Community members partaking in discussion

Our community programs aim to help aspiring creators and entrepreneurs lead with passion, energy, and integrity. Our offerings target local youth, women, and organizations seeking assistance with problem-solving and strategy development.


Chic Innovate is a forward-thinking collaborative group comprised of women across the local community, including Ball State students. The program is intentionally built to act as a professional development opportunity through individual learning and coaching relationships.

Over the course of 10 sessions, women of different backgrounds in different chapters of their lives join forces to discover and learn from each other. In the early stages of the program, professionals from the Muncie and local area come together to learn about personal skills and mentor strategies. As the school year takes off, students join and are partnered with mentors to learn from them in new ways. 

All participants will engage in relevant topics to build confidence in the workplace, learn professional and personal balance strategies, become well-versed in tools applicable for students and professionals alike, and grow in their leadership, creativity, innovative mindset, and problem-solving skills.


Applications for the Chic Innovate program open each Summer for both professionals and students.

Recruitment for the 2020-21 year has not yet begun.

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Contact Kyleigh Mazer for questions or to get involved, or follow Chic Innovate on social media to stay informed.

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The triangle is the symbol of change. Each point representing our mission in ELI:  Innovate, Build, Lead.

For change to happen, communities must be creative and innovative in how they approach problems and roadblocks.  Working with our institute, communities will learn to problem solve and find solutions resulting in a plan of action where they can start making those changes.

As an institute that is focused on leadership and innovation, our program offerings are carefully designed for a range of audiences including our local communities that are looking to build and strengthen their teams and see their mission in action.

Our community programs are centered on leadership development through an innovation lens. We aim to help aspiring creators and entrepreneurs lead with passion, energy, and integrity.

Our community program offerings:

  • Problem-Solving Facilitations
  • Executive Education
  • Youth Workshops and Event

Connect with Us

Contact Candy Dodd for more information. 

Our Gen: i Junior Academy provides youth with entrepreneurial academic opportunities. The following programs make up our academy:

  • Dual Credit Courses
  • Entrepreneurship Camps
  • Before/After School Programs
  • Virtual After School Programs
  • Youth Entrepreneurs/Builder Workshops
  • Mentorships

Connect with Us

Contact Candy Dodd for more information. 


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