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SCCAP Head Start accepting applications for fall enrollment

Open enrollment has begun for Monroe County children to participate in Head Start at the South Central Community Action Program for the 2013-14 school year. SCCAP offers 3-1/2 hour classes and 6-hour classes for low income families free of charge, as well as extended day classrooms that are open from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.… Continue reading SCCAP Head Start accepting applications for fall enrollment

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Sequestration forces cutbacks in Monroe County Head Start services for low-income children and families

Low-income children and families in Monroe County will soon feel the impact of sequestration cutbacks that are forcing the South Central Community Action Program to reduce its Head Start services and workforce. As a result of federal sequestration, SCCAP must cut 5.1 percent from its Head Start budget, which amounts to $152,000. The impact of… Continue reading Sequestration forces cutbacks in Monroe County Head Start services for low-income children and families

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Free energy efficiency improvements available

The South Central Community Action Program is seeking applicants from Brown, Monroe, Morgan and Owen counties for its Weatherization Program. The Weatherization Program reduces energy consumption in low-income households and insures that each client has a safe, operating heat source. Each client receives a furnace inspection and an energy audit. SCCAP uses private contractors to… Continue reading Free energy efficiency improvements available

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Let’s get this blog rolling!

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… Continue reading Let’s get this blog rolling!

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Friday photos – Fairview shoes

These are a couple of photos of some of the 30 children at Fairview Elementary School in Bloomington who each received two pairs of shoes from SCCAP last week. One photos shows the flying paper and boxes as the kids excitedly put their shoes on. The other photo shows the children showing off their shoes together once they had them on. The children… Continue reading Friday photos – Fairview shoes