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August 2018 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri CAN Network Connection – August 2018
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ADVOCACY – A voice for low-income Missourians

Registration Open: Missouri Poverty Summit
Join Missourians to End Poverty and difference-makers from across the state for a day of community-centered dialogue at the 2018 Missouri Poverty Summit on Thursday, September 20!  The summit features two engaging keynote speakers, Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Dr. Jason Purnell, as well as a panel discussion with elected officials and a panel of experts addressing the five elements of poverty—economic and family security, education, food and nutrition, health, housing and energy.

NETWORK CAPACITY – Helping you help others

SkillUP Funding from Family Support Division
The Family Support Division of the Missouri Department of Social Services has asked Missouri’s Community Action Agencies to implement programming through the SkillUP Program via a special, one-time funding opportunity made available with TANF contingency funds during State Fiscal Year 2019.

The SkillUP Program offers SNAP recipients in Missouri the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience and is funded by USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service… Missouri CAN will serve as the funds administrator and monitor for $4.5 million in SkillUP funds during the state’s FY19, assuming the association is approved as a single feasible source by the Missouri Office of Administration…

Other Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Missouri FDC Instructors Institute, Sept. 19
  • Motivational Interviewing Training Full
  • Coming Soon: Community Action Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training
  • Missouri CAN Training and Technical Assistance Survey
  • MIS Administrator Team Trainings

Missouri CAN CAPACITY – Helping us help you

Featured Items (see newsletter for details)

  • Dawn Fogarty selected as Missouri CAN’s new executive director
  • Upcoming 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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