Operation Back to School will provide school supplies and clothing to children from low-income families

June 24, 2010

Heading back to the classroom this fall will be a little easier for 3,000 area children thanks to Operation Back to School, a new initiative from the South Central Community Action Program.

Operation Back to School will provide $100 worth of back to school supplies to children in kindergarten through 12th grade in Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties. To be eligible to participate, children must be from families with income at 200 percent or below the federal poverty line.

The income limits for eligible families at 200 percent or below the poverty line are based on size of the family unit: 2 family members – $29,140; 3 – $36,620; 4 – $44,100; 5 – $51,580; 6 – $59,060; 7 – $66,540; and 8 – $74,020.

Among the eligible children, those who receive the free supplies and clothing will be selected through a random drawing on July 26. The 3,000 children who will receive this assistance represent less than a third of those who are income-eligible in SCCAP’s four-county service area.

“Parents from families who may be struggling economically want their children to have required supplies and appropriate clothes to go back to school, just like anyone else,” SCCAP Executive Director Todd Lare said. “In this difficult economy, we are pleased that we’ll be able to assist many of these families through Operation Back to School.”

To register their children for the Operation Back to School drawing, families must fill out an application at one of SCCAP’s four county offices by 4:30 p.m. on July 23. No late applications will be accepted.

Before submitting applications for their children, parents and guardians must document that their household income is at 200 percent or below the federal poverty line. If they did not already document their income through participating in SCCAP’s Energy Assistance Program this winter, they must present income documentation for the past 12 months, as well as social security cards, for all household members 18 and older.

Families whose children are picked through the random drawing to participate in Operation Back to School will receive information about shopping dates and participating stores.

The $300,000 that will be spent to help children and families through Operation Back to School will come from stimulus funds provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

For additional information, the public should call:

Monroe Co. – 339-3447,  Morgan Co. – 342-1518,  Owen Co. – 829-2279, Brown Co. – 988-6636


SCCAP seeking Head Start Education Coordinator

June 11, 2010

South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) is seeking an Education Coordinator (EC) for its Head Start Program in Bloomington. SCCAP is a non-profit agency administering programs to low-income families in a 4 county area.

The EC is responsible for the planning, direct implementation, and documentation of the education component of the Head Start program, with specific responsibilities in the coordination of classroom design, curriculum implementation, and supervision of teaching staff.

For a complete job description, EDU-Education Coordinator Job Description 07-2007.

For information on benefits, Applicant Benefit Information Sheet website

Requirements: BA/S in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or BA/S or advanced degree in any subject and coursework equivalent to a major relating to ECE: experience with 3 to 5 year olds and relevant work experience that includes supervision or management of early childhood programs preferred.

We offer competitive salaries with an excellent benefits package. Please submit an application, cover letter and resume to: SCCAP, 1500 W. 15th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 by Friday, June 25, 2010 at 4:30p.m. SCCAP, Inc. is an EOE agency.

For an SCCAP job application, SCCAP Employment Application Computer Form 12-2008.


SCCAP seeking Head Start Bus Driver

June 11, 2010

South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) is seeking a Bus Driver for its Head Start Program in Bloomington.  SCCAP is a non-profit agency administering programs to low-income families in a 4 county area.

The Bus Driver under supervision of the Transportation Coordinator is responsible for the safe transporting of children to and from school, health screenings, and field trips.

Minimum requirements: Be able to obtain a CDL driver’s license with a Passenger and School Bus endorsement.  Must have a safe driving record for the past three years.  Must be a minimum of 21 years old.

We offer competitive salaries that are commensurate with education and experience with an excellent benefits package.  Please submit an application, cover letter and resume to: SCCAP, 1500 W. 15th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404 by June 18 at 4:30p.m.  SCCAP, Inc. is an EOE agency. Application materials may be submitted by mail, e-mail to kathryn@sccap.monroe.in.us or fax to 812-334-8366.

To see the full job description, click here: Trans-Bus Driver Job Description 07-2007

To access an SCCAP job application, click here: SCCAP Employment Application Computer Form 12-2008


New SCCAP logo

June 10, 2010

SCCAP has a new logo.

The logo features a figure that is striving to move ahead on a path. It was approved by our Board of Directors this week.

Thanks to everyone who provided input during our process of developing and selecting this new logo. We looked at many different possible logos and color combinations before arriving at the logo presented above. You all did a great job of providing helpful feedback and ideas. 

The new SCCAP logo was developed by Moon Design of Bloomington.


Picnic at the Pops

June 9, 2010

Here’s a reminder that Picnic at the Pops at Ivy Tech is coming up on June 26 at 5 p.m. This is a terrific family event that many of us at SCCAP have long enjoyed.

This year’s concert, which starts at 8, will feature a tribute to The Supremes, Aretha Franklin, and Big Band and ends with the 1812 overture to a large fireworks display. 

The event includes many activities before the concert for children.  There is a Kids Fun Zone full of games, arts & crafts, face painting, an inflatable jumper, a climbing wall and a special Magic Show to keep the children entertained prior to the concert.  The concert kicks off with the traditional Children’s Parade.

There are also food vendors at the Pops, along with the option of bringing your own picnic.  For more information, check out the POPS website at www.bloomingtonpops.org.


Get SCCAP jobs program information Wednesday

June 1, 2010

Federal Jobs Program Information Session

Wednesday June 2, 2010, 1:00pm

Candidates interested in being considered for program should pick up an application at the South Central Community Action Program, 1500 W. 15th St., Bloomington, IN 47404

Applications are also available through the Morgan, Brown, and Owen County SCCAP offices and online at www.insccap.org

Bring the application to the information session.

Qualifications for program:

  • Participants must be fall at or below 200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Participants must reside in Monroe, Morgan, Owen, or Brown County

 ALSO:

GED/ABE Information Session 2:00pm

For those needing a GED and who qualify, there is a possibility of funding available for classes!


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