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May 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – May 2016


Statewide Bev Henry Celebration of Service Award Presented to SIEOC CCR&R Staff Member
On April 19, 2016, the Indiana Association of Child Care Resource & Referral (IACCRR) community gathered for the "Celebrating the Past - Building the Future" conference at the Indiana Government Center.  During the conference, Heidi Stewart, SIEOC's CCR&R Professional Development Coordinator, was presented with the Bev Henry Celebration of Service Award – read full article.

IIWF Helps Create New Opportunities for Adult Learners in Indiana
While projections show that more than two-thirds of future jobs will require some kind of post-secondary training, new data finds that Indiana is behind all of its neighboring states, with only 40.9 percent of working-age adults having a post-secondary degree or credential.  However, IN-CAA's Indiana Institute for Working Families has been working closely with legislators and the state's Commission for Higher Education to help create new opportunities for Hoosier adults to get back to school, where they can learn employable skills that lead to family-sustaining wages – read full article.


CAPWI Celebrates 50 Years of Excellence & a Surprise $10,000 Donation
The Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI) celebrated its 50th anniversary on Friday, April 8, at the Beef House Banquet Center in Covington with approximately 160 leaders and friends.  The event was an opportunity to celebrate the organization's rich history, recognize valued contributors and even enjoy some surprises – read full article.

TRI-CAP Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Inspiring Message from Sister Simone Campbell
Exactly 50 years after the agency's official incorporation, TRI-CAP celebrated its 50th Anniversary on Monday, April 25, with a luncheon for more than 250 attendees.  The event included a keynote address by Sister Simone Campbell, a nationally recognized religious leader, attorney and public policy expert, as well as the Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. Catholic lobbying group, NETWORKread full article.

REAL Services, Inc. Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Annual Age of Excellence Awards Luncheon
CBS News Anchor Jane Pauley Serves as Keynote Speaker – In April of 1966, REAL Services Inc., proudly began serving the North Central Indiana community. On April 26, 2016, REAL Services, Inc., celebrated its 50th Anniversary at its Age of Excellence Awards Luncheon with more than 800 people in attendance – read full article.

Community Impact

Breakfast Ministry Shines at New NCCAA Location
At 8 am, on Saturday, May 7, Rise and Shine Breakfast Ministry volunteers gathered at the North Central Community Action Agencies' (NCCAA) Madeline & George Smrt Community Center to open chafing dishes full of eggs, hash browns, turkey patties and other early-morning food items. They were serving free food and ministry to community members – read full article.

Area IV Development’s New Housing Complex Revitalizes Downtown Delphi
When a market analysis revealed the need for housing in Carroll County, Indiana, Area IV Development, Inc. partnered with Keller Development to bring 44 units of affordable housing to Delphi, Indiana. The new housing project, called Canal Commons, features 1- and 2-bedroom units in two downtown locations – read full article.


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