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New York State Community Action 2011 Impact Report

New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action 2011 Impact Report

As the New York State Community Action Association, NYSCAA’s mission is to provide services and advocacy that strengthen the ability of its member agencies to improve the quality of life for low-income people throughout New York State.  We strive to fulfill the promise of Community Action every day.

The Promise of Community Action: Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Table of Contents

A Message from the Board President and Chief Executive Officer

Poverty in New York State: The Great Recession – Still Impacting New Yorkers

New Yorkers Are Experiencing

Asset Poverty

Housing and Home Affordability Crises

Food Insecurity and Hunger

Our Customers

Community Action Builds Self-Sufficiency

Employment and Training

Financial Literacy and Asset Development

Child Care, Early Childhood Education and Strengthening Families

Youth Education and Development

Fulfilling Basic Needs: Clothing, Shelter and Emergency Response

Fulfilling Basic Needs: Food, Health and Nutrition

Housing and Weatherization

Community Action Angels

Partnerships that Work

Capacity Building and Training

New York State’s Community Action Network Directory

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