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March 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – March 2017


An Update from IIWF: Halfway Through the 2017 Legislative Session
The 2017 legislative session is now more than half over. All bills that are moving forward have advanced to their opposite chambers so the committee and floor process can begin again.  The Indiana Institute for Working Families takes this as an opportunity to review the slate of proposed working-family friendly bills, noting both the bills that are successfully moving forward (potential victories) and the bills that have died (missed opportunities) – read full article.

An Update from the CAPLAW Board of Directors
The Community Action Program Legal Services, Inc. (CAPLAW) Board of Directors recently met in Albuquerque, N.M., to discuss new business and continue the transitioning of new board members.  – read full article.

Community Impact

Fourth Session of "Boys and Beyond" Program in Full Swing at Pace
The Boys and Beyond program, launched at Pace Community Action Agency in 2015, is now in its fourth season of success.  With initial funding from the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority (IHCDA), the innovative program teaches fourth- and fifth-grade boys life skills through experiential learning.  Pace now funds this program through fundraising efforts, local grants and private donations, as well as Community Services Block Grant support – read full article.

Area IV BEED Program Helps Client Start a Successful HVAC Business
Jeremy Facemyer left his job at Subaru-Isuzu in 2008 to work for another company doing HVAC work. Shortly after, during the 2008 recession, Jeremy became unemployed.  While unemployed, Jeremy obtained an HVAC Certification from Ivy Tech and went to work for Twin City Heating and Cooling.  In 2015, the owner of Twin City decided to retire, turning over the HVAC business to Jeremy – read full article.

CAPWI Employment and Training Success Story: Mandy Makes a Career for Herself at Subaru
Ready to Work is a program that helps unemployed people learn new skills and secure manufacturing employment.  Program participants receive classroom training and receive their advanced manufacturing standardization work certificates from Purdue Polytechnic-Lafayette – read full article.


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