OFBCI News - July

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Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives


Michael R. Pence, Governor

Jeffery Cardwell, Executive Director

July 8, 2013

Governor's Service Awards

Governor’s Service Awards

October 3, 2013 at the Indiana Statehouse

Indianapolis, IN

Have you felt the joy of showing your appreciation to a volunteer that has served your organization?  Imagine seeing their eyes light up when, before a crowd, they watch a video about them and their work in the community.  Imagine the tears in their families’ eyes when they are handed a beautiful award from a representative of the Governor’s office. 

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 Nominations are due July 19th!

Albert Einstein

“The high destiny of the individual is to serve rather than to rule.”

– Albert Einstein

One Heart, Many Hands

One Heart Many Hands 2013 INDY

Check out this story of a service project that happened on Indianapolis' East Side. Many of those who helped on the reconstruction projects were Hoosiers helping Hoosiers to improve housing situations.

Watch Fox 59 story here

Governor’s Conference on Service and Nonprofit Capacity Building 

October 3-4, 2013 at The Westin Indianapolis Hotel

Indianapolis, IN

Not one, but two days for making connections, fostering collaboration and understanding the power of data to help your organization build capacity, plan strategically and meet your mission effectively.

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Volunteering As A Pathway To Employment?


Can volunteering be the difference-maker in your next interview? New, ground-breaking research from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) provides evidence of a relationship between volunteering and finding employment.

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Did You Know?

42% of food insecure people in central and southeastern Indiana have incomes that make them ineligible for federal nutrition programs.

42% of food insecure people in central and southeastern Indiana have incomes that make them ineligible for federal nutrition programs. This means that their only source of food assistance is through private, charitable sources.

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