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January 2017 Newsletter – North Carolina Community Action Association

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – January 2017
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Politics of Poverty

Panel Added to 2017 NCCAA Conference Agenda – Many unjust systems keep Americans in poverty. Join the conversation about “The Politics of Poverty” and learn more about the how’s and why’s to help us maintain our “Promise.”

Valentine’s Day Special! Hurry...there is still time!!

Donations are currently being accepted until February 3rd for the Blankets of Love program to benefit Hurricane Matthew victims around the state...

The Indispensable Assistant Summit (May 9th)

In this powerful workshop, we offer proven techniques for becoming more productive, more valuable and more effective for your organization.  We’ll gear the program to offer specific solutions for coordinating your organization’s unique projects and priorities, getting and staying organized and handling the pressure of multiple deadlines and bosses...

Learn, Certify, Earn.

NCCAA is proud to partner with George Perry, Workforce Development Ambassador with National Business Training. National Business Training can provide your clients with the tools they need to be successful...

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation

The Community Action Partnership joined W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and its Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation (TRHT) collaborating organizations to mark the first ever National Day of Racial Healing on Tuesday, January 17, 2017...

Helping Home Fund Has Helped Thousands

The Helping Home Fund is winding down, but it has made a difference for more than 3,000 income eligible Duke Energy customers...

Behavioral Science Offers Insights into the High Cost of Poverty

Every member of the NCCAA is acutely aware of the devastating effects of poverty, since we all work daily to alleviate poverty across North Carolina. Generational poverty takes an immeasurable toll on children and families...Now researchers with ideas42 are using behavioral science to better understand the exact toll that poverty has on an individual. In a recently released report, they looked at the high cost of poverty on low income families financially, temporally, and cognitively... take a look at the report to see what tips and tools may work for your agency.

Other items of interest

  • Director of the NC Office of Economic Opportunity is leaving
  • 2017 NCCAA Annual Conference: May 9–12 in Concord, NC
  • Call issued for NCCAA award nominations
  • Poverty Quiz from Poverty USA (Catholic Campaign for Human Development)
  • NCCAA Social Media Contest
  • Agency Spotlight – Natasha Elliott is the new executive director for Central Piedmont Community Action...
  • Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission awarded Chamber’s Chairman’s Award
  • 2017 NCCAA Board Summit, May 12th
  • Luncheon with David Bradley during the NCCAA conference


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