Watch the Quiz Bowl team tonight on BCAT

April 22, 2010

Here’s another update from Eddy Riou about the SCCAP Quiz Bowl team’s lastest win. Congrats on your success so far and good luck, tonight! :

So the little upstarts from SCCAP took another team down last night! We beat the Wiser Advisers (good bunch of people).

We play again tonight (Thursday) at 7P! Our first opponent will be WFHB. If we win tonight, we continue to play until we lose or we get to the championship; up to three times I believe. There’s a blurb in the paper about us (we were also in the HT for winning Tuesday too).

If you’re going to come to the library, please be there a little before 7P. You can also watch us on TV on BCAT Channel 3. If you watch us on TV, you do get the advantage of seeing me fumble at the microphone.

Thanks for everyone’s support,

— Eddy, Sky, Jason, Bethany, and Abbey

SCCAP Quiz Bowl team advances

April 22, 2010

From SCCAP’s Eddy Riou:

What do Jack of Jack and the Beanstalk, Ray Lewis, and 2010 SCCAP’s Quiz Bowl team have in common?

We’re all giant-killers!

Our team beat the defending champions by 20 points (two questions) Tuesday night. We are all a bit emboldened by the experience, and I hope we take that chutzpah into tonight’s competition (Wednesday night). We will be on at 7:45 p.m. at the downtown public library. You can also watch us on BCAT Channel 3 at approximately the same time. I think we are going up against some IU advisors, so wish us luck!

Thanks for your support!

— Eddy, Bethany, Jason, Sky and Abbey

More from Congressman Baron Hill’s Economic Stimulus Roundtable at SCCAP

April 13, 2010

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Provided above is a slideshow of photos from Congressman Hill’s recent visit to SCCAP in which he invited several local organizations to talk about the benefits of stimulus funds to local people and organizations.

In addition, here is an excerpt from a summary that Herald-Times reporter Bethany Nolan wrote about these organizations and their use of stimulus funds:


Amount: Approximately $3.2 million

Used for: Head Start staff raise/training, fatherhood program and playground improvements ($122,510); Department of Energy weatherization to improve energy efficiency of 145 households ($899,373); Expansion of current Head Start program ($262,327); creation of early Head Start program for children ages birth to 3 ($1.3 million over two years); creation of a jobs/training initiative and support to Hoosier Hills Food Bank ($696,929.)

“We’ve created 35 jobs so far,” SCCAP executive director Todd Lare said. “From our perspective, the stimulus has done exactly what it was supposed to.”


“That’s about $10 million that’s been pumped into the community. That’s not chump change, for sure. That’s got to help,” he said. “I’m glad to hear this kind of news.”

He said he’s been traveling his district talking to constituents, and, while he realizes the stimulus bill wasn’t universally popular, he believes it was necessary and helped the nation.

“I’m convinced it had to be done in order to stabilize this economy, and I think it has,” he said.

 To read Bethany’s entire story, click on the following link (subscription required):

Check out our Circles Volunteer Appreciation Night photos

April 9, 2010

You could clearly see at last week’s Volunteer Appreciation Night that participants in this program have built some new friendships and special bonds in working together to help the Circle Leaders escape poverty.

Here at Inside SCCAP, we’re inspired by all of you who give your time, heart and energy to this effort.

Hill holds economic stimulus roundtable at SCCAP

April 7, 2010

Congressman Baron Hill held a roundtable meeting Wednesday at the main SCCAP office to hear reports on the use of economic stimulus funds in Bloomington.

Representatives from the Bloomington Housing Authority, the City of Bloomington, Monroe County and SCCAP gave Hill updates on close to $10 million in stimulus projects.  

After the meeting, Hill met some of the 35 SCCAP employees whose jobs were created through funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

We’ll have more on Hill’s visit tomorrow. There will also be a story in The Herald-Times about the meeting.

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