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October 2017 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri Association for Community Action

Missouri CAN Network Connection – October 2017
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ADVOCACY – A voice for low-income Missourians

Advocacy Update
The poverty rate declined to 12.7 percent in 2016, down from 13.5 percent in 2015 and from 14.8 percent in 2014, according to new U.S. Census data released in September. That is the largest two-year decline since 1969. More than 6 million fewer people are living in poverty than in 2014...

But there is still much to do. The poverty numbers for racial and ethnic minorities have improved but remain nearly double the overall rates. African American and Latino children make up about 43 percent of all children, but two-thirds of all poor children.

Additionally, recent successes that involve the combination of programs from a broad spectrum of resources are threatened by uncertain federal funding, health care concerns, and increasing partisan politics.  We must continue to tell our story and find new audiences to engage in dialogue of Helping People, Changing Lives!

NETWORK CAPACITY – Helping you help others

Featured Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Missouri CAN has been granted a one-year no-cost extension for the Assets For Independence grant
  • Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Next Generation (NG) – resources on ANCRT and NASCSP resources
  • Family Development Credential (FDC)
  • Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training
  • MIS Onboarding Team Update

Missouri CAN CAPACITY – Helping us help you

Featured Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Missouri CAN Staff Update
  • Agency Visits
  • Benefits received for individuals who are members of Missouri CAN

On the Calendar

See newsletter for upcoming activities and events


At Missouri CAN, our mission is to advocate for low-income Missourians and strengthen the Community Action Network.
We envision a state where all people and communities thrive.

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