Campagna Academy Promotes LeKeesha Edwards To Chief Operation Officer

  Schererville, IN, Campagna Academy is excited to announce the promotion of LeKeesha Edwards to Chief Operation Officer (COO). As COO LeKeesha will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the Human Resources Department, Community Based Services, and Residential Services including: Private Secure Residential Program, Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Residential Program, Emergency Shelter Care and Open Residential Services. ‘LeKeesha has been a key part of our team and we are thrilled to promote her to this position within our agency,” shared Elena Dwyre, CEO of Campagna Academy. LeKeesha joined Campagna Academy in 2015 as our Foster…Read more

Campagna Academy Launches Leadership Training Program in collaboration with the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest

Campagna Academy announced it is launching a leadership training program in partnership with the Leadership Institute at Purdue Northwest that will focus on leadership development for ten selected leaders within their organization. This unique training program will include leadership development presentations and activities facilitated by the team at the Leadership Institute which include leadership experts from both the academic and business world. The seminars will include the latest evidenced-based leadership content and learning activities to create experiences that strengthen leadership skills. “It is our hope that this research-based, customized leadership training will provide…Read more

Campagna Academy Awarded Grant From Legacy Foundation

Schererville, IN - Campagna Academy announced it has received a $20,000 grant from The Legacy Foundation to support their Safety and Slumber Project.   Campagna Academy was founded 75 years ago as Hoosier Boys' Town. Today Campagna continues as a mission-centered, vision-inspired, "for-impact" organization that still believes the world can be changed one child at a time. Their programs include Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Residential, Open Residential, Secure Residential, Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF), Emergency Shelter Care and offer a Diagnostic & Evaluation Program. They also have an IOP Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Therapeutic Foster…Read more

For 74 years, Campagna Academy has enriched the lives of youth

Region of giving - NWI Times  By: Carrie Steinweg Times Correspondent Times Article For 74 years, Campagna Academy has enriched the lives of youth In 1947, Rev. Michael Campagna saw a need to care for vulnerable youths. He established Hoosier Boys’ Town and worked toward a mission of restoring hope and building dreams among the Region’s at-risk youth. The mission continues to this day. “He wanted to have a home for orphans and for children that needed families,” said Elena Dwyre, CEO of Campagna Academy, to which the facility was renamed in 2001.…Read more

Campagna Academy holds true to mission

Northwest Indiana Business Magazine OCTOBER 1, 2021 – BY CARRIE NAPOLEON  https://nwindianabusiness.com/article/direction-for-youth-october-november-2021/ For almost three-quarters of a century, Campagna Academy has remained true to its mission of restoring hope and building dreams for Northwest Indiana’s youth. Campagna Academy was honored in June by Gov. Eric Holcomb with the Governor’s Half Century Business Award. The Campagna Academy Hope Center (shown here) is in Schererville. (Provided by Campagna Academy) The way that mission is carried out may have changed over the years but the dedication to the Region’s youth has never wavered. “We are definitely changing in…Read more

Campagna Academy, other nonprofits asking state to restore cut in funding:

Campagna Academy, other nonprofits asking state to restore 3% cut in funding: ‘There seems to be a misunderstanding of what a 501C3 designation is...’ By PHILIP POTEMPA POST-TRIBUNE | AUG 27, 2021    https://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/ct-ptb-schererville-campagna-funds-st-0829-20210827-kf5yvcz3rzaz5mfbis2ju6nite-story.html The scrolling sign at the main entrance of Campagna Academy in Schererville includes a message urging the need for foster parents for some of the 140 youth who reside at the residential treatment care center, which is facing a more than $300,000 budget shortfall in 2021 because of a snag in state funding. (Philip Potempa / Post-Tribune)     A deficit hole…Read more

Gov. Holcomb Honors Businesses for Longevity, Service to Hoosier Workforce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Gov. Holcomb Honors Businesses for Longevity, Service to Hoosier Workforce INDIANAPOLIS (June 16, 2021) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today awarded 101 Indiana companies and organizations with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award in recognition of each company’s longevity and service to its employees, community and the state.  “I’m honored to recognize these dedicated, Hoosier business leaders who have created a lasting impact not only on their communities but to the state as a whole,” said Gov. Holcomb. “As we continue to attract new jobs and investment to…Read more

Former Judge Ken Anderson To Retire From Campagna Academy’s Legal Counsel

Schererville, IN - Campagna Academy announced that former Judge Ken Anderson is retiring as legal counsel for the organization effective January 28, 2021. Ken joined Campagna Academy as legal counsel for the organization in 1984 when it was known as Hoosier Boys’ Town. He served as Campagna Academy’s legal counsel for 36 years. In addition to being the legal counsel for Campagna, Ken is a graduate of Indiana University, University of Kansas and Valparaiso School of Law. He founded the Lake County History Club and is on the board of directors of the…Read more

Campagna Academy Awarded $204,000 From Lilly Endowment Inc

Campagna Academy Awarded $204,000 From Lilly Endowment Inc Campagna Academy, has received a grant in the amount of $204,000 through the Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lilly Endowment Inc. Campagna Academy will use the grant to cover the cost of COVID-19 expenses allowing us to ensure the safety and well-being of our clients and staff. With this support, Campagna Academy will be able to continue its commitment to Restore Hope and Build Dreams for at-risk youth throughout Indiana. The grant to Campagna Academy is one of 297 that Lilly Endowment has made grants…Read more

Schererville Police & Schererville FOP Donate To Campagna

Schererville, IN (Thursday, June 18, 2020) – Campagna Academy, is pleased to announce a charitable contribution in the amount of $1,000 from the Schererville Police Department & Schererville FOP Lodge 170. The Schererville Police designated the donation to support a project or event of our kids’ choice. Our Residential Student Youth Council Members which are representatives of each unit/cottage will be meeting this month to select what campus project they will fund with this generous donation. “In 2017, Campagna Academy started a collaboration with the Schererville Police Department and invited them to join us…Read more
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