Programs

Continuing The Journey

Cardinal Ritter senior Grant Eifert continues his Joseph Maley Foundation journey as he joins the staff as our newest intern this fall. Grant will focus his duties on preparations for the 2019 Run, Walk, Roll, and will assist JMF programs as those needs arise. We are excited to welcome Grant to the Center in his new role!

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“Exactly Where I Need to Be”

Anna Fon joins the Joseph Maley Foundation as a Program Associate. In her first weeks working with new colleagues and puppeteers, she says she is, “exactly where I need to be.”

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Staff Profile: Chelsea McCloskey

Chelsea McCloskey joined the Joseph Maley Foundation this summer as disABILITY Awareness Manager. She experienced her first Run, Walk, Roll while balancing the needs (and challenges) of her new role.

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An Interview with John and Vivian Maley

Co-founders Vivian and John Maley sat down recently to answer a few questions about the Joseph Maley Foundation…where it has been, what is happening in 2018 and what they see in JMF’s future.

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Volunteer Profile: David Morgan

When Dave Morgan began planning for his retirement, time was very much on his mind.  As an active individual, he wanted to ensure that retiring didn’t mean idle time.

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Kids Teaching Kids

The Joseph Maley Friends Puppet Troupe is a valuable resource when teaching younger audiences the importance of treating others with compassion and respect.

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Youth Serving Children of All Abilities

The Joseph Maley Foundation serves children of all abilities through programs that engender compassion and respect for the diversity of life.  One of unique ways we are able to support our mission is through a working Junior Board of Directors, comprised of high school students who act as ambassadors for JMF programs and engage their peers in service and leadership activities. 

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Sibs Summer Camp

June 2018 marks the first Joseph Maley Family Support Sibs Summer Camp.  Participants will share their experiences as siblings of individuals with disabilities in a safe and respectful environment.  Campers will also have the opportunity to engage in other Joseph Maley Foundation programs such as Service Day, HOPE, and disABILITY Awareness.

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Meet The Interns

The Joseph Maley Foundation is currently hosting two spring-semester interns from the University of Indianapolis.  Kirby Jones and Niki Schath are both members of the Class of 2018 who participate in cheerleading, among many other extracurricular pursuits.  Both Kirby and Niki decided to continue their internship experience through the summer before they move on to graduate school; we are happy to keep them as part of our JMF family a bit longer!  We invite you to get to know them more in this week’s blog.

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Speaker Panel Promotes Acceptance and Inclusion

More than 19% of Indiana’s population is composed of adults and children with a disability. Every March, the Hoosier state celebrates Disability Awareness Month.  On March ninth, the Joseph Maley Foundation partnered with Holy Spirit Catholic School to provide a unique opportunity to conclude their weeklong disABILITY Awareness program.

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