Dr. David Maharry (right) tutors a student at the Crawfordsville Adult Resource Center.
Dr. David Maharry (right) tutors a student at the Crawfordsville Adult Resource Center.

Crawfordsville Adult Resource Academy (CARA) prepares adults for taking the High School Equivalency test (HSE), an important step for those wishing to improve their employability and/or prepare themselves for post-secondary education.
Many students come with barriers, but paying for their education at CARA is not one of them.  All educational services are offered for free and they accept students at any level, from any service agency or referral program and set them up with an individualized educational plan to help them succeed.  However, the HSE a separate entity from CARA and a fee of $90 is charged which many who are unemployed, or under-employed simply do not have.
With a $1,000 MCCF 25th Anniversary Grant, CARA can now award scholarships, full or partial, to those who need it.
Acquiring the HSE opens many new doors and opportunities and CARA encourages students to seek higher education or higher level of employment whenever possible.  To learn more about the services offered by CARA, call 362-2690.
Grant Supports Carnegie STEAM Programs
The Carnegie Museum can move full STEAM ahead with its summer STEAM programs with a boost of support through a MCCF 25th Anniversary Grant in the amount of $1,000.
STEAM is an expansion of STEM and stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.  With the funds, they are purchasing equipment and supplies for the programs and this week a shipment of three new microscopes arrived.  One of the three is capable of projecting the image onto a monitor so that it can be viewed by others, perfect for the educational setting.
The museum is about to launch “Summer at the Carnegie Museum.”  This is geared to elementary aged children and their families and is offered free of charge. Registration begins June 1 and the program continues through August 6.  Children complete a wide variety of activities and earn prizes.
The museum is becoming well known for its educational programming throughout the year with events such as Pi Day, NanoDays, Robotics Day, Maker Day (coming up June 4th), and Brain Day, as well as Student Art Shows.
The museum, recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Historical Organization Award presented by the Indiana Historical Society, will also host a national traveling exhibit called, “Roll, Drop, Bounce, The Science of Motion” this summer.  The museum is located at 222 S. Washington St., Crawfordsville and hours Wednesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  as well as Tuesdays in June and July.  The phone number is 362-4618.

Montgomery County Community Foundation has awarded more than $17 million in grants and scholarships here in Montgomery County in its 25-year existence.   To celebrate its 25th anniversary, twenty-five, one-thousand dollar grants are being awarded throughout 2016.   Nonprofits with the IRS designation of 501 (c)(3) may apply and the application may be found at www.mccf-in.org under the “Grants” tab, in the “Grants Tool Box.”