Circles Initiative, Monroe County

Circles offers Kenning new opportunities

Tom Kenning took his new job as an AmeriCorps member for the Circles Initiative at the South Central Community Action Program to find a new avenue to help others. For the past three years, Kenning has been a teacher at Portage High School in northwest Indiana, where he taught economics, government and U.S. History. “It… Continue reading Circles offers Kenning new opportunities

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Papa John’s and Walmart donate fans

UPDATE 7/31: SCCAP has received a second check of $371 from Papa Johns' to purchase additional fans. This, along with an earlier donation of $465, brings the contribution from the local locations of this pizza chain to $836 for fans. Thanks so much for this generous donation!   ------------------------------------ The South Central Community Action Program has 36 additional fans to… Continue reading Papa John’s and Walmart donate fans

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End near for Atlanta public housing projects

MSNBC.com has a story about Atlanta soon becoming the first major U.S. city to eliminate all of its large public housing projects. The demolition of large low-income public housing projects in cities across the county has been undertaken in an effort to reduce crime, dangerous living conditions and a cycle of poverty that many feel can be exacerbated by concentrating… Continue reading End near for Atlanta public housing projects

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See you at the Fair!

SCCAP staff will be out at the Monroe County Fair every evening this week, so please come and see us. At our booth in the Commercial Building West, we're distributing information about agency programs, but also just having some fun and getting to meet some new people in the community. We have a wheel you… Continue reading See you at the Fair!

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Get up to $4,500 for your gas guzzler

Here's some information that could be useful for some people thinking about buying a new car -- Car dealers across the country can start registering today for the new "cash to clunkers" program in which dealers will be able to take $3,500 or $4,500 off the price of a fuel-efficient car if you agree to junk a gas-guzzling car. The new… Continue reading Get up to $4,500 for your gas guzzler