Youth First, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization based in Evansville, Indiana, and primarily serves the Southwest Indiana region. Youth First follows the best practices recommended by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and other experts in the field of prevention. The agency provides programs with proven outcomes, regularly evaluating results and making improvements as needed. Many of Youth First’s programs are listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices operated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Youth First is governed by a Board of Directors and funded by charitable donations, grants, and fees for services.
The mission is to deliver individualized support and resources to anyone impacted by cancer. Their core values drive every aspect of their mission: community, compassion, hope, education and empowerment. In no particular order but working in synergy to bring their vision to reality, as we breathe, survive and thrive through cancer.
With a mission to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all, our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child, and when a community comes together for the common good.
The Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association offers support, care, and hope… right here at home. Hope comes from a commitment to improve the lives of MS patients and their families. There are people in our rural areas who are not aware of the current treatments and the importance of intervention soon after the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis is made. We know we can reach those patients by having a more visible presence within the Tri-State.
During this time of discovery of new medications, and treatments for MS patients, we want to afford everyone the opportunity to enhance their quality of life. Current treatment regimens are profoundly changing the lives of people today, but there are many who are uninsurable and do not qualify for financial assistance to cover the cost of these treatments. The Tri-State Multiple Sclerosis Association will make every effort to facilitate their needs, whether it is an assisting device, a wheelchair ramp, medication, or other special considerations.
EVSC Foundation is dedicated to ensuring student success by maximizing individual, organizational, and business support for the benefit of the students of the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC). EVSC Foundation focuses on funds to meet EVSC short-term goals and needs while also focusing on planned giving donations which create funding to sustain EVSC programs and activities for generations to come. Giving a gift to EVSC Foundation makes a lasting difference in the present and the future of the EVSC community. Beyond the personal satisfaction of making a difference in the lives of students, gifts to EVSC Foundation are tax deductible within the guidelines of the IRS. There are many ways to give that allow you to make a greater impact on our schools.
The Ivy Tech Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established to direct contributions to provide support for the students and programs of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. The Foundation, organized in 1969, has contributed greatly to the statewide growth and development of the College. It continues to provide services where needed, especially in the area of financial support for Ivy Tech students.
Easter Seals provides exceptional services, education, outreach, and advocacy so that people living with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities can live, learn, work, and play in our communities. Children and adults with disabilities and special needs find highest-quality services designed to meet their individual needs when they come to Easter Seals. Teams of therapists, teachers, and other health professionals help each person overcome obstacles to independence and reach his or her personal goals. Easter Seals also includes families as active members of any therapy program, and offers the support families need. Easter Seals provides many programs and services such as Autism Services, Children’s Services, Adult Services, Senior Services, Military & Veterans, Employment & Training, Medical Rehabilitation, Camping & Recreation, and Brain Health.
Empowering individuals, children, and families; lighting their path to stability and hope through counseling, adoption services, and community outreach.
Every child and adult needs and deserves support, love, encouragement, safety, and an opportunity to thrive; a chance to achieve their personal potential and make a difference in the world. Lampion Center lights the way for these hopes and dreams to become reality.
Since 1885 Lampion Center has changed lives through counseling, family strengthening programs, psychological testing and evaluation, adoption services, crisis services, school and workplace programs, outreach, and community advocacy. We bring light and hope to the lives of individuals and families in southwestern Indiana by guiding them and walking side by side with them through the transitions, challenges, and traumas experienced in life.
Lampion Center is a United Way agency that takes a leadership role as a dynamic forward-thinking organization, working in partnership with others to create innovative responses to emerging issues and needs.
We maintain the trust of the community by being a stable, responsibly managed organization.
JA of Southwestern Indiana is a volunteer driven, non-profit educational organization. JA provides in and after-school programs for students in grades K-12 focusing on entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy.
Junior Achievement is the world’s largest and fastest-growing non-profit economic education organization. Our programs are taught by classroom volunteers from the business community in your area across America and in over 119 countries worldwide.
Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana began in 1964. Since that time the program has grown to serve over 22,000 students in its 13 county service area, which includes Southwestern Indiana and Southeastern Illinois. Junior Achievement is a volunteer driven, non-profit organization.
This year more than 500 business professionals, parents, retirees, and college students from this community will enter our schools to teach Junior Achievement programs. These volunteers use their personal experiences to make the Junior Achievement curricula practical and realistic. Providing children with positive adult role models, who illustrate ways to build self-confidence, develop skills, and find avenues of success in our free enterprise system, is a hallmark of Junior Achievement.
Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80 majors. A public higher education institution, located on a beautiful 1,400-acre campus in Evansville, Indiana, USI offers programs through the College of Liberal Arts, Romain College of Business, College of Nursing and Health Professions, and the Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education.
USI is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engaged University and offers continuing education and special programs to more than 15,000 participants annually through its Division of Outreach and Engagement. The University offers study-abroad opportunities in more than 60 countries, and is host to international students from around the globe.
The USI Foundation raises funds for activities not covered by state appropriations such as scholarships, academic projects, athletic programs, and other special needs. The Presidential Scholarship Program of the Foundation is providing full scholarships for selected valedictorians and salutatorians from Indiana high schools. There are 40 Presidential Scholars enrolled. The Foundation also provides funding for 10 Deans Scholarships and six B/MD Scholarships each year.
It is our mission to provide access to historical, recreational, educational, and cultural materials and services free of charge to all community residents, regardless of age, race, class, or gender. When you obtain a Willard Library card, you are celebrating an Evansville tradition of 120 years—patronage of the oldest public library in Indiana. The Willard Library staff looks forward to providing you with the personalized service for which the Library has been known since 1885.
One of Southwestern Indiana’s most established and significant cultural institutions, the Evansville Museum is a general museum with comprehensive collections in art, history, anthropology, and science. In 2004, the Evansville Museum of Arts, History and Science celebrated its 100th anniversary of its collection. It is interesting to recall the origins of the collection and of the institutions that have been charged with its care for the past 100-plus years.