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

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

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