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December 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - December 2019
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Items covered include NYSCAA holiday message, new executive director at LEAP (CAA in Washington County) and NYSCAA’s upcoming Emerging Leaders Institute.

December’s Poverty Myth

"America is the Land of Equal Opportunity and Upward Mobility” – FALSE
In the third installment of PBS's "Busted: America's Poverty Myths" series, a fundamental notion, America is a land of equal opportunity and upward mobility for all, is debunked.  The question we ask is; why, in spite of a wealth of evidence to support the contrary, does this idea persist?  Click here to read more and listen in on the history of the "rags to riches" narrative, which began with Benjamin Franklin over 200 years ago.

NYSCAA News and Other Featured Items

Featured items

CSBG National Partner Resources
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...Bonus Season? Managing Disallowance Risk in Incentive Compensation Policies and Practices, CAPLAW
  • Complying with the New Overtime Rule Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, CAPLAW
Additional Resources

Featured items

  • The Unequal State of New York, Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Public Schools Partnership to Strengthen Transition to Kindergarten, Head Start
  • LBJ's Great Society Won the War on Poverty, Bloomberg Opinion
National Professional Development Opportunities

See newsletter for listings


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