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May 2019 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

CAAP News Update – May 2019
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May is Community Action Month!

Community Action Month is here, which means it’s time once again to celebrate the achievements of the families we serve as well as our volunteers, board members, and staff throughout this robust, expansive network of agencies.  Let’s use the opportunity to share our stories of success, promote our innovative programs, and highlight the impact of our life-changing services.

To get started:

Upcoming CAAP Events
Community Action Partnership 2019 Annual Convention

2019 Annual Convention
August 28-30 in Chicago, IL
Pre-convention training will occur August 26-27

Honoring the Vision of Martin Luther King Jr.

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MLK Legacy in Action

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats gathered in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Scranton and Reading to kick off “MLK Legacy in Action: 30 Days of Action Against Poverty and Economic Insecurity in the name of Dr. King.”  This month-long Call to Action on the Crisis of Poverty and Economic Insecurity honors MLK’s vision of equal civil rights and the eradication of poverty and economic insecurity by continuing the fight against poverty in our communities…

Study Reveals Local Public Universities are an Important Opportunity for Low-income Students

At the core of the “American Dream” is the idea of upward social mobility. Earning more financially than your family’s previous generation defines upward social mobility. In today’s job market, a bachelor’s degree is important to achieving that social mobility. Currently, bachelor’s degree holders report 74% higher lifetime earnings compared to those with only a high school diploma, and 31% higher than workers who have an associate degree…

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