What's an easy and fun way to support people in Bloomington working to get out of poverty? Join us on Tuesday, April 23 at FARM for a 3-course dinner. $19.95 per person with $9.95 of that donated to the Circles Initiative. Yes, it's true that you will have to devour some delicious meatloaf or pasta,… Continue reading Support Circles at FARM dinner
Note: For people interested in applying for the Circles Coordinator position, we are republishing the following story that provides information about the Circles Initiative. You can check out other stories about Circles by entering "Circles" in the search box at the top right corner of this blog. Check out the article about the Circles Initiative… Continue reading Circles Initiative featured in statewide newsletter
I'd like to bring to your attention a story in the Washington Post about the federal government taking action to limit bank overdraft fees. In a recent community assessment presented by Circles Leaders in the Monroe County Circles Initiative, the overuse of these fees was identified as a significant problem affecting low-income households. The Obama administration… Continue reading Fed takes aim at overdraft policies.
Okay, it may not look delicious yet, but give it 10 days and it will be. The South Central Community Action Program's Todd Lare, Linda Patton and Bonnie Vesely made the bread starter for Amish friendship bread last week. They're making the bread - it takes 10 days to prepare - to get ready for a conference… Continue reading SCCAP staff getting ready to help other communities start their own Circles Initiative
In an effort to keep people who are interested in the South Central Community Action Program updated on the agency's latest news, we've started providing some notes from the Central Staff meeting that's held every other Tuesday. Here are this week's updates: Indiana is the only state in the country that hasn't yet had its… Continue reading Updates from the SCCAP Central Staff meeting