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Grant Success Stories

‘Unique Power:’ ISU’s Art Station Shows Youths What’s Possible

Reprinted with Permission from The Pantagraph By Lenore Sobota, Education Reporter; Photos by Lewis Marien BLOOMINGTON — When you visit an after-school art class with children from kindergarten through fifth grade, you expect a bit of chaos, questions, curiosity and chatter — not a lot of deep thought and introspection. But sometimes the most insightful…

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Atlanta Community Comes Together to Create Museum Exhibit

‘Classrooms & Community’ Complements Smithsonian’s ‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ Display In a perfect example of how small rural communities can rally around a common goal, the residents of Atlanta and Logan County came together to create a new exhibit for the Atlanta Museum. Called “Classrooms & Community: Changes in Rural America’s Sense of Community,” the…

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McLean County Diversity Project Scholar Donates $2,800 to School Libraries

Reprinted with permission by The Pantagraph By Kelsey Watznauer, Pantagraph Education Reporter; Photos by Lewis Marien BLOOMINGTON — A simple yet forceful love of reading pushed a Chiddix Junior High student to raise nearly $3,000 to help fill school libraries in the Twin Cities. For his annual community service project as a McLean County Diversity…

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Harmony Park, O’Neil Park Playground Upgrades Approved

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Maria Nagle BLOOMINGTON — The city will move forward with constructing Harmony Park — the city’s first playground where children with different abilities can play together — and a new playground at O’Neil Park. By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the council approved the purchase of $330,621 in playground equipment from Charlotte, N.C.-based Game…

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