Community Action Association of Pennsylvania
CAAP update – January 29, 2015
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CAAP Annual Conference: Registration Now Open! – The conference is scheduled for April 22-23, 2015 in Harrisburg, PA – register and see workshop schedule and general session speaker biographies.
VISTA's Strong Start In 2015 – see newsletter for the latest news on CAAP’s AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers.
OCS Releases Its Final Information Memorandum – CSBG Information Memorandum 138: State Establishment of Organizational Standards for CSBG Eligible Entities under 678B of the CSBG Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9914 – Community Action Partnership webinar recording on the Organizational Standards and IM 138.
STEP "Farm to Head Start Fall Harvest" Pilot A Huge Success – STEP, Inc. recently piloted a "Farm to Head Start Fall Harvest" program in one of their Head Start classrooms at the Clinton County Community Center in Lock Haven. Instructors from Mindful Harvest, a Williamsport-based firm, spent time twice a week with 18 students, teaching the 3- to 5-year-olds about where their food comes from, how it's grown, the nutritional value, and fun ways to prepare and eat fruits and vegetables…
Raise the Wage PA – Raise the Wage PA kickoff event on February 9th…Raise the Wage PA takes the following point-of-view. Pennsylvania is the only state in our region with a $7.25 minimum wage. Their goal is to increase the minimum wage to $10.10/hr in 2015. Over 70% of Pennsylvanians support the higher minimum wage, and over one million low wage workers will get a raise if the coalition succeeds.
CAAP Service Matrix Updated – The CAAP Service Matrix has been updated.
Virtual CAP Has A New Home – Effective January 1st, the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies became the new home for Virtual CAP!