Campagna Academy Receives Grants for Sensory Room from Legacy Foundation and Crown Point Community Foundation

Schererville, IN. August 30, 2016 – Campagna Academy gratefully announces receipt of a $25,000 grant from the Legacy Foundation that has built a sensory room on Campagna’s campus; and a $6,368 grant from the Crown Point Community Foundation that will equip this room with sensory items. This funding will make a great impact in the therapeutic treatment of adolescent clients with intellectual / developmental disabilities and histories of trauma and/or neglect and behavioral issues in Campagna’s open residential program. “Receiving these grants not only creates a physical sensory room, but also purchases equipment that will provide stimuli necessary to…Read more

Campagna Academy expands its commitment to at-risk youth

Article: Amanda Wilson, Times Correspondent Jun 11, 2016 Photo: Tony V Martin - The Times There is a place where hope abounds and dreams are not impossible, no matter how high the odds seem stacked against success. It’s a place first conceived of by Father Michael Campagna more than 60 years ago, when he had a vision of restoring hope and building dreams for troubled boys whom society had given up on. Today, that vision has grown to include some 350 at-risk boys and girls helped annually by Campagna Academy. Even though some of the…Read more

Fostering gives residents sense of purpose

Times - Elvia Malagon  Saturday, April 30, 2016 CROWN POINT — After rearing three children and retiring from a local steel mill, Jeanette Fleming started to settle into life as an empty-nester. Her daughter, who previously worked at Campagna Academy, would share stories about her job that made Fleming, 63, want to do more to help youth. On top of that, she started to wonder what was going on with the younger generation, especially young black men, while watching news about on-going violence. “I can’t save the world, but maybe I can save a…Read more

Residences at Deer Creek Makes Musical Donation to Campagna Academy

WRITTEN BY:Caitlin Vanlaningham—Mar. 11th 2016 Robert Petty, Director of Plant Operations for Residences at Deer Creek, is a dexterous fellow with a giving heart. He has a love of blues music and wood working that he was able to put together to create a very interesting item: cigar box guitars. For those who are unaware, cigar box guitars existed as early as the late 1800's after cigar manufacturers began shipping cigars in smaller containers. The homemade instrument was the solution to the problem of regular guitars being too expensive. An empty wooden cigar…Read more

Campagna chief thankful

RIPPLES OF HOPE Campagna chief thankful for donors, volunteers, and community partners  November 27, 2015 3:00 am  •  Elena Dwyre Times Columnist As CEO of Campagna Academy, I am grateful for you, our donors, volunteers, and community partners, for all your support. I consider Campagna to be especially fortunate for our dedicated, generous board members who give their time, talent and resources to support the mission of "Restoring Hope and Building Dreams" for disadvantaged youth in our community. The holiday season can be a difficult time for those with feelings of loss, anger,…Read more
Girls on the Run partners with Campagna Academy

Girls on the Run partners with Campagna Academy

Times - August 07, 2015 8:30 am  •  Giles Bruce, (219) 853-2584 SCHERERVILLE | "Take four steps and turn around and come toward me," said Jen Ryman, general manager of Fleet Feet in Schererville. Ryman was fitting a teenage girl into a new pair of running shoes, so she could not only train for an upcoming 5K, but also start adulthood on the right foot. Earlier this week, the sporting goods store was providing free shoes, socks and sports bras for girls from Campagna Academy, an inpatient psychiatric facility for youth, so they…Read more

Campagna Academy celebrates its founder and volunteers at dinner

August 28, 2015 12:00 am  •  By Elena Dwyre Times Columnist Campagna Academy is hosting a very special spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in the gym, 7403 Cline Ave. (South Entrance), to honor Campagna Academy’s founder, Msgr. Michael Campagna. We will celebrate both Father Campagna’s legacy and his birthday, as well as our organization’s 68-year history of Restoring Hope and Building Dreams for at-risk youth and their families. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 9 and younger through Sept. 10, and $10 for adults at the door. Purchase tickets…Read more
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