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April 2016 Newsletter – Michigan Community Action

Michigan Community Action


MCA Catalyst – April 2016

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Project Impact Helps Bay-Arenac homeless youths

Brianna was on the street, bouncing from shelters to friends' couches, when Mid Michigan Community Action Agency (MMCAA) stepped in with a new program that set her up in an apartment so she could finish high school and keep her fast-food job…

Webinar: Prepare for meeting with public officials

Meeting with public officials to educate them about Community Action can be intimidating, but a recent MCA webinar explained the importance of building those relationships and making connections with them more productive…

View webinar recording and see newsletter for tips shared during the webinar!

Asset strategy helps combat poverty

Asset building is a strategy to help families escape poverty and put them on a path toward self-sufficiency.  The key to self-sufficiency is financial security…

MCA Issue Brief: Asset Building

MCA hosts Day at the Capitol and CA Awards April 28

The halls of the Capitol Building in Lansing will be filled with Community Action staff members, volunteers and program recipients on April 28, for Michigan Community Action's annual Day at the Capitol, to recognize the contributions of those who exemplify the mission and spirit of Community Action.

Each award winner will receive a $100 gift card, an inscribed trophy and recognition in the event program…

MCA launches donation campaign to help Flint residents

A donation page, Give to the Flint Flexible Fund, has been set up on the MCA website to donate to the Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD), which is the member agency on the frontline of the Flint water crisis.  Donations to the GCCARD will go toward supporting the continued efforts of the agency's work with the Flint water crisis…

Other Items

  • Community Action Professional Certification Training in Okemos
  • MCA meetings set for April 28 in Lansing
  • CSBG Conference May 5-6, Mt. Pleasant

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