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Would you like to help celebrate our city and county bicentennial by reading to kids? Men who can volunteer their time throughout 2018 to read to children are being asked to participate in the "Read for 200" bicentennial literacy initiative.

The City of Bloomington Commission on the...

Posted: December 14, 2017 Related Bicenntenial; Reading; Education; Volunteer

“What if my child gets sick? Can I afford to take the time off work?”

“If my car breaks down, do I have enough in savings to cover the cost of repair?”

These are concerns we all may have, but aren’t always at the...

Posted: December 5, 2017 Related Earnings, Financial Coaching
Back and bigger than ever, Real Men Read has grown to serve every kindergarten classroom in the Spencer-Owen and Richland-Bean Blossom Community School districts. Real Men Read positively impacts hundreds of kids in Monroe and Owen counties. Each month, MENtors join students to show that reading is...
Posted: November 16, 2017 Related Education; Real Men Read
As we prepare for the winter months ahead, Thanksgiving arrives in time for looking in toward the things most important to us. And as we turn inward, we feel thankful to live in a community where so many make room in their hearts for their neighbors. I am especially thankful for all of the folks...
Posted: November 15, 2017 Related Giving Thanks
"It was easy to step up when asked to organize my workplace campaign," said Michael Shermis, Special Projects Coordinator with the City of Bloomington. "United Way helps the community in so many ways beyond funding local nonprofits." Michael has been involved with United Way of Monroe County,...
Posted: November 14, 2017 Related Campaign

Monroe County residents increased their financial literacy during the annual Money Smart Week events held across Bloomington and Ellettsville during October. Adults of all ages learned about ways to keep expenses low, save money, and plan for the future.

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Posted: November 9, 2017 Related Money Smart Week


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