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February/March 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia

Region II RPIC Newsletter – February/March 2018
New York * New Jersey * Puerto Rico * U.S Virgin Islands

See newsletter for the full article on each of these stories

Remembering Aliya Anderson Smith

We sadly note the sudden passing of Aliya Anderson-Smith, NCRT, Administrative Adviser for the community Action Partnership of New Jersey, Inc. (CAP NJ) Those that came to know Aliya remember her energy, zeal, and commitment which was evident in her organization and planning of the 2017 Region II RPIC Finance, Human Resources, and Leadership Conference. She cared deeply about Community Action and the network of New Jersey Community Action Agencies. Aliya began her community services career first as a member of her local Head Start Policy Council, then as the Community Services Program Manager at her local community action agency in central New Jersey. Subsequently, she became the Executive Director.

As the CAP NJ Administrative Adviser, Aliya and the Board created a forum for the New Jersey network to share ideas. During her time at CAP NJ, she expanded the capacity of the newly formed association to provide training and technical assistance. Aliya's vibrant spirit and perseverance will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and colleagues at this difficult time.

NYSCAA Annual Information Technology Education Series

See newsletter for information on each month's webinar from March through December.  Here are the first two:

Internet Research Tools, March 22, 2018

  • How to do an effective google search
  • Other search methods

The Basics of Running a Presentation, April 19, 2018

  • PowerPoint
  • Teleconferencing and webinar technology
  • Communication tips

Help Set the Course for the Partnership's Future!

See newsletter for message from Denise Harlow about the Community Action Partnership's strategic planning process.  Input is requested through an online survey or direct feedback.

Save the Dates: Upcoming Professional Development

2018 National Community Action Partnership Annual Convention
August 28-31 in Denver, CO

2018 National Association for State Community Services Programs Annual Training Conference
September 17-21 in Bellevue, WA


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