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November 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - November 2020

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Monthly’s Myth Series

MYTH: Poverty is only located in cities.
FACT: High poverty rates have increased at a greater rate in American suburbs compared to American cities.
Read the Chicago Tribune article about this myth and other common myths associated with poverty.


Reconnect and Recharge: NYSCAA & NYSWDA's Virtual Annual Conference (Dec. 1, 3 & 8)
This year’s conference features over 35 speakers and more than 31 sessions.  We are very pleased to welcome two highly regarded keynote speakers: Rev. Dr. Carla Cheatham, who will discuss Thriving Through Challenges: Resilience, Emotional Intelligence, and Post-Traumatic Growth and Dr. Nicol Turner Lee, who will present Digitally Invisible: How the U.S. is Addressing the Divide during COVID-19.

Additional item
NYSCAA Resources on COVID-19: State and federal resources and tech resources

Highlights from Our Agencies

Westchester Community Opportunity Program celebrated its 55th Annual Gala fundraiser with a virtual event on November 5th...

Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency is teaming up with Stuff The Bus CNY to help make Christmas a little brighter for some children and families in Central New York…

CSBG National Partner Resources
Additional Resources
  • State-level Data for Understanding Child Welfare in the United States from Child Trends
  • LIHEAP DCL-2020-01 Funding Release FY21, CSBG Dear Colleague Letter
  • Covid ActNow – America's COVID Warning System based on 5 key indicators to determine risk levels for 50 states and 3,000+ counties
  • From NY State of Health (NY official health plan marketplace): Special Enrollment Period Extended through 12/31
  • Household Pulse Survey from the U.S. Census designed to deploy quickly and efficiently, collecting data to measure household experiences during the coronavirus pandemic. Data will be disseminated in near real-time to inform federal and state response and recovery planning.
  • NYSCAA’s Online Learning Library for Community Action: Free online learning for NY CAA staff or board members
National Professional Development Opportunities

See newsletter for listings


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