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December 2015 Newsletter – Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

The Action – December 2015

See newsletter for full story on each of these items

ACAAA Actions • Agency News & Announcements

  • ACAAA Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, December 16
  • Peer Assistance Review Volunteers needed! – The Peer Review Team reviews the approved standards in these five component areas: Administration and Governance, Community Relations, Personnel Management and Development, Financial Management, and Goals, Strategies, and Results.
  • ACAAA Board of Directors will convene for a two-day board meeting & training session on January 20th & 21st. The training will have a focus on Fundraising and Advocacy.
  • ACAAA has launched its newly redesigned website! – Check out the all-new look at www.acaaa.org!

Upcoming Actions • Mark Your Calendars!

  • 2016 LIHEAP Training Conference will be held on December 3.
  • 2016 Management and Leadership Training Conference being held by the Community Action Partnership (CAP) will be held January 6-8, 2016, in New Orleans, LA.
  • 2016 Mid-Winter Training Conference for NASCSP will be held February 22-26, 2016, in Alexandria, VA.
  • NCAF will be holding its 2016 Legislative Conference on March 15 – 18 in Washington, D.C.

Educational Action • Webinars & Materials of Interest

Agency Actions • News & Notes from around the State

  • Arkansas River Valley Area Council and Community Action Program for Central Arkansas are both participants in the “Amazon Smile” program.
  • Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council has signed a grant contract for $312,500 that will go towards “helping 16 families build their own homes under the USDA’s Mutual Self-Help Housing Program – see Grant to help build homes, Press Argus-Courier and Grant will Help 16 Families Build Homes (inc. video), KFSM.
  • C-SCDC invites everyone to join them for their 50th Anniversary celebration being held Thursday, December 17.
  • United States Representative Rick Crawford recently paid a visit to Crowley’s Ridge Development Council.
  • Employees of the Month – Virginia Zermeno, the Family Advocate for the Lonoke Head Start Center, was named the November 2015 Employee of the Month for Community Action Program of Central Arkansas and Cedric Anderson, a Cook for Crowley’s Ridge Development Council's Northeast Arkansas Regional Recovery Center, recently proved himself a true “lifesaver” when he performed the Heimlich Maneuver on a choking client who might otherwise have suffered serious injury or death.

Social Action – Community Action Facebook Family

See newsletter for links to Facebook pages of each CAAs in Arkansas.

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