Class of 2013-2014

Alternatives, Inc. Coalition of Hancock County

This project’s mission was to create, conduct and analyze a community survey on the subject of domestic and sexual violence.  The end result was to use the data to form the Hancock County Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and then develop a plan to how best serve the residents of Hancock County.

Group Members:
Katie Byers – Hancock Regional Hospital
Becky Gaines – New Palestine History Museum
Elizabeth Kennedy – Elanco, Inc.
Sharon Kramer – Hancock Regional Hospital
Andrew Wilkins – Greenfield Daily Reporter
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Hancock County Career Success Coalition

To develop a strategic marketing plan to increase member organizations and community awareness. The goal was to increase the number of residents in Hancock County with a post-secondary education.

Group Members:
Penny Givan – Hamilton County Corrections
Kellie McBride – Hancock Wellness Center
Christa Riggs – NineStar Connect
Matt Simpson – PNC Bank
Alyse Vail – Hancock County Community Foundation
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Greenfield Parks & Recreation Marketing

The project was to investigate an electronic message sign on US 40 and Apple or directly on Apple Street near the Elmore Center entrance.  The Greenfield Parks Dept. would like to promote their programs more aggressively and raise the level of marketing.

Group Members:
Sarah Greulich – Greenfield-Central Schools
Janet Mann – Southern Hancock Community Schools
Jeanna Phillips – Hancock Regional Hospital
Barb Roark – Hancock County Public Library
Earl Shaw – NineStar Connect

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Women’s Resource Center

The newly formed non-profit Women’s Resource Center was in need of a website that was easily accessible to their potential clients.  The website was created to help women the tools, resources and guidance to become financially stable and gainfully employed.

Group Members:
Christy Hilton – Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation
Amanda Hoagland – Southern Hancock Community School Corporation
Alana Lashaway – The Daily Reporter
Brad McClarnon – Greenfield Banking Company
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Little Free Library

To involve businesses and organizations within the community to build mini portable libraries in specific locations in the county.  The mini libraries will house donated or “retired” unsold books for individuals to read at the location or take home to read.

Group Members:
Jeff Butts – Hancock County Public Library
Cathy Lowes – Hancock Regional Hospital
Andrea Mallory – Greenfield Chamber of Commerce
Karen Niemeier – Hancock Madison Shelby Education Services