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

Foster Care Is Awarded Superior Contract Audit Rating

Campagna Academy Foster Care Team Is Awarded Superior Contract Audit Rating Schererville, IN  Following its 2018 contract audit, the Indiana Department of Child Services announced it has awarded a Superior Rating to Campagna Academy’s Foster Care Program. This rating represents the highest level possible during a contract audit. It also demonstrates that Campagna’s foster care team delivers purposeful, goal-oriented services, that appropriate policies and procedures are in place, and that quality and service delivery reflect best foster care practices, both in our region and throughout the State of Indiana.  “Earning this benchmark and…Read more

Getting Strong & Giving Back

At Campagna Academy Getting Strong & Giving Back is a core component of our programming. We encourage our youth to give back to their community through volunteer and community impact projects. This year the youth of Campagna have selected Compassionate Canines to partner with for “It’s All About The Pet Event”.  Our kids are working hard planning out details for the event. They are working on decorations, baking homemade dog treats and making dog and cat blankets that will be auctioned off at the event.  Our goal is for these boys and girls…Read more


In celebration of Foster Care Awareness Month in May Campagna Academy is hosting our 9th Annual Foster Care Conference on Saturday, April 27th at the Patrician Banquet Center 410 U.S. 30 – Schererville, IN from 8am-4pm. The conference is open to all licensed foster parents and is FREE of charge. The conference is designed to educate foster parents in Northwest Indiana with information and trending topics regarding foster care and foster youth.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. In-Service Training Hours for foster parents and CEU’s will also be available.  Space is limited please RSVP to…Read more

Campagna awarded 35 Trees by NIRPC CommuniTree Program

Schererville, IN  -  Campagna Academy is excited to be a grant recipient from Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission’s CommuniTree program. The grant will provide 35 trees that will be planted on Campagna’s 47-acre campus in Schererville. “Our clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be working with Campagna’s partner, Planting Possibilities, a local non-profit that will train and supervise our youth as they plant the trees on our campus. Volunteers from Planting Possibilities will be working side by side with our youth - from the delivery and planting of the trees to nurturing…Read more

Campagna Academy is the recipient of Caesars Foundation Donation

Schererville, IN - Horseshoe Casino Hammond recently selected Campagna Academy to be the recipient of their 2017 Hero Volunteer Project. Caesars Foundation donated $10,000 to fund the volunteer project at Campagna Academy. Almost fifty volunteers from Horseshoe embarked on a two day renovation project in one of their residential cottages that serves boys with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Horseshoe employees volunteered their time and talents to remodel the kitchen and bathroom with new countertops, cabinets and fresh paint.  Their client’s bedrooms also received new vinyl window coverings and handmade closet coverings.  The volunteers…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