New York State Community Action Association
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From NYSCAA CEO
Focus of efforts in response to the pandemic by NYSCAA and NY CAAs. Info on new staff member at NYSCAA and new NY CAA executive director.
"Poverty is overly complicated" – FALSE
The causes of poverty are hardly opaque. The main forces at work are simple and obvious: The economy isn’t delivering the jobs we need, and workers aren’t receiving the education they need.
However simple and obvious the causes are, poverty is nonetheless treated as some complex matter that will remain with us until hard-working scholars or practitioners discover that elusive magic bullet. This disease model of poverty, which treats it like a rare and incurable form of cancer, is an immensely destructive rhetoric. It wrongly suggests that we don’t know what causes poverty and that we don’t know how to end it. It leads to an unending cycle of flavor-of-the-day fixes that are band-aid solutions to structural problems that would be better solved at the source. – read more about commonly misrepresented poverty myths.
- 2020 Regional Meetings Update (moved to webinars)
- Reconnect and Recharge: NYSCAA & NYSWDA's Annual Conference Update
- NYSCAA Resources on COVID-19: State and federal resources – tech resources
Pro Action of Steuben and Yates – Every day, Pro Action’s Senior Nutrition Program in Steuben and Yates Counties provides over 525 dietician-created and approved meals to vulnerable senior citizens...
- 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19
- The 2020 Census is Live!
- Census 2020 webpage, Community Action Partnership
- National Partner Resources on COVID-19
- Community Action Month Toolkit and Introductory Webinar, Community Action Partnership
- CAPLAW Policies in Practice Webinar Series: Procurement Policy, April 30 – Record Retention Policy, June 4
- Many New Yorkers are likely to be eligible for health coverage with financial assistance through NY State of Health due to their loss of coverage and income, NY State of Health
- COVID-19 Tools and Resources, CARES Engagement Network
- 2020 Statewide Conference Update and Upcoming Webinars, Low Income Forum on Energy (LIFE)
- Coronavirus Response: Peer-to-Peer Resource Sharing Library and additional resources: Coping and Staying Emotionally Well During COVID-19-related School Closures – Health Leads Roadmap – The intersection between Poverty and Health Care: A Resource Collection – Commons Good Podcast with Monte Roulier, Community Commons
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