My Community, My Vision

My Community, My Vision (MCMV) is a youth planning partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and a graduate school program in the state of Indiana. 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 a college 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 college 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.

2018-2019 Program

Applications are due in September. For more information on the program and the application process for this year’s MCMV program, register to attend the free webinar.

Click here to register for the 2018-2019 My Community, My Vision webinar on July 10th at 10 am EST. 

2017-2018 Program

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).

City of LaPorte

City of Logansport/Cass County

Purdue Polytechnic School

Irvington Prepatory Academy

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at mcmv@ihcda.in.gov .

2016-17 Program

Crawfordsville plan

Fort Wayne plan

Greenfield plan

Greensburg plan

Shelbyville plan

2015-16 Program

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

2014-15 Program

Hanover plan

Rushville plan

Vevay (Switzerland County) plan

Washington County plan

Lawrence County plan

Press Releases

October 19, 2016 - 2016-17 My Community, My Vision Program gets underway

April 13, 2016 - Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb joins students for My Community, My vision Final Event

May 26, 2015 - Lt. Governor Ellspermann encourages participation in My Community My Vision

September 18, 2014 - Lt. Governor Ellspermann Announces Participants in the First My Community, My Vision Program

September 27, 2014 - My Community, My Vision Session 1 Orientation Presentation

Contact

For more information on MCMV, please email mcmv@ihcda.in.gov or Carmen Lethig at CLethig@ihcda.in.gov