Programs

A Motivation for Change: Mark Dresen on disABILITY Awareness

 

Our disABILITY Awareness Program utilizes the talents and voices of multiple speakers to spread awareness and acceptance of all to our local community. To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, we’ve interviewed another one of our speakers, Mark Dresen. Mark works for Eli Lilly, and speaks for the Joseph Maley Foundation about his visual impairment. Keep reading to learn more about why Mark thinks disability awareness education is so important, and why he supports JMF.

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A Prevalent Need for Inclusivity: Eric Schommer on disABILITY Awareness

To celebrate Disability Awareness Month, the Joseph Maley Foundation would like to highlight just a portion of the impact that our disABILITY Awareness Program is making on the youth of central Indiana. For this first blog of the month, we interviewed Eric Schommer, principal at St. Monica Catholic School. Since its inception the disABILITY Awareness Program has been a yearly staple at St. Monica. Keep reading to learn more about this decades long impact.

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New Staff Member: Haley Pace

Here at the Joseph Maley Foundation we are always excited about growth. As we continue to grow, as our programs continue to widen their reach, and as our program partners and schools continue to reach higher numbers, we are acutely aware of the impact that our staff is making through their work. Our growth as a foundation can always be traced back to one of our now fourteen staff members, and whenever that staff grows larger, we want to share our excitement with all of you. In 2019 we have gained a new staff member: Haley Pace. Haley started as an intern for JMF in the fall of 2018, and is now a Program Associate working under our disABILITY Awareness and HOPE programs. Read more to learn about her experience with JMF and why she is excited to be a staff member!

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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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