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November 2015 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association


IN-CAA Newsletter – November 2015


Nuns on the Bus stop in Indy to gather Hoosier stories for pope's visit
This September, a group called "Nuns on the Bus" kicked off its 2015 Bridge Divides: Transform Politics tour. The theme of the tour was based on Pope Francis' recent encyclical and his call to build an economy of inclusion. With a stop in Indy, the Sisters listened to members of the communities they visited and took back the stories they heard to Washington in time for the pope's U.S. visit. – read full article.


Area IV hosts celebration of Energy Efficiency Awareness Month
To celebrate energy efficiency and October being Energy Efficiency Awareness Month, Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs hosted a visit from Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, who oversees the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, the main funding source for Area IV's Weatherization Assistance Program – read full article.

NWICA & Head Start Celebrate 50 Year Anniversary with Tree Decorating
Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA) opened its doors in 1965, one year after the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act and the same year President Johnson announced Project Head Start. This year, it celebrated 50 years of opportunity for both NWICA and Project Head Start with a Nov. 2 tree-decorating event – read full article.

Community Impact

Park Place Learning Center fosters improvement in academic, social skills
Park Place Learning Center is one of Area IV Agency's Community Action Programs, serving families with children ages 18 months to 5 years old in a high quality, licensed child care environment. The facility rates at a Level 4, the highest level, on Indiana's Child Care Quality Rating and Improvement System - known as "Paths to Quality – read full article.

Pace Community Action Program helps boys develop life skills
Pace Community Action is wrapping up its second season of the Boys and Beyond program. This 7-week program was specifically designed to bring together community volunteers, school officials and staff members to teach life skills to fourth- and fifth-grade boys through experiential learning – read full article.


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