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May 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association


NYSCAA Newsletter - May 2016

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From the CEO

This newsletter brings with it a mixture of exciting and sad news for NYSCAA. As you may know, Jackie Orr, who has been a leader in our network in so many ways, from ROMA to Organizational Standards, the Emerging Leaders Institute and much more, is leaving for a new opportunity with the National Association of State Community Service Programs (NASCSP) as the CSBG State Assistance Director…

NYSCAA & NYSWDA’s 2016 Professional Development Conference

2016 Professional Development Conference, June 16 & 17

Gold Star Speaker

Recently NYSCAA's staff member Kim McMann completed her Gold Star Speaker certification with Dr. Donna Beegle of Communication Across Barriers.  NYSCAA now has a certified speaker to present on a variety of topics including Overcoming Poverty Barriers, Leadership that Makes a Difference, Breaking the Iron Cage: Helping People in Poverty Move Forward and more…

2016 ELI May Seminar

Our 2016 Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) Group met May 12 and 13 for their second seminar…The group heard from CAO of Erie County's CEO, L. Nate Hare on his leadership story, worked on their reflective listening skills, and networked with a group dinner.  Day two started with various role playing of different leadership styles and ended with some great insight on Public Policy issues from Empire Justice's Kristin Brown Lilley…

Agency Highlights

NYSCAA's website has a new page that highlights agency's accomplishments!

Updates at our Agencies!

Community Action Month!

  • 50 Years of Service – The Mayor of the City of ROME, NY honored Mohawk Valley Community Action for their dedicated 50 years or service…
  • Proclamations – see newsletter for info
  • Albany Community Action Block Party!
  • Commission on Economic Opportunity hosted their annual Community Action awards ceremony and luncheon

In the News & Helpful Tips

  • New York State Association of Infant Mental Health is a statewide membership organization created to support multidisciplinary professionals whose work enhances the relational, emotional and cognitive development of 0-5 year olds in their family context…
  • The Poverty Scorecard shines a light on important poverty-related legislation considered by Congress in the past year and provides a comprehensive look at how each of your representatives voted on poverty.  Ultimately, the Scorecard arms the public with critical information to hold elected officials accountable in advancing policies that promote equity and opportunity for all…
  • Five Evils: Multidimensional poverty and race in America (first of 2-part series), Brookings
  • The intersection of race, place, and multidimensional poverty (second of 2-part series), Brookings
  • Red Nose Day! – Through the power of entertainment, Red Nose Organization raises awareness and money to help kids who need us most at home and around the world…

Webinars & Conferences

See newsletter for listing of upcoming events


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