- Annual Report: Health & Public Service
Ivy Tech, AU engage students in community
Though Ivy Tech is a system divided into 14 statewide regions with a total of hundreds of educational sites, community-based programs like the clinic help anchor a campus to a specific locality.
Brown leads student volunteers
Many people don’t really know what the Urban League of Madison County has to offer their community. But Lindsay Brown, the organization’s president and CEO, hopes that will change soon.
Nonprofits rethinking the way they do business in today's economy
United Way of Madison County president Nancy Vaughan has banded together with other local nonprofit organizations, business and local government agencies to find ways to stretch every dollar her organization receives.
Operation Love has big goals
Operation Love Ministries may not have a huge budget, but the power of a large volunteer group and helpful spirit help the faith-based nonprofit have a giant impact in the lives of those it seeks to help.
Madison County school districts weather ups and downs
It was another year of ups and downs for Madison County schools as some districts reaped the benefits of legislation like school choice while others suffered from it.
Buck struggles with South Madison budget
With the economy in a recession, schools such as South Madison are facing many challenges with budget cuts.
Area churches hope to spread message through outreach programs
As the area’s largest and most visible church, Madison Park Church of God claims a membership of well over 2,000 people. However, the county as a whole is somewhat behind when it comes to religious presence.
Main Street ministry small but full of life
Anderson’s Main Street Church of God has been around for nearly one hundred years. Lately, the congregation has been reinvigorated with new members and a spirit of outreach, proving that you can indeed “teach an old church new tricks.”
Local unions fight for fair wages, benefits
For the past 20 years, the firefighters union has been a right-to-work union, according to John Smith, president of the Anderson Firefighters Local 1262. Despite this, there has been a 98 percent involvement rate among firefighters in Indiana.
Unions seek to make city government more efficient
With the passage of House Bill 1001, unions are prohibited from forcing workers to join or pay dues and fees to a labor union. The bill was mired in controversy, which included a walkout by many democratic legislators during last year's session.
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