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 http://www.nwindianalife.com 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 giles.bruce@nwi.com, (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

Grants allow Campagna to renovate extra cottage, serve more youth

October 28, 2015 12:00 am  •  Elena Dwyre Times Columnist - Times  There is much good news to share regarding ongoing and future plans for growth in Campagna Academy’s continuum of care that will greatly impact youth and families in our community. As you may know, Campagna is the only certified child welfare organization in Northwest Indiana that offers specialized residential treatment to children and adolescents with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD). We opened the doors of our Northlake program for these youth in July 2013. However, we have seen the numbers on our…Read more
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