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's application period is now closed.  The program is in the process of developing 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).  This year's participants are the City of LaPorte, City of Logansport/Cass County, Purdue Polytechnic School (Indianapolis), and Irvington Preparatory Academy (Indianapolis).

2017 Program Flyer
Participant Expectations
Photographic Consent and Release Form

Information regarding the 21-8-2019 program will be available last Spring/early Summer of 2018.  If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at .

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


For more information on MCMV, please email