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December 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association

ny-dec-2016NYSCAA Newsletter - December 2016

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From the CEO

We at NYSCAA want to send all of you our warmest wishes for a peaceful and joyful holiday and New Year...


Be the Voice: Advocate Today!
Registration for NYSCAA's Be the Voice: Advocate Today campaign is now open!  The event will take place January 24 & 25 – view the agenda.

ELI 2017
Congratulations to our 2017 Emerging Leaders!  This year's batch of applications is record breaking with a total of 39 new Emerging Leaders and 13 returning for our 2.0 program...

Executive Director's Seminar
On November 17 & 18 NYSCAA held the Annual Executive Director's Seminar... The two day event included Thriving Through Change, by Gwen Webber McLeod, an update from Denise Harlow from the Community Action Partnership, David Bradley's Post Election Webinar Series and more...

Kim & Kimberly Take On Albany
Kim & Kimberly took a hard hat tour of the new Capital Convention Center, scheduled to open in March 2017. This great new facility will be the venue for NYSCAA's 2018 June Conference, June 13th and 14th.

Restore Opportunity Now!
On December 8th NYSCAA participated in the launch of Restore Opportunity Now, a campaign to advocate for key investments in the human services sector, along with the release of the campaign's Voices of New York's Human Services Sector report...

Updates at our Agencies!

Roberto's Kids – Steve Pindar, founder of Roberto's Kids and Business Development Manager at CAP Systems (a generous sponsor for many of NYSCAA's events), received a huge donation and reached out to NYSCAA to help distribute these wonderful baseball items [from Roberto’s Kids] to some of our agencies...

See newsletter for how three New York CAAs used these donations.

In the News & Helpful Tips

  • Creating High Functioning Nonprofits: Who Should Have What Financial Information? – Fiscal Management Associates and Nonprofit Quarterly.
  • Save for All Campaign – Coalition on Human Needs is circulating a new Save for All letter and petition to stand up for and stand with low-income people and to show the breadth of support for vital safety net programs – join the campaign and sign the petition.
  • State(s) of Head Start Report – NIEERState(s) of Head Start is the first report to describe and analyze in detail Head Start enrollment, funding, quality, and duration on a state-by-state level. Despite the fact that Head Start is a federally funded national program, the report reveals that access to Head Start programs, funding per child, teacher education, quality of teaching, and duration of services all vary widely by state...
  • Minority Funding for NY's Upstate Cities – A number of upstate cities in New York State have received funding from the State Education Department to improve the academic achievement of minority males in a program known as My Brother's Keeper...

Webinars & Conferences

See newsletter for listing of upcoming events including NYSCAA conferences, NYSCAA IT webinars, and national conferences


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