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September 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

Maryland Community Action Partnership

MCAP News – September 2020
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Spotlight on Community Action Agencies

The Evolving Role of Non-Profits and the Federal Government in the COVID-19 Response
Mitch Posner, Community Assistance Network's (CAN) Executive Director, was asked to join Senator Ben Cardin, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, and other government and nonprofit leaders as a panelist in a webinar hosted by the Baltimore County Government...

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Featured Resource

A Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data Integration
This tool kit, developed by a national workgroup of civic data stakeholders, aims to support data sharing and integration done well.  It encourages centering racial equity and community voice within the context of data integration and use — and for the benefit of the public good…

News & Tools

Day to Serve 2020
Each year, Marylanders from across the state join our neighbors in Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. to participate in Day To Serve, a month-long initiative encouraging citizens to choose a day to participate in a volunteer activity in their community.

How Are the Most Vulnerable Households Navigating the Financial Impact of COVID-19?, Prosperity Now

2020 Census Outreach – Final Stretch, U.S. Dept. of Commerce

First-of-its-Kind Partnership Aims to Redesign Child Welfare Into Child- and Family Well-Being Systems, The Annie E. Casey Foundation
This first-of-its-kind effort — Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being — will work across the public, private and philanthropic sectors to assist jurisdictions in developing more just and equitable systems that benefit all children and families and break harmful intergenerational cycles of trauma and poverty.

Weatherization Day 2020 Toolkit, NASCSP

Upcoming Events & Other Items

2020 Human Services Virtual Conference (Oct. 28-30), Maryland Community Action Partnership

Other items

  • 2020 Census: Service-based enumeration locations created by CoCs
  • Changes Ahead: Updates to the New Head Start Designation Renewal System, CAPLAW webinar
  • National CCAP Study Group
  • 2020 Annual (Virtual) Training Conferenc0 (Sept. 29 – Oct. 2), NASCSP


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