Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Inc. d/b/a/ Brightpoint

For a Brighter Future

aka Brightpoint   |   Fort Wayne, IN   |  http://www.mybrightpoint.org

Mission

Brightpoint helps communities, families, and individuals remove the causes and conditions of poverty.

Ruling year info

1965

President/CEO

Mr. Stephen T. Hoffman

Main address

PO Box 10570

Fort Wayne, IN 46853 USA

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Formerly known as

Allen County Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.

CANI

EIN

35-1111819

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance (L82)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Child Care Assistance

Child Care Assistance helps families afford quality child care for children younger than 13. Parents must be working, going to school, or receiving job training to qualify. Available in Adams, DeKalb, Fulton, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Noble, Pulaski, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley Counties.

Population(s) Served

A home-based program that works with pregnant women and young children up to age 3. The emphasis is on a healthy pregnancy, child development, education, family self-sufficiency, parenting skills, and a smooth transition into preschool.

Population(s) Served

A comprehensive, center-based preschool program that provides education, health, nutrition, and other social services for low-income children (including those with special needs) and their families. Half-day and full-day classes are available for children ages 3 - 5.

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Certified Indiana Navigators provide free help enrolling in, using, and maintaining Medicaid, Hoosier Healthwise, the Healthy Indiana Plan, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Navigators assist with completing the application and guiding consumers through signing up for and using health coverage.

Population(s) Served

A holistic, in-home visitation program that helps families move from poverty to self-sufficiency by using their strengths to set and accomplish goals. This program is offered in Allen, DeKalb, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley Counties.

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Dedicated to keeping young people in school through graduation and providing entry into post-secondary education or employment. Juniors and seniors in high school participate in a school-to-career program and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation. Available at participating schools in Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, Noble, and Wabash Counties.

Population(s) Served

Assists Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Helps Veteran families locate stable housing, obtain financial assistance for housing-related costs, and access comprehensive, holistic case management. This program is offered in Adams, Allen, Cass, DeKalb, Elkhart, Fulton, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, Miami, Noble, Pulaski, Steuben, St. Joseph, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley Counties.

Population(s) Served

The Housing Choice Voucher Program helps pay a portion of a family's rent. Families can live in safe housing they could not otherwise afford. This program is offered in Allen (outside of Fort Wayne city limits), DeKalb, Elkhart (outside city limits of Elkhart and Goshen), LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley Counties.

Population(s) Served

Helps pay a portion of the household's rent. These vouchers are designed for those who are homeless and disabled, and are one of the following: seriously mentally ill, recovering drug or alcohol abusers, or HIV-positive. This program is offered in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties.

Population(s) Served

Helps pay a portion of an individual’s or family’s winter heating bills and provides a one-time credit on the electric bill for eligible households in summer months. This program is offered in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley Counties.

Population(s) Served

Offers a home energy audit and energy-efficient upgrades to residential dwellings. Available to eligible renters and homeowners in Allen, DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties.

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Offers loans for all levels of businesses as well as assistance to small business owners through a range of development services and access to financing. U.S. Small Business Administration Microlender and U.S. Dept. of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI.) Offered in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley Counties.

Population(s) Served

Teaches financial basics about saving and budgeting, the banking system, credit, and strategies to improve financial health. Housing counseling and homebuyer education are also available.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Financials

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Community Action of Northeast Indiana, Inc. d/b/a/ Brightpoint

Board of directors
as of 7/28/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Gina Kostoff

Indiana Michigan Power Company

Peter Adams

PNC

Gina Kostoff

Indiana Michigan Power Company

Kathy Heuer

Todd Fleetwood

Whitley County Consolidated Schools

Michael O’Keefe

Frontier

Josh Neal

Barrett & McNagny

Susan Berghoff

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Russ Jehl

Fort Wayne City Council

Phil GiaQuinta

City of Fort Wayne

Chris Angellatta

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Lajuana Dunbar

Kim Carpenter

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Justin Busch

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LaQueisha Brown

Raquel Kline

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John Court

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Sue Ehinger

Jack McCombs

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes