Community Action Partnership of Oregon
sCAPO Newsletter – Spring 2020
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Earlier this month, we shared our statement on the connection between Community Action’s work and racism and our commitment to fighting the institutional and systemic injustices that cause and increase poverty among black people and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in general. So, where do we go from here?
- We continue the racial equity work outlined in our strategic plan.
- We make space for BIPOC voices and leaders where we can. For example, follow our Facebook page for regular features of local organizations serving and led by BIPOC.
- Go straight to the source: listen to, learn from, and support these local organizations. Here are a selection of local organizations led by and supporting BIPOC:
Poverty’s connection to racism goes beyond recent events. We are here to do the work as allies and show up for our BIPOC clients, staff, and volunteers. We hope you’ll join us in this work to realize our vision for inclusive and caring communities across Oregon where people have equitable access to the services and resources they need to thrive and are able to meet their own goals.
See newsletter for resources on financial assistance and legal information to help renters in Oregon.
In times of hardship, Heather turned to Community Action for help. The support she found propelled her on a remarkable journey from a life of scarcity and instability to a life of thriving and generosity.
In June, CAPO introduced a new online training format comprising four 90-minute web conference sessions over two weeks. We will hold these training series again in September. We’re also planning a financial training in August as well as family development and assertive engagement classroom trainings in October.
Expansive changes have been made in service delivery models in order to continue providing all services while maintaining physical distancing and protecting the health of its staff and clients – see newsletter for details.
MWVCAA has adapted many of their existing programs and added new services to address the needs of their community – see newsletter for details.