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Fall 2017 Newsletter – Tennessee Association of Community Action

Tennessee Association of Community Action


TACA Newsletter – Fall 2017
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Shelby County CSA's Louise Smith Retires

Louise Smith Retired as Shelby County CSA Administrator August 31st...Louise began her career with Shelby County Government as a supervisor for the Community Services Agency of the Family Support Program in 1998.  She regularly participated in leadership training classes and programs and facilitated classes on Diversity.  In 2007 she was named Shelby County Government Employee of the Month and was first runner up for Employee of the Year.  Louise's career spans the business sector and local, state and federal governments...

Agency Foster Grandparent Receives "Do the Right Thing" Award

View the award presentation - WDEF News – Congratulations to Ms. JoAnne Schoate on receiving the "Do the Right Thing" award from WDEF News Channel 12 and Integrity Chevrolet.  Ms. Schoate is a 16-year Foster Grandparent veteran volunteer with the Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Social Services Foster Grandparent Program...

Knoxville CAC Addresses Food Deserts and Food Insecurity

Knoxville Community Action Commission Beardsley Community Farm is an urban demonstration site that has promoted food security and sustainable urban agriculture through practice, education, and community outreach since 1998.  They grow over 10,000 pounds of produce a year.  Knoxville's pantries and kitchens, such as Mobile Meals, Knox Area Rescue Ministries, Global Seeds and the Family Crisis Center, are recipients of the farm's efforts – read more about CAC’s Beardsley Community Farm.

Homeless Shelter Gets New Look

Thanks to TVA employee volunteers, the Cleveland Emergency Shelter has a fresh new look.  As part of the United Way Day of Service, the volunteers donated their time and energy to put on a fresh coat of paint throughout the facility.  The community has shown generosity by donating storage containers to the shelter...

TACA Annual Report Released

2016 TACA Annual Report: Tennessee Together

ROMA Next Generation

Ten individuals have completed the process and been approved as Nationally Certified ROMA Implementers.  They now join Tennessee's ROMA (Results Oriented Management Accountability) Team and ROMA professionals nationwide.  These individuals were part of a pilot project.  Their feedback will be used to shape how the NCRI process will look going forward.

... ROMA helps agencies generate robust results for individuals with low incomes and communities. Many of these results can be viewed in the TACA Annual Report.

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