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Shafer Leadership Academy Seeks Community Engagement and Inclusion Director

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Muncie Nonprofit Shafer Leadership Academy is seeking a Community Engagement and Inclusion Director to build relationships with underserved communities across East Central Indiana, with a specific focus on growing its network within Delaware County. The Community Engagement and Inclusion Director will serve as a brand ambassador, working to connect underrepresented…

How Ivy Tech’s Terri Sanders is training student leaders with inspiration from life, Shafer Leadership Academy, and Spider-Man

It was the fall of 2020. Twelve Ivy Tech Community College students from the Muncie campus had been selected to participate in the Student Leadership Academy, an annual 10-week leadership training program. Participants would be rewarded with a three-credit scholarship. As Assistant Director of Student Support & Development, it was…

Muncie Youth Stock ReFreeGerator on Southside

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More than 30 high school students lead innovative project to combat food insecurity.  Masked high school students gathered around an unplugged refrigerator painted with vibrant pastel triangles. They took turns packing nonperishable food items into every tray and compartment, then they left. A week later, the refrigerator was gone. “It…

‘I found my why at Emergence’

Shafer Leadership Academy program helped Dorica Young-Watson find her voice. The kids in Dorica Young-Watson’s third-grade class excitedly shared their costumes for the school Halloween parade, a highlight of Young-Watson’s year. “I’m going to be Wonder Woman,” she announced, proudly. “You can’t be Wonder Woman,” a boy stated, matter-of-factly. “Wonder…