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November 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

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IN-CAA Newsletter – November 2018

News

IIWF policy analyst bids farewell to start new national role
Bring tissues the next time you see staff members of the Indiana Institute for Working Families (IIWF).  They're mourning the loss of Senior Policy Analyst Andrew Bradley who recently left to start a new position at the National Skills Coalition in Washington, D.C. – read full article.

Pace Community Action Agency snapshots

Pace's WiseCAP Training and Consulting shares team-building expertise
Dr. Bertha Proctor (in front of screen) and Lori Williams, of WiseCAP Training & Consulting, lead an Oct. 23 team-building training seminar at Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs.

Sen. Todd Young pays a visit to Pace's Head Start classroom
"You are awesome!" said Sen. Todd Young after visiting Pace Community Action Agency's Carlisle Head Start classroom on Monday, Oct. 29. During Young's visit, he heard data proving the importance of the Head Start program, the Early Head Start Expansion classrooms and more.

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Events

Training class registration continues!
Indiana Community Action Association continues to make training a main priority for its network.  View the full 2018-2019 Community Action training schedule that includes topics such as:

* Motivational Interviewing
* Major Gifts
* Civics Training on State Government's Legislative Process
* Introduction to Procurement

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Community Impact

REAL Services' Individual Development Account Program helps client buy home, grow nonprofit
When Chris, a wife, mother and grandmother, found herself getting divorced after 25 years, she knew she had to find a way to make it on her own. She was able to do so through the help of REAL Services in South Bend, Ind., and its Individual Development Account (IDA) Program – read full article.

Hoosier Uplands awards $5K grant to Bedford Boys Home for at-risk youth
The Bedford Boys Home (BBH) now has reliable transportation for its residents, thanks to a $5,000 grant from Hoosier Uplands and an additional gift from Bloomington's Pourhouse Cafe. The BBH provides a positive living environment to meet the emotional, academic, physical and spiritual needs of at-risk youth – read full article.

Spotlight on Professionals

Consider CorComm Creative for your next communications project
CorComm Creative is a creative agency solely dedicated to serving nonprofits. As a regular partner of Indiana Community Action Association and the Indiana Institute of Working Families, it's an agency with experience working on community action initiatives – read full article.

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