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Summer 2017 Newsletter – Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

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Spotlight on Community Action – Summer 2017
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First Class Speaker: Dr. William Pickard Discusses the Principles of Entrepreneurship

The first order of business for a First Class Conference, is a first class Keynote Speaker and who better than Dr. William Pickard, accomplished business leader and author of Millionaire Moves: Seven Proven Principles of Entrepreneurship...In a recent interview by Selena Hill of Black Enterprise, Pickard provides the tools needed to become successful millionaires for those who desire to learn in his new book. He says it’s his way of giving back and his way of saying that whatever I’ve done, you can do it - see newsletter for interview with Pickard.

Head Start Family Engagement Certification Launch!

The North Carolina Community Action Association, in partnership with Delaware State University, is offering a Head Start Family Engagement Certification! Designed based on feedback received from Head Start staff across the state of North Carolina, this comprehensive, web-based certification curriculum was developed in response to the Head Start Program Performance Standard §1302.91...

President's Corner

Only four months to go ‘til we meet in Biloxi for our annual conference– “Facing Tomorrow’s Reality To- day,” October 31-November 3...Please stay up to date on SEACAA trainings and happenings by visiting our website – www.seacaa.org...

Getaway to the Gulf Coast - Your First Class SEACAA 2017 Conference Awaits

2017 SEACAA Annual Conference
October 31 - November 3 in Biloxi, MS

Cowkies for a Cause

Keep an eye out for our revamped Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty website www.jointhemoovement.com.  Our Holy Cow! T-shirts are for sale now.  Our new product Cowkies (Hope’s favorite cookies), will be on sale soon, too...Also, look for Hope at Georgia’s Community Action Association Annual conference in Savannah, July 18 – 21.

SEACAA State News

  • JCCEO Names DePriest Waddy Executive Director...
  • Candace (Mattison) McDermott is the new Executive Director at the Mississippi Association of Community Action Agencies...
  • Bitter-SWEET Success Story at KCEOC Shelter
  • Interesting facts about Mississippi...

Gone But Not Forgotten

One of America’s Community Action Giants We Will All Remember for a long time to come...Dr. William Sonny Walker.  With a Community Action Career spanning the years of 1965 through 1988, and again from 2006 until his movement to the heavenly realm, Dr Walker paved the way for professionals to believe in their own greatness and to learn from his examples...Take a moment to view this video tribute to Dr. William “Sonny” Walker presented by Dr. Joyce J. Dorsey, President/CEO, Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority...

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...

Living Cities Toolbox Serve, Inspire and Spark Action

Living Cities launched their 2015 Annual Report in the form of the #HereAndNow Toolbox to serve as a living, breathing resource for social change makers hungry for actionable tools that can refine their thinking, improve their work, and achieve greater impact.  This handy resource may be just what you need to achieve lasting.

One of the tools improves partnerships across sectors.  Another analyzes the social impacts of potential capital investments.  Others apply a racial equity lens to social change work.  Make meaningful progress on racial equity and inclusion at all systemic levels with education, conversation and advocacy – view the Racial Equity Impact Assessment Toolkit.

2017 Calendar

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What Does Poverty Do to the Brain?

Your zip code may contribute to your brain development, according to a study of Southern California youth which found children exposed to violence and fear often lacked empathy as adults.  Research in a growing field of study called the neuroscience of poverty shows direct correlations between t brain, brain development, and poverty. A leading researcher in this new field named Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, conducted a study to prove and support these new findings...In recent studies, created by scientists inspired by Immordino-Yang’s work, it was discovered that children who lived in poverty had less gray matter then children who grew up in a higher income environment – learn more: How Poverty Affects the Brain, Newsweek, 8/25/16.

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