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September 2018 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – September 2018
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NCCAA Advisory Council Meets

Community Leaders Join New NCCAA Advisory Council – Six new Advisory Council Members have committed their expertise, diverse knowledge, connections, resources and assistance to advance the mission and work of the Association:

  • Duke Energy – Lorrie Maggio, Manager, Community Outreach
  • NC DHHS – Erika Ferguson, Director, Program on Healthy Opportunities, NC DHHS
  • Public Media North Carolina – Susan Scott, Chief Advancement and Marketing Officer
  • PNC Bank – Lori Jones Gibbs, Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking - The Carolinas
  • News and Observer – Orage Quarles, former President
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina – Sophie McMillian, Community Relations Program Manager

Blue Cross NC's Healthy Home Initiative

Project Creates Healthier, Safer Homes – The Healthy Home Initiative project sponsored by Blue Cross NC will be administered by NCCAA and covers 56, mostly rural, NC counties. Eligible, income-qualified projects are those that will provide a healthier, safer environment in the home.  Projects will kick -off in the last quarter of the year.

Mark Your Calendar!

2018 SEACAA Annual Conference
September 18-21 in Orlando, FL

2018 NCCAA Statewide Opioid Symposium
September 25 in Wilmington, NC

Other Items

New Grounds Coffee breaking New Ground!

NCCAA broke new ground during a presentation on social enterprise and sustainability at a meeting of all Reentry Councils across the state, hosted by NC DPS with its NEW Grounds Coffee project last month!

New Grounds Coffee
NEW Grounds Coffee is coffee with a purpose! A Fresh Cup for A Fresh Start.


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