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July 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

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sIN-CAA Newsletter – July 2017

News

IIWF releases new report detailing adult barriers to education
Many Community Action Agencies have clients who would benefit from upskilling to improve their earning potential, and the time to enroll in post-secondary and adult education programs is just around the corner.

A new report from the Indiana Institute for Working Families (IIWF) describes the non-academic barriers that would-be adult students face when attempting to enroll in and successfully complete post-secondary education and training programs. – read full article.

LHDC names its 2017 Community Partner Award recipients
Two outstanding volunteers were named as 2017 Community Partner Award recipients at the Lincoln Hills Development Corporation's (LHDC's) annual meeting of the Board of Directors in June – read full article.

Community Impact

NWICA associate puts client on path to reaching her law enforcement career goals
Asheena Kelly (pictured on left), a single mother of two children, is a participant of the Family Development Program at Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA). When it came time to develop her family development action plan, she indicated that she wanted to work in law enforcement – read full article.

Area IV's Volunteer Public Transit Program meets transportation needs in local community
Low-income residents of rural communities often lack adequate transportation for errands and social activities. If these residents are also disabled, their isolation increases. The Volunteer Public Transit Program, offered through Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs, provides an increased quality of life for low-income passengers and enables increased participation in the communities where they live – read full article.

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