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May 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - May 2020

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Reflections on the life of Ed Fancher, Executive Director of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee.

May’s Poverty Myth

"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.

Read more about commonly misrepresented poverty myths.


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

Other items

Highlights from Our Agencies

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 2020
CSBG National Partner Resources
  • 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
Additional Resources
National Professional Development Opportunities

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