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My Community, My Vision


My Community, My Vision (MCMV) is a youth planning partnership between the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and IUPUI School of Public and Environmental Affairs’ graduate program. The program is in its sixth 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.

Local units of government (LUGs) and high school student groups will work in partnership with an IUPUI student mentor during the school year to create a youth-driven community vision plan. With input from the high school students and support from the LUG, the IUPUI student mentor will create a vision plan based on the students’ ideas for their communities. Student teams will be required to devote time each week (an average of 1 to 2 hours, with occasional travel) toward the creation of the plan, as well as attend several all-group meetings throughout the course of the program year. Groups selected to participate will receive money to implement a community supported, youth-driven project.  

2019-2020 Program

Participating communities include: Hobart, Jasper, Mishawaka, North Putnam and Versailles.

Please see below for resources related to the My Community, My Vision 2019-2020 webinar titled, Engage Your Community's Youth, conducted on March 20, 2019. This document and webinar will provide the user with important program information inlcuding how to apply.

Slide Presentation
2019-2020 MCMV Program Overview Webinar

MCMV Informational Sheet
MCMV Participant Spreadsheet
MCMV Participant Expectation Form
MCMV Photographic Consent and Release Form

2018-2019 Program

Batesville plan

Huntingburg plan

Liberty plan

North Putnam plan

Warsaw plan

2017-2018 Program

City of LaPorte plan

City of Logansport/Cass County plan

Purdue Polytechnic School plan

Irvington Prepatory Academy plan

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


For more information on MCMV, please email Carmen Lethig, Placemaking Manager, at CLethig@ihcda.in.gov