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Spring 2016 Newsletter – Tennessee Association of Community Action

Tennessee Association of Community Action

TACA Newsletter – Spring 2016

See newsletter for the full article on each of these stories

New Executive Director

Paul Rosson – Executive Director of South Central Human Resource Agency

Family Home Ready for Spring!

There is no doubt Ms. L (not her real name) is excited about spring!  It's the opportunity for the twenty-eight year old mother to landscape her first home, which she purchased in September 2015, through the Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency Individual Development Account (IDA) Program …

Metro Action Launches First Agency Talk Show, MAC TV

The Metropolitan Action Commission and Metro 3 Television have partnered to launch the agency's first season of MAC TV.

MAC TV is a television talk show that features the work the agency does as well as work done by their partners to eliminate poverty in Nashville and Davidson County.  The first show began airing on Metro Government's cable access channel in late March.  The shows are also accessible via the city's YouTube Channel under the Metro Action Playlist and on the agency's webpage…

See newsletter for details on these workshops:

  • Energy Savings Workshop
  • Financial Literacy Workshop
  • My Next Step Career Development Workshop

New Workshop Series "Springs" Forth

Chattanooga Youth & Family Development is excited to announce a new series of workshops designed to help customers develop their "self-sufficiency toolkit."  Each workshop focuses on a particular tool or skill necessary for a family to achieve and maintain self-sufficiency, providing education and resources as well as expert guidance from trained professionals.

Knoxville CAC "Springs Green" with Green Light Award of Excellence

Congratulations to the Knoxville-Knox County Community Action Committee who recently was awarded the 2015 Green Light Award of Excellence!  The award, given by the local branch of the U.S. Green Building Council, USGBC, celebrates Knoxville area organizations that demonstrate leadership in advancing sustainability…

OMG RNG Is Here!!

OMG (oh my gosh), RNG (ROMA Next Generation) is here! During the next meeting of the TACA Outcome Advisors, group members will further discuss components of RNG. BTW (by the way), the Green Light Award of Excellence is a group of primarily CSBG (Community Service Block Grant) Program Directors and Managers, with the mission to work to provide guidance, planning, support and innovation to the statewide Community Action Network toward achieving individual, family, community and agency level outcomes.

So what is RNG?  RNG focuses on integrating information on the people served, services and strategies provided, and outcomes achieved by eligible entities.  At the community level, RNG connects outcomes and strategies and facilitates analysis of these elements to improve impact in the communities in which CAAs are working.  At the individual and family level, RNG connects outcomes, services and participants to facilitate robust analysis.

RNG is a system for continuous quality improvement of CSBG services, strategies and outcomes.  ROMA Next Generation represents a new level that will move CSBG forward and strengthen Community Action over the next 5 - 10 years.

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