This May, Angola was approved to become part of the Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI). Better yet, CCC gets to be a part of it!
You can read more about HCI here, but in a nutshell, it’s a partnership between Indiana communities of 25,000 people or fewer and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.
HCI communities form teams which analyze their communities’ needs and assets. Then, with assistance from Ball State’s Indiana Communities Institute and Purdue’s Center for Regional Development, they plan and implement a capstone project that benefits their town. Seed money is provided for completing the capstone.
Right now, Angola’s HCI is in the earliest stages of the process — community-wide collaboration. CCC is pleased to announce that it will have a voice in the process through the participation of Community/Diversity co-chair Claudia Camargo. Thanks to Claudia for donating her time to this worthy cause. And thanks to the city of Angola for recognizing that diversity is an important part of making us who we are.
Want to know what our HCI might do? Check out other communities’ accomplishments here.