The James S. McFadden Resource Center, a nonprofit 501(c)3 tax exempt organization founded in 2000

MRC Designs reading and service programs that allow students to improve their literacy skills while giving to a charitable organization in the Fort Wayne area and abroad. .

 The staff at MRC is committed to partnering with teachers, community members, and organizations to provide educational and project based programs that promote literacy and citizenship to students of all ages.  


McFadden Resource Center puts people and education first. It brings communities together in ways that enrich the lives of people of all ages. I love their programs and the compassion they give to others.
— Local Community Member

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO INVOLVE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY PROBLEMS?

LET'S SAY YOU HAVE A ROCK IN YOUR SHOE. NO ONE OTHER THAN YOU KNOWS EXACTLY HOW THAT ROCK FEELS. OTHERS MAY HAVE READ ABOUT ROCKS, SEEN ROCKS, OR STUDIED THEM.

HOWEVER, YOU ARE THE EXPERT ON THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION BECAUSE YOU ARE EXPERIENCING IT. 

It's important for us to involve people who are affected by a problem to help solve a problem because...

1.  It gives the community an opportunity to listen and understand them better.

2. They become involved in the initiative or program which empowers them to tackle the problems they personally confront.