North Carolina Community Action Association
NC Empowered – May 2019
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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…
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.
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
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…
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
- Tools for Top-Notch CAAs: A Practical Approach to Governance and Financial Excellence from CAPLAW is a six-section toolkit is intended to assist boards and management in their collaborative efforts to build well-governed and effective Community Action Agencies…
- Prisons Are the New Asylums – Very short book excerpt from The Atlantic
- New Grounds Coffee is Coffee with a Purpose – coffee and merchandise available to order.
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