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February 2017 Newsletter – North Carolina Community Action Association

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – February 2017
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Invest in your People

Training Opps at the 2017 NCCAA Conference – Consider the training opportunities that will be available for community action personnel at every level at the NCCAA 2017 Annual Conference – see NCCAA Conference Features.  Other  training opps:

  • Pre-Conference Training Event: The Indispensable Assistance, May 9th
  • Raise the Bar for Board Members, Board Summit on May 12th
  • NCCAA partnership with National Business Training – online training at your desk or in a classroom – discounted staff development opportunities for Microsoft platforms.

Luncheon with David Bradley during the NCCAA Conference

Participate in this luncheon to gain an insider’s perspective of the political climate in Washington gleaned directly from political and party leaders.

The Knights of JN Fries Magnet Middle School Take on Poverty

On February 17th, NCCAA staff, as well as I-CARE Executive Director, NCCAA Board Member and National Board President, Bryan Duncan, traveled to Concord, NC to facilitate the NC Poverty Simulation Experience to 6th grade students at JN Fries Magnet Middle School.  There was so much interest in the Simulation that there was a wait list for students to join...

Agency Talk

See newsletter for these stories

  • Charlotte Area Fund Planning Big Things for the Future
  • Congressman Meadows Assures WCCA Federally Funded Education Programs Not in Jeopardy
  • Denton Named to Serve on CSBG Data Task Force
  • Karen McKnight Named Director of NC Head Start State Collaboration Office
  • I-CARE Awarded Nonprofit of the Year

And the Winner is...

NCCAA One of Ten Cross-Sector Partnerships Recognized for Community Health Initiatives – he U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, recently announced the winners of its inaugural Healthy10 Awards luncheon ceremony at the first “Health Means Business ” National Summit, February 15—16, 2017...

The North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) was presented one of the inaugural Healthy Environment awards for its work in partnership with Duke Energy and the Duke Energy Helping Home Fund initiative to: improve the health, safety, and energy efficiency of low-income households to prevent chronic diseases that severely impact a person’s health and quality of life.

Other items of interest

  • Upcoming NCCAA Training Opportunities
  • 2017 Calendar
  • Annual Update of HHS Poverty Guidelines
  • 2017 NCCAA Annual Conference: May 9–12 in Concord, NC
  • Boomers and millennials, economic stability and instability; yes, all this diversity can work at work (first published in aha! Moments from the aha! Process)
  • NCCAA award nominations – NCCAA Hall of Fame and Standing Awards
  • NCCAA thanks all who supported victims of Hurricane Matthew by purchasing a Blanket of Love
  • Possible changes to the Johnson Amendment, which regulates what all nonprofits, including churches and houses of worship, are allowed to do relative to politics.
  • Center Opposes Proposals to Politicize 501(c)(3) Nonprofits – see NC Center for Nonprofits blog posting: Nonprofits Should Remain Nonpartisan
  • Social Media Contest Excitement – For the 2017 NCCAA Annual Conference we are excited to host our second Social Media Contest...


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