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Summer 2016 Newsletter – Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

SEACAA-Summer-2016Spotlight on Community Action – Summer 2016

SEACAA 2016 Annual Conference: People, Performance and Partnerships

September 13-16 in Myrtle Beach, SC

ESP’s Inaugural Cupcakes + Cocktails Fundraiser a Success

The Enrichment Services Program, Inc. (ESP) hosted its signature fundraiser, Cupcakes + Cocktails... In its inaugural year, the event attracted more than 200 attendees and raised more than $10,000...

CareerFirst gives Young People Tools to Transition to Work

A new program wants to make the transition to work easier for young adults...The program also provides occupational training, assistance in earning a high school equivalency diploma or post-secondary certificate, leadership training, support services, mentoring, comprehensive guidance and counseling and financial literacy training. Participants will also learn what industries and jobs are in-demand in this area and have the opportunity to learn entrepreneurship basics.  The program provides paid and unpaid work experience... Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority and the Hawkins County Industrial Board will be providing the actual services...

KCEOC Customers Satisfied!

KCEOC Community Action Partnership takes its job seriously and conducts quarterly customer satisfaction surveys to ensure their agency is meeting the needs of the community and clients they serve.  From January 2016 - March 2016 182 surveys were completed by the public that focused on staff courtesy, meeting their needs, privacy, facilities/location, and opportunities for change.  KCEOC received an overall score of 4.8 out of 5 stars...

SEACAA Mourns Loss of Champion for Change – Dr. William “Sonny” Walker

Sadly, Community Action and SEACAA have lost a prominent and legendary Champion for Change, Dr. William “Sonny” Walker. His legacy will continue to be remembered through the SEACAA award presented annually in his name...

Join the MOOvement to End Poverty

A new fundraising initiative entitled, “Holy Cow! Join the MOOvement to End Poverty” has been developed and was pre-launched in May by the North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) at their 2016 Annual Conference...

NC County Tackles Housing Issues with Help from Local CAA

Commissioners formed a task force and agreed to fund an evaluation of Haywood County’s homeless population and afford- able housing requirements per a request by Mountain Projects, Executive Director, Patsy Dowling (now Patsy Davis).  “I have a dream,” said Dowling,  “from homelessness to home ownership.  We have to start somewhere.”  Dowling and several other county leaders were appointed to “get the ball rolling.”  Some 30 supporters of a task force stood with Dowling after her presentation that pointed out the fair market cost for a two bedroom rental is $811, far more than a minimum – wage earner can afford...

SCACAP - Developing Leaders of Tomorrow

In celebration of Community Action Month, the South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships, Inc. hosted a Youth Day in their capital city of Columbia...as part of SCACAP’s statewide Youth Leadership Devel- opment Program. Youth gathered from across the State to learn SC History, tour the State Capital and meet with SC Legislative Officials...

Other items of interest

  • Step-Up for 2016 SEACAA Election
  • 2016 SEACAA Calendar
  • KCEOC Employee Receives National “Champion of Service Award” from HUD
  • Newly Designed SEACAA Website Attracts More Visitors
  • SEACAA President’s Column
  • ROMA Next Generation myth-buster, NASCSP


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