Third of residents struggle financially: Exercise proves eye-opener for participants

The Republic November 24, 2018 By Kirk Johannesen About one-third of households in Bartholomew County live in poverty or are considered among the working poor. Ten percent are below the federal poverty threshold, and 24 percent fit into the category of Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed (ALICE), according to the United Way of Bartholomew County. The remaining two-thirds [...]

Third of residents struggle financially: Exercise proves eye-opener for participants2018-12-06T15:57:20+00:00

Sharing Innovative Strategies and Approaches

The EcO Network was highlighted at the Talent Hub Learning Lab in Nashville, TN on September 18, 2018; where Talent Hub communities from across the nation came together to strategize and share best practices in support of adult learners. Attendees participated in sessions to help peer communities remove barriers and share “what works” to accelerate [...]

Sharing Innovative Strategies and Approaches2018-12-13T12:12:57+00:00

Poverty Simulation in Columbus, Indiana

About 80 people experienced the realities of poverty in a unique simulation conducted on October 30, 2018, at the Commons, by EcO Network (an initiative of the Community Education Coalition), United Way of Bartholomew County, Madison Consolidated Schools, Council for Youth Development and Cummins Inc. Poverty is often portrayed as a stand-alone issue, but this [...]

Poverty Simulation in Columbus, Indiana2018-11-16T12:24:56+00:00

EcO Network Welcomes Taylor Tertocha, IN Adult Promise VISTA

Taylor Tertocha (23) is a new addition to the EcO Network team as an IN Adult Promise AmeriCorps VISTA through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Her work with us will be focused on supporting EcO Attainment Network strategies to increase educational attainment of adults in southeast Indiana. Additionally, she will be broadening the awareness [...]

EcO Network Welcomes Taylor Tertocha, IN Adult Promise VISTA2018-12-12T14:13:09+00:00

EcO Network Presents at NCAN National Conference

The Community Education Coalition’s EcO Network initiative presented at the fall 2018 NCAN National Conference in Pittsburgh.  It was an honor to be accepted into this highly competitive conference to conduct an advanced skill level effective practices workshop on management and leadership. Our session, Moving Beyond Programs: Rethinking Networks to Maximize Cross-sector Partnerships, spoke to programs [...]

EcO Network Presents at NCAN National Conference2018-10-09T11:22:51+00:00

Lumina Talent Hub- Learning Lab

A team from southeast Indiana recently attended a Learning Lab in Nashville, TN, along with five other Talent Hub sites from across the country.   The two-day convening was sponsored by Lumina Foundation, Jobs for the Future, and Kresge Foundation.  Attendees from Albuquerque, Cincinnati, Nashville, Tulsa, Columbus and Elkhart County Indiana participated in peer consultancy [...]

Lumina Talent Hub- Learning Lab2018-10-09T11:17:23+00:00

Speakers challenge, encourage Latino students: 220 attend conference in Columbus

The Republic 10/6/2018 by Mark Webber If opportunities for successful lives seem elusive for local Hispanics, obstacles can be overcome through effort. That message was delivered Friday to 220 Latino students in grades 7-10 during the first “Es Posible” conference, presented by the Latino Education Group, a program of the Community Education Coalition. Delivering the [...]

Speakers challenge, encourage Latino students: 220 attend conference in Columbus2018-12-06T16:00:12+00:00