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February 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - February 2020
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Items covered include NYSCAA & NYSWDA's 2020 Annual Conference & 2020 Community Action Awards and 2020 NYSCAA Regional Meetings.

February’s Poverty Myth

"Compared to other developed nations, the United States has relatively low poverty rates among children.” – FALSE
In reality, the United States has the 2nd highest child poverty rate among developed nations at 23.1%.  A report released by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reveals alarming child poverty rates within affluent, or 'developed', nations.  The United States ranks second highest among all measured countries, only behind Romania's 25.6 per cent – read more from CommonDreams.org.

Highlights from Our Agencies
  • Albany Community Action Partnership – Officers from Albany Police Department visit ACAP classrooms
  • Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca – Funding received from the NY Alliance for Economic Inclusion to complement CAP’s Employment Pathways Program, funded through AEI’s Round 1, as well as provide non-Medicaid volunteer transportation to and from health and safety appointments and private sector jobs!
Census 2020
CSBG National Partner Resources
Additional Resources
National Professional Development Opportunities

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