Intersection Connection

General News
7:45 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Another corporate donation for Intersection Connection

Old National Bank is donating to the Intersection Connection project in Lafayette. The company is giving $125,000, which will fund a Child Watch room at the new Lafayette Family YMCA, for parents to use while they attend onsite programs. The room will include the Old National Bank name.

Old National area president Bob Smith says they were eager to get involved in the project.

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General News
5:00 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

New Lafayette Family YMCA picks up another donation

More information is coming out about a new facility for the Lafayette Family YMCA. Details of the aquatic center were revealed Thursday when the organization announced a $50,000 gift from Lafayette Savings Bank for the project.

YMCA Executive Director Paul Cramer says there will be a family pool, an eight-lane competitive pool, slides and fountains. He says the bank’s gift shows its commitment to the community.

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Business
4:12 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Lafayette manufacturer celebrates 25th anniversary giving back to community

Subaru of Indiana Automotive made three gifts announcements Monday at a lunch celebrating its silver anniversary.

One is a pledge to increase its contributions to the S.I.A. Foundation, which awards grants to groups throughout the state.

Executive Vice President Tom Easterday says over the next ten years, the company will donate about $2.5 million to the Foundation.

"Hopefully that will enable us to double the amount of grants. We've been able to give grants to more than 150 organizations over the years, nearly $800,000."

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General News
5:03 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Intersection Connection effort receives more help

The City of Lafayette is helping several non-profit organizations get a new facility.

The Lafayette Family YMCA, Junior Achievement, and others want to build what’s known as Intersection Connection next to Ivy Tech. The building would house those agencies and a new IU Health Arnett medical office.

The Lafayette Redevelopment Commission approved a resolution for brownfield assistance that includes that area.

Economic Development Director Dennis Carson says the move shows the city is behind the idea of developing the site.

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Business
5:08 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Intersection Connection has new partner

A collaborative effort in Lafayette is growing.

Indiana University Health Arnett is joining the Intersection Connection partnership that aims to improve the lives of area youth. The medical group will open a health clinic at the yet-to-be-built Lafayette Family YMCA facility on the Ivy Tech-Lafayette campus.

IU Health Arnett C.E.O. Al Gatmaitan says having both organizations under one roof has many benefits. Those include cost sharing and transition of medical patients to healthy lifestyle practices offered by the YMCA.

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General News
9:40 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

Zoo garden teaches kids about sustainability

Children at the McAllister Center Day Camp plant a vegetable garden at Columbian Park Zoo in Lafayette.
Sam Klemet WBAA Radio

About 200 children are participating in a summer program where they will learn about gardening and nutrition.

Those from the McAllister Center’s Day camp are spending one day a week throughout the summer working on growing vegetables and other nutritious foods at a small garden at the zoo.

Columbian Park Zoo landscaper Linda Cooper hopes the effort will help the kids embrace a more sustainable way of life.

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General News
2:49 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Lafayette area youth to plant community gardens

Several organizations are teaming up to help children plant gardens this summer.

Intersection Connection is hosting the Community Gardens, which includes kids from the YMCA after-school program, Junior Achievement and the McAllister Center.

The gardens are located at the Tippecanoe County Extension Office and Columbian Park Zoo.

Lafayette YMCA CEO Paul Cramer says those will benefit the children and the community. He says the project also meets Intersection Connection’s four goals.

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