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September 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

in-sept-2016IN-CAA Newsletter – September 2016

Community Impact

Hoosier Uplands Brings Park to Mitchell Community
The Hoosier Uplands Community Development and Improvement Program recently funded and constructed a family park on the east side of Mitchell, Ind.  The Mitchell Unity Park opened on July 16 with an open house and picnic attended by 300 community members – read full article.

Area IV Agency Partners with Men's Wearhouse to Hold Suit Drive
The National Suit Drive, sponsored by Men's Wearhouse®, started in 2007. In 2009, Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs became a partner – read full article.


Glenda Ritz Attends Head Start Directors' Meeting
Glenda Ritz, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Indiana visited the Head Start directors’ meeting held at IN-CAA headquarters on Aug. 16, 2016.  Many Head Start directors and CAP executive directors attended the meeting, where Ritz stressed the importance of quality, early childhood education.  She also took time to share her vision and the plans for pre-kindergarten services in Indiana.

Eight Indiana CCAPs Recognized at National Community Action Partnership Convention
On September 1, 1,300 participants gathered in Austin, Texas, at the National Community Action Partnership Annual Convention to celebrate the certification of community action employees as Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAP) – read full article.

NCCAA Holds Community-Wide Picnic in Recognition of 50th Anniversary
In 1966, the North Central Community Action Agency (NCCAA) formed — evolving from the Michigan City Fair Housing Committee, which was established to address housing discrimination in the city.

Now, 50 years later, the NCCAA provides energy assistance, weatherization, a senior congregate feeding program, before- and after-school youth programs, rental assistance and more to La Porte, Starke, Pulaski, Newton, Porter and Jasper counties.  And on Saturday, a community-wide picnic and festival was held to celebrate these many decades of serving this population – full story from The News Dispatch.


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