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January 2017 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA Newsletter - January 2017

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From the CEO

I am in my office, exhausted but exhilarated and inspired after spending Saturday at the Women’s March on Washington. 500,000 people, crowded, tired, and hungry but unfailingly polite, respectful and kind...Taking action in defense of freedom, justice and opportunity is not only the work of the women’s movement, civil rights movement or immigration activists.  It is the work of Community Action...


11th Annual Poverty Symposium
March 28-29 in Troy, NY – more info

CEO, Karla Digirolamo and Director of Performance Management Services, Francesca Sommer attended the Partnership's Management, Leadership, and Training Conference in Long Beach, CA last week...

Regional Meetings
See newsletter for more info including schedule of meetings and survey on possible meeting topics

Restore Opportunity Now!
NYSCAA sits on the Human Services Council's (HSC) Restore Opportunity Now Advisory Committee and we attended the first committee meeting held in Albany earlier this month...The coalition has over 300 members throughout New York and we encourage all of our Community Action Agencies to join the coalition.

National Day of Racial Healing
The National Day of Racial Healing was January 17; the day was initiated to help heal the wounds created by racial, ethnic, and religious bias and build an equitable and just society where all children can thrive. NYSCAA fully supports the National Day of Racial Healing...

Updates at our Agencies!

Saratoga EOC's New Executive Director – Please join us in congratulating Jo Anne Hume as the new Executive Director at Saratoga County EOC...

Feed the Need – The 'Feed the Need" event attracted more than 250 people and raised over $9,500.00 for Wyoming County Community Action...

 Together We Dine – EOP of Chemung and Schuyler Counties held their 19th annual "Together We Dine" community dinner.  Hundreds of people from the community shared a free turkey dinner together...EOP staff and volunteers served and delivered the free meals to needy, homeless, elderly, and home-bound members of the community.

Holiday Cards – Children in Schenectady's Early Learning program made greeting cards as part of their Third Annual Holiday Card Giving...

In the News & Helpful Tips

  • FrameWorks Institute – The mission of FrameWorks Institute is to advance the nonprofit sector's communications capacity by identifying, translating, and modeling relevant scholarly research to frame the public discourse on social problems – view short video about FrameWorks.
  • Holy Cow MOOvement. The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania is teaming up with the North Carolina Community Action Association in support of their Holy Cow! Let's End Poverty branding campaign...learn more and join the MOOvement.
  • The Department of Energy is asking for constructive feedback.  Local Weatherization sub-grantees are being asked to submit anonymous, constructive feedback on the performance of State WAP grantees through a national survey...
  • ROMA Next Gen/CSBG Annual Report – Earlier this month, the Office of Community Services received clearance from OMB for the ROMA Next Gen/CSBG Annual Report...

Webinars & Conferences

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


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