New York State Community Action Association
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From NYSCAA CEO
Reflections on the life of Ed Fancher, Executive Director of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee.
"Poverty does not have a lasting impact on children" – FALSE
FACT: Childhood poverty negatively impacts academic achievement, physical and mental well-being – see newsletter for full article.
Community Action Agencies Shine Light During Dark Times
As we all continue to work through the COVID-19 Pandemic and respond to community needs, we at NYSCAA would like to recognize the effort and hard work of Community Action Agencies across the state. We have compiled stories and accounts of the support Community Action Agencies are providing for their communities in these uncertain times – visit our Community Action Agencies Shine Light During Dark Times webpage.
NYSCAA & NYSWDA's Annual Conference Update
Reconnect and Recharge: NYSCAA & NYSWDA Annual Conference
September 23-25 in Rochester, NY
- Nominations open for NYSCAA’s 2020 Community Action Awards
- Call for Proposals for Workshop Presentations due July 24
- Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities
- 2020 Regional Meetings Update (moved to webinars)
- NYSCAA Resources on COVID-19: State and federal resources – tech resources
Ulster County Community Action of Agency has teamed up with local restaurants and the County Executive's Office to provide grocery bags to area residents. In addition, Ulster County Community Action Committee, Inc. has made over 1,000 meals that were delivered to their community's residents – see newsletter for additional food distribution activities that have been carried out.
- Census Bureau to Resume Some 2020 Census Field Operations in Select Locations
- 2020 Census Response Rate Map
- Take the 2020 Census Now!
- Community Action Counts! – Census 2020 webpage, Community Action Partnership
- National Partner Resources on COVID-19
- Community Action Partnership Releases Customizable Commercial for Television Broadcast & Social Media
- CAPLAW Policies in Practice Webinar Series: Record Retention Policy, June 4
- New York State of Health is Here to Help
- COVID-19 Tools and Resources, CARES Engagement Network
- Extending the Benefits of Nonresidential Energy Efficiency to Low-Income Communities (June 17 webinar), 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
- Wipfli’s 21st Annual National Training Conference (Oct. 1-16) and NEW Virtual Training Experience (begin July 14 and go through October 8)
See newsletter for listings