Summer cooling help, Head Start/Early Head Start, Hopewell Pointe Open House &  Youth Shadow Session

Here's What's Happening at CANI...

Temperatures are rising, but that doesn't mean it has to be unbearable inside. CANI has summer cooling assistance dollars available to help families keep their cool. You can learn about the specifics here. The program begins June 4 and runs through August 31.

CANI Head Start is now enrolling children ages 3 to 5 in a FREE pre-school program in Allen, Noble and Whitley counties. Learn more about this opportunity here.

Additionally, CANI is enrolling families for Early Head Start. Early Head Start is a home-based program that works with English, Spanish, and Burmese-speaking parents and young children, ages 0 to 3. Find more information and an application on our website.

It's official! Hopewell Pointe is Open!

CANI Subdivision Makes Dreams Reality for Residents
CANI and Keller Development  co-hosted an open-house and ribbon-cutting ceremony, May 21 at 8033 Community Lane, in celebration of the completion of Hopewell Pointe in Waynedale. Hopewell Pointe is the first community of its kind in Fort Wayne. All of the 35 homes in the subdivision are offered as a leaseā€to purchase option after 15 years. There is a community building, pavilion, gazebo, sidewalks and other amenities.

Members of the media, Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, government officials, CANI staff, Keller Development staff, and local partners were all in attendance. The highlight of the event was the from-the-heart testimonials provided by two homeowners, Daniel Bishop and Melinda Bruner.

Melinda shared her excitement: “It is a dream to own my own home...I have an autistic son, and for him to be able to come in here—it’s not a real cramped space, he’s got his own area now—it’s very nice to have the area to run, to have a stable environment that I can raise my children in and they get their education.”
David, a father of two, said he sees home ownership as as investment in his family's life: “After the 15 years, they give us a chance to take over ownership on a home and become a homeowner."

Youth To Get a Taste of the "Real World"

Participants in CANI's JAG program in high schools in Allen, Huntington and Grant counties, will explore potential avocations, as part of a career shadow session this summer. Juniors and seniors will work at businesses in their respective counties 30 hours a week in intern positions paid through CANI.  Internship sessions are June 18-29 and July 16-27.

JAG’s mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide training to be successful in the workplace and post-secondary education.

Mentors have already been secured for this year, but CANI is seeking to recruit professionals for the future. Those interested may contact the CANI JAG Program Manager, (260) 423-3546, ext. 287.

Stay tuned for photos and anecdotes about their experiences!


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