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March-2015 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter - January 2015

IN-CAA Newsletter - March 2015


Network celebrates 50 years of Community Action
Representatives from all 22 of Indiana's Community Action Agencies gathered at the Indiana Statehouse on March 11 for lunch, laughs, networking and a chance to share with legislators and community members the story of Community Action's impact on our state over the last 50 years – read more.

Mayor's Ball fundraiser benefits North Central Community Action
NCCAA was one of two recipients selected to receive more than $20,000 each from the proceeds of the 2015 Starry Night Mayor's Ball in Michigan City, Ind. Funds will benefit two of NCCAA's community centers – read more.

Community Impact

Growing Opportunities greenhouse completed; First class benefiting clients begins in April
The South Central Community Action Program has recently completed construction of its first Growing Opportunities greenhouse. It is now taking applications and recruiting clients for an intensive educational course focusing on hands-on skills, job-readiness skills and more – read more.

Indiana Institute for Working Families asks for your help in urging clients to make a case for fair work schedules
IIWF is asking case managers at the state's Community Action agencies to urge their clients to share their stories about work-schedule struggles. Doing so could help the Institute prepare for next year's bill to provide employees with a right to advance scheduling – read more.

CAPE assists low-income customers with water meter repairs
The Community Action Program of Evansville, Johnson Controls and Evansville Water & Sewer Utility have formed a partnership to help low-income community residents repair leaky water lines or water meter pits located on their owner-occupied properties – read more.

Mobile food pantry is an opportunity for those in need to serve those in need
Community Action Program, Inc., of Western Indiana employee Donna Vanetta recently orchestrated an opportunity for community members in need to help other community members in need, and the result was moving – read more.

Free Community Tax Service assists low- and moderate-income families in Monroe County
The Free Community Tax Service provides opportunities for qualifying households to receive assistance in preparing and filing their income taxes completely free of charge – read more.

Volunteer transit program is an example of a community taking action
When a community discovers a need for its low-income residents, chances are, a Community Action program can help – read more.


Indiana Training Institute offers family development and capacity-building trainings
The Indiana Training Institute, a program of the Indiana Community Action Association, offers training opportunities to each Community Action Agency (CAA) in Indiana. This article includes a list of 2015 courses available to CAA staff and board members – read more.


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