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Fall 2018 Newsletter – Tennessee Association of Community Action

Tennessee Association of Community Action

TACA Newsletter – Fall 2018
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SWHRA Receives Regional Award

Southwest Human Resource Agency recently received the William "Sonny" Walker Self-Sufficiency Award presented at the Awards Banquet during the SEACAA (Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies) 2018 Annual Training Conference...

The award is presented to an organization that has operated an outstanding program or project which has promoted self-sufficiency. SWHRA's Fatherhood Program, "Inside-Out Dad", and a comparable program, "How to Be a Responsible Mother" provide incarcerated individuals with basic needs to prosper upon re-entry into society…

Mid-Cumberland's Paula Daniels Selected as TIAA Difference Maker

TIAA has selected Case Manager Paula Daniels of Mid-Cumberland Community Action Agency as recipient of a Difference Maker 100 award.  This award is designed to honor extraordinary people who have devoted their lives to improving the world and making a recognizable difference in their communities and the nonprofit organizations they serve.  TIAA received over 4,000 applications for the awards and narrowed their selection to 100 honorees.  Each nonprofit represented by the honorees will receive $10,000 from TIAA...

Agency Board Member Receives National Network Scholarship Award

TACA congratulates Rebecca Parr on receiving the Avril Weisman Annual Convention Scholarship Award...Parr has served as a representative of the Head Start Policy Council to the board of the Knoxville-Knox County Action Committee since November 2013. Encouraged by her role on the board, Parr found her voice within her community, and in 2017 she ran for a City Council seat.

…In March 2018, Parr established an organization called Next Step Initiative.  The goal of the organization is to bring about hope and change for families dealing with poverty and addiction.  The organization does referrals and advocacy around many issues, but primarily getting individuals into treatment for addiction…

Chattanooga OFE Doing 2Gen

City of Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Office of Family Empowerment held its first Family Empowerment Program Orientation. Chattanooga OFE officially rolled out its 2Gen Initiative to achieving positive outcomes for the whole family earlier this year...

UETHDA Gives Students a Jump Start on College

Upper East Tennessee Human Development Agency is partnering with the county's high school to offer dual enrollment to students.  Through this program, students can take college courses through their high school to get a head start on their college education, learn better study habits, see what areas of study interest them, and graduate high school with distinction…

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