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

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) Update 3.20.2020

March 20, 2020 Dear Friends of Campagna Academy & The Crisis Center, We at Campagna Academy and The Crisis Center understand the concern over the spread of CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) throughout the country and here in our own backyard.  As you can well imagine, Campagna Academy and The Crisis Center, are organizations that touch the lives of hundreds of children each day, are being faced with many difficult decisions amidst the unfolding information and impact of the COVID-19. The health and wellbeing of our clients, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. I’d like to…Read more

The Crisis Center and Campagna Academy Enter Leadership Agreement

GARY and SCHERERVILLE, INDIANA -October 1, 2019 - The Crisis Center, located in Gary, Indiana, and Campagna Academy, located in Schererville, Indiana, have entered a strategic leadership agreement that will permit both agencies to expand services to improve the lives of at-risk youth in Northwest Indiana, now and far into the future. Under this arrangement, Elena Dwyre, CEO of Campagna Academy, will also lead the Crisis Center as CEO. For the past 18 months, Crisis Center’s Board of Directors has studied and considered its mission continuity and executive leadership with a compatible agency.…Read more

Campagna Academy’s 9th Annual Foster Conference Achieves Its Goal

Campagna Academy successfully hosted its ninth Annual Foster Care Conference April 27 at the Patrician Banquet Center 410 U.S. 30 in Schererville, IN from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The conference was filled with over 300 attendees eager for more knowledge about the common trends and topics involving fostering. The conference gave the attendees the opportunity to connect with one another, share stories and learn new techniques on how to care for their foster youth. It also was an opportunity to gain seven in-service hours along with continuing education units being offered. Tamika…Read more