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Service Resources

1. Funding for service

Check out our listing of funding opportunities for you or you student organization here.  If you are interested in funding for an alternative break trip, click here. 

2. Support at IU and in Bloomington for service

IU Civic Engagement Campus Community Stakeholders:  This IU group is made up of staff, community representatives, and students who facilitate curricular or co-curricular service at IU. The Stakeholders plan opportunities for enhancing town-gown partnerships, such as the Campus-Community Speed Matching event, and build student access to community-based learning experiences. Email for more info.

Service-Learning Program:  The Service-Learning Program works with faculty to integrate the Indiana University Bloomington academic community and surrounding communities through service-learning and community-based research activities. Students may want to check out their information about service-learning classes and the service-learning leadership program, Advocates for Community Engagement (ACE).

The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University:  The IU Center on Philanthropy increases the understanding of philanthropy and improves its practice through programs in research, teaching, public service, and public affairs.

United Way of Monroe County:  Working with 26 certified member agencies and other partners, United Way ensures that Monroe County residents in need have access to sufficient food, housing, health care, and emergency services. United Way also invests in programs that help children and youth succeed, promote financial stability and independence, and strengthen and support families.

3.  Support in Indiana for service

Indiana Campus Compact:  ICC, for which IU is a member, is a network of college campuses dedicated to advancing citizenship and service as critical components of higher education. Check out their website for civic engagement opportunities, resources and grants for students and student organizations.

5.  National service programs

AmeriCorps:  AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Full-time members who complete their service earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $4,725 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans.

City Year:  City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa, and London, England.

Teach For America (TFA):  TFA recruits outstanding recent college graduates of all majors and career interests and working professionals to commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools. TFA also invests in the training and professional development necessary to ensure teacher success in our highest-poverty communities.

6.  International service programs

International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership:  IPSL offers programs in 14 countries that unite academic study and volunteer service, giving students a fully integrated study abroad experience.

Peace Corps:  More than 190,000 Peace Corps Volunteers have served in 139 host countries to work on issues ranging from AIDS education to information technology and environmental preservation. Peace Corps Volunteers continue to help countless individuals who want to build a better life for themselves, their children, and their communities.

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