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March 2019 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – March 2019
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2019 NCCAA Annual Conference

ONE Mission. ONE Brand. ONE Promise.
May 14-17 in Wilmington, NC

2019 NCCAA Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon

May 16 in Wilmington, NC – 2019 Nomination Form2017 Inductees

Millions of U.S. Families Face Economic Uncertainty Despite Reports of a “Healthy Economy”

National and state level data from the 2019 Prosperity Now Scorecard shows that millions of US families are just one emergency away from a financial disaster – read more and access local data on financial stability and health.

3 Ways to Engage, Attract, and Retain Millennials

How are you making sure Millennials in your organization keep working hard for you and not for someone else?  To effectively attract, retain and engage Millennials, organizations should pay attention to 3 dimensions: The People – The Work – The Opportunities – read full story.

Beyond Health Care: The Role of Social Determinants in Promoting Health and Health Equity

…Social determinants of health include factors like socioeconomic status, education, neighborhood and physical environment, employment, and social support networks, as well as access to health care.  This brief provides an overview of these social determinants of health and discusses emerging initiatives to address them – read full article.

NCCAA's Healthy Home Initiative is designed to do just that. The $1 Million grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield NC was awarded to 10 agencies serving 56 rural counties in NC. The grant supports the cost of health and safety repairs to improve air quality in the home and/or make the home safer to live in.

Tools & Resources
NC Poverty Simulation Experience

Participants in our most recent Poverty Simulation in Waynesville scrambled to adjust to their new lives in poverty.  Did you know this same training was so impactful and well-received that it was requested there a second time in just four months?

Experience It!  The Poverty Simulation helps participants gain a better sensitivity to the needs of the poor.  To learn more, email: info@nccaa.net or call 919.790.5757.

This is What It’s Really Like to Be Poor
Article by Rita Templeton – Poor is a state of being, but it’s also a feeling; an invisible but oppressive mantle you carry around your neck at all times. It’s feeling beaten down, every d*** day, even on “good” days when you don’t notice it as much…

U.S. Chamber Foundation brings Digital Empowers to Charlotte!

This March 13 forum will convene business executives, entrepreneurs, technologists, corporate citizens, and their nonprofit leaders and civil servants from across North Carolina to explore the possibilities at the intersection of technology and social impact – learn more.

Start Your Day with a Cup of NEW Grounds Coffee & Help Fund NCCAA’s NE Reentry Project

New Grounds Coffee
This dark roast is truly a unique blend roasted by Larry's Coffee right here in Raleigh, NC.  The notes of smooth milk chocolate, pecan, and red wine were specially selected by staff at NCCAA via a taste test, so you won't find another blend like it.

On top of that, this coffee helps fund our NEW Reentry Project efforts, making it a coffee with a great cause. So go ahead, join us and try a cup and see what helps us set the tone for change every day.


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