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Ivy Tech Northeast Construction Program Receives Service Engagement Grant For Safety Village At South Campus

The Construction Technology program at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has received a Service Engagement Grant from the Indiana Campus Compact last month. The $2,250 grant, provided by the Lilly Endowment, will be used to reroof and reside two buildings in Safety Village.

Safety Village is a small-scale model city where children can visit and learn about traffic and fire safety. Construction technology students are responsible for the village’s upkeep.

“Student service projects at the Safety Village make for excellent hands-on learning activities that benefit both students and future generations,” says Ryan Voorhees, construction technology program chair.

Safety Village was originally constructed in 1991 and is located next to the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus.

The Indiana Campus Compact was formed in 1993 as a formal compact between Indiana college and university presidents to commit themselves to their communities through service.