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June 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – June 2016


REAL Services Celebrates 50th Anniversary with a "Career and Community Day"
It was a chilly day on Monday, May 2, as families came out to attend the first-ever Career and Community Day, hosted by REAL Services in honor of its 50th Anniversary.  The special day's event provided an opportunity for community members to enjoy some free food, while learning more about REAL Services programs, options for education and how to advance their job skills – read full article.

Brightpoint Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual RECAP Breakfast
More than 175 community members attended Brightpoint's annual RECAP breakfast on Wednesday, May 4, at Ceruti's Summit Park in Fort Wayne – read full article.

NCCAA Celebrates 50 Years of Service with Volunteer Luncheon, Mayor Urges Citizens to Join NCCAA Efforts
North Central Community Action Agencies, Inc. (NCCAA) celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special luncheon to honor its volunteers on Wednesday, May 25.  During the event, Cynthia Davis, executive director of the NCCAA, read a proclamation from Ron Meer, Mayor of Michigan City, which urged citizens to join the efforts of NCCAA in fighting poverty – read full article.

Community Impact

Area IV Agency to Continue Summer Meal Program That Feeds Nearly 4,000 Kids in Low-Income Areas
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), also known as the Summer Meal Program, provides free meals for children and teens in low-income areas when school is out. Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs was the provider for the Summer Meal Program in Clinton and White Counties in the summer of 2014 and in Carroll, Clinton and White Counties in the summer of 2015.  The program will continue this summer for all three counties – read full article.

The NRP Group, CAGI and Partners Celebrate Grand Opening of $9.2 Million Beech Grove Senior Apartment Community
The NRP Group, LLC, Community Action of Greater Indianapolis (CAGI) and their partners joined together on Friday, April 29, to celebrate the official grand opening of the Beech Grove Station Senior Apartment Homes.  The new, cottage-style apartment homes represent a $9.2 million investment into the community and are designed for low- to moderate-income seniors, age 55 and older, who want to live independently – read full article.

Pace Announces Judith K. Bobe Scholarship Winners
Every year since 2010, Pace has set aside funds to provide up to two Judith K. Bobe Scholarships for graduating high school seniors who were previous Head Start students. This year, due to increased fundraising efforts and private donations, four students were each awarded $500 scholarships – read full article.

VISITOR HIGHLIGHT: Pace Receives Visit from State Senator
Dr. Bertha Proctor, CEO of Pace Community Action Agency, State Senator Mark Messmer and Greg Jones, Pace board member and executive director of Southern Indiana Development Commission, during a visit to Pace headquarters on Monday, May 9.  Senator Messmer visited Pace to learn about the various programs Pace provides to the community, while Jones touted Community Actions' successes.


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