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August 2015 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association

NY-Aug-2015NYSCAA Newsletter - August 2015

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CEO Corner

Message from Karla Digirolamo, NYSCAA CEO – It doesn't seem possible that another year has passed and the National Community Action Partnership's Annual Convention is nearly here. This year we are proud to be celebrating twelve new Certified Community Action Professionals (CCAPs) from New York State.   Now is the time to start thinking about next year…


RPIC Region II Finance, Human Resources and Leadership Conference
September 17-18, 2015 – more info.

NYSCAA 2015 Regional Meetings
See newsletter for schedule – featured discussion topic: the new TRACS system.

NYSCAA Executive Directors' Seminar
The ED Seminar will take place on November 5 & 6, 2015 – more info.

IT Webinar
August 25 (repeated September 2) - Tech Tools for Senior Staff

Member News

Spotlight on The Community Action Partnership for Madison County
The Community Action Partnership for Madison County was founded in 1983 and works with Low to Moderate Income (LMI) families to provide education, guidance and accessibility to resources for families and individuals striving toward economic self-sufficiency. The agency serves one in every 16 residents of the county…The agency has created a Resiliency Model for service delivery. This theory of change provides a clear and concise way for the agency to communicate their strategies, services and accomplishments with their community partners and stakeholders…

CAP for Madison County was recently awarded $590,000 for the 1st Time Homebuyer's Program through the New York Community Development Block Grant…

Other NYSCAA members with First Time Home Buyer's Programs include: Chautauqua Opportunities, Delaware Opportunities, EOC- Suffolk and Opportunities for Chenango.

On August 20, 2015 CEO in Troy held a ribbon cutting on the Urban Training Center.
See newsletter for photos

Did You Know?

As a new school year begins, parents and teachers have much on their "to do" lists.  This website provides advice and links to resources on a number of key topics such as health care and immunizations, healthy lunches and homework help.   For even more resources related to youth, check out the home page at youth.gov.

Training Opportunities

NYSCAA's staff has a remarkable depth and breadth of knowledge and has developed a wide range of training and technical assistance services for Community Action Agency staff, Board members and the public – see newsletter sidebar for list of training topics.

Legislative News

NYSCAA staff and David Bradley meeting recently with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik and CAA staff and community members from the North Country.


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