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May 2015 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – May 2015IN-CAA Newsletter – May 2015

News

On its 50th anniversary, CANI has a new name: Brightpoint
To better identify its role and to clarify and reiterate its mission, Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) announced that it has changed its name – read the article.

IIWF summarizes legislative victories for working families
The first regular session of the 119th General Assembly will not be remembered for its focus on righting the economic ship for millions of working Hoosiers and their families. Lawmakers missed several opportunities for change for the better - but there were some legislative victories – read the article.

SCCAP mourns the death of Phyllis Trinkle Burkhart
The longest-serving executive director in the history of the South Central Community Action Program died on the day the organization celebrated its 50th anniversary. Family members said she was planning to attend the anniversary celebration at SCCAP that evening – read the article.

Events

TRI-CAP races against poverty
Two hundred thirteen people raced against poverty and raised more than $4,000 for the cause by participating in the Azalea Blossom Festival 5K Color Fun Run/Walk in Petersburg, Ind., on May 2. TRI-CAP partnered with Pike County Chamber of Commerce to host the Race Against Poverty – read the article.

Hoosier Uplands' Head Start program celebrates 50th anniversary of Community Action
Fifty years after President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that the country would fund Head Start projects serving 53,000 children from low-income households, the basic principles of the program hold true. On April 18, 2015, children, families, staff and community members celebrated in Bedford, Indiana– read the article.

SCCAP celebrates 50th anniversary
The South Central Community Action Program celebrated its 50th anniversary on May 7 with an open house that drew more than 400 people. The event offered live music and a cookout outside SCCAP's main office in Bloomington, as well as indoor displays highlighting SCCAP's current services and its history – read the article.

Community Impact

Pace Associate Director Tai Blythe on 50 years of Community Action
Looking back over 50 years, it's impossible to measure the impacts we have made on customers' lives and the communities we serve. As a society, we should strive each day to make life a little better for ourselves and for those around us. That is what Community Action is all about – read the article.

CASI partners with local church to provide digital-literacy program for seniors
The community program will use hands-on instruction about software applications and Internet fundamentals, providing seniors with basic computer and electronic-communications skills – read the article.

Weatherization efforts make Frankfort home a safer place to live
The health and safety inspection in this Frankfort home revealed that the heat exchanger in a gas furnace had holes and cracks that caused the appliance to be beyond repair. The client had been using an unvented gas space heater as his home's primary heat source – read the article.

Spotlight on Professionals

Pace CEO is honored as Knox County Chamber's Woman in Business award winner
The Knox County Chamber of Commerce named Pace Community Action Agency, Inc., CEO Dr. Bertha Proctor as its 2015 Woman in Business award winner. She was recognized at the Chamber's annual banquet on May 20 – read the article.

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