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October 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

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

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Region II Information

NYSCAA's Community Action Resource Guide
NYSCAA has revamped our Community Action Resource Guide!  The once paper document is now an interactive searchable program on our website.  The guide provides a listing of New York State's Community Action Agencies and the resources they provide – watch the video tutorial.

National Partner News

Executive Director's Bootcamp
The National Community Action Partnership in collaboration with the National Community Action Foundation and CAPLAW are hosting a new Executive Director's Bootcamp – more info.

Weatherization Day
National Weatherization Day is October 30th and all of October is Energy Action Month.  The National Association for State Community Services Programs has put together a number of toolkits and resources to promote Energy Action Month – see NASCSP’s The State of Poverty blog to get updates for Social Media, posts with graphics, videos, and more...

CSBG Dear Colleague Letter: Office of Community Services Restructure
Learn more about the specific changes: CSBG Dear Colleague Letter Office of Community Services Restructure.

CAPLAW and the Organizational Standards
CAPLAW has newly launched an online guide, where resources developed by CAPLAW and the National Community Action Partnership are linked to specific CSBG Organizational Standards to help Community Action Agencies in their compliance effort.

In the News and Useful Information

Reconnecting Justice
"Reconnecting Justice" administered by The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) is the second forum in their series on criminal justice. Incarcerated individuals are disproportionately people of color as well as adults with low educational attainment – more info including registration for October 28th forum and webcast.

NOEP has a Record-Breaking Year
The Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) helped more than 33,000 New York State households receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits during the 2015-2016 contract year, making it the most successful year in NOEP's 29-year history.

Head Start Kids Grown Up, Strong and Successful
In recognition of the first comprehensive revision of the the Head Start performance standards, Judy Sarasohn, Department of Health and Human Services - Public Affairs, interviewed and complied stories from various Head Start students and shared where they are now – read these stories and more.

5 Things to Know About School-Based Health Centers
Millions of elementary and secondary students across the US lack consistent access to quality health care services, especially low-income students. This is where School-Based Health Care (SBHCs) centers play an important role in promoting healthy behavior habits in students – read more.

National Training Opportunities

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