Nonprofit Spotlight | Community Action of Southern Indiana | June 2024

Community Action of Southern Indiana
201 East 15th St.
Jeffersonville, IN  47130
Adian Jamieson, Executive Director

Please use 300 words or less to describe your agency and your impact in the community. In order to reduce poverty and improve well-being  in our community,  Community Action of Southern Indiana works to focus available local, state, federal, and private resources to help  low-income individuals and families acquire useful skills and knowledge, to gain access to needed services, to discover new opportunities, and to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Community Action of Southern Indiana’s broad base of services makes a difference every day for individuals and families. 

Community Action of Southern Indiana carries out its mission through the provision of a broad range of direct services and through partnerships with other community-based organizations

CASI’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs serve over 300 children, ages  birth to 5.

CASI’s Weatherization Assistance Program permanently lowers utility bills by providing energy saving home improvements.

Community Action of Southern Indiana’s Housing Choice Voucher Program is committed to the idea that every family has the right to safe, decent, and affordable housing. 

The Minority Health Initiative works to eliminate health disparities through research, training, education, advocacy, and by improving access to health care services for at-risk populations.

The Southern Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coalition brings community partners together to reduce tobacco use within at-risk communities in Clark County.

VOICE Action Speaks engages youth leaders and advocates in the movement against teen tobacco use.

The Expungement Program, in partnership with the Gilt Edge Community Development Corporation, gives individuals convicted of certain crimes a fresh start through the expungement of their Indiana convictions.

The Life Literacy Academy mentors a select group of students from 8th grade through 12th grade. 

Empower Southern Indiana helps to provide financial empowerment to low-income individuals.

Community Gardens provides healthy food through sustainable gardening. 

The Teen Boutique program allows low-income students to purchase $100 of new clothes for school. 

Agency Mission Statement or Description: To support and empower families and communities striving to reach self-sufficiency

Year established: 1964

Counties/regions serviced: Clark, Floyd, and Harrison

Focus areas: Impactful services to low-income individuals and families

Impact in community:   Community Action of Southern Indiana reaches children and families in Clark, Floyd, and Harrison counties with life-changing services, from early childhood education, to financial literacy classes, to help with rising rent, to savings on energy bills, to narrowing health disparities, and more.  Established in 1964, Community Action of Southern Indiana connects individuals and families to services that help them succeed

Volunteer Opportunities: Tax Assistance, Computer Skills Training, Financial Literacy Training, Mentoring, Tabling, Interacting with Young Children,

How 1si members can help your organization: Creating Awareness, Forging Partnerships

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