Tag: CANI

Thursday morning, May 7—a bright spot in my day

Thursday morning, May 7—a bright spot in my day

| May 18, 2015

CANI becomes ‘Brightpoint’ in lives of people seeking opportunity By Madeline Marcelia Garvin For those who know me, I do not like driving in morning or afternoon rush hour traffic! I also do not like green eggs and ham. Though we were served a Belgian waffle with strawberries and cream, we also had scrambled eggs […]

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CANI welcomes new employees

CANI welcomes new employees

| April 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) recently announced the addition of 12 new staff members for the first quarter of 2015: Andrea Freeze, Taya Shoudel, Matthew Holland, Jessica Conrad, and Heather Phillips in Community Services; Marie McFadden in Operations; Man Mawi, Sarah Metcalfe, Danita Pitts, Brandee Sterling, Lily Lopez, and Melissa Schuck in Early […]

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Mother of spirited four-year-old catches a lucky break: free pre-k

Mother of spirited four-year-old catches a lucky break: free pre-k

| March 18, 2015

By John Peirce Special to Frost Illustrated When Jawana Davis moved to Fort Wayne from Gary, Ind., this winter, she felt overwhelmed. She found an apartment soon enough, but she needed reliable child care and a car quickly so she could find a job. Then she discovered a child care opportunity that far exceeded her […]

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Family applications now available for On My Way Pre-K August start

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Family applications for the free On My Way Pre-K program are available at CANI, 227 E. Washington Blvd., or online at http://www.in.gov/fssa/4947.htm. More than 20 programs are already qualified to offer On My Way Pre-K, and more are expected. A lottery will be conducted in May to select families that will be awarded grants. […]

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Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

Today’s four-year-olds may be making history with On My Way Pre-K

| March 6, 2015

By John Pierce Special to Frost Illustrated Just as we look upon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks as pioneers of the civil rights movement, we may someday look back at children, parents and teachers involved in Indiana’s pre-kindergarten pilot program as pioneers of another important movement. That is the movement to ensure […]

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Family applications are being accepted for On My Way Pre-K launch through Dec. 15

Family applications are being accepted for On My Way Pre-K launch through Dec. 15

| December 3, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) is accepting applications from Allen County families whose children may be eligible to receive grants for free, high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program. Children eligible for the January start of the program include 4-year-olds starting kindergarten fall of 2015. Grants will enable eligible children […]

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CANI Head Start announces lunch program

| August 14, 2014

FORT WAYNE—CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) recently announced its sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and its policy for providing free lunches at no separate charge to children in the Head Start preschool program. Meals are available to all enrolled participants, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age […]

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CANI Head Start now enrolling for Fall 2014

| August 1, 2014

FORT WAYNE—CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) Head Start has openings available for fall 2014. CANI Head Start is a free, comprehensive early childhood development program; meeting high standard educational, health, nutritional, and social service needs of low-income children and families. CANI Head Start serves children ages three to five, and their families in Allen, […]

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Pamela Mason: Manager extraordinaire

Pamela Mason: Manager extraordinaire

| September 12, 2013

During my time of employment at CANI, I have had the good graces and fortune to work a person whom I believe to be the most inspiring, kind, innovative, knowledgeable, analytical and equable across the board with all people manager in the world, Mrs. Pamela Mason, and it is she I would like to highlight in this article.

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