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December 2015 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association

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NYSCAA Newsletter - December 2015

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CEO Corner

Message from Karla Digirolamo, NYSCAA CEO – This is the time of the year when we look back at the past year and what we've achieved... and then ahead to the new year and what we hope to accomplish…

As we look ahead at NYSCAA we are very excited that two of us have recently become certified poverty coaches, completing the Communication Across Barriers' Poverty Institute and the Poverty Coaching Institute with Donna Beegle. Talk about an inspirational person! We can’t wait to share with you what we learned and to work with you to be sure all of our Community Action Agencies are poverty informed and our communities are the communities of opportunity we want them to be for everyone.

Tenth Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security

March 8 - 9, 2016

Registration is now open for the Poverty Symposium. In addition to a series of panel discussions, a reception with state legislators and advocacy visits with our state representatives, the symposium will feature a keynote by H. Luke Shaefer, co-author of $2 a Day:  Living on Almost Nothing in America. The first 100 people who register for the Symposium will receive a complimentary copy of the book!

Community Action Awards

It’s never too early to start thinking about nominees for the 2016 Community Action Awards! This year’s awards ceremony will be held in conjunction with the Professional Development Conference, June 16 & 17.

Description and nomination form for each award: Vision and Values, Innovation, Leadership, Service, and Personal Achievement. The deadline to submit an application for the 2016 awardss is April 21, 2016.

CCAP Enrollment

Weekly CCAP calls will begin on January 19, 2016. This year the calls will be on Tuesdays from 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the suggested reading material with other candidates as they prepare for the exam in June.

Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI)

The first session of the 2016 Emerging Leaders Institute will be held on February 4.


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Low-Income Forum on Energy

Save the date! The New York State Public Service Commission and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, in cooperation with the LIFE Steering Committee, are proud to announce that the LIFE 2016 Statewide Conference will be held on May 25 and 26, 2016.

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Volunteers at CEO in Troy

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined children from CEO's Head Start program and young adults from CEO's YouthBuild program earlier this month. They prepared over 200 holiday greetings for US Service Members stationed at Fort Drum in Jefferson County.


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