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Lack of public knowledge leads to difficulty finding children help

April 18th, 2019

With a variety of nonprofits in Bloomington, 20-year-old IU student Sydney Carey feels the community lacks knowledge about organizations that help children. Carey used to feel like organizations lacked volunteers, but she has felt a shift from a lack of volunteers to a lack of education among community members.

“I think organizations do a good job of educating people about them when people reach out to them, but I think it is rare organizations go beyond just those who seek information,” she said. “It is very rare if I see someone on campus or around Bloomington that is trying to educate someone about an organization.”

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Diane Monroe works to give back one match at a time through Big Brothers Big Sisters

April 2nd, 2019

Diane Monroe takes a lap around the office of Big Brothers Big Sisters. She discusses programs and daily tasks with her co-workers, all with a smile. She loops back to the conference room and calmly takes a seat. She pushes the hair out of her faces, crosses her hands.

“Positive feedback and hearing stories of the fun things matches do together are the most rewarding part of the job,” she said.

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Interviewing strangers isn’t as bad as it seems

March 28th, 2019

I started this activity with high nerves. I ended it with appreciation for the new experience. I am not typically one to randomly go up to people and talk to them, let alone interview them.

The exercise was challenging, but also rewarding. I started off nervous to conduct my interviews and timid to ask the questions I wanted to. However, by the last interview I found a new comfort in the process.

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Bloomington residents divided over volunteer participation

March 26th, 2019

Community members are split on whether the community has a strong volunteer base, according to four random interviews at Bloomington Winter Farmers Market on Feb. 9.

Sixty-six-year-old David Haberman of Bloomington is familiar with many non-profit organizations in Bloomington, but he is most involved with Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA).

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On the Beat – Civic Life

February 21st, 2019


Jan. 25, 2019 

Paul Sullivan, New York Times

Founder of Children at Risk Duncan Campbell turned hardships from his childhood into an organization that helps children who deal with abuse. The organization invests money into creating a stable environment for troubled children.

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Bio: Nicole Burjek

Nicole Burjek
Nicole Burjek is a junior at IU and is pursuing a major in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and minor in Sport Marketing and Management. Additionally, she is working towards specializations in Graphic Communication and Advertising. She is very involved on campus and dedicates a majority of her time to Indiana University Dance Marathon (IUDM) and leadership positions in her sorority. Being an active member of campus, she has been able to strengthen her communication and team building skills. When she is not doing school related activities, she enjoys reading, going on runs, cooking and spending time with her friends and family. This summer she will be interning with PepsiCo and hopes to solidify her career path for her future endeavors.