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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 Capstone Phase, your team will execute a Capstone Project designed at creating long-term community changes.

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APPLY


HCI is Currently Accepting Applications

Great news! HCI has opened applications for Fall 2016. If you are interested in applying your community, follow the link below to find out how.

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HCI Team Pursues Placemaking Education and Project

Posted July 29, 2016

The Spencer County Hometown Collaboration Initiative team selected Placemaking after meeting and deliberating for more than five hours during the month of June. The team debated heavily between Economy and Placemaking realizing the value of both within the county. Assets, needs and various community views were…


HCI Orange County Team Pursues Economy Building Block

Posted July 26, 2016

The Orange County Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) team has chosen to pursue the Economy Building Block. The team will now participate in learning activities and dive into curriculum provided through a partnership with Purdue University Extension, Ball State and the Office of Community and Rural…


Vermillion HCI Team Pursues Economy Building Block

Posted July 22, 2016

The Vermillion County Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) Team has selected the Economy Building Block. The team will now participate in learning sessions and dive into curriculum provided through a partnership with Purdue University Extension, Ball State and the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA). Through…


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COMMUNITIES

Want your community to be a part of HCI?

At this time, we are not accepting applications. If you are interested in receiving information about the next round of HCI applications, please refer to the apply page.

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