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Discover current HCI communities, learn how to apply and browse the blog for news and events.

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DISCOVER

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COLLABORATE. A key principle of HCI is community-wide collaboration. HCI is unique from other community development programs in that the local Coordinating Team is strategically designed to represent each sector and demographic group in your community.

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LEARN. Throughout HCI, skilled and experienced facilitators and trainers from Purdue University, Ball State University and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will present learning modules that present community development principles in an interactive and engaging learning environment.

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ASSESS. The Foundation Phase focuses on introducing assessment tools to discover your community’s needs and assets. These assessment tools include community-wide surveys, community forums and asset discovery.

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IMPLEMENT. After assessing your community and learning about community development strategies and tools, your team will choose a Building Block targeted to grow your community in either Leadership, Placemaking or Economy.

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SUSTAIN. During the Pathway Phase, your team will execute a Pathway Project designed at creating long-term community changes.

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HCI Team Introduces “Logansport Re-Imagined: Creating A Uniquely Better Community”

Posted April 12, 2018

On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, more than 110 people gathered at Intersection Coffee Shop to learn more about the next phase of Logansport’s Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI). “Logansport Re-Imagined: Creating A Uniquely Better Community” is the capstone project for Logansport’s HCI. A diverse team of…


Angola HCI Community Forum Draws Large Crowd

Posted March 22, 2018

How do you get nearly 100 local residents to participate in your community forum? Through working hard on marketing, Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) co-coach Beth Neu explained. Neu is one of the coaches for the Angola HCI team. She was joined by several Purdue University…


Angola Honored for HCI, Survey Now Available

Posted December 13, 2017

Angola was honored this week with an award from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch for the Hometown Collaboration Initiative. The award said it is for HCI, which works to strengthen existing economic assets and offer placemaking strategies that…


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