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2017 Self-Sufficiency Awards – CAAP

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

2017 Self-Sufficiency Awards

2017 Self-Sufficiency Awards web page

2016 Self-Sufficiency Award Recipients

CAAP's Self-Sufficiency Awards reveal stories of determined individuals
who have faced the journey to self-sufficiency head on.


Each year, the CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards recognize the significant accomplishments of the award winners while showcasing how Community Action Agencies support an individual's path toward self-sufficiency.  Each member agency is urged to nominate one candidate (up to two nominations per agency are allowed). Self-sufficiency success stories outline how the recipient endured a lack of resources that threatened health, safety, family stability, and perhaps life itself. Stories demonstrate how the individual encountered Community Action and how the agency supported the individual to self-sufficiency.

The CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards are a way to acknowledge recipients for their hard work and to thank them for their efforts.  The Self-Sufficiency Awards also provide an outlet to share with the public how Community Action supports our communities.  This helps media, policymakers, partnering organizations, and the general public gain a better understanding of Community Action and what low-income citizens can accomplish when given the opportunity and appropriate resources.

2017 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards Nomination Application

CAAP's SSA web page provides important details to consider before submitting a nomination, along with the items shown below.  This year, the CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards luncheon will take place during CAAP's 2017 Collaborative Conference in the fall

Nominations are submitted online at the bottom of the SSA web page.


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