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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 financially self-sufficient.
  • ·         Enrollment information for all current SCCAP programs.  

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. 14, 1966.

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.