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May 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

sIN-CAA Newsletter – May 2018


May 18 Golf Scramble will raise money for Pace services
On Friday, May 18, Pace will hold its 6th Annual Golf Scramble in Vincennes, Ind. Proceeds from the event will support Pace's annual fund, which provides for services such as the Boys & Beyond Program, scholarships and internships – read the article.


New IIWF analysis: "Indiana's working families more likely to be poor, have lower incomes than Midwestern neighbors"
The Indiana Institute for Working Families reports on new data that finds Indiana now has the 19th-highest rate of working families who are low-income (11th-highest among racial/ethnic minority families) and also has the 16th-lowest incomes of all U.S. states – read the article.

Integrate a financial-capability program into your organization this summer
The Indiana Financial Capability Corps utilizes members from AmeriCorps, a national service program, to bridge the gap between low-wealth residents and available financial-capability resources through education and empowerment.  AmeriCorps members work as IFCC member summer associates to design programs across an organization's service lines and interact with community residents to teach these important practices and improve their financial outcomes.

Here's how you can host a summer associate at your organization –read the article.

Pace management team receives employment-law training
Continuing its investment in staff development, Pace hosted a management-staff training day on April 13, which included employment-law training and a visit to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – read the article.

IHCDA hosts board meeting at Hoosier Uplands' College Hill Apartments, site of former school
On April 26, the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority hosted its April board meeting in the auditorium of Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation's recently renovated College Hill Apartments (the site of the former Paoli High School). Indiana's lieutenant governor and IHCDA board president, Suzanne Crouch, presided over the meeting. After the meeting, board members and guests were invited to tour the building – read the article.

Community Impact

Documentary film screening, payday-lending discussion prompts legislative leader commitment to change
As the payday-lending industry hosted its annual conference in Miami, local advocates, politicians and citizens gathered at IN-CAA headquarters in Indianapolis to discuss payday lending in Indiana and view "The Ordinance," a documentary film about efforts to curb predatory lending in Texas. The event was hosted by the Indiana Institute for Working Families and Prosperity Indiana – read the article.

CAPWI's addiction event prompts local discussion and action committee
Community Action Program, Inc. of Western Indiana's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program hosted the Addiction From Beginning to End: Tobacco to Heroin town hall event on Wednesday, April 18, at the Warren County Learning Center. More than 30 community members attended this event, which was a collaborative effort with Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana – read the article.

Brightpoint Head Start teacher named "Teacher Hero"
Donations to DonorsChoose.org projects will be matched through May 31!
Last year, Tyra Barrera, a teacher at the Brightpoint Head Start site at Hanna Creighton received funding for her DonorsChoose.org project, "Mad Scientists on the Rise." This project included a science table with interesting materials such as rocks and magnets for children to discover and explore.

On April 10, employees from PNC Bank visited Tyra's classroom to see the science table they funded. What Tyra didn't know was that the visit would also involve a surprise announcement – read the article.

NWICA case worker and client bond over mutual cancer journey
Northwest Indiana Community Action's (NWICA's) mission is to help people to be independent and advocate for those who can't. Often, this means much more than delivering basic services. It requires a relationship built on trust and a willingness to go the extra mile, both for those seeking services and those providing services. Learn more about Molly, a NWICA case manager, and her client, Sabina, who bonded over their shared cancer journeys – read the article.


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