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September 2015 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-Sept-2015
IN-CAA Newsletter – September 2015

Events

TRI-CAP invites public to open house TONIGHT!
The schedule includes a ribbon-cutting event, free guided tours, open house and Will Read and Sing for TRI-CAP charity performance. Events start at 4 p.m., with the final performance beginning at 7 p.m.

News

Innovative program designed to provide energy-efficient, affordable housing, transportation
The program, called Moving Forward, is designed to create housing that increases quality of life while decreasing the cost of living for low- to moderate-income individuals and families.

Community Impact

Water, water, everywhere...A weatherization success story
With the kitchen faucet dripping, the bathroom faucet leaking and the shower faucet inoperable, Elsie McKee's funds were trickling away. The plumbing in her 1986 mobile home was in bad condition, and because she was living on only Social Security, she was barely covering all of her expenses.

Growing Opportunities congratulates first graduates
Growing Opportunities, a new social business project of the South Central Community Action Program, graduated its first class of job-training clients in August.

CAPWI/WorkOne experience is an employment and training success story
Megan is a 2011 graduate of Twin Lakes High School, a recent graduate of Brown Mackie College in Merrillville and mother to a 4-year-old son. She shares her story of participating in one of the youth programs offerend by Community Action Program, Inc., of Western Indiana (CAPWI), a WorkOne Partner Agency, in White County.

Spotlight on Professionals

Indiana Community Action Professionals earn accreditation
In June, 11 Indiana Community Action Professionals (along with 56 others from around the country) completed and passed a four-hour examination that marked the end of the process to become certified by a commission appointed by the National Community Action Partnership's board.

Pace staff share ways to strengthen Head Start-CAP relationships at national conference
Dr. Bertha Proctor and Tai Blythe, of Pace Community Action Agency, presented a session at the Community Action Partnership Annual Convention in San Francisco titled, "Community Action and Head Start: Keys to a Harmonious Marriage."

Worth Reading

Two recommended articles this month:

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