I hope you enjoy the new Clearinghouse e-newsletter format! One of my goals for 2017 was to make the newsletter easier for you to read on your computer or mobile device. I welcome your comments and suggestions on this format and the information provided.

Please keep emailing me program information, job opportunities, training opportunities and articles of interest.  My email is  I will also post information on the Clearinghouse Facebook site, please follow the site and share information with your colleagues and those you serve.

Programs and Services at the Clearinghouse
The following programs and services are consistently available at the Clearinghouse:
adult education (High School Equivalency Diploma and college preparation classes); employment and training programs for adults, dislocated workers, youth and persons with disabilities; unemployment services; veteran services; mental health and counseling services; domestic violence services; health screenings; insurance sign up clinic; pro bono legal clinic; support groups; and material aid in the form of a food pantry.

Click the box above to view the Clearinghouse calendar to see dates and times for these programs. Click on the logos below to see flyers or to be linked to the organization's website. 
Program Announcements
On My Way Pre-K applications are being collected now for grants to eligible children who will be four years old, but not yet five years old on August 1, 2017, and will be attending kindergarten in the 2018-19 school year.  These grants will be good for pre-k programs starting in the fall of 2017. Families living below 127% of the Federal Poverty Level in need of pre-k programs living in Allen, Jackson, Lake, Marion and Vanderburgh counties are encouraged to apply.  Applications must be received by Friday, March 31.  See information for families or information for providers.
Grandparent Cafe for grandparents raising grandchildren
February 2, 2017
Milan Elementary School, Greensburg

Incredible Years Parenting Program 
   February 2, 2016
   628 W. Hendricks, Greensburg
   February 16, 2017
   Madison, location TBD

   March 14, 2017
   Batesville Public Library

Preschool Parenting Program
   February 14, 2017
   Hamline Chapel, Lawrenceburg
This is a free, voluntary program to help parents! Parenting can be a struggle at times and assistance is available!
Healthy Families is a voluntary and confidential home-based service to support new and expectant parents. 
February 16,2017
April 13, 2017
6:00 p.m.
Dearborn County Hospital
Every year on Wednesdays during the season of Lent our community churches get together to worship at 12 noon. Following worship we gather for lunch after worship at 12:30 p.m. All in the community are welcome.
News Clippings

A local education provider and workforce development organization are working together to help community residents boost their chances at better careers through free education.

McDowell Education Center in Columbus and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) are offering multiple programs to area students.

The Ripley County Community Foundation has been awarded an exclusive Education-Workforce Innovation Network (EWIN) Grant for the implementation of a plan to support career pathways in Information Security. 
Indianapolis Business Journal

Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb and legislative leaders, in the first week of the Indiana General Assembly’s 2017 session, threw some cold water on preschool advocates’ goal to spend $50 million a year on expanding the state’s pilot program.

Recently, researchers have been getting more and more interested in the role that mental motivation plays in academic achievement — sometimes conceptualized as "grit" or "growth mindset" or "executive functioning."

Peterson wondered whether writing could be shown to affect student motivation. He created an undergraduate course called Maps of Meaning. In it, students complete a set of writing exercises that combine expressive writing with goal-setting.

Adult Education in Workforce Region 9

Jennings County Education Center
Serving: Jennings County, Indiana
Serving: Bartholomew County, Decatur County and Jackson County, Indiana
Serving: Dearborn County, Franklin County, Jefferson County, Ohio County, Ripley County & Switzerland County, Indiana
For a limited time, earn $250 for earning a High School Equivalency Diploma and/or earn $250 for earning a certification. 
February 14 - April 27, 2017
Ivy Tech Community College, Madison
February 8 - March 8, 2017
McDowell Adult Education
2700 McKinley Avenue, Columbus
March 15 - April 14, 2017
2 locations:
  Connersville Ivy Tech                    
  Richmond Ivy Tech - McDaniel Hall
Begins March 6, 2017
Education Center of Rising Sun
591 Smart Drive, Rising Sun
Begins February 21
Education Center of Rising Sun
591 Smart Drive, Rising Sun
Offered monthly
Ivy Tech Community College
500 Industrial Drive, Lawrenceburg
Training for Nonprofit Staff
Southeastern Indiana Recycling District
March 13 - April 17, 2017; Mondays 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., 3 Saturday field trips
Fee: $50.00

Aaron Bell, SEIRD Director,  (812) 574-4080
March 25, 2017
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
9901 Central Avenue, Dillsboro, IN
Sponsored by Jackson County United Way, Community Foundation of Jackson County and the Greater Seymour Chamber of Commerce
  • February 21 - Fundraising Success...A Closer Look
  • May 2 - Developing a Strong Board of Directors
  • August 8 - Strategic Planning ...Seven Steps to Success
  • November 9 - Crucial Conversations: Learn to Successfully Navigate the Conversations You are Avoiding
Sponsored by the Scott County Community Foundation
  • March 9 - Grant Writing 101...Back to Basics
  • June 1 - The Board's Role in Fundraising
  • September 7 - We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This! The Secrets to Effective Meetings
Sponsored by the United Way of Central Indiana
  1. Creating Videos for the Web and Social Media
    (a two-part workshop)
    Thursday and Friday, February 23 and 24, 9:00 AM to Noon EST
    Presenter: Derik Hughes, Multimedia Specialist, United Way of Central Indiana
    Cost: $60 United Way; $65 others
    (Please note that a laptop, cell phone and USB charging cable are required materials)
  2. Nonprofit Budgeting
    Thursday, March 16,  9:00 AM to Noon EDT
    Presenter: Linda Diakite Karessey, President, Insight Financial Group, LLC
    Cost: $30 United Way; $35 others
  3. Grant Writing for Beginners
    Wednesday, April 12,  9:00 AM to Noon EDT
    Presenter: June Miller, Southern Regional Director, Indiana Nonprofit Resource Network
    Cost: $30 United Way; $35 others  
April 26-28, 2017
French Lick Resort

Fundraisers/Special Events
Stay tuned to find out how you can win $$$ for your favorite nonprofit organization that serves Jefferson County! Details coming on February 4 about our 3rd Annual Valentine's Day Grant Giveaway!

February is the month of love so eat and give back to Children's Advocacy Center of Southeastern Indiana.

Friday, February 3 a portion of our proceeds will be donated back for a great cause. Open 10-9 p.m. Hope to see you there.
Job Openings in the Nonprofit Sector
Tobacco Prevention & Cessation
Grant Coordinator
Case Manager

Director of Family Ministries
Head Start Classroom Teacher & Aide
CCR&R School Age Specialist
CCR&R Infant Toddler Specialist

Market Manager
Main Street Executive Director

Family Support Specialist
Teacher Assistant - Bus Driver
Head Start Center Assistant
Have a program announcement, job opening or news clipping that you want to share within the Clearinghouse network?

Contact:  Molly Dodge, Clearinghouse Director

River Valley Resources, Inc.
100 E 2nd St
Madison, Indiana