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December 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – December 2020
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Help People in Need Just by Drinking Coffee!

If that sounds crazy easy to you, that's because it is!  We worked hard to make donating to the NCCAA network as easy as drinking coffee every day.  How?  We developed a custom coffee blend called NEW Grounds Coffee.  All the proceeds go directly to the NCCAA network so we can keep fighting poverty! These funds are unrestricted, which means they allow us to fund new projects, put more money behind our current programs, and fill the gaps that currently exist.

This is the perfect Christmas gift for your employees, family, friends and yourself!

Case Management and Head Start Family Engagement Certifications

NCCAA’s next Head Start Family Engagement certification starts December 7 and the Case Management certification starts January 4.

Agency News, Publications and Features

Success Story: The Normans are a senior couple.  The steps into their home were becoming dangerous for them to use, especially Mr. Norman who is partially blind.  Thanks to funding provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, I-CARE was able to install a new ramp and small porch. Mrs. Norman says “this is the best program I’ve ever applied for.  The new ramp is a God-send.  It takes so much stress away and will prevent any falls.”

NCCAA SDOH initiative

Social Determinants of Health

Social Determinants: What Does It Mean for Community Action
To impact the determinants of health and health inequalities, community action agencies work at the local, state, national, and even global levels, to create positive, long-term change in the social, built and natural environment of our clients and our communities…

NCCAA Shout Outs

Alex Rivera, WAP Crew Leader/Technician, Central Piedmont Community Action

NCCAA Events & Mark Your Calendar

See newsletter for listing under each of these sections

Funding Opportunities
  • Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation: Community Progress Fund
  • Duke Endowment – Child and Family Well-Being
  • Cape Fear Memorial Foundation
  • The Awesome Foundation – Monthly grants of $1,000 for brilliant ideas
  • Walmart Local Community Grants of $250-$5,000 (next deadline Dec. 31)


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