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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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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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Most Recent Posts


Vermillion County Launches Economy Building Block

Posted September 7, 2016

The Vermillion County Hometown Collaboration Initiative (HCI) team met Thursday morning, July 25, to launch the selected Economy Building Block learning sessions. Five new members were welcomed to the team. The meeting started with an overview of the process that has taken place over the…


Lt. Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Announce Generation 3 Communities for the Hometown Collaboration Initiative

Posted September 2, 2016

Lt. Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs Announce Generation 3 Communities for the Hometown Collaboration Initiative Indianapolis – Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announce the cities of Decatur and Logansport as…


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…


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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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