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March/April 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

CAPO Newsletter – March/April 2017
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It’s Coming! Spring Fever, We All Get It!

It’s been a long, rough winter for Oregon, but spring is around the corner... Once again, many thanks to all the folks who braved this winter weather and still went about delivering services!

Congratulations to UCAN!  Meyer Memorial Trust supporting low income folks!

Efforts by UCAN to remove barriers for those living in poverty just got a great boost from the Meyer Memorial Trust.  UCAN has received a considerable grant award ~ $50,000 per year for the next two years to increase the capacity of rural Josephine County to utilize manufactured homes as affordable housing stock...

Ten Nonprofit Resource “Roundups” Offered Across the State of Oregon

In partnership with funders from across the state, the Nonprofit Association of Oregon is kicking off ten Nonprofit Resource Roundups for 2017 in primarily rural communities across the state...

Young, Homeless and Vulnerable In Lane County – How One Agency Is Addressing It

“The number of young people who are on their own and homeless in Lane County, but don’t show up in official statistics, is anybody’s guess — though Eugene-based Looking Glass Community Services, which offers a broad array of services to this group, says it sees a couple of thousand kids per year.”  Read full article from The Register Guard.

The Passing of an Anti-Poverty Warrior

Letter to the Editor of the Portland Tribune:  “It should be noted that former Rep. Bruce Hugo of Scappoose was an effective anti-poverty warrior... Community Action Team and other Community Action Organizations across the state faced bankruptcy and elimination. With Hugo's help, Oregon's Community Action agencies were able to pass a bill requiring Oregon to pass the remaining block grant funds through to Oregon's Community Action agencies, including Community Action Team...”

Some Oregon School Districts With Least Child Poverty Might Surprise You

We often work based upon our assumptions which in turn are often informed by historical data, extrapolation, and personal experience.  It is beneficial from time to time to examine the assumptions we are working with.  Take for instance the subject of school children living in poverty – read this article from The Oregonian for examples of where our assumptions fall down on the job.

KATU Article Gets the Word Out About Dollars Available For Low-Income Families

Oregon ranks near the bottom in use of anti-poverty tax credit, the EITC...But many have not utilized these funds – read article from KATU.

Multnomah County Weatherization Program Shares Their New Video For Residents

Just like other Community Action Agencies around the state, Multnomah County conducts a comprehensive energy audit to determine which measures are appropriate; and then has a contractor provide these services for the residents.  This can be a complicated and confusing process for many of our residents.  To address this, we have made a short, informative and entertaining video...

CAPO to Host 3 Free Trainings for Community Action Agency Staff

  • Assertive Engagement and Coaching for Family Success, May 10-11, 2017
  • Community Needs Assessment Training, June 14, 2017
  • Financial Training, June 22, 2017

Additional Items

See newsletter for more info on:What a way to start the year…Community Action Directors at 2017 National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) Conference

  • Community Action Directors at 2017 National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) Conference
  • CAPO Calendar
  • Grant Info
  • Current Job Openings
  • Current Training Opportunities


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