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May 2019 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – May 2019
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May is National Community Action Month

National Community Action Month in May is significant and was created by the national office of the Community Action Partnership to highlight Community Action Agencies’ role in helping low-income families achieve economic self-sufficiency…

NCCAA Releases the Reentry Documentary, "Come Home"

See the faces and hear the stories of North Carolinians striving to rebuild their lives after incarceration.  This documentary offers perspectives from community stakeholders and most importantly, returning citizens themselves – view the trailer.

2019 NCCAA Hall of Fame Community Champs Honored at Conference

Dennis Gaddy is the Executive Director of Community Success Initiative (CSI) a non-profit corporation with a vision to create communities where people discover their potential, set worthy goals for their lives, and take action in a positive way, with an emphasis on men and women who are transitioning from prison and jail, or who otherwise find themselves entangled in the criminal justice system…

Maggie Kane is the Founder and Executive Director of A Place at the Table , the first pay-what-you-can cafe in downtown Raleigh

NCCAA Celebrates 2019 Reentry Week

In recognition of NC Reentry Week, NCCAA hosted 6 events that took place across Nash, Edgecombe & Wilson (NEW) Counties through the NEW Reentry Program.  Events included the "Come Home" documentary screening, two resource fairs, the State of Reentry Luncheon, a community block party and an inaugural NEW Grounds Coffee brand awareness event…

Additional Items

After Flo Community Benefit Concert, May 16 during NCCAA’s 2019 Annual Conference

Operation Fan Heat Relief – As warmer weather arrives in North Carolina, the Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers including five CAAs to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1 – Oct. 31.

NCCAA & Larry's Coffee Step the Cup Up – Event included  local artist performing live music, coffee themed cocktails, a food truck, and two state officials who came to speak on behalf of the NCDPS and NC DOJ, respectively.  NCCAA presented a Second Chance award to the owner of Larry’s Coffee in honor of his commitment and work to ensure better and safer communities

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