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March/April 2018 Newsletter – CAPO

Community Action Partnership of Oregon

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CAPO newsletter – March/April 2018
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Community Action Agencies Help Hundreds of Rural Vets with SSVF

After three years serving Oregon Veterans and their families through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, Community Action Agencies across 10 counties have exceeded their service goal by almost 50 percent...

Upcoming spring trainings hosted by CAPO

New outreach approach in Energy Assistance yields more applications, happy participants

The Energy Assistance Program team in the Clackamas County Social Services Division has developed a variety of new activities that enable them to reach participants before they receive a utility shut-off. Maintaining utility service costs much less than reconnecting service, meaning EA can serve more folks if they can get them to enroll sooner – see newsletter for examples of new Energy Assistance outreach activities.

Stackable Credentials Are Worth the Effort

What's a "stackable" credential? Are they truly valuable? Is it worth the effort for community colleges to develop them? In a word: yes.  CLASP strongly supports career pathways that help low-income and lower-educated workers get well-paying jobs that are in demand. Many career pathways use shorter-term credentials that can be earned all at once or more slowly over time. These credentials "stack," building toward a longer-term credential like an associate degree –read the full article.

Additional Items

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  • Message from CAPO: Of tulips, daffodils, and all things moving forward
  • Upcoming Webinar Wednesday’s from NCAP's Learning Community
  • National Service Members Making a Difference at UCAN
  • Summer Meals Training and Grants through Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs and Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
  • California Considers Home Visiting Expansion, Congress Should Too
  • April 2018 is the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act
  • Nonprofit Technology Conference, April 11-13 in New Orleans, LA
  • CAPO Calendar
  • Grant Info
  • Job Openings
  • Training Opportunities

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