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November/December 2018 Newsletter – IACAA

Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies

IACAA News – November/December 2018
See newsletter for the full story on each of these items

2019 Families of Distinction Program

ACAA is excited to get our 2019 Families of Distinction Program Planning Underway!
The Families of Distinction program provides a rich opportunity to share your family's story of success and to promote your agency programs.  The family your agency chooses should exemplify the success your CAA offered to all of the families helped in 2018-2019.

See newsletter for tools and resources for 2019 IACAA Families of Distinction nominations.

ROMA Implementer Cohort #4

The process to become a ROMA Implementer (NCRI) involves demonstration of understanding of the basic concepts related to Results Oriented Management and Accountability, demonstration of your experience in using ROMA in your job duties, and acceptance of your role in the national network to promote the use of the full ROMA Cycle in your agency. There are four phases to the training and certification process – see newsletter for further details.

Keystone Magazine

Keystone Magazine is a resource funded by the Illinois Department of Human Services. Keystone Magazine focuses on providing resources for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

This weeks' Keystone Magazine focuses on Tax Time Resources.  This issue features Will County Center for Community Concerns, Inc. and their Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Program Achievement Spotlight

Starting in December, IACAA will feature programs operated by the network to highlight the extraordinary work of an agency, and/or success of customers.  While we will focus on the core programs of Community Action-- CSBG, LIHEAP, Weatherization and Head Start, we will also include other programs such as the utility programs, housing and transportation or programs that may be unique to your area.   We want to share best practices, pilot initiatives, or long standing programs that have made an impact in your communities…


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