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July 2019 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – July 2019
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Stories of Hope.........Meet Chrystal/Finding Success After Prison

Returning citizen, Chrystal T. is but one of NC's success stories of formerly incarcerated individuals who have turned a corner and transitioned to a life outside of prison walls…Chrystal T. was recognized for her outstanding achievements at the 2019 NCCAA Awards Luncheon in Wilmington earlier this year.  She is featured in the NCCAA documentary film, Come Home, which aired at the annual conference – see newsletter for full story.

Learn how your agency can earn 20% of NEW Grounds© Coffee purchases or sales

NEW Grounds © Coffee also made its first appearance at the NCCAA annual Conference. It's a customized, specially blended coffee made expressly for NCCAA.  You may know this coffee with a purpose, not only tastes smooth for serious coffee drinkers – if you have sampled it, but what you might not know is that it helps:

  1. Support the N.E.W. Reentry program, which is altering the footprint of NC's returning citizens and
  2. Generates unrestricted income for your agency.
Nonprofit Leadership Expedition

The Nonprofit Leadership Expedition, North Carolina Community Action Associaton
October 6-9 in Wilmington, NC

Business Dreamers SOAR in new Entrepreneurship Program

For 24 aspiring and small-scale entrepreneurs, business dreams became a reality through the 10-week Entrepreneurship Startup Business Program.  The ESBOP guided participants through key steps in developing and growing a business, culminating with a pitch competition in which 6 entrepreneurs received business investments ranging from $1,500 to $6,000.

This piloted program was offered through partnership with the NC Office of Economic Opportunity, NCCAA and two local community action agencies, Sandhills Community Action Program, Inc. and I-CARE, Inc.

Additional Items
  • The Round-Up App was introduced at the NCCAA conference as an easy and painless way to literally give your change.... to the nearest dollar from debit or credit card purchases...select North Carolina Community Action Association as your donation recipient.
  • Census 2020 - What State Associations Need to Know (webinar recording), Community Action Partnership
  • NCCAA and NC OEO providing enrollment fee scholarships for agencies without a ROMA certified professional on staff
  • New cohort of ROMA Implementers on the horizon in NC
  • NCDHHS: Eight more NC museums offer reduced or free admission for low-income families
  • Kara Jones in the new Executive Director for Four Square Community Action, Inc.
  • Action Pathways awarded foundation funding to expand programs providing fresh produce to communities, especially those impacted by Hurricane Florence
  • Economic Improvement Council has been saving 32 percent on food costs through assistance from the Food & Supply Source
  • Interactive Map Shows Social Determinants of Health Indicators Across North Carolina, NCDHHS
  • Sources for Data on Social Determinants of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

See newsletter for upcoming training events and conferences


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