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ACAA 2015 Annual Conference

Arizona Community Action Association

2015 Annual Conference

May 7th and 8th in Mesa, Ax

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On May 7 and 8 the 2015 ACAA Annual Conference will provide a forum for those who believe in healthy families and communities to come together to learn, to renew, and to strategize about how to best provide resources and support to individuals and families working to succeed. There is much work yet to be done, but with the right tools and learning opportunities, Arizona’s communities are poised to meet these challenges with the same passion and commitment we have so consistently demonstrated.

The 2015 ACAA Annual Conference will include dynamic speakers who help identify systemic changes that we need to make for opportunity to be accessible to everyone and workshop presenters to inspire and challenge staff, board members, and community partners in keeping their organizations up to date with cutting edge ideas and information. Back by popular demand, conference registration also includes a ticket to the Celebratory Reception on Thursday evening, May 7th.

Keynote Presentations

Linda Tirado is a completely average American with two kids and, until recently, two jobs. Her essay “Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or, Poverty Thoughts,” was picked up by The Huffington Post, The Nation, and countless other publications, and was read by more than six million people.  Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America is her first book and garnered her an invitation to the White House to discuss inequality and the minimum wage

Break-Out Session Topics

Topics include these items – check back often for conference schedule updates:
  • Embracing Advocacy as a Tool for Change
  • Save Money and Energy with Easy Tips
  • Best Practices in Case Management
  • Cultivating and Retaining High Performance Boards
  • Developing Your Management Style


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