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January-2015 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA Newsletter - January 2015

See newsletter for full story on each of these items

CEO CornerMessage from Karla Digirolamo, NYSCAA CEO
See newsletter for Karla’s tribute to the late Governor Mario Cuomo.

Policy Update
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the Anti-Poverty Opportunity Agenda, the eighth part of his 2015 Opportunity Agenda – see The Ten Point Plan to Combat Poverty and Fight Inequality.

Upcoming NYSCAA Events
The NYS Community Action Virtual Legislative Day will feature virtual and in person visits to elected officials in Albany on Wednesday, February 25.

The Ninth Annual Symposium on Poverty and Economic Security will be held on April 1 & 2, 2015 at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany.  Richard Reeves will be a keynote speaker!

The NYSCAA Professional Development Conference will be held on June 16 & 17, 2015 in Oswego, NY.

NYSCAA News
NYSCAA Welcomes Kimberly Stall, NYSCAA's new Event Planner/Office Manager…

Nominations for the 2015 Community Action Awards are open – Leadership Award, Personal Achievement Award, The Service Award, The Community Action Vision and Values Award and The Innovation Award.

NYSCAA's IT Help Desk is open every Tuesday from 1 PM to 5 PM and every Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

2015 Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) begins February 5 - 6 in Syracuse.  This year the program has 14 ELI 1.0 participants and 4 ELI 2.0 participants from Community Action Agencies across New York State…

Tools and Trends – In January several new reports were added, data sheets using the opportunity index, the NYS pages of the recent ALICE report, papers on working families and the working poor, a parental rights toolkit for immigrants and affordable housing data.

Member News
Recently Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a girl scout troop and Community Action Angels of Wyoming County were busy stuffing backpacks with good food - oatmeal, crackers, applesauce, granola bars and more…

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