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2021 Annual Conference – IN-CAA

The Indiana Community Action Association’s 2021 Annual Conference is being held on December 2nd and 3rd. Thirty-six workshops are featured under six tracks and a Recognition Luncheon is also on the schedule.

June 2021 Newsletter – IN-CAA

CAPWI provides 2,000 state park family passes – CAPWI names 2021 Joan E. Cline Memorial Scholarship winner – Pace CAA health care worker honored during Indianapolis 500 – IIWF welcomes new senior policy analyst – LHDC announces Section 8 HCV program waiting list opening in five IN counties

May 2021 Newsletter – IN-CAA

NWICA’s Wellness and Activity Team – Upcoming IN-CAA trainings – Pace CAA HS parent leads the way for advocacy – Pace CAA announces scholarship winners – LHDC recognizes Employee of the Year – CAPWI EHS teacher aide receives AA degree

April 2021 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Free coaching & HR consulting for IN CAA’s – Upcoming IN-CAA trainings – CAPWI Head Start engaged in two-year trauma-informed care initiative – Brightpoint takes over management of low- to moderate income housing community – Pace CAA offers STEM camp scholarships – and more!

March 2021 Newsletter – IN-CAA

$43K from Anthem Foundation for SCCAP’s Thriving Connections program – CAA staff member appointed to Indiana statewide board – Pace CAA holds swag event to build awareness of its services – Three CAAs featured in IHCDA Magazine inc. cover story on CAPE CEO’s successful leadership for nearly four decades – and more!

February 2021 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Lots of new features on IN-CAA’s & IIWF’s new websites – IIWF policy priorities gaining traction in the IN General Assembly – 2021 IN-CAA training calendar – Pace CAA monthly ‘Happy Hour’ Zoom calls – Brightpoint COVID-19 Development Fund for small businesses – IIWF weekly ‘Inside the Statehouse” Zoom sessions – and more!

January 2021 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Inside the Statehouse weekly Zoom calls from IN-CAA’s Indiana Institute for Working Families – IN CAA success stories – NWICA hosts first virtual conference with huge success – Upcoming INCAA trainings – INCAA’s statewide subscription to VirtualCAP RoundUP – IIWF Twitter chat on #paidleave – and more!

November/December 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IN-CAA’s Indiana Institute for Working Families urges increased predatory lending protections during the pandemic – Life Skills Program success story from Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs – CAPWI receives grant for remote vehicle starters for its Mobility for Area Citizens program – REAL Services initiates computer classes for foster grandparents – and more!

September/October 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Hoosier women sound the alarm on the economic impacts of COVID-19 (IIWF surveys & interviews) – Fall/Winter IN-CAA trainings – Pace CAA holds “Swag Bag” event – Hoosier Uplands receives $50K for affordable housing construction/rehab – CAPWI thanks its long-term employees

August 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

How Policy & Community Action Can Improve Consumer Protections & Financial Well-Being (IIWF e-learning series) – Two IN CAAs receive USDA Gold Level Award for WIC breastfeeding program – TRI-CAP & partners open 56-unit affordable housing complex – Brightpoint’s COVID-19 Express Loans for businesses – IHCDA magazine features COVID-19 efforts through Pace CAA – and more!

July 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF Action Alert on Federal COVID-19 relief package – Update on addressing payday lending in Indiana – Area IV Agency assists elderly victim of fraud to prevent evictions – Hoosier Uplands gives free STEM kits to students at six elementary schools – Solar energy systems donated for CAP homes – PACE CAA CEO gives keynote address at Virtual Wipfli National Training Conference

June 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

What policymakers must do to advance racial justice & commitment from IN-CAA – Advocating for nationwide paid-leave law – Brightpoint managing $200K CARES funds to prevent evictions – June 30 end of IN eviction moratorium may cause an “eviction cliff” – unGolf outing raises $15K – and more!

May 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

CFPB’s Complaint Database to help consumers – IIWF on how addiction affects mothers and children – Brightpoint receives nearly $200K to increase health insurance coverage for families – and more!

April 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

COVID-19’s impact on legal aid and access to justice – COVID-19 efforts through Indiana CAAs including Express Loan fund for businesses – Managing to Change the World (virtual training event) – and more!

March 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

COVID-19 resources – INCAA’s IIWF current priorities include keeping up-to-date on state and federal policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic – IN-CAA receives $286,000 from Vectren’s Share the Warmth program – and more!

February 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Indiana reps urge support for federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – Area IV & Brightpoint set to open new affordable living options – SIEOC chosen to operate United Way Emergent Needs Fund – Pace empowers girls through STEM camp scholarships – Pace’s Boys & Beyond Summer Camp for grades 4 and 5 – Pace CAA Associate Director retiring after 40 years of service – and more!

January 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF Inside the Statehouse blog adding live broadcasts during 2020 IN General Assembly session – Pace offers scholarships for former Head Start students – Social media networking effort for IN CAAs – and more!

November/December 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

2020 IIWF legislative priorities – IN-CAA, IIWF thank Governor Holcomb for prioritizing protections for pregnant workers – Indiana receives a D in national debt-collection protection – Three IN CAAs announce grants – and more!

October 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF policy briefs on promoting an inclusive, thriving workplace – Pace opens fourth Health Connection Clinic – Grants to Brightpoint to increase health enrollment outreach and health literacy activities – TRI-CAP offers mobile mammography event – Covering Kids and Families Indiana helps clients with healthcare Marketplace open enrollment

September 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF report on Indiana’s payday-lending crisis – All of Indiana now served by Covering Kids and Families – Success story from Area IV’s Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development Program – Hoosier Uplands awards scholarships to pursue higher ed in the social services, health or education field – and more!

July/August 2019 Newsletter – IN-CAA

Importance of making the Census count for Community Action – Action urged by IN-CAA conference speakers – NCCAA’s Summer Camp Program – Brightpoint’s Covering Kids and Families program – LHDC recruiting for Head Start Program Director – and more!

June 2019 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

$100K in water bill assistance awarded by CAPE since 2017 – Brightpoint receives grant for Our HEALing Kitchen classes – Area IV meets multiple needs fro man seeking help with in-home health care – Indiana’s Gateway to Work reporting requirements for Medicaid recipients – and more!

May 2019 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

LHDC names City of Cannelton the 2019 Community Partner Award winner – Area IV Agency celebrates the success of BEED Program participant – TRI-CAP announces the recipient of the Jane Chappell Spirit of Community Action Award – Pace announces 2019 Judith K. Bobe Scholarship recipients – and more!

April 2019 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

CAA executive directors help defeat SB 613 that would have expanded payday and subprime lending in Indiana – How a CAP client began a career that brought him to the IN-CAA team – CAA events – IN Office of Community and Rural Affairs accepting 2019 CDBG applications

February 2019 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

NWICA’s reimagine conference: A conference to shed light on adverse childhood experiences – Upcoming IN-CAA training events – IN-CAA earns Interstate Renewal Energy Council recertification – TRI-CAP accredited for quality service by Healthy Families America – Hoosier Uplands CEO receives Rural Development Leadership Award

December/January 2019 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

2019 IN-CAA Legislative Policy Agenda – Santa Grants to CAPWI programs from the Benton Community Foundation – CAPE’s lending libraries offers free books – Paces’s Innovative JUMP! program helps with job readiness and job placement – Area IV helps with accessibility through Ramp-Up Indiana Program

October 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Newly certified Indiana CCAPs – 2018-2019 IN-CAA training schedule – Warning to Indiana mobile home owners on risk of losing home if owe more than $25 in property taxes Pace CAA honors partnerships at annual Stakeholders’ Event – NWICA Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program.

September 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

2018 “The Status of Working Families in Indiana” report – TANF federal block program turns 22 years old – 2018-19 IN-CAA trainings – Report says human-service organizations contribute $722 million to Allen County economy – Ramp-Up Indiana Program brings independence to clients.

May 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Data on working poor families in the U.S. – Employment law training for Pace CAA management team – Payday lending film documentary – CAPWI hosts town hall on addiction – Brightpoint HS teacher named “Teacher Hero” – and more!

April 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Hoosier Uplands event features 20th man to walk on the moon – 2018 Indiana Institute for Working Families state legislative update: Efforts to help families left underwater economically – Indiana bill lifts blanket ban on many occupational licenses for people with prior criminal records

March 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Pace CAA Leadership Academy – Community Action advocacy helps defeat IN payday lending expansion bill – 1,000+ students attend LDHC Job and Career Expo – ICAP installs accessible ramps for disabled homeowners – Heart attack survivor speaks at NWICA heart-health workshop

January 2018 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

IN-CAA’s Indiana Institute for Working Families’ 2018 policy agenda – Expansion of Pace Health Insurance Navigator Program – IN-CAA honors its dedicated leaders – CAPWI associate earns first ROMA implementer certification in state – Community Impact stories from Indiana CAAs

December 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

2017 IN-CAA conference wrap-up – CFPB issues payday lending rule in Indiana – Area IV Agency on Aging reaccredited by the Council on Accreditation – CAGI ED retires after 20 years of service – NWICA Trunk-or-Treat and Save on Heat weatherization event.

September 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

$1 million to Pace CAA for Early HS plus increased classroom time for HS students – CAPWI HS director graduated HS Management Fellow Program – U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth visits Hoosier Uplands – Analysis of how Trump tax plan would shortchange IN middle class & working families

August 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Indiana makes community college free to students in “high value” fields – NWICA leader awarded Sagamore of the Wabash – CAPWI associate ED retires after 40 years of distinguished service – IN-CAA names new network training manager for Indiana Training Institute.

July 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

IIWF report on removing non-academic barriers to adult student completion – 2017 LHDC Community Partner awards – NWICA Family Development Program participant on her way to career in law enforcement – Area IV’s Volunteer Public Transit Program

April 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

IIWF report on Status of Paid Family & Medical Leave in Indiana – Rep. Todd Rokita speaks at NCAF conference – NWICA Honored by the Urban League of Northwest Indiana – CAPWI JAG Students attend annual White County Lincoln Day Dinner – SIEOC Head Start receives grant for playground awning – Sen. Joe Donnelly visits CAPE Head Start – and more!

February 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Successful CAPWI Client Earns “Miss Indianapolis 2017” Title – IIWF’s 2017 Legislative Public Policy Agenda – RACING FORWARD: NWICA launches new racial equity training for employees – Area IV’s Organizational Payee Programs Helps Another Client Work Toward Independence

January 2017 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

STEM activities for Head Start students – Vectren Energy Delivery donates nearly $300K to “Share the Warmth” – IN-CAA’s Indiana Institute for Working Families – Funding received for Head Start expansion – Family Development Program assisting with educational goals – IDA participant purchases a vehicle – Housing Choice Voucher Program enables 103-year-old senior to maintain independence.

November 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Auction of multi-parcel property – Smoke-free housing training workshop – Safe medication disposal events – Jeannie Chaffin visits IN-CAA – Indiana Institute for Working Families analyzes new census data – Food co-op established for eligible families – and more!

October 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

TRI-CAP Breast Cancer Awareness Month events – Indiana adds new ROMA trainers – AmeriCorps Insulation Project helps save energy costs – ICAP serves as child seat safety inspection station – Medical transportation service for disabled and elderly.

September 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Hoosier Uplands creates community park – Area IV Agency partners with Men’s Wearhouse in National Suit Drive – IN Superintendent of Public Instruction meets with Head Start and CAP Executive Directors – Indiana’s new CCAPs – NCCAA holds 50th anniversary community-wide picnic.

May 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

Statewide Child Care Resource & Referral service award – IIWF helps create new opportunities for adults to return to school – $10K donation to CAPWI from Community Foundation – Inspiring message by Sister Simone Campbell at TRI-CAP’s 50th anniversary celebration – REAL Services, Inc. chooses among 170 nominations for its Age of Excellence Awards – Breakfast Ministry opens at NCCAA neighborhood center – Area IV Development’s new housing complex revitalizes downtown

March 2016 Newsletter – Indiana Community Action Association

50th Anniversary celebrations – IN-CAA partners help successfully oppose new harmful payday loan product – Key state legislative wins for working families – Graduation ceremony for Growing Opportunities program – WAP Quality Control Inspectors achieve certifications.

2014 Outcomes Report – Indiana Community Action Association

Our Indiana Story: The Recent History of Indiana’s Community Action Network, the Indiana Community Action Association 2014 Annual Outcomes Report, tells the story of how Community Action is making a tangible difference in the lives of Hoosiers through the work of 22 Community Action Agencies and the funds that support them.

Grassroots Prevention Coalition

Community Action of Southern Indiana coordinates the Grassroots Prevention Coalition to reduce youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.