Scenes from the first day of the SCCAP school year – Welcome to Head Start!

September 4, 2012


Free workshop on managing student loans at Monroe County Public Library

September 4, 2012

What: It’s Your Money – Student Loans: Understanding and Managing Them Wisely

Where: Monroe County Public Library, 303 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47408 — Program Room 2C

When: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Student loans are often easy to get, but they pile up quickly and can be very difficult to pay off. Suitable for future and current students, graduates, and parents, this session will explain student loans clearly, illustrate the dangers you must consider when taking them on, and offer tips for managing them both while you’re in school and when you’re paying them off. Refreshments. Focused on ages 15-29. All ages welcome. Please register at

It’s Your Money is made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation through Smart Investing at Your Library, a partnership with the American Library Association.

Welcome new employees

August 30, 2012

With the start of a new school year, SCCAP welcomes many new employees to its Head Start program. We are excited and appreciative to have you as part of this critical endeavor to provide Monroe County’s low-income families with a high-quality early childhood education program.

During 2012, the following individuals have joined the SCCAP’s Head Start program. Welcome to you all!

  • Wilma Anderson – Assistant Health Services Coordinator
  • Laura Baker – Early Head Start Teacher Assistant
  • Amy Breyer – Substitute Teacher
  • Jennifer Burch – Family Advocate
  • Brandon Chambers – Teacher Assistant
  • Megan Day – Teacher Aide
  • Karla Frownfelter – Early Head Start Family Advocate
  • Simone Hopkins – Family Advocate
  • Samantha McGlocklin – Lead Teacher
  • Olivia McMillian – Lead Teacher
  • Mary Lisa Minor – Teacher Assistant
  • Billie Myers – Lead Teacher
  • Claudio Perez – Substitute Teacher
  • Mary Ellen Pierce – Lead Teacher
  • Taylor Rusthoven – Teacher Assistant
  • Ashley Smith – Teacher Assistant
  • Allyson Sorg – Teacher Assistant
  • Aimee Stanton – Bus Driver
  • Kayla Stobaugh – Teacher Assistant
  • Harold Sturgeon – Bus Driver
  • Ruth Thelin – Family Advocate
  • Jill Huse Tietz – Family Services Coordinator
  • Andrea Williams – Site Coordinator
  • Sara Wilson – Teacher Assistant

In addition, 13 employees in Head Start have received promotions this year. Congratulations go out to:

  • Tillie Allgood – Site Coordinator
  • Blakely Clements- Head Start Director
  • Anna Donley – Education Specialist
  • Stacey Edwards – Disabilities and Curriculum Coordinator
  • Angela Eury – Teacher Assistant
  • Ashley Hayworth – Site Coordinator
  • Hannah Hughes – Lead Teacher
  • Cheryl Killion – Health Services Coordinator
  • Jessica Nierzwicki – Data Management Specialist
  • Liza Rimola – Lead Teacher
  • Suzanne Sears – Site Coordinator
  • Jamie Taylor – Early Head Start Lead Teacher
  • Cristi Wood – Early Head Start Lead Teacher

Finally, we would like to recognize and welcome employees that have joined SCCAP this year in other areas of the organization. These individuals include:

  • Thomas Hartnett – Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Nancy Nolting – Fiscal Controller
  • John Vargo – Finance Assistant
  • Doug Wilson – Director of Communications and Development

SCCAP Head Start classes start Tuesday

August 29, 2012

SCCAP staff is busy getting ready for the start of their school year on Tuesday, Sept. 4. This photo shows Lead Teacher Billie Myers getting her classroom ready at the Lindbergh Head Start location in SCCAP’s main office, 1500 W. 15th Street in Bloomington.

SCCAP’s Head Start program has 17 classrooms for 3 to 5 year olds with 267 students; and four classrooms of infant to 2 year olds with 57 students. In all, that includes 11 different locations in Monroe County.

We want to thank everyone who is worked so hard to prepare for the 2012-13 school year and welcome to the youngsters who will be joining us next week! Have a great year!

Let’s get this blog rolling!

August 28, 2012

Hello, everyone!

After a year of working at the Indiana University School of Education, I’ve returned to the South Central Community Action Program as its director of communications and development. I had a great experience at IU, but realized that I missed trying every day to help make a difference for local people working to escape poverty.

I am very fortunate to have the opportunity to return to SCCAP and work with the caring and committed people here. This is my second day back and I already have a couple of exciting new projects I’m working on.

This blog has been inactive since I left SCCAP, but starting today we’ll resume having regular updates on people, programs and activities related to this organization and poverty in Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties. So, please stop by when you have a chance and don’t hesitate to share your thoughts.

We’ll also continue to post updates and photos on SCCAP’s Facebook page.


Join us at Applebee’s!

May 20, 2011

Come join us on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at the Bloomington Applebee’s to help raise money for SCCAP! Please print the flyer which you can find below and bring it when you come. Present the flyer to your server during lunch, dinner, or any To Go order and 15% of the bill will be donated to the SCCAP. This is a great opportunity to get excellent food and help the Monroe County South Central Community Action Program.

 applebees flyer link -Ross Freeman


May 18, 2011

Hey everyone my name is Ross Freeman and I am interning in the communication department at the SCCAP this summer. You may remember me from last summer’s Operation Back to School; I was on the team of people which helped provide school supplies to children. Over the summer I will be posting to the blog and keeping people informed about the current SCCAP activities as well as writing articles for the web site.

A little about myself; I am going to be a senior at Ball State University this year. At Ball State I am earning a degree in general studies with two minors: a minor in business management and another minor in organizational communication. I grew up in the little a very little town just north of Ft. Wayne named Albion. This town is so small that it only has one stop light and it is basically surrounded by nothing but fields. So naturally as a kid I lived outdoors and I was an avid fisherman and hunter. Now that I’m in college my favorite past times are a bit different, I enjoy video games, golf, and working on cars.

A little over a month ago I proposed to my girlfriend of three years. Her name is Ann and she said yes! So now, either by choice or not, my biggest past time activity is wedding planning with Ann. We have a lot of fun planning together, and she now has me watching wedding T.V. such as: Say Yes to the Dress, Four Weddings, My Fair Wedding, and Bridezilla.

I look forward to a great summer with everyone!

Stay well,

Ross Freeman

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