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April-2015 Newsletter – Michigan Community Action

Michigan Community Action

MCA Catalyst - April 2015

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MCA to host annual awards event at state Capitol April 30

State Rep. Sam Singh (D-East Lansing) will address MCA leaders and volunteers Thursday, April 30, in Lansing during MCA's annual awards event to recognize volunteers, staff and participants in MCA programs…

Summer Conference Update

MCA's annual Summer Conference will be held from July 28-30 in Bellaire, MI.

Healthy Michigan success stories sought

How has the Healthy Michigan Plan helped Michigan people?  The Michigan Department of Community Health is looking for voices to add to a campaign highlighting how the plan has helped people meet their health care needs, increase their productivity at work or improve their family lives…

Community Services Block Grant reauthorization introduced

MCA leaders who traveled to Washington, D.C., March 24-27 for the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) Conference witnessed the introduction of the Community Services Block Grant reauthorization bill (HR 1655), which has bipartisan support…

MCA recognized for longtime support during NCAF conference

Michigan was recognized for its support of the National Community Action Foundation at the organization's annual Legislative Conference…

Five years later, housing project remains an anchor in Clare

A strength of the Community Action Agency network is the ability of each individual agency to meet the specific needs of the communities it serves.  A shining example is the ClareCastle senior housing project undertaken by the Mid Michigan Community Action Agency

Executive Profile: Macomb County's Rhonda Powell: Head Start poster child

When Rhonda Powell was a child in Macomb County, she was enrolled in the Head Start program administered by the county's Community Services Agency (MCCSA).  Forty years later, in February 2014, she returned as the agency's executive director…

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