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June 2019 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association
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NC Empowered – June 2019
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2019 NCCAA Conference Highlights
Mapping Hard to Count Communities for a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census

The goal of this map is to highlight the areas of the country that are hardest to count, and to provide information to local, regional/statewide, & national organizations who are working to make sure these hard-to-count areas & populations are fully counted to help ensure a fair and accurate census.

Sowing Seeds of Hope

WAMY Community Action, Inc. has always been focused on services to make people more self-sufficient, and what is more self-sustaining than growing your own produce?  WAMY has operated a gardening program for decades. This program provides garden vouchers for low-income citizens to get seeds, fertilizer, tools, plants and canning and freezing supplies…

Read more about WAMY's gardening program

NCCAA Salutes 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

See newsletter for the eight inductees honored in these categories: Champion – Board of Directors – Staff – Community Champions

Additional Items

Putting Community and Action back into the Community Action Agency
In a recent news article, Spirit: Tackling tough issues: Rocky Cabagnot thrives on community action, news writer, Deidre Parker of the - Salisbury Post, interviews Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency's (SRCAA) Executive Director…

Community Action Personified
A heartfelt tribute was given to Dianne Lloyd, a dedicated employee of the Blue Ridge Community Action for over 50 years, during the Awards Luncheon at NCCAA’s 2019 Conference.

Sesame Street Debuts New Muppet Character Who Lives in a Foster Home
As a means of offering comfort to kids from every walk of life, Sesame Street is debuting a new Muppet character who lives in a foster home.  Karli the foster Muppet and her “for-now” parents, Dalia and Clem, are all being featured as a part of its new initiative to offer support to children, foster parents, and foster care providers – read the full article.

2019 NCCAA Order of the Long Leaf Pine Recipients
See newsletter for appreciation expressed to David White, CEO of Western Carolina Community Action and Daphany Hill, former Executive Director of Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency.

What do AmeriHealth Caritas NC & NCCAA Share?
AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina and NCCAA share a common goal: helping low-income people to lead productive lives.  AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina is one of the state's five managed care groups charged with ushering in a massive overhaul of how the state cares for some of its most vulnerable residents

“What’s Cookin,’ Good Lookin'...Raleigh, NC is"
Local Raleigh chef, Ashley Christensen, takes home the coveted James Beard Award for the most Outstanding Chef in the US! – and is the only NC chef to ever win the top award, considered the Oscars of the food industry – read more from the Raleigh News & Observer.

Mark Your CALENDAR!

See newsletter for upcoming Community Action conferences

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