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November 2015 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA Newsletter - November 2015

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CEO Corner

Message from Karla Digirolamo, NYSCAA CEO – From time to time, NYSCAA reaches out to member agencies asking for information about their agency and community…In just the last few weeks, with your help, we have worked on testimony on seniors and poverty for a legislative hearing, participated in a collaborative effort on services for homeless children, reached out to you about the survey being conducted for the federal Administration of Children and Families and helped support networking and information sharing among CAA agencies…

…two years ago NYSCAA developed the NYS Community Action Resource Guide in an effort to have a short, accessible guide to the services provided by New York’s 49 Community Action Agencies…

Tenth Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security

Save the Date! March 8 - 9, 2016
Keynote by H. Luke Shaefer, co-author of $2 a Day:  Living on Almost Nothing in America

CCAP Enrollment

Enrollment is now happening! Join the NYSCAA cohort to save on the enrollment fee and to be part of the ongoing study and discussion group …

Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI)

Congratulations to the following for completing Emerging Leader Institute (ELI) 2.0! In addition, the following CAA staff completed the first year of ELI (1.0) – see newsletter for listings.

Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA)

Ten CAA staff just completed the second phase, the ROMA Train-the-Trainer Classroom session, on their way to becoming certified ROMA Trainers. They will now be ready to do practice sessions…

NYSCAA IT Webinars

December 2, 2015 or December 15, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST each day

Good bye and Good luck to Jessica Collier!

We are sad to announce that Jessica Collier will be leaving NYSCAA to take a position as the Senior Associate for Public Policy at the NYS Association of Health Care Providers. Jessica has taken NYSCAA’s policy work to exciting, new places including creating our legislative information drops and coordinating our statewide advocacy days and she has been a key part of NYSCAA’s RPIC team, coordinating our annual conference and helping us coordinate the Region’s T/TA agenda…

Beyond Housing: A National Conversation on Child Homelessness and Poverty 2016

The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness presents their 4th biennial Beyond Housing conference from January 13-15, 2016 in New York City – more info.


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