Approximately every two years, INARF gathers information on the software currently being used by members in several areas of operation. This is a valuable resource for assessing internal systems and identifying industry trends. Results of the survey are now available in the Members' Only section.
On November 20th, Janus Developmental Services, Inc. announced that it had received a grant from the Grainger Foundation. The grant was recommended by Brian Peterson and Joshua Garey, Market Managers of W.W. Grainger, Inc.’s, Indianapolis locations.
Based on the popularity of “Flat Stanley,” INARF’s Marketing Committee developed Rubi, an adventurous character, to travel with members throughout Indiana and beyond. Throughout 2014 Rubi has helped to show that INARF’s influence is everywhere! INARF members were encouraged to photograph Rubi in the community, at their organizations, with staff and consumers, and in other unique places.
On November 19th, INARF Member Corvilla, Inc. announced Rick Thompson as its new Chief Executive Officer. Thompson will take the place of previous CEO, Julie Lucky. Staff, parents, guardians and volunteers were introduced to Thompson at the Corvilla 55th Anniversary Celebration.
“Rick will provide an excellent guiding hand to Corvilla as the new CEO,” stated Haroon Ansari, Corvilla Board President, “he has the knowledge, skills, experience, passion and commitment to lead Corvilla into the future.”
Thompson is an active volunteer with INARF, where he serves as a member of the Training and Professional Development Committee in the development of this year’s annual conference and other educational opportunities. Thompson has valuable experience in business planning, evaluation and administration across a wide variety of human service programs, which makes him a great candidate for Corvilla.
INARF is certain that Corvilla will benefit from Thompson’s leadership, and looks forward to a continued strong relationship with the organization. To view Corvilla’s original press release, click here.
For the original publication, please click here. The following is a text version of the original publication.
Family applications are now being accepted for On My Way Pre-K
Indianapolis (Nov. 19, 2014) – Indiana’s Office of Early Education and Out-of-School Learning (OECOSL) is now accepting applications from families in the first four pilot counties who may be eligible for grants for their children to receive high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program starting in January of 2015. Children eligible for the first phase of the pilot will include 4-year-olds living in Allen, Lake, Marion or Vanderburgh Counties who will start kindergarten in the fall of 2015. Jackson County is also part of the pilot and will become operational later in 2015.