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January 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - January 2019
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I am very excited to welcome Charles (Charlie) Barbay to the NYSCAA team as the Grant and Training Manager…We have opened registration for our 13th Annual Symposium on Poverty and Economic Opportunity, to be held in Latham, NY on March 27 & 28…We also will be hosting a ‘Grant Writing as Sacred Service” Webinar on February 28

I hope you will take advantage of the Partnership’s National Impact Report toolkit and consider creating your own version of the Impact Report for your CAA…Our Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) continues this year…

January’s Poverty Myth

“You can live really well on government benefits”
FALSE: TANF benefits in 2017 in every single state were not enough to meet 60% of the federal poverty line.  The monthly TANF benefit is less than the rental cost of a modest 2-bedroom apartment in all state – read more.

Source: 4thworldmovement.org

NYSCAA’s 13th Annual Poverty Symposium

13th Annual Symposium on Poverty and Economic Opportunity
March 27-28 in Latham, NY
More info including preliminary agenda and sponsor/exhibitor benefits

Upcoming NYSCAA Webinar

Grant Writing as Sacred Service
February 28 – more info

CSBG National Partner Resources
Additional Resources
In the News
Highlights at our Agencies

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced $2,800,426 in federal funding for the Community Action of Orleans and Genesee Inc.  The grant was awarded through the Head Start Projects Program from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.

RECAP participates in Orange County’s Housing Consortium Annual Point in Time Count

On January 28, 2019, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, Inc. (MVCAA), in partnership with Utica College, presented their 2019 Poverty Symposium…The event featured a tour of MVCAA’s Head Start Site, PhotoVoice display, and panel discussions.  Participants also participated in the Human Library project – in which attendees had a unique opportunity to hear the personal stories and testimonies of those affected by poverty, the obstacles they faced and how they triumphed over them.

Did You Miss It?

The ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project is a cross-state collaboration among United Ways, with research support provided by Rutgers University.  The Project brings focus onto families and individuals who work but whose salaries do not provide sufficient resources to meet basic needs of those who are above the federal poverty level, but below a sustainable wage.  The report also allows users to look at data at the town level.

NYSCAA Events/Job Listings and National Professional Development Opportunities

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