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July 2017 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri CAN Network Connection – July 2017
See newsletter for the full article on each item

Help a child find healthy food this summer @ https://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks/

Advocacy – A voice for low-income Missourians

Advocacy Update

Message from Kurt Brewer, Missouri CAN executive director encouraging efforts to contact legislators over the summer.

Network Capacity - Helping you help others

Featured Items (see newsletter for details)

  • ROMA Next Generation
  • Family Development Credential Training in September
  • MIS Onboarding Team Update – June training events and July 3 MIS simulation
  • Community Action Network Days – Royals (July 15) & Cardinals: Nearly 250 CAA staff, friends and family attended the Cardinals game on June 24
  • Communications Work Group Kick Off (June 21)

Missouri CAN Capacity - Helping us help you

Featured Items (see newsletter for details)

  • New Missouri CAN President – Joel Evans, DAEOC
  • Missouri CAN Staff Update – Jennifer Perkins, Administrative & Membership Assistant.  Two current vacancies: Strategic Communications Manager and Training & Events Manager
  • Agency Visits
    • NECAC Community Action in the Park event
    • DAEOC Head Start/Early Head Start ribbon cuttings
    • CMCA meeting with community organizing team about Missouri Community Poverty Simulation best practices and tour of CMCA Family Resource Center
    • MVCAA – retirement party for Pam LaFrenz
  • On the Calendar – Upcoming Activities and Events


Missouri CAN is the statewide association of Community Action Agencies,
Allies & Supporters united to end poverty.

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