My Community, My Vision

My Community, My Vision (MCMV) is a youth planning partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and Ball State University (BSU). The program is in its fourth 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.

2017-2018 Program

The 2017-2018 My Community, My Vision (MCMV) program is now accepting applications.  This year’s program will develop formal and detailed plans with support from the Ball State University’s School of Urban Planning and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA).

Established in 2014, the MCMV program is a youth planning partnership between IHCDA and Ball State University. Now in its fourth year, the program 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 farmers markets and other programs students wanted to see brought in their hometowns.

2017 Program Flyer
Participant Expectations
Photgraphic Consent and Release Form

All completed applications are due no later than September 11, 2017, 5:00 PM EST.   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.