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October 2018 Newsletter – Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies


Spotlight on Community Action – October 2018
See newsletter for complete stories

After the Storm: Areas in Southeast Hit Hard by Hurricanes Florence and Michael

What Can You Do To Help?
Florida: DONATE in one of two ways -Visit: https://www.volunteerflorida.org/donatefdf/ or follow Governor’s twitter: Easiest way to donate - text the word DISASTER to 20222 to make one-time $10 donation

The Florida State Association office has also set up mobile disaster recovery units in a number of counties - see newsletter for listing.

North Carolina: DONATE to HURRICANE FLORENCE RAPID RESPONSE on NC's State Association website.  100% of proceeds and donations collected will benefit agencies and families recovering from Hurricane.

SEACAA Puts on First-Rate Conference in Orlando

SEACAA's " WINNING" Conference Agenda included several Firsts - from the first regional Poverty Symposium, first artist and motivational speaker, Scott Shellstrom , who painted the Mona Lisa and Steve Job, live and upside down during the General Opening...

2018 Conference Program Book – see newsletter for SEACAA 2018 Award "WINNING" Champions: Lonnie D. Burton Achievement AwardCarl D. Perkins Human Service AwardWilliam"Sonny" Walker Self-Sufficiency Award

Income and Poverty in the US : 2017

Did you know "Poor Men Die Earlier"?
See the presentation by Denise Harlow, CEO of the Community Action Partnership
Includes statistics recently released from the Census Bureau

The House that KCEOC Built

KCEOC Community Action Partnership, Inc. built a miniature duplicate of a real house for low-income families served through KCEOC's Housing Development Program. An official set of house plans was scaled down by the architects and engineers at Standard Homes, Inc. for the duplicate to be as close to the original as possible – read full story.

Stay Connected - With the Community Action Brand

Why Brand with the National Community Action Partnership? – When your agency brands itself as a member of the National Community Action Partnership, you are connecting your work and visibility to successful, national efforts to fight poverty.

What connects all of the diverse agencies within our Network is the Promise: “Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.”

Style Guidelines Branding Community Action, Community Action Partnership

NC Releases Economic Impact Study

Study shows.......Every $1 in spending on community action programs in North Carolina generates more than $2 in additional economic output.
These findings come from a new economic impact study commissioned by the North Carolina Community Action Association, Inc. , representing the state’s 34 local community action agencies. The study was developed by South by North Strategies, Ltd. , a research consultancy specializing in economic and social policy.

Read the press release
Community Action Programs Boost North Carolina’s Economy : Community Action spending adds up to $450 million annually in economic output

Additional Items


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