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October 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA Newsletter – October 2017

Community Impact

CAPWI's TALKS program hosts Youth Leadership Workshop
Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana (CAPWI) has a youth leadership and mentoring program called Transferring A Little Knowledge Systematically (TALKS).  The vision of the school-based program is to share wisdom between generations.  To kick off this school year, program leaders recently held a Youth Leadership Workshop for students, mentors and school personnel at Twin Lakes Camp and Conference Center in Hillsboro, Indiana – read full article.

Hoosier Uplands receives funding for new apartment project
Last month, Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation received notice of funding for a new apartment project called Eagle Place Apartments.  The project will convert the former St. John's School in Loogootee, Ind., into 20 apartment units for seniors over the age of 55.  It is the 16th housing project that Hoosier Uplands has provided for the community since 2000 – read full article.

Pace CAA’s Stakeholder’s Galaread full article

Pace honors family of three with Self-Reliance Award at 21st Annual Stakeholders' Gala
Pace Community Action Agency leaders awarded a Self-Reliance Award to a hardworking family of three at the Annual Stakeholders' Gala on Sept. 21...

Humorous keynote speaker lightens up Pace's Stakeholder Gala
Nationally renowned speaker, blogger and fellow nonprofit leader, Vu Le (pronounced “voo lay”), entertained the crowd of business owners, customers, government officials, and staff members at Pace’s Annual Stakeholders’ Gala...

NWICA's Farmers' Market Nutrition Program has another successful summer
Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA) celebrates another successful run of its Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, which provides eligible senior citizens with checks to purchase fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables at local farmers' markets – read full article.


NWICA mourns the loss of beloved employee
Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA) prepares to begin the very busy Energy Assistance Program season without one of its own family members.  Sadly, Gloria Robinson, NWICA's Energy Assistance supervisor, died on Sept. 22, 2017 – read full article.

2016 Census shows rising tide in Indiana, but some boats still anchored underwater
Original blog post published by IIWF Staff on Sept. 22, 2017
New U.S. Census Bureau data show that 2016 was overall a year of gains for Indiana, making incremental progress on the long-term task of reclaiming its pre-recession status. Indiana's gains are a partial reflection of the national recovery as U.S. incomes finally pulled above their previous high in 1999 – read full article.

NWICA celebrates another associate earning CCAP designation
The Community Action Partnership honored individuals throughout the state who earned the designation of Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAP) at the August Annual Convention in Philadelphia. Becky Ruiz-Harbinson (pictured at left), the 2-1-1 manager for Northwest Indiana Community Action (NWICA), was among the honored individuals – read full article.


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