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2017 Annual Conference – Community Action Association of Region VI

THIS IS NOW: Region VI Leading in the New Reality

October 25-27 in New Orleans, LA

Conference Program

Pre-Conference Session

History of the War on Poverty – David Bradley, National Community Action Foundation

Keynote Speaker

Creating Pathways to Prosperity for all New Orleanians – A Living Cities Integration Initiative: Aligning People, Place & Policy
Ashleigh G. Gardere, Senior Advisor to Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu
Executive Director, The Network for Economic Opportunity, City of New Orleans

Closing Session

Community Action and the call for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation
Tiffney Marley Community Action Partnership
The Rev. Damien Durr, Executive Pastor of Community Development at Friendship –West Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas (Invited)


Four workshop tracks will be offered.


  • From Theory of Change to Implementation” – Barbara Mooney, ANCRT
  • Transitioning from IS to the Annual Report – Jackie Orr, NASCSP
  • NCRT & NCRI – Barbara Mooney, ANCRT
  • Community Action Planning Process: Building Data Driven Plans – Jarle Crocker, Community Action Partnership

Poverty Reduction

  • The role of Community Action in Disaster Response & Recovery
  • Vulnerable Populations: Strategies for Meeting the needs Re-entry & Homeless – Lakesha Pope & Panel
  • Two Generation Solutions to Poverty Reduction – Jarle Crocker & Panel
  • Raising the Low- Income Voice: Democratic Selection & Procedures

Energy & Weatherization

  • Developing an Energy Education (Assurance 16)
  • WAP Roundtable – Michael Jones, Convener
  • LIHEAP Performance Measures
  • Reducing Your Energy Burden


  • WIOA & CSBG Building Bridges to Support Self-Sufficiency
  • Head Start Round Table – Kahree Walid, Convener
  • Lobbying, Advocacy and Political Activity – A. Maluf, CAPLAW
  • Organizational Standards TA – Jackie Orr, NASCSP


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