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September 21st Update – MCA

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MCA Update – September 21st
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Announcements

MLPP’s 2020 Policy Forum – White Laws, Black Lives, and the Need to See Color
As a part of our ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion efforts MCA is proud to be a sponsor of our partner, the MI League for Public Policy’s 2020 Policy Forum...taking place virtually on Monday, October 5, 2020 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT.  The keynote speaker will be Lt. Gov. Garlin Gilchrist, chair of Michigan’s statewide task force examining racial disparities in the COVID-19 pandemic. His keynote address will be followed by a panel discussion...[that] will explore ways to help strengthen the social and economic justice work being done around the state.

Upcoming Grants

School Supply Initiative, Mutual of America
Our school supply initiative can equip you and your students for Head Start teaching and learning...we’ve launched a special initiative, exclusively for Community Action Agencies, to help their Head Start programs get the supplies they need. Put together your wish list, and let’s see what we can make happen for you and your students. There’s absolutely no cost and no obligation...

Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, Federal Communications Commission – Fact Sheet

Webinars/Trainings

MCA Leadership Development Institute
LDI is a comprehensive training that prepares managers and key CAA staff to expand their skills in management, communications, human resources, strategic planning, advocacy, and leadership. The training program also includes Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) and the history of Community Action...

Michigan CCAP Study Group
See flyer for information

Bridges Out of Poverty (MCA online training)
This training will be two three-hour sessions. Bridges Out of Poverty offers a new way to view the issue of poverty through the Triple Lens approach: 1) Individual, 2) Community, and 3) Structural/Policy...

Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Rise Up for Justice: VOTER SUPPRESSION AND THE FIGHT TO VOTE
Othering & Belonging Institute (livestream event), Sept. 23
Fifty-five years after the passage of the Voting Right Act of 1965, the right to vote is being subverted.  The fight to vote has taken on legal, advocacy, and grassroots organizing dimensions in many parts of the country.  This discussion brings together some of the strategists, organizers, and lawyers that are on the front line of the battle to ensure that everyone’s vote counts and every vote is counted.

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