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SCCAP 50th Anniversary Celebration on May 7
The public is invited to attend a free celebration on May 7
to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the South Central Community
Action Program (SCCAP).
As part of the celebration, Mayor Mark Kruzan has proclaimed
May 7 as South Central Community Action Program Day in Bloomington.
The celebration will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at SCCAP’s main
office at 1500 W. 15th Street in Bloomington. It will include:
A free cookout with burgers, hot dogs and veggie
burgers served from 6-7:30 p.m.
Live music featuring Jim Ansaldo 5:30-6, Don
Ford 6-6:30 and 7-8, and Sarah Flint of Sarah’s Swing Set 6:30-7.
Photos and newspaper articles showing the
history of SCCAP, along with opportunities to meet or get reacquainted with
former board members, staff, clients and others who created that history. This
history includes SCCAP’s role in spearheading such important projects as Monroe
County’s Legal Aid Program, Alternative High School, Well Baby Clinic, Rural
Transportation, Hoosier Hills Food Bank, Comprehensive Manpower
Center/Occupational Development Center, Willie Streeter Garden Project,
Thriving Connections (formerly Circles Initiative) and Growing Opportunities
greenhouse, among others.
Head Start children (3 to 5 year olds) offering
an art show and a play, as well as participating in a working classroom that
you can watch.
Exhibitions of high-tech tools used in
weatherizing client homes, including thermal cameras and blower doors that
measure home heat loss.
Participants from Thriving Connections, the
Individual Development Account program, the Housing Choice Voucher program and
other SCCAP programs talking about their experiences in becoming more
Enrollment information for all current SCCAP
The original name of the organization was Monroe County
Community Action Program, which was incorporated on May 6, 1965, following
approval of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Economic Opportunity Act on Aug. 20,
1964. The federal government approved
Monroe County Community Action Program as a nonprofit organization on Dec. 6,
1965. The first day of operation for the organization’s first program was Feb.
The organization became South Central Community Action
Program in 1982 after it expanded to Brown, Morgan and Owen counties.
If you can't find parking on the street near our office, we encourage you to park at Tri-North Middle School (see map below). We will have SCCAP vehicles available to give you a ride to and from this lot.