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Spring 2017 Newsletter – Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies


Spotlight on Community Action – Spring 2017
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SEACAA 2017 Annual Conference

Facing Tomorrow's Reality Today
October 31 – November 3 in Biloxi, MS

National Webinar on the President's Proposed Budget

Wednesday, April 5 at 4:30 PM EDT with NCAF, CAPLAW, and the Community Action Partnership

Agency News

  • Gone But not Forgotten: Legacy of KCEOC Beloved Partner – KCEOC Board Chair, Gary Brittain, passed away February 3, 2017. Gary was not only a beloved husband, father, and grandfather; he was also a long supporter, and partner, to KCEOC for the past 29 years. Gary was seated to the Board of Directors in 1988, became Vic-Chair in 2004, and Chair in August of 2013...
  • Hale” to the Chief – Douglas-Cherokee Board of Directors selects Kay Hale as Executive Director
  • National Trio Day – February 25th was National TRIO Day and as a way of saying “Thank You,” Scott County Upward Bound students in Tennessee held a Valentine’s Day card drive...

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide

Race Equity and Inclusion Action Guide, Annie E. Casey Foundation

President's Corner

Poverty is persistent in our service territory.  As we continue OUR efforts to Advocate, Collaborate, Innovate and Identify Strategies and Solutions to reduce this vicious cycle, let us look ahead to our “New Path to the Future.” I have been meeting with our Executive Officers and Board of Directors to establish directives to increase agency capacity and help us better serve you...

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program a Vehicle to Cut into a New Profession

After 17 years of working as a dozer operator for a surface mining company, Michael Lowe, like so many oth- ers in the region, was laid off from work and had to find a way to begin again.  Lowe connected with Big Sandy Area Community Ac- tion Program Career Advisor Reva Kidd at the Office of Employment and Training in Prestonsburg. Kidd informed Lowe that as a laid-off coal miner, he was eligible to participate in the Hiring Our Miners Everyday Program (HOME)...

Breaking Ground for the Future

Concerted Services, Inc. is proud to announce that construction is currently under way for a new 12,000 sq. ft. facility in Appling County recognized as a first of its kind in Southeast Georgia...

and the winner is...NCCAA Wins National Healthy10 Award!

The Healthy10 Awards honored ten significant partnerships or initia- tives involving cross-sector collaborations between local businesses and traditional and non-traditional partners to improve community wellness and economic opportunity at its Health Means Business National Summit in Washington, DC, February 15-16, 2017...The North Carolina Community Action Association was one of three win- ners chosen in the Healthy Environment category for its efforts to im- prove 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 through the “Duke Energy Helping Home Fund” initiative. Since launch, this partnership has helped nearly 3,000 families have safer, healthier homes.

Tragedy Averted through Big Sandy Area Community Action's Weatherization Program

“It’s a miracle we weren’t dead already,” said Johnson County homeowner Darvin Grim. Grim and his wife Judy have lived in their home for 10 years and were unaware of the carbon monoxide threat their heating system posed to their lives...

FOOD DESERTS…..A Community Action Call to Act

he question of healthy families is a regularly highlighted concern in most American cities and rural communities where there seems to be a diminishing presence of grocery stores that offer choices for customers seeking food that provide nutritious meals. In Atlanta, there is a plethora of food deserts and it seems we are not alone. Due to the phenomenon of gentrification and decaying communities, grocery store chain like Public, Kroger, Food Giant and many other popular ones are moving into more centralized, safe and even affluent areas...Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority has begun to address the problem of food sources in Atlanta which is the main city of Fulton County, GA...

More than a New Place to Live

On February 7th, KCEOC Community Action Partnership celebrated with new homeowner, Lenda Smith, the completion of her new home. Smith’s new home was built by KCEOC as part of its Housing Development Program, in Barbourville, KY, an area familiar to Smith on land that has been in her family for years...

2017 Calendar

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