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Head Start kids enjoy busy week

This hot, steamy week in Bloomington has been wet and wonderful for the  three- to five-year-olds who participate in SCCAP's year-round Head Start program. Classrooms 1, 3 and 4 are all holding Water Days this week in which kids bring their bathing suits and water toys, and play outside in the sprinklers.   Room 1 went on a field trip to check… Continue reading Head Start kids enjoy busy week

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SCCAP helps WTIU raise more than $20,000

The South Central Community Action Program got the opportunity this month to help the local PBS station, WTIU, by donating our time to answer phones and take pledges for a few hours one night. According to a letter we just received from WTIU Member Services Coordinator Laura Grannan, the help of volunteers this month enabled the station to… Continue reading SCCAP helps WTIU raise more than $20,000

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Paul Krugman on poverty

Today, I ran across a New York Times column from last year about poverty. It's titled "Poverty is Poison" and written by Paul Krugman, the 2008 winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics. If you haven't seen this before, it's worth a read. Click here to check out Krugman's call for our country to fulfill the mission LBJ set out 45… Continue reading Paul Krugman on poverty

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Taste of Bloomington Saturday

Hey SCCAP and its supporters, who's going to the Taste of Bloomington Saturday? As a B-Town native, it's an event I've enjoyed since it started in 1981. For me, it's a place I see old friends, sometimes for the only time all year,  and love checking out one of my favorites of Bloomington's assets, its delicious variety and abundance of restaurants.… Continue reading Taste of Bloomington Saturday

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Circles welcomes Nick McLain

Thanks for the following contribution from SCCAP Circles Coordinator Bonnie Vesely: The Monroe County Circles™ Initiative warmly welcomes one of our new AmeriCorps Volunteer Managers!  Nicholas McLain began serving with Circles™ on June 2nd.   He is already hard at work building our online presence and making many community contacts as part of his volunteer recruitment… Continue reading Circles welcomes Nick McLain