadline: Rolling Amount: not less than $15,000. 

InvenTeam Grants for STEM Projects- Lemelson-MIT is seeking applications for InvenTeams, groups comprised of high school students, educators, and mentors that receive up to $10,000 each to invent technological solutions to real-world problems of their own choosing. Participants rely on inquiry and apply lessons from science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to develop invention prototypes. (Deadline: February 27th, 2015). For more information and inspiration, please visit HERE.

American Family Insurance protects dreams by helping strengthen and support individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities. American Family Insurance also sponsors events and activities that build stronger ties with customers through memorable, beneficial experiences. Deadline: rolling Amount: $250-$10,000 Info HERE.

Signing for Change grants available from $1,000 to $10,000 for nonprofit organizations driving social change in their communities. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. For more information including selection criteria, click HERE.

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.

Advancing Student Achievement, a program of the Actuarial Foundation
ASA grants support math programs that open students' minds to the practical power of math. The purpose of an ASA grant is to support math enhancement programs that bridge the gap between classroom and real world mathematics.
Deadline: Rolling Amount: up to $5,000  

The First Lady's Foundation exists for the purpose of encouraging and supporting Indiana youth and families. Deadline: Rolling (one application per 365-day period) Amount: $500 or $1,000
More information:

Ezra Jack Keats Foundation is accepting applications to award public schools or libraries with grants up to $500 for special educational activities. Deadline: 3/15/15 

The Bright House Classroom Innovators Grants is an ongoing program to assist innovative educators with classroom needs. The program is available to educators who teach K-12 curriculum at public and private schools or at an afterschool nonprofit program that are within Bright House Networks service areas. Recipients are eligible to receive up to one grant per year of no less than $250 and no greater than $500, to assist in their efforts to move students toward a brighter future through innovative learning.

Lockheed Martin: Grants for Education
Lockheed Martin provides grants for K-16 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education. This includes Lockheed Martin's K-12 STEM Education Initiative, Engineers in the Classroom, as well as STEM-focused curricular and extracurricular programs that provide employee engagement opportunities in a community in which Lockheed Martin has employees or business interests. Maximum award: varies. Eligibility: 501(c)(3) organizations that deliver standards-based science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to students in K-16. Amount: Varies Deadline: Rolling. More HERE.

Reiman Foundation Grant
The Reiman Foundation focuses its giving in four main areas: Health Care, Education, The Arts & Children. Nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply. Deadline: Rolling Award Amount: Vary 

Let's Play grants offer ten different grant opportunities for organizations in need of support for youth sports or recess equipment, afterschool programming and playgrounds/outdoor fitness equipment. Amount: varies Deadline: varies  

The Hearst Foundation
Amount varies. Deadline: Rolling
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of interests - culture, education, health and social service - and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies.  

The Kroger Company Foundation's philanthropic objective is to enhance the quality of life in communities with a concentration of Kroger customers and employees. The Foundation exists for the betterment of the people and communities where Kroger operates.
Deadline: Rolling  

The PNC Foundation supports a variety of nonprofit organizations with a special emphasis on those that work to achieve sustainability and touch a diverse population, in particular, those that support early childhood education and/or economic development. Amount: Varies

Connect a Million Minds (Time Warner)
Connect A Million Minds supports include after-school STEM programs, mentorship programs that inspire the pursuit of STEM education and careers, STEM-related competitions, visitations to technology companies and labs, and apprenticeship programs.
No deadline. For more information, go to: 
Wells Fargo offers grants to assist a variety of nonprofit organizations that provide human services, community development, educational, artistic, cultural, civic and environmental programs. Applications are accepted in Indiana on a rolling basis; organizations are encouraged to prepare a proposal using the guidelines and contact their local Wells Fargo location to submit an application.  

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.   

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 

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 
Lumber Liquidators offers in-kind donations for nonprofit organizations in need of new flooring for their facilities.
Complete the application: 

KaBoom! offers "Let's Play Land Use" playground grants. Deadline: Rolling 

Public Welfare Foundation is accepting letters of intent from organizations and programs working to end the criminalization and over-incarceration of youth. Deadline: Rolling More info HERE.

AND  for more grants-
The Youth Today Newsletter Grants Newsletter 
The Indiana Afterschool Network helps promote and strengthen program quality in out-of-school learning across Indiana.


1.  Use Indiana's Top Ten Quality Standards for OST as a pathway to quality improvement.

2.  Assess your program sites and organization by using the Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment (IN-QPSA)

3.  Develop your staff using the NEW! Indiana Academy for Out-of-School Learning.  A high quality, online training specifically designed for Out-of-School Time Professionals

This NEW online PD system was created in partnership with the National Afterschool Association and Child Care Aware and offers the latest in training specifically designed for Indiana's before school, after school, school age child care and summer programs.

Full details on the Academy HERE.

Benefits to Your Program and Staff:
*    Professional Development anytime, anywhere!
*    36 Best Practice Learning Modules (2 hours each)
*    Aligned with IN Afterschool Standards and IN Youth Development Credential (IYD)
*    In-depth curriculum content, interactivity and rich visuals
*    Useful resources and real life scenarios
*    Pre- and Post-tests
*    Certificates and User accounts to track progress
*    Customer Service
*    Technical Assistance

Thanks to a generous grant from Lilly Endowment.
For more information:
Contact Bri Gaston-Bell
NEWS In Indiana - HB1222 passed House Education on Thursday, February 5th and would fund regional STEM education support networks, giving curricular material, training and professional development to educators in today's most critical fields. SB259 passed the full Senate Tuesday and would establish an early learning program for students in select high schools to earn associate degrees in STEM-related fields. Read more here:   

3D Printing in Education Training & Distribution Workshop-
February 25 8am-4pm, Decatur Central High School
3D Printing & Design Training:  Educators will learn how to use 3D Printing as a hands-on instructional tool to inspire innovation & design thinking in the classroom.
3D Printer Distribution:   Educators from schools that choose to participate in the 1st Maker Space - 3D Printing Program and host 3D Design & Printing Camps will leave the training with a 3D Printer & filament. For more information email
Presented by  MSD of Decatur Township, 3D Parts Mfg education initiative, 1st Maker Space.
Space is limited, registration required HERE:

Bright House Networks Futures Leaders is a technology scholarship program designed to recognize high school seniors in good standing in the Bright House Networks service area for their contributions to their schools and local communities.  Bright House Future Leaders will be named based on community service activities, leadership skills and an essay describing the importance of leadership and community service. Bright House Future Leaders winners will be awarded a computer laptop, software and carrying case. DUE March 31.  

FIT for the Future Conference- Saturday, April 11, 2015

10 am - 2 pm at the ISU College of Technology
The Females in Technology student organization invites you to the 8th annual FIT for the Future Conference. Students are welcome to attend with a class, an organization, or on their own.
Parents and teachers are welcome and encouraged to come - we will have activities for you, too! Registration opens February 1 and the registration deadline is April 3.
More details: 
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.. 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.
College Goal Sunday 2015: February 22- Completing the FAFSA is a necessary step for the college application process. Because filling out the form can be confusing, College Goal Sunday can help! Complete the entire FAFSA online in one afternoon by attending a free College Goal Sunday event near you. Volunteers will be available to answer questions and walk parents and students through the process. 
2015 ICI Campus Tour for Counselors:  Reserve your spot on the bus now!
Experience for yourself---and your students---the unique flavors of Indiana's private, nonprofit colleges and universities.  Sponsored by the Independent Colleges of Indiana and offered free of charge, this educational and fun program is designed specifically to meet the needs of counselors and other adults who assist students with the college selection and admissions process.  From June 15 to June 17, we're visiting seven northeast Indiana colleges/universities:  Anderson, Huntington, Indiana Tech,  Grace, Trine, Saint Francis, and Taylor. New in 2015:  A special addition to the program is a strand on "skills for postsecondary success," provided in partnership with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, including an industry tour and reception with Fort Wayne business leaders.  For a detailed schedule of the tour, as well as online registration, visit: For questions or additional information:  317-684-4291.

Indiana's College Success Coalitions = Start One in Your Community
Learn More Indiana is accepting applications to start a coalition in your community.  The Indiana College Success Coalitions is a network of state and local organizations interested in increasing college access and success within the State of Indiana. 

Indiana Youth Institute's Trip to College Alerts program provides students, parents and youth-serving professionals with the most up-to-date information about preparing for college. Subscribers to this FREE service receive three to four texts per month with reminders about deadlines for tests, applications and financial aid, tips to prepare for college and encouragement to stay on track with postsecondary goals. To sign up, text grad + the student's graduation year (ie: "grad2015") to 69979.
Professional Development Grants from IYI
IYI offers professional development grants of up to $750 to help youth-serving professionals pay for the registration cost and hotel or travel costs associated with a professional development opportunity. Submit an application by the tenth of the month to receive a decision by the first of the following month. More HERE.


Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning: April 13-14, 2015
Be part of the fourth annual Indiana Summit on Out of School Learning, our state's leading conference on afterschool and summer learning. Two days of exciting keynote speakers, networking events, exhibitors, and more than 50 innovative, engaging workshops on Out of School Learning.  JW Marriott Indianapolis, with special events at the Indianapolis Zoo.
See Summit website for more info on:
  -  Registration
  - NOMINATIONS for 2015 INDIANA Out-of-School CHAMPION (1st Prize: $2,500, 2nd Prize: $1,000)
  - Volunteer Opportunities
  - Hotel Booking Information
  - MORE!

Education Forum for Out of School Providers, Coordinators, Parent-Involvement Educators- Tuesday, February 24, 2015 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Indianapolis Public Schools, Forest Manor Professional Development Center, 4501 E. 32nd Street, Indianapolis
Focus on Assessment in Grades 3-10 & Increasing student achievement through:
- Strategies to build reading and writing stamina
- ISTEP+ and end-of-course assessment overviews
RSVP to Elizabeth Odle 317-921-1216 Presented by: Bridges To Success, United Way of Central Indiana, Indianapolis Public Schools

Indiana Youth Institute Spring Trainings

In March, spend a half day ($20) or a whole day ($40) with experts in the fields of youth development and nonprofit management.

March 3: Merrillville
March 4: South Bend
March 5: Fort Wayne
March 10: Evansville
March 11: Sellersburg
March 12: Indianapolis

Flipping the Resilience Switch- Presented by Christian Moore, Founder of WhyTry and #BKCC14 Thought Leader

Keeping Kids SAFE: Screening Mentor Applicants to Ensure Child Safety- Presented by Jen Lindwall, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota

The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy- Presented by Melissa Brown (Back by popular demand with an ALL NEW session for 2015!)

Graduation and Beyond! How to Help More Students Achieve College and Career Success- Presented by Kate Coffman, IYI Director of College & Career Counseling, and Tracy Butler, Tracy Butler Consulting LLC.

Postsecondary Pathways: Connecting Careers to Education for Student Success
Last fall, the new Postsecondary Pathways events in Odon and Lafayette gave educators and youth workers a firsthand look at employers in their communities. Next month, IYI is bringing the events to all new locations. Join us for one of these full day events for the latest information on postsecondary education and workforce development. Learn what types of jobs are in demand in your area, what skills students need to pursue these careers and where they can go to obtain the right credentials. If you work with middle or high school students, you don't want to miss these events! Choose from two options:

February 11: Batesville (featuring a tour of Hillenbrand)
February 18: Muncie (featuring a tour of Magna Powertrain, Inc.)  

2015 Indiana Early Childhood Conference- Celebrating Our Youngest Learners - April 9 - 11, 2015
Pre-Conference Sessions- Thursday, April 9
Conference & Exhibition- Friday, April 10 & Saturday, April 11
Visit site for 2015 Preliminary Program and Online Registration.

FIT for the Future Conference- Saturday, April 11, 2015

10 am - 2 pm at the ISU College of Technology
The Females in Technology student organization invites you to the 8th annual FIT for the Future Conference. Students are welcome to attend with a class, an organization, or on their own.
Parents and teachers are welcome and encouraged to come - we will have activities for you, too! Registration opens February 1 and the registration deadline is April 3.
More details: 

2015 Postsecondary Counseling Institute presented by Kroger
Keynote speaker Dr. Jane Bluestein, internationally known speaker, award-winning author and crisis-intervention counselor, will share knowledge she has gained from working with thousands of educators, counselors, parents and other youth-serving community members. June 23-24, 2015 NEW LOCATION: Westin Indianapolis Hotel. More HERE.

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:   
Beyond School Hours  Annual Conference
Feb 18-21, 2015, Orlando Florida   
Webinar: Latest Research on Summer Learning
Tuesday, February 24th at 1 PM EST hosted by NSLA as The Wallace Foundation and the RAND Corporation take participants through the latest findings from their Summer Learning District Demonstration Project.
2015 Promising Practices - Proven Strategies Conference March 3-5
Extra Learning Opportunities: Changing the World One Student at a Time. Location: Hilton Harrisburg, Harrisburg, PA.

National After School Association Annual Conference

March 8-11, 2015 - Washington DC
The Afterschool Alliance is once again teaming up with the National Afterschool Association and afterschool professionals from around the country, March 8-11 in Washington, D.C., to meet face to face with Members of Congress and urge them to support kids and families who rely on afterschool programs. 
Ready by 21 National Meeting
March 31 - April 2 | New Orleans
The National Meeting brings together hundreds of leaders dedicated to improving the odds for children and youth through stronger partnership, practices and policies. Stay tuned for more information by email and on the Ready by 21 National Meeting website:   

Afterschool and Summer STEM Systems Building Institute April 14-15  
Learn about cutting-edge afterschool and summer STEM System building work from across the nation. Location: Old Market, Omaha, NE.

BOOST (Best Out of School Time) Annual Conference

April 28-May 1, 2015, Palm Springs CA 
The 2015 KIDS COUNT® in Indiana Data Book will be released Monday, February 16. The latest data book features the best and most recent information available regarding childhood well-being in the state of Indiana. Bring your questions to Indiana Youth Institute's special, live Twitter chat on February 19 at noon EST. Follow IYI  @Indiana_Youth and use the hashtag #kidscountIN to take part in the conversation.  Get ready for the chat by checking out the 2015 Data Snapshot or browse the KIDS COUNT Data Center.

Summer Meals Survey
Increasing participation in the Summer Nutrition Programs is a top priority in the effort to end childhood hunger. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and Share Our Strength, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, have supported the expansion of local programs across the country to ensure more communities have summer meal programs in place. Read more about the survey results. 

EARN Indiana: Reimbursement for Your Interns
Indiana INTERNnet's partnership with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education provides employers with an opportunity to receive up to 50% of their interns' wages from the state if they hire Employment Aid Readiness Network (EARN) Indiana-eligible students. Access to learn more about EARN Indiana and how it may save your organization money. Summer internships are now being reviewed.

Call for Student Art, Bicentennial Calendar
The Student Art Contest / Cooperative Calendar of Student Art 2016 is an officially endorsed Bicentennial Legacy Project that seeks student artists K-12 across Indiana. This is a unique chance for Indiana youth to become an "official" part of the state's bicentennial history through the arts. The 2016 Calendar will be encouraging artwork relative to Indiana's bicentennial in a fairly broad sense. Click here for more details and how to enter. Deadline for submission is March 20, 2015.

Hoosier Heroines: Moments in History Essay Contest
Children in grades 5-9 are asked to write about a pivotal moment in U.S. or Indiana history and the role Hoosier women played in it.  February 20, 2015 is the submission deadline.  Details can be found here: 

Money Smart Week Kids Essay
Children in grades 6-8 are asked to write about the biggest obstacle to saving money.  Essays are due by February 17, 2015. 

Crawford the Cat is a fun and engaging character that stars in educational health and social skills videos for preschool, kindergarten and early elementary students. Through the use of online games, printable coloring pages, virtual books, and entertaining videos, Crawford imparts simple lessons on personal grooming, manners, exercise and nutrition."

The Office of Child Care's Child Care Technical Assistance Network (CCTAN)
Website featuring a wide range of resources to help communities build integrated child care systems that enable parents to work and promote the health and development of children.

Everyday Young Heroes is an opportunity to nominate youth ages 5-25 to be honored as a young person who improves their community through service to others. Youth are nominated, selected, and honored on a weekly basis.

Youth Development and Attainment Certification Program at Harrison College
Through innovative online course delivery, taught by Harvard educated child psychologist and anthropologist Andrew J. Schneider-Munoz, Ed.D.,  CYC-P, you will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge of positive youth development across different practice settings. The Youth Development and Attainment certification program meets both today's demand for flexible schedules and the core competencies needed for successful completion of the national certification examination. Visit to learn more about national certification requirements.

PRISM is a free website that provides collections of online resources for Indiana educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The primary collection of digital teaching materials is indexed according to the Indiana Academic Standards and Common Core Standards for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and secondary education courses.  We have also added the new College and Career Ready Standards to our database, along with most K-12 content areas (outside of Science, Technology and Math).    Since our launch in 2003, our web-based collection of digital resources has grown to over 4,200 highly interactive materials.   Teachers (and afterschool providers) can create an online classroom environment where they can store their course's digital material for their students to access as well as administer assignments and quizzes.      Teachers (and afterschool providers) can share materials across this platform.   

Child Care & Early Education Research Connections provides a continually updated, free, and easily searchable collection of research on child care and early education for researchers and policymakers. The Web site, , provides access to more than 25,000 resources, including original scholarly research, government reports, factsheets and briefs, data sets, and instruments.

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 
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2015 Indiana Summit on Out of School Learning
April 13-14, 2015
Register TODAY for the FOURTH Annual Indiana Summit on Out-of-School Learning! This two-day event is the ONLY one designed specifically for out-of-school!
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