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November 2017 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - November 2017
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From the CEO

During this time of Thanksgiving, NYSCAA is thankful for all of our members and the hard work each of you put in every day to improve the quality of life for people living in poverty...

Staff Highlights

NYSCAA bids fond farewell to Phoebe Schimpf, Deputy Director and Director of IT Services.  Dan Healy has joined NYSCAA as the new Director of IT.

Highlights from the Executive Director's Seminar!

Guest presenters included Jeff Silver of Bottom Line Advisors, LLC who discussed effective ways to reduce operating costs at our agencies through bulk purchasing, Veronica Cruz and Annette Marchese from the Department of State with an update regarding NY Community Action performance, NYSCAA's own Francesca Sommer with a presentation of the "Four 'C's of RPIC," and Pedro Perez from DIASPRA Consulting who discussed Systemic Poverty.

Mark Your Calendars for the 2018 Poverty Symposium!

March 13th and 14th in Troy, NY – more info

NYSCAA Training Catalog

Community Action's Professional Development Resource – NYSCAA offers a wide variety of training programs designed to help agencies meet their professional development needs – more info including listing of topics by scrolling down after opening link.

Other Items

Highlights at our Agencies

WestCOP's Foster Grandparent Program was recently honored as Organization of the Year by the YWCA Ulster County

Christmas Cabaret to support Cattaraugus Community Action, Dec. 2 & 3

SCAP & ACAP Participate in Leadership Tech Valley Community Service Nonprofit Day

Cayuga/Seneca CAA Jump Start Food Recovery Program

Safe Place® Program Expansion in Oneida County through MVCAA

PathStone Corp.'s Joshua Sankowski Named "Forty Under 40" Awardee

EOC of Suffolk, Inc. CFO Songhi Scott named among "Top 50 Women in Business"


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