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February 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

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IN-CAA Newsletter – February 2017

News

Successful CAPWI Client Earns "Miss Indianapolis 2017" Title
In the December 2015 issue of the IN-CAA e-newsletter, Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI) introduced Nallely Garcia-Nava, a client who had a life-changing experience achieving employment through the agency's WorkOne West Central Indiana program.  Today, Nallely is celebrating her professional career success, as well as a new glamorous title – read full article.

IIWF's 2017 Legislative Public Policy Agenda Identifies Missing Pieces to Hoosier Families Achieving Self-Sufficiency
The Indiana Institute for Working Families has released its 2017 Legislative Public Policy Agenda, which identifies six "missing pieces" for self-sufficient Hoosier families.  The pieces are listed, along with some bills in those issue areas that the Institute is closely following – read full article.

Events

RACING FORWARD: NWICA launches new racial equity training for employees
Racial inequity, diversity and inclusivity within the workplace are subjects often met with mixed emotion among different employees. Recently, the team at Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA) launched a new three-part series designed to help individuals better comprehend some of the complexities associated with these subjects – read the full article.

Community Impact

Area IV's Organizational Payee Programs Helps Another Client Work Toward Independence
The Organizational Payee Program at the Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs works in partnership with the Social Security Administration to serve as a representative payee for those individuals who receive Social Security benefits and need assistance managing those funds properly – read full article.

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