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Support Circles at FARM dinner

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

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“Poverty is threatening our very democracy” ——- Tavis Smiley to kick off national lecture tour on poverty in Indianapolis on Jan. 18

I attended quite a compelling panel discussion yesterday in Indianapolis, "Poverty in America, From Safety-Net to Reliance," featuring Tavis Smiley and John Graham, Dean of IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The program began with a pair of SPEA graduate students presenting data showing that poverty in Indiana is worse than the usual government… Continue reading “Poverty is threatening our very democracy” ——- Tavis Smiley to kick off national lecture tour on poverty in Indianapolis on Jan. 18

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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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Safety-Net is back

Safety-Net (PDF of new issue: SF Nov 2009) is a quarterly multi-agency newspaper sponsored by the South Central Community Action Program (SCCAP) that addresses issues confronted by those in our community experiencing difficulties related to poverty, lack of or potential loss of housing, under-employment or lack of employment, inadequate health care, as well as other… Continue reading Safety-Net is back

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Report: Pelosi pushing bill to expand Medicaid

Nancy Pelosi is backing off of a public option which uses Medicare rates, and is pushing instead a bill that will increase Medicaid coverage to anyone making 150% of poverty. A summary of the Affordable Health Care for America Act is available at PBS.org. The new House bill would expand Medicaid to cover childless adults,… Continue reading Report: Pelosi pushing bill to expand Medicaid