OFBCI Newsletter - October 2013

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Good news to encourage, inspire & provide hope …

Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

Michael R. Pence, Governor

Jeffery L. Cardwell, Executive Director

October 28, 2013

2013 Lifetime Achievement Award

Duane Hoak

Click image to see the Lifetime Achievement Award Video

For more than forty years, Dr. Duane Hoak has intentionally spent his life in action, serving his community. He’s volunteered countless hours and served on the advisory councils and boards of numerous organizations, including Aspire Indiana, United Way of Madison County, Family Network Agency, Indiana Council of Mental Health Community Centers, Salvation Army, Anderson Public Library, Indiana Public Radio, and more.  In town, he is generally known as “Mr. Kiwanian” because he has held nearly every post for the Kiwanis Club.  He volunteers at the food pantry at Park Place Church.

Words To Serve By ...

"Everybody can be great...because anybody can serve...You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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ISU Ranks #1 for Service


 The 2013 Washington Monthly College Guide places Indiana State at the top of its list of 281 national universities in the category of community service participation and hours worked by students, faculty and staff. At the same time, the publication lists Indiana State No. 2 in the country when it comes to the level of university support for service learning. Last year's rankings placed Indiana State third in both categories.


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Family Volunteer Day - Nov. 23, 2013

Fam vol Day

IMPACT 52 Can Give You Ideas!

"Impact 52 is a family service project that was created to make an impact in the community.  Each week, Impact 52 volunteers with a different nonprofit organization or cause in an effort to make a difference in the community while inspiring others to take action in their communities.  The life-changing stories and experiences are shared here through our blog.  We encourage you to follow our story, volunteer with us, and help us change the world."

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NCCC in Hamilton County

The AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps is in Hamilton County. They are helping develop a community archery center. To find out more about NCCC click here!


Public Safety: What’s at Risk?

Focus 2020

The ACT Out Ensemble, a socially conscious theater group, will set the stage for conversation with unique interactive performances that will help everyone explore issues from a new perspective.  Guest speakers and panelists including U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett and Director of the Indianapolis Department of Public Safety Troy Riggs will provide insight into the many complicated and risky issues that impact public safety for all of us.


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Volunteers Make All the Difference at Jameson Camp

This quarter, our volutneers did all types of service activities. We had quite a few volunteers who worked with our groups. They helped with our morning activities such as Artistic Expressions and Culinary Arts. They connected with our campers while having the opporutnity to engage with them in their personal area of interest



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2013 Governor's Conference

Governor’s Conference on Service & Nonprofit Capacity Building

Photos & Videos

Duane Hoak

Find more photos at our flickr.com account or view our Governor's Service Award videos on our YouTube.com site.

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