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May 2015 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association

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CEO Corner

Message from Karla Digirolamo, NYSCAA CEO – From the 50th anniversary of Community Action last year to ROMA training and the NYS CCAP cohort, we've had a lot of discussion about Community Action history lately. It's worth revisiting if you haven't thought about it in a while - our history truly is inspirational…

View video on the history of Community Action with Aaron Wicks from Action for a Better Community.

NY Senate

Did you know the NYS Senate has a page that features their work and public meetings on issues related to social services?   Find out when the Standing Committee on Social Services will meet next, when the CSBG Public hearing is scheduled (June 3) and more…


NYSCAA Conferences

NYSCAA 2015 Regional Meetings – see newsletter for schedule

IT Webinars

  • MS Access - Pulling & Reporting on Data, June 30 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM
  • Copyright Free Graphics & Image Editing Sites, July 22 from 2:00 – 2:30 PM or July 28 from 10:00 – 10:30 AM
  • Tech Tools for Senior Staff, August 25 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Member News

Delaware Opportunities recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with an open house....

CAP for Madison County broke ground on May 27 on a million dollar HHAP project for Transitional Apartments…

In 2014, the Saratoga County Public Health Director challenged all agencies in the county to join the Health Department in tackling obesity in their county. Since then, Saratoga EOC Head Start joined the "Let's Move Childcare" movement to prevent childhood obesity…

Dress for Success Dutchess County is a program at Dutchess County CAP that launched the Going Places Network (GPN) in May. GPN is a specially designed program that blends training sessions, one on one career coaching and networking in a supportive environment, improving the career prospects of disadvantaged unemployed and underemployed women…

Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency recently celebrated their 50th anniversary.

CEO recently celebrated 50 years of serving residents of Troy and Rensselaer County at an awards luncheon…

In honor of the first Red Nose Day, a national day to raise awareness of childhood poverty in the United States, staff and volunteers at Community Action of Orleans and Genesee donned red noses on May 21…

Tompkins Community Action celebrates 49 years of delivering Head Start programming to Tompkins County this year as Head Start itself is celebrating it's 50th year

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. celebrated their 50th anniversary with an event featuring David Bradley (National Community Action Foundation), Congressman Tom Reed, and Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan

Other Events

2015 National Institute for Early Childhood Professionals Development
June 7 - 10, 2015

National Partnership for Community Leadership
17th Annual International Fatherhood Conference
June 9 - 12, 2015

National Association for Relationship & Marriage Education
5th Annual Leadership Summit
Atlanta, GA, June 15-17, 2015


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