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October 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - October 2019
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Items covered include recent Meeting of the Minds in the Community Action Angels volunteer network, NYSCAA’s Executive Director’s Seminar and New ED Orientation being held from Nov. 13-15, development of NYSCAA’s Data Community of Practice and a Best/Evidence-Based Community of Practice, latest NY CAA staff member to be become a Nationally Certified ROMA Trainer who will become a member of the New York ROMA Alliance, and preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks implementation of the Public Charge rule.

October’s Poverty Myth

"Most Poor People Spend Their Entire Lives In Poverty” – FALSE
Although poverty strikes a majority of the population, the length of time in poverty is relatively short. The standard image of the poor has been that of an entrenched underclass who are impoverished for years at a time. While this captures a small and important slice of poverty, it is also a highly misleading picture of the more widespread and dynamic nature of American poverty – read the full article from Confronting Poverty.


2019 CEO/Executive Director Orientation & Seminar
November 13-15 in Corning, NY

Highlights from our Agencies

Pro Action of Steuben and Yates was recognized in the Office of Head Start's latest blog entry for their Head Start program that operates a universal enrollment system helping to streamline the enrollment and placement process for the families they serve – view the video.

JCEO’s Mobile Farmer’s Market travels Monday-Friday to towns across Franklin County, selling fresh produce and baked goods.  The market itself is a mini-bus converted into a store, lined with bins for fresh produce and a salad bar where customers can make their own mix of fresh-cut vegetables. Proceeds from the farmer's market go towards the purchase of seeds and equipment for the following year, creating a pattern of self-sufficiency. The farmer's market is a collaboration with community partners such as the Adirondack Health Institute and the North Country Healthy Heart Network.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the completion of an $8.1 million supportive housing project for young adults in Ithaca last week.  The Tompkins Community Action Amici House project provides 23 units of permanent housing for adults ages 18 to 25, including those with children…

Census 2020

Join the National Peak Recruitment Campaign Kickoff

  • 2020 Census jobs – Promote the recruiting drive on your social-medial channels, through your email lists, and on your website
  • Make sure to include an article in your next newsletter about what census job opportunities are available.
  • 2020 Census Recruitment Toolkit to support your outreach – Includes social media tips, sample posts, and sample email messages.
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