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August 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana Community Action Association

sIN-CAA Newsletter – August 2018


Join us for the "Zero Weeks" documentary screening; three dates available
Weaving powerful stories together with insightful interviews with leading policymakers and business owners, the award-winning documentary "Zero Weeks" explores America's paid-leave crisis, the cost of doing nothing and what we can do about it. Indiana Institute for Working Families is pleased to partner with AARP Indiana and local organizations to bring this film to five locations across Indiana – read full article.


Indiana Community Action statewide conference fosters learning and fun!
On July 11 and 12, more than 170 representatives of the Indiana Community Action network gathered for "It's a Family Affair," a conference built around the needs and interests of our clientele.  The conference was held in Evansville at the Tropicana Hotel and included 34 break-out sessions on topics ranging from child safety programs to responses to Indiana's opioid crisis – read full article.

10th man to walk on the moon visits Mitchell Opera House
United States Air Force Brigadier General and NASA Astronaut Charlie Duke made a presentation as part of the Gallactic Gathering II at the Mitchell Opera House on July 21.  The event was completely sold out – read full article.

Community Impact

Just Press Play fosters love of music and improved academics in young students
Just Press Play is an intensive, after-school instrumental music academy for children in third through fifth grades in Anderson and Madison counties.  The program recently completed its first semester, with the graduates from Class I now forming the new Community Youth Symphony. JobSource provides all the instruments to the students, free of charge – read full article.

Purdue Extension Service leads creation of community gardens to combat food insecurity and obesity
Michigan City residents and organizations are looking for ways to combat food insecurity, childhood obesity and chronic diseases to make the city a healthier and more active environment. After Purdue Extension Service conducted a community assessment, a community garden idea was born – read full article.

SIEOC and partner hosts Back-to-School Block Party
More than 200 people gathered on July 24 for the first Back-to-School Block Party, hosted by Southeastern Indiana Economic Opportunity Corporation (SIEOC) and Covering Kids and Families of Indiana – read full article.

Area IV Agency's Woodlawn Preschool now in its second year
Woodlawn Preschool celebrated its first full year with an end-of-year party for its Class of 2018 on May 25. The celebration included the children singing songs and reciting poems for their family members.  Each family was given a memory book that included many pictures of their children engaged in wonderful learning experiences. The celebration concluded with an ice cream social – read full article.


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