Past News & Events

Board Member Wins 2016 Be More Award!

Congratulations to our very own Lindsey Badger on winning a 2016 Bloomington Be More Award!  As the awarding group states, "​Lindsay’s actions have life-changing impacts on the students involved in her classes and bring attention to serious issues the community faces."  This follows on the heels of two other of our board members winning Be More Awards in 2015: Wain Martin & David Meyer.

​RESOURCE PARTY: A FREE & SOBER EVENT: FEBRUARY 24

​An opportunity to find resources & support for those who need allies in Bloomington.  Learn about your rights, get help preventing evictions, get a phone set up, ... and join in for a sober dance party!  Resources: 5:30-8pm, Dance: 8-9:30pm, all at the Void, 1607 S. Rogers.  See the Facebook page for more details!

​FLAT TIRE WORKSHOP & BIKE GIVEAWAY: FEBRUARY 19

​Learn basic bike repair & be given ongoing access to tools and bike parts for maintenance and flat tire repair!  And if you can already fix a bike, we'd love to have you, too, to help others!  ​The event is on Sunday, February 19, from 11am to 1pm @ NLNL (1010 S. Walnut, Suite H).  See the Facebook page for more details!

​MLK DAY ACTIVITIES: JANUARY 16

​New Leaf - New Life was awarded 2017 MLK Grant Funds for two separate projects from Bloomington's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission!  Be on the lookout for more information on the ​Community Flat Tire Workshop and the ​Resource Building Collaborative Initiative

​MOVIE SCREENING: July 25, 2016

​Public screening of Frontline: Prison State followed by a panel discussion (PBS video pageIMDB movie page)
Monroe County Public Library (MCPL)303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
​Monday, July 25, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM.
Free admission.​
This episode of Frontline examines the impact of mass incarceration in America, focusing on a troubled housing project in Louisville, Kentucky.  See this flyer for more.

CONCERT: APril 3, 2016

Travis Puntarelli & Upfolk perform a benefit for New Leaf - New Life
Player's Pub, 424 S. Walnut St.
Donations encouraged at the door
Sunday, April 3; Doors open at 6 PM
See this flyer for more details!

MOVIE SCREENING: April 13, 2016

​Public Screening of The House I Live In followed by a panel discussion (IMDB movie page)
Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave.
Free admission
Wednesday, April 13; 6 PM to 9 PM
See this flyer for more details!