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  • Episode

    September 18th, 2019

    Airdate: September 18, 2019

    We're got another great episode of educational initiatives lined up for you. This week, we learn about responsive classrooms and how they work. We look at bullying and its effects on eating healthy or... (Show More)

    We're got another great episode of educational initiatives lined up for you. This week, we learn about responsive classrooms and how they work. We look at bullying and its effects on eating healthy or not. Learning a foreign language is not just about learning the words and tenses, it is about the culture as well and we take a look into that. We also spotlight the Early Learning Summit to see how businesses are making the connection how important quality early childhood education can be to the community.

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      Responsive Classrooms

      Sometimes there needs to be a better balance between academic learning and social emotional learning. The Responsive Classroom bridges this gap through a set of research and evidence based practices m... (Show More)

      Sometimes there needs to be a better balance between academic learning and social emotional learning. The Responsive Classroom bridges this gap through a set of research and evidence based practices meant to create a safe, joyful and engaging classroom and school community for the students and the teachers. We explore how a school corporation is putting this idea into practice at the elementary level.

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      Bullying: Truly a Health Issue

      The rates of childhood bullying have risen over the last couple of years. To address this issue the St Joseph County Medical Society all middle school students out to take part in multiple workshops t... (Show More)

      The rates of childhood bullying have risen over the last couple of years. To address this issue the St Joseph County Medical Society all middle school students out to take part in multiple workshops to help prevent and address issues like stress control, cyber bullying, healthy eating and opioids/drug abuse, along with lunch in hopes of helping the students understand ways to combat the effects of bullying can have on their health.

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      The Early Learning Summit

      Giving toddlers access to quality early learning can be very important for the development of a child. Yet so many children go without a quality learning daycare program through the state of Indiana. ... (Show More)

      Giving toddlers access to quality early learning can be very important for the development of a child. Yet so many children go without a quality learning daycare program through the state of Indiana. This can be for a variety of reason including family fit, conflicting work schedules, and even finances. Ready To Grow St. Joe presented a summit to teach and help community leaders address this growing issue.

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      The Language Company - South Bend

      Many people can find themselves going to school or even working in a place where they may not have a firm grasp on the local language. That's why there are places that offer them the chance to grow th... (Show More)

      Many people can find themselves going to school or even working in a place where they may not have a firm grasp on the local language. That's why there are places that offer them the chance to grow those skills. The Language Company helps by providing instruction in language along with cultural opportunities to those looking for educational, professional and personal enrichment.

  • Episode

    September 11th, 2019

    Airdate: September 11, 2019

    In this episode of Education Counts, we find out about a program called "No Malice Required," see how a movement-based preschool engages learning, watch grad students teach families and children the w... (Show More)

    In this episode of Education Counts, we find out about a program called "No Malice Required," see how a movement-based preschool engages learning, watch grad students teach families and children the wonders of chemistry and find out about a program in Elkhart County that is feeding people from the ground up.

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      ND Chem Demo Team

      When kids hear the word science, they often imagine a world of lab coats and numbers on a board. But science can also be fun. Groups like the Chem Demo Team at the University of Notre Dame show off ju... (Show More)

      When kids hear the word science, they often imagine a world of lab coats and numbers on a board. But science can also be fun. Groups like the Chem Demo Team at the University of Notre Dame show off just how fun science experiments can be for young students. Like the name suggests, the team demonstrates hands-on activities for school children to help them develop an interest in science.

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      No Malice Required: Achieving Equity for All

      The world we live in is becoming more and more diverse, people working together from all walks of life. Understanding another cultures background and experiences can present a barrier in the work and ... (Show More)

      The world we live in is becoming more and more diverse, people working together from all walks of life. Understanding another cultures background and experiences can present a barrier in the work and school. To address this issue Dr. Mary Bacon held a discussion called No Malice Required, Achieving Equity for All. This presentation helped to address cultural differences and experiences as well as how our differences can bring us together.  

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      Academy Arts Preschool

      In looking for different and unique pre-k programs, we discovered one who uses movement and dance to reinforce academic learning. At Academy Arts Preschool, children ages three to five get to learn th... (Show More)

      In looking for different and unique pre-k programs, we discovered one who uses movement and dance to reinforce academic learning. At Academy Arts Preschool, children ages three to five get to learn the basics of education through movement and hands on activities. These students are taking their first steps towards their educational futures.

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    September 4th, 2019

    Airdate: September 4, 2019

    All new segments from the world of education is what we have planned in this episode of EducationCounts. We've found an artist residency at the South Bend Museum of Art, a pond study class at Fernwood... (Show More)

    All new segments from the world of education is what we have planned in this episode of EducationCounts. We've found an artist residency at the South Bend Museum of Art, a pond study class at Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve and learning about women's contributions in South Bend history through the Michiana Women Leaders organization. We also highlight the LGBTQ Center, a place that promotes inclusivity, empowerment through outreach and education.

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      Pond Study for Kids

      Getting outside and up close to nature is an important part of being a kid. At Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, children are able to get hands on learning through their Pond Study class.... (Show More)

      Getting outside and up close to nature is an important part of being a kid. At Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve, children are able to get hands on learning through their Pond Study class. The kids aren't just learning about wetlands in a classroom, they're right in the thick of it and finding the various critters who live there.

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      College Summer Residency Program

      For students studying art in college, the summer months can often be a time where the creative flow gets put on hold. But some have the chance to keep working on their craft through a summer residency... (Show More)

      For students studying art in college, the summer months can often be a time where the creative flow gets put on hold. But some have the chance to keep working on their craft through a summer residency program at the South Bend Museum of Art. Here, they get to use the museum's creative spaces and receive feedback on their works in progress they may not receive while in school.

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      The LGBTQ Center

      In the city of South Bend lies a place that works to promote inclusivity and empowerment for LGBTQ members in our community. This organization achieves its goals by educating and offering resources to... (Show More)

      In the city of South Bend lies a place that works to promote inclusivity and empowerment for LGBTQ members in our community. This organization achieves its goals by educating and offering resources to affirming and accepting workplaces and schools. They also provide diversity training, a research-validated substance abuse prevention program, social groups, and more.

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      Michiana Women Leaders

      It's often said that behind every great man is a great woman. Terri Russ noticed that when people told the story of South Bend's history it was often stories of the men who made it happen, but what sh... (Show More)

      It's often said that behind every great man is a great woman. Terri Russ noticed that when people told the story of South Bend's history it was often stories of the men who made it happen, but what she would later learn is that the women of South Bend made an incredible impact for this community as well and their stories deserved to be heard and shared. This resulted in the founding of the Michiana Women Leaders organization, where they work to chronicle, celebrate and recognize the many women who made a difference in our community.

  • Episode

    July 24th, 2019

    Airdate: July 24, 2019

    Join us on Education Counts Michiana this week for more educational initiatives. Check out a new B.A. program at Holy Cross College that is teaching teachers who will be going to Indian reservations a... (Show More)

    Join us on Education Counts Michiana this week for more educational initiatives. Check out a new B.A. program at Holy Cross College that is teaching teachers who will be going to Indian reservations and how local teachers are getting an opportunity to apply those skills in South Bend classrooms. We take a look at the outreach programs presented by the Elkhart Environmental Center for children and adults. Find out how parents and siblings of medically fragile children are offered a bit of respite at A Rose Place for Children. Learn how Lake Michigan College is teaching adults from around the world English as a new language.

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      Holy Cross College: New BA Program

      The staff at Holy Cross College have been working on creating and introducing a brand new BA Program to its students . This program will make it possible for teachers in Native American reservation sc... (Show More)

      The staff at Holy Cross College have been working on creating and introducing a brand new BA Program to its students . This program will make it possible for teachers in Native American reservation schools to complete their BA and teaching credentials with a mix of online and two week summer sessions. The program will also be available to teachers aides in the South Bend School Corporation in the future. Holy Cross Hopes that their efforts can help to increase teacher diversity in local schools.

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      ESL Classes

      At Lake Michigan College, non-native English speakers over the age of 18 are given the opportunity to learn about U.S. Culture and the English language. This course is meant to help those who take it ... (Show More)

      At Lake Michigan College, non-native English speakers over the age of 18 are given the opportunity to learn about U.S. Culture and the English language. This course is meant to help those who take it be better prepared to enter the workforce or go to college.

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      Elkhart Environmental Center

      Once a dumping ground, the Elkhart Environmental Center was revitalized into thriving nature area. Through programs designed for children and adults, the center hopes to convey the importance of prese... (Show More)

      Once a dumping ground, the Elkhart Environmental Center was revitalized into thriving nature area. Through programs designed for children and adults, the center hopes to convey the importance of preserving the natural world around us.

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      A Rosie Place for Children

      A Rosie Place For Children serves all 92 counties in the state of Indiana by offering respite care for medically fragile children. They are not like your traditional hospital, they try to emphasize a ... (Show More)

      A Rosie Place For Children serves all 92 counties in the state of Indiana by offering respite care for medically fragile children. They are not like your traditional hospital, they try to emphasize a home away from home environment with respect to current care givers. The staff works hard so that every child is supported and can flourish in this environment. They even offer online resources for families seeking programs and services.

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    July 17th, 2019

    Airdate: July 17, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana brings you four new stories this week from educators and programs that are making a difference spanning from preschool through lifelong learning. The Underground Railroad Day... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana brings you four new stories this week from educators and programs that are making a difference spanning from preschool through lifelong learning. The Underground Railroad Days in Vandalia, Michigan showcases the legacy of historical sites and those who helped ensure freedom. We visited Wild School at Luna Hill Farm for a look at nature and natural learning. South Bend Woodworks shared toymaking process and their educational partnership with Goodwill Industries. We learn about the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and how the program is getting books in the hands of children.

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      Wild School

      Time and time again children have proven to be professionals at turning nothing into something. As a way of embracing that natural tendency to learning Luna Hill Farm created the Wild School. Here, ch... (Show More)

      Time and time again children have proven to be professionals at turning nothing into something. As a way of embracing that natural tendency to learning Luna Hill Farm created the Wild School. Here, children are able to get outside and problem solve using the tools found in the natural world around them.

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      Underground Railroad Days

      The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County is celebrating its 10th year collaborating with the Village of Vandalia, Michigan to recognize the legacy of The Underground Railroad in their community... (Show More)

      The Underground Railroad Society of Cass County is celebrating its 10th year collaborating with the Village of Vandalia, Michigan to recognize the legacy of The Underground Railroad in their community. The Underground Railroad Days is a 3 day event where guests can engage with historical sites from The Underground Railroad, learn more about the history, and even witness a play highlighting the seven stops to freedom. The Underground Railroad Days takes place annually the second weekend in July.

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      South Bend Woodworks

      For the people at South Bend Woodworks, quality is their number one priority. South Bend Woodworks is a toy manufacturer that specializes in creating handmade wooden toys and products to last a lifeti... (Show More)

      For the people at South Bend Woodworks, quality is their number one priority. South Bend Woodworks is a toy manufacturer that specializes in creating handmade wooden toys and products to last a lifetime. The South Bend Woodworks shop has even created toys for the White House Christmas party. Their shop is dedicated to training men and women in the art of Woodworking, even if they have no prior experience working with wood.

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    July 10th, 2019

    Airdate: July 10, 2019

    Education Counts Michiana features a look at teacher externships, a partnership with educators and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Find out how women are employed and empowered through Dr... (Show More)

    Education Counts Michiana features a look at teacher externships, a partnership with educators and the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Find out how women are employed and empowered through Dress for Success. A look at educational outreach through the Elkhart County Historical Museum took us on a trip to Bristol. Getting books in the hands of kids is the goal of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library.

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      Elkhart County History Museum

      The saying goes, those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. With multiple permanent exhibits, the Elkhart County Historical Museum is using education to foster appreciation and the pre... (Show More)

      The saying goes, those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. With multiple permanent exhibits, the Elkhart County Historical Museum is using education to foster appreciation and the preservation of local history.

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      Baby and Me

      Baby and Me is an interactive experience that puts babies on a path to becoming lifelong lovers of books and learning. The program was designed for babies up to 23 months old and their caregivers. It ... (Show More)

      Baby and Me is an interactive experience that puts babies on a path to becoming lifelong lovers of books and learning. The program was designed for babies up to 23 months old and their caregivers. It features storybook reading, songs, rhymes, and tons of activities to keep the little ones engaged.

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      Dress For Success Michiana

      Dress For Success Michiana is an organization that works to empower women in the professional world by providing support, a professional wardrobe, and developmental tools to help women thrive in the w... (Show More)

      Dress For Success Michiana is an organization that works to empower women in the professional world by providing support, a professional wardrobe, and developmental tools to help women thrive in the workplace and in everyday life.

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      Teacher Externship

      The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce created a bridge between teachers and business. The one-week externship gives educators the chance to work with professionals in various fields to gain know... (Show More)

      The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce created a bridge between teachers and business. The one-week externship gives educators the chance to work with professionals in various fields to gain knowledge and skills they can take back to their classrooms.

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    July 3rd, 2019

    Airdate: July 3, 2019

    We're serving up more stories from education and business this week including a look at how the University of Notre Dame is helping veterans through the Warrior Scholar Project, summer education progr... (Show More)

    We're serving up more stories from education and business this week including a look at how the University of Notre Dame is helping veterans through the Warrior Scholar Project, summer education programs helping to bridge the school year at the Plymouth Public Library, why you might want to participate in the Certified Innovation Mentor Program and how RUMERTIME Summer Camp is healing children.

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      RUMERTIME Summer Camp

      RUMERTIME Summer Camp is bringing families together by helping to foster healthier interpersonal relationships within the household. The camp is a two week long social-emotional wellness program for f... (Show More)

      RUMERTIME Summer Camp is bringing families together by helping to foster healthier interpersonal relationships within the household. The camp is a two week long social-emotional wellness program for families to get in touch with their emotions and manage issues within their relationships. The camp offers guidance, assistance with mindfulness, and works to destroy the stigma that comes with addressing mental health issues.

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      Certified Innovation Mentor Program

      Through this program, the Stayer Center works to help executives and other business leaders learn the art of innovation. Through hands on projects and learning, participants are able to resolve issues... (Show More)

      Through this program, the Stayer Center works to help executives and other business leaders learn the art of innovation. Through hands on projects and learning, participants are able to resolve issues of stagnation in creativity within their respective fields.

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      Summer Enrichment Programs

      The summer time often leads to the summer slip. To prevent this, the Plymouth Public Library offers free educational programs and activities to keep kids engaged during the summer months. There are al... (Show More)

      The summer time often leads to the summer slip. To prevent this, the Plymouth Public Library offers free educational programs and activities to keep kids engaged during the summer months. There are also programs geared towards adults to help keep minds sharp.

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      The Warrior-Scholar Project

      Warrior Scholar Project is on a mission to help veterans succeed in college. They provide mentoring , guidance, and a sense of community to veterans aiming to make the transition from being in the mil... (Show More)

      Warrior Scholar Project is on a mission to help veterans succeed in college. They provide mentoring , guidance, and a sense of community to veterans aiming to make the transition from being in the military to being a student at a four year university. In June, the organization visited veterans attending Notre Dame to host a two week long academic boot camp. There they provided resources and taught veterans about the various fields that they could possibly find work in.

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    May 22nd, 2019

    Airdate: May 22, 2019

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      Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

      It's becoming more important than ever to get children interested in reading as soon as possible. But sometimes children's books can be expensive. That's why Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is gear... (Show More)

      It's becoming more important than ever to get children interested in reading as soon as possible. But sometimes children's books can be expensive. That's why Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is geared towards building a child's personal library and brining the joy of reading to the next generation.

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      ETHOS Robotics

      At the ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart, students in grades K-12 get the chance to participate in building, programming, and competing in the field of robotics. We explore how these kids are able to... (Show More)

      At the ETHOS Innovation Center in Elkhart, students in grades K-12 get the chance to participate in building, programming, and competing in the field of robotics. We explore how these kids are able to use what they are learning on the field and turn it into a potential career path.

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      Mindful U

      Across the Michiana area students are practicing mindfulness to help them focus and stay attentive. At Darden Elementary School they introduced Mindful U Thursdays where their students work with profe... (Show More)

      Across the Michiana area students are practicing mindfulness to help them focus and stay attentive. At Darden Elementary School they introduced Mindful U Thursdays where their students work with professional yoga instructors to practice yoga and mindfulness skills.

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      Goodwill and WorkOne: Working With Veterans

      Goodwill Industries is giving veterans the opportunity to learn about the services that are available to them. Goodwill partnered with the WorkOne organization to help veterans on their job hunt, answ... (Show More)

      Goodwill Industries is giving veterans the opportunity to learn about the services that are available to them. Goodwill partnered with the WorkOne organization to help veterans on their job hunt, answer questions that many have about joining the workforce, and provide resources.

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    May 8th, 2019

    Airdate: May 8, 2019

    On this week's episode, we look at how high school students are learning about careers in the construction trades by visiting work sites. We follow up with the Inspired Leadership Initiative to see ho... (Show More)

    On this week's episode, we look at how high school students are learning about careers in the construction trades by visiting work sites. We follow up with the Inspired Leadership Initiative to see how fellows are applying knowledge beyond the classroom at the University of Notre Dame. Ivy Tech is creating a safety net for students through their new Pod 7 program. The AirZoo Museum in Kalamazoo is teaching students about science and history in its multi-disciplinary approach with hands-on education and restoration.

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      Air Zoo: Restoring History

      At the Air Zoo Museum, students get to be involved with an exciting new project, restoring World War II aircrafts found in Lake Michigan to their former glory. By using a hands on approach to learning... (Show More)

      At the Air Zoo Museum, students get to be involved with an exciting new project, restoring World War II aircrafts found in Lake Michigan to their former glory. By using a hands on approach to learning the museum hopes this will provide a fun way to learn about history and inspire students to join the aviation industry.

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      Ivy Tech: Pod 7

      Life happens and there is nothing you can do to stop that, but Ivy Tech doesn't want life to stop its students from going to school and reaching their goals. In response to this issue, the school laun... (Show More)

      Life happens and there is nothing you can do to stop that, but Ivy Tech doesn't want life to stop its students from going to school and reaching their goals. In response to this issue, the school launched its Pod 7 program to help provide assistance to students in need. This Programs helps provide things like food, daycare, financial assistance, and other resources to help students cope when life happens.

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      Construction Trades Day

      Many members of the current construction field are getting up there in years and will soon be retiring. This is why groups have been working together to put on special job fairs highlighting the diffe... (Show More)

      Many members of the current construction field are getting up there in years and will soon be retiring. This is why groups have been working together to put on special job fairs highlighting the different construction trades. High school students got the chance to see first hand what members of the constructions industry do while working on job sites.

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      Inspired Leadership Initiative: A Look Ahead

      As the academic year comes to a close, we meet up again with members of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to see what they've learned and what they will take with them... (Show More)

      As the academic year comes to a close, we meet up again with members of the Inspired Leadership Initiative at the University of Notre Dame to see what they've learned and what they will take with them into the future. We find out what the fellows learned and see how the program moves towards its next set of incoming members.

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    May 1st, 2019

    Airdate: May 1, 2019

    Education Counts presents four new segments about educational initiatives. Travel with us to Oak Farm Montessori School and their KinderForest program. Learn about sewing and the potential it is unloc... (Show More)

    Education Counts presents four new segments about educational initiatives. Travel with us to Oak Farm Montessori School and their KinderForest program. Learn about sewing and the potential it is unlocking at Sew Loved. Find out about what's coming up at the Lunch and Learn Lecture Series at Robinson Community Learning Center. Cardinal Services is empowering people with disabilities through its Redbird Art Studio in Warsaw.

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      Sew Loved

      It began as a way to teach at risk women the art of sewing and how to get a job in the manufacturing field. But Sew Loved has grown beyond its original mission and now teaches young people and older p... (Show More)

      It began as a way to teach at risk women the art of sewing and how to get a job in the manufacturing field. But Sew Loved has grown beyond its original mission and now teaches young people and older people alike that they can make something of their lives.

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      The Redbird Art Studio

      Cardinal Services is all about empowering people with disabilities or challenges and through its Redbird Art Studio ,they are doing this with art. This studio gives people with special needs the chanc... (Show More)

      Cardinal Services is all about empowering people with disabilities or challenges and through its Redbird Art Studio ,they are doing this with art. This studio gives people with special needs the chance to express themselves with their artwork and even make money by selling their pieces. Some members of the Redbird Art Studios pieces have won awards and have made a huge impact on their community.

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