My Community, My Vision
My Community, My Vision (MCMV) is a youth planning partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ graduate program. The program is in its fifth year and was developed with the belief that young people in Indiana should not have to leave their hometowns in order to achieve their dreams. Previous participating groups have developed community vision plans that lay the groundwork for student entrepreneurship opportunities, community gardens, bike-share programs, farmer's markets, and other programs students wanted to see brought to their hometown. Past youth-driven plans have been adopted by local units of government and one group even raised about $4,000 in grant funding and in-kind donations to implement projects developed in the MCMV planning process.
Local units of government (LUGs) and high school student groups will work in partnership with an IUPUI student mentor during the school year to create a youth-driven community vision plan. With input from the high school students and support from the LUG, the IUPUI student mentor will create a vision plan based on the students’ ideas for their communities. Student teams will be required to devote time each week (an average of 1 to 2 hours, with occasional travel) toward the creation of the plan, as well as attend several all-group meetings throughout the course of the program year. The 2018-2019 MCMV program year will be from September 2018 to April 2019. Groups selected to participate will receive money to implement a community supported, youth-driven project.
Click here to view the 2018-2019 My Community, My Vision webinar presentation
Click here to access the 2018-2019 My Community, My Vision informational flier
The 2017-2018 My Community, My Vision (MCMV) program is now closed. Please see below to review the submitted plans from this year, completed with support from the Ball State University’s School of Urban Planning and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA). This year's participants were the City of LaPorte, City of Logansport/Cass County, Purdue Polytechnic School (Indianapolis), and Irvington Preparatory Academy (Indianapolis).
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Fort Wayne plan
Gary - ARISE plan
Anderson Community Schools - COMPASS plan
DeKalb High School - JAG plan
Hamilton Heights - Business Professionals of America (BPA) plan
Martinsville High School - DECA plan
Muncie Central High School plan
Vevay (Switzerland County) plan
Washington County plan
Lawrence County plan
October 19, 2016 - 2016-17 My Community, My Vision Program gets underway
September 27, 2014 - My Community, My Vision Session 1 Orientation Presentation