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December 2016 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri Community Action Network

mo-dec-2016Missouri CAN Network Connection – December 2016
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Did you know that 583,000 Missourians had no health insurance in 2015?

Advocacy - A voice for low-income Missourians

Advocacy – Do you know who you represent?
Advocacy efforts allow us to speak in a collective voice for those who cannot speak for themselves.  Low-income Missourians are impacted by a myriad of legislative and policy issues, many of which are beyond their control.  It is our job to help raise their voice to the decision-makers, and to make sure that the concerns of more than 875,000 Missourians are not ignored...

Kurt Brewer, Missouri CAN executive director, recently had the opportunity to discuss poverty in Missouri and the impact it has on everyone, not just those living in poverty.

mo-brewer-interview-12-2016Interview with Kurt Brewer
Focus on Poverty in Missouri - Missouri Viewpoints

Other Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Save the Date! 2017 Advocacy Day at the Missouri Capitol
  • Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Next Generation

Network Capacity - Helping you help others

Onboarding Team Update
The first quarter of the fiscal year has been busy for the Onboarding Team.  Activities include program set up for all 19 Community Action Agencies and Urban League, as well as drafting and revising a new Version 6 Assessment.  The program set up will help with the migration to Version 6.  Each program is now linked to the following categories: Emergency, Education, Housing, Health, Employment, Income, Nutrition and Transportation...

Other Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Organizational Standards
  • Missouri Academy for Leadership & Community Action – 13 new graduates!
  • Annual Training Plan
  • Missouri Asset Development Program
  • National Learning Communities and Webinars
  • 2017 Missouri CAN Membership Campaign
  • Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training

Missouri CAN Capacity - Helping us help you

2016 Missouri CAN Strategic Plan Outcomes
Our Strategic Plan includes a variety of goals and objectives in three major categories, which we call Strategic Commitments: Advocacy, Network Capacity (CAAs), and Missouri CAN Capacity (the association office).  The Missouri CAN Board of Directors has set an overall target of achieving 80% of plan goals each year.  For FY2016, we achieved an overall rate of 91%, exceeding the 80% mark in each of the three categories...

Other Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Missouri CAN Staff Vacancies
  • Agency Visits
    • Economic Security Corporation (ESC)
    • Jefferson-Franklin Community Action Corporation (JFCAC)
    • Missouri Ozarks Community Action, Inc. (MOCA)
  • On the Calendar – Upcoming Activities and Events

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