Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/3/2019 - 7:00 PM
Category: AGENDA
Type: Action
Subject: RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT: My Community, My Vision Grant from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA)
NCA/AdvancED District Strategic Plan:
File Attachment:
My Community, My Vision Program Grant, 2019-2020.pdf
News Article, New bike park gets student violators, Post-Tribune, September 23, 2019.pdf
Summary: Mr. Schultz’s Civil Engineering and Architecture (CEA) has won a grant offered through IUPUI titled My Community, My Vision. My Community, My Vision (MCMV) is a youth community planning program sponsored by Indiana Housing and Community Development (IHCDA) that engages high school youth and college students in Indiana. The program was developed with the belief that young people in Indiana should not have to leave their hometowns in order to make a positive impact. Previous participating groups have implemented public art projects, canoe and kayak launches, community gardens, public movie nights, small business partnerships, community crime prevention initiatives, and tactical urbanism projects for community engagement.

My Community, My Vision has the following goals:

Empower Indiana youth to discover and develop a vision for their communities.
Connect youth and community leaders.
Inspire Indiana’s youth to become Indiana’s leaders.
Encourage youth to return to or stay in their hometowns.
Educate youth about civic involvement.
Promote youth-driven comprehensive community development with a focus on aspects of quality places including affordable housing, leadership, transportation, community health, entrepreneurship, place-making, and art.
Teach youth about the public project and implementation process.
The grant will provide much needed funds in the amount of $5,000 to work on a local project. The class has partnered with the City of Hobart, Hobart Parks Department, IUPUI, local enthusiasts, and a number of non-profit organizations to survey, design, and build a mountain bike trail park just north of the High School.
Recommendation: That the Board accept the My Community, My Vision grant in the amount of $5,000.00.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Pat Schoon - Board Secretary
Signed By:
Dr. Peggy Buffington - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Rikki A. Guthrie Moved, Member Karen J. Robbins seconded to approve the Original motion 'That the Board accept the My Community, My Vision grant in the amount of $5,000.00.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
Terry D. Butler     Yes
Michael J. Rogers     Yes
Karen J. Robbins     Yes
Donald H. Rogers     Yes
Stuart B. Schultz     Yes
Rikki A. Guthrie     Yes
Sandra J. Hillan     Yes