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May 2016 Newsletter – Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association

The Action – May 2016

See newsletter for full story on each of these items

ACAAA Actions • Agency News & Announcements

  • 2016 ACAAA Annual Conference, May 25-27
  • ACAAA Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, May 24
  • CAP60 Trainings being held in May and June
  • Free instruction webinars about Microsoft Office Suite starting May 11 – see newsletter for monthly webinar dates from May through December, plus more info and registration
  • Legislative Breakfast – ACAAA recently played host to a special “Legislative Breakfast” held at the State Capitol to provide an opportunity for members of the Community Action network to speak with their area Senators and Representatives on the subject of how they might work together to empower individuals and families towards self-sufficiency.

Upcoming Actions • Mark Your Calendars!

  • May is National Community Action Month (toolkit available from the Community Action Partnership)
  • National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition will be holding its Annual Conference – Building Bridges: The New Frontier! — from June 6-8 In Denver, CO
  • CAPLAWNational Training Conference – June 22-24 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • NASCSP – 2016 Annual Training Conference –  September 27-30 in Omaha, NE

Educational Action • Webinars & Materials of Interest

Agency Actions • News & Notes from around the State

  • New Executive Director – Leslie Paschal Barnes, Community Services Office
  • Crowley's Ridge Development Councilredesigned website
  • Central Arkansas Development Council recently christened their newly remodeled Gurdon Senior Activity Center
  • Southwest Arkansas Development Council grand opening of new senior center
  • Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County's "TEAM EOA" participated in the Susan G Komen for the Cure — Ozark Affiliate race

Social Action – Community Action Facebook Family

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

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