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July 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

Region II RPIC Newsletter – July 2016
New York * New Jersey * Puerto Rico * U.S Virgin Islands

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Region II Information

NYSCAA's RPIC Region II Finance, Human Resource, and Leadership Conference
September 15 - 16, 2016 in Binghamton, NY – more info – agenda at a glance.

  • Opening Keynote will be Gwen Webber-McLeod presenting Trust: A Strategic Workplace Resource. The workshop uses Covey's concepts to help manager/leaders recognize the value of building trust in an organization as a strategic workplace resource…
  • Closing Keynote will be John Fugelsang, writer of the documentary DREAM ON. DREAM ON investigates the perilous state of the American Dream after decades of rising income inequality and declining economic mobility…

National Partner News

A Comprehensive Guide to Community Action Strategic Planning
The guide, developed by the Community Action Partnership is designed to help Community Action Agencies navigate the strategic planning process and successfully plan, develop, implement, and evaluate strategic plans…download here.

CSBG Open Comment Period for CSBG Annual Report/ROMA Next Generation
The current draft of ROMA Next Generation has been released for the first of two public comment periods. The first comment period runs for 60 days, June 16, 2016 - August 15, 2016 and offers an opportunity for the Community Action Network to comment… OCS and NASCSP will host a webinar series in July to discuss the revised CSBG Annual Report and the comment process – view recorded webinars and see upcoming live webinars.

National Fatherhood Initiative
Join the Community Action Partnership and the National Fatherhood Initiative for an inspiring webinar on free and for-purchase fatherhood resources to help fathers better engage in their children's lives…July 21, 2:00 EDT – register here.

Calling All Agencies!
Timing is one of the more crucial aspects of our work and there are often opportunities and situations in which we need to mobilize the network as quickly as possible!  To address this need, The National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) will occasionally send emails "Calling All Agencies" to action…see newsletter for first official request.

Useful Information

Weatherization Assistance Programs Marks 40 Years of Serving Low-Income Families
On August 14, 1976 President Gerald Ford signed The Energy Conservation and Production Act. Title IV of the legislation instructed the now Department of Energy to establish a weatherization program in order to increase the energy efficiency of dwellings owned or occupied by low-income persons, reduce their total residential energy expenditures, and improve their health and safety…

Free Summer Meals
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to serve more than 200 million free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.  Use USDA's mapping tool to find sites that offer free meals during the summer months…

New York Gives Day 2016 is a 24-hour online fundraising challenge to celebrate nonprofits across the state of New York.  Thousands of nonprofits across the Empire State will work together on Nov. 29, 2016, to raise awareness, collect donations, and build a stronger sense of philanthropy throughout their local communities…

National Training Opportunities

See newsletter for listing of upcoming events


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