Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES: 28th Annual Conference on Youth



Strategies to Overcome Trauma and Build Resiliency

Thursday, October 5, 2017 8 am – 4 pm

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

Funded in part by a grant from Foellinger Foundation
Registration Fee: $40 (no extra fee for credit card payment)

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, all sessions, and conference materials

Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES is Allen County’s positive youth development initiative, offering training and support to youth workers and youth serving organizations.  Developed by and under the supervision of Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division.

For more information about the 28th Annual Conference on Youth and to register, go to Need a paper form?  Call Great KIDS (260) 449-7272

Job Opportunity: Embassy Theatre Programming Director

Programming Director

Embassy Theatre

The Embassy Theatre is a busy downtown Fort Wayne nonprofit historical venue with many stage and private events. We are seeking a skilled, strategic and innovative programming director who will be responsible for finding and negotiating stage rentals, building relationships with promoters, presenting Embassy-originated stage events, managing programming staff and working as a collaborative team member. A bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least three years of related experience is preferred for this key revenue-producing and mission-enhancing position. Salary range begins at $50,000.

Send resume, three references and cover letter via e-mail to or mail to Embassy Theatre, executive director, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802, by Oct. 20.


Indiana Arts Homecoming

Annual Convening of the Arts, October 4-6, Indianapolis

The Indiana Arts Commission proud to present their new annual convening of Indiana’s statewide arts community: artists, arts organizations, arts educators, arts supporters — anyone and everyone who wants to come together and grow Indiana’s vibrant arts scene. There, arts peers will celebrate, connect, and gain new skills for engaging their community.


Here’s some of what’s in store for you at this year’s Arts Homecoming:
• Connect with peers and build new connections
• Gain new skills for engaging your local community and growing your collaborative networks
• Celebrate the Hoosier arts innovation and impact that’s happening all over our state.

See the schedule and activities here;  and hotel accommodation information.

Registration is $75 per person. Event parking is included with registration. Online registration will close two weeks before the event on September 20, 2017. If your registration needs to be invoiced to you, please email Miah Michaelsen at

The IAC would like to thank the Central Indiana Community Foundation as the lead sponsor for the scholarship program helping to bring folks from around the state to attend the Indiana Arts Homecoming and Herron School of Art and Design for donating space for the opening reception.

Job Opportunity- Science Central: Exhibit & Facilities Intern

Exhibit & Facilities InternScience Central

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Involvement with informal, hands-on, educational science center programs (physical, natural and applied sciences); the Intern will work with the Exhibits & Facilities Director and the Exhibits & Facilities Manager to determine which new exhibits are needed or existing exhibits are to be repaired. The Intern would assist with researching repairs (tools, materials, etc.) and creating new exhibits. Once approved, the Intern would initiate repairs and/or design and construct the exhibits and help install them.

The Exhibits & Facilities Intern will be responsible for researching, designing, constructing and installing hands-on science exhibits at Science Central. The Intern would also be involved with maintaining and repairing existing exhibits.

Duties and responsibilities may include:

  • Design and build new exhibits or components of exhibits
  • Research and purchase exhibits and facilities parts and equipment
  • Install and maintain new exhibits
  • Install and maintain traveling/temporary exhibitions
  • Maintain, clean, repair and install permanent exhibits
  • Demonstrate good teamwork and communication with staff

REQUIRED SKILLS:  Engineering, design, mechanical aptitude; comfort with and interest in science and education; both team-oriented and self-directed; flexibility; problem-solver; professional in attitude and appearance; energetic, enthusiastic. Be able to lift 40 lbs.

QUALIFICATIONS:   Building Construction Management; Construction technology; Design Technology; Engineering Technology; Industrial Technology; Manufacturing, Production & Operations; Mechanical Engineering Technology; Pre-engineering; and Visual Communications.

SCHEDULE:  Temporary intern position August 2017 – April 2018.  10-20 hours per week. Schedule would be flexible, with days and time to be agreed upon by Exhibits & Facilities Director and Intern.

SALARY:  $10/hour

APPLY:  Open posting, positions filled as needed. Send cover letter, resume and list of professional references (minimum of 3) to:

Human Resources Director
Science Central
1950 North Clinton Street
Fort Wayne, IN  46805
Fax: (260) 422-2899

Science Central is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Opportunity: Fort Wayne Philharmonic – Patron Services Associate

Duties and Responsibilities:The Patron Services Associate is responsible for processing patron ticket orders, exchanges, special ticket requests and donations received with ticket purchases, including cash handling, and accurate computer entry. Customer service responsibilities include outbound calling, greeting all guests at The Phil Center and handling patron issues and concerns. Estimated schedule is 20-25 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.


The successful candidate will have a personal commitment to symphonic music, demonstrate the ability to work in a fast paced, high energy environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously. S/he will have excellent telephone and sales skills, possess a strong attention to detail, and good computer skills. S/he will be able to demonstrate a willingness to be a team player in a highly collaborative environment. The successful candidate will possess the following customer service traits; conscientiousness, respectful, shows initiative, good listener, persistent, coachable, positive, resourceful, polite, and unflappable.


$9.25 per hour. Benefits include paid vacation, holiday and sick leave.

Application Deadline:

September 15, 2017

Application Procedure:

Send letter of application and resume via mail or email to

Doug Dennis, Patron Relations Manager
4901 Fuller Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835.

No phone inquiries, please.

Job Opportunity: United Way – Community Navigator

Community Navigator Position

Do you have a heart for helping others? 2-1-1 is a trusted source of information and resource navigation. We embrace equity, kindness and empathy, and serve all people regardless of faith, income, race, gender expression, ability, age or family status. 2-1-1 is committed to being the first, most essential resource to anyone who needs help or information. Sound like something you would like to be a part of? We are hiring for a part time Community Navigator! Mon-Fri 9:00-3:00 Apply today!

Full description below:

Make a difference in your community by joining United Way’s 211 Team of expert, dedicated and compassionate Community Navigators. We provide on-the-job training for people who are interested in connecting people with housing, food, utility assistance, support groups, health care, legal aid and other vital community supports.  We are currently seeking a dedicated candidate with related experience in non-profit, case management, crisis hotline or information and referral services to join our team as a Part-Time Community Navigator working 25 hours per week. $11-13 per hour, depending on experience.   Flexible afternoon hours.

Community Navigators help people to identify their goals, prioritize their needs, and connect them to valuable community resources. Community Navigators are skilled in helping individuals, families and providers identify, understand and effectively use the programs that are part of the human service delivery system. Resource navigation takes place in-person (either onsite or offsite), via phone, email, mail or text messages.

Community Navigators serve as knowledge brokers in health and human services by utilizing excellent communication skills, expertise and compassion to identify and provide high-quality resources.

The right candidate will have the following skills:

Actively and skillfully conceptualize, apply, analyze and/or evaluate information gathered from assessments
Excellent reading comprehension, listening, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to maintain a positive, compassionate and professional attitude, even in times of stress
Must have effective active listening and problem solving skills
Knowledge of community, regional and state human and social service resources
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
Ability to perform with frequent interruptions and/or distractions
Must be able to adapt to and retain constantly changing information
Display initiative to take on additional projects and tasks
Must be willing and able to meet AIRS certification standards
Demonstrated personal computer skills with MS Office applications and other software applications

Meet the Funders 2017

Tuesday, August 22

Join us for the 16th annual Meet the Funders event presented by the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center. There are two portions beginning with a panel discussion, followed by the forum sessions where nonprofit attendees can learn about each foundation in more detail.  This year representatives from Arts United, Lincoln Financial, McMillen Foundation, PNC Bank 2016 MTF paneland St. Joseph Community Health Foundation will be participating.

Panel │9:15-10:00 a.m. │ACPL Theater

The Panel portion begins promptly at 9:15 with funders discussing how their foundation meets its mission through grant awards. Questions for the panel will include:

  • What wisdom would you like young organizations and new grant seekers to know about grant seeking and grant requests?
  • What is the best way to approach your foundation as a first time grant seeking organization?
  • What makes a grant proposal stand out in your mind as well-written and compelling?
  • What are the worst mistakes a grant seeker could make with your foundation?
  • If an organization is granted funding, what kind of information does your foundation require in a grant report, how frequently and how does it affect any future grants? Registration requested but not required.

Forum │10:15 – 12:05 p.m. │Theater, Globe, Meeting rooms A, B & C

MTF forum2016After a fifteen minute break attendees will convene in one of the five locations above to hear from each of the funders in more detail.  This also provides attendees an opportunity to ask more specific questions of  foundation representatives. Register for the Forum here.

Who should attend?  Any staff, or board member of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Allen County and Northeast Indiana (three presenting funders award outside Allen County); new, or novice proposal writers; executive directors, board members of young nonprofit agencies (under 3 years of operations); free-lance grant writers or individuals considering a career in nonprofit development.

What will I get out of those three hours?

For newbies – a better understanding of philanthropy in our community; specific knowledge about the foundations represented and probably some very good tips from them.  Seasoned professional will learn what, if anything, has changed at one or more of their potential or present funding partner. Board members and volunteers – the more you learn about foundations in our community the better prepared you are to support your nonprofit’s staff and programs with understanding.

There is still time to register!