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December 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - December 2020

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Year-End Letter from NYSCAA's CEO
I will be happy to see the end of 2020, a year that will long be remembered by a pandemic that ravaged the nation and a year marked and defined by so many losses: the loss of a job, the loss of academic achievement, the loss of being able to hug a friend, and the loss of seeing family members in-person…Whether it’s providing food, utility assistance, engaging in activities with caregivers and children, or being there to listen, Community Action is the anchor in communities across the state...
Monthly’s Myth Series

MYTH: Everyone looks forward to the holiday season.
FACT: For families living in poverty, coping during the holiday season can be the most difficult time of the year.
Read the HuffPost article about the struggles people may have during the holidays.  Do what you can and help make this holiday season a little brighter for those who need it most in your communities.


Reconnect and Recharge: NYSCAA & NYSWDA's Virtual Annual Conference
Recordings and presentations from the conference can be accessed by NYSCAA members.

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

Highlights from Our Agencies

Action for a Better Community
Racism is a Public Health Crisis - Attacking the 2 Pandemics
Virtual Signature Conference Series, January 14, 21, & 28

Community Action Planning Council of Jefferson County had the pleasure of recognizing and celebrating Marie Ambrose and Penny Covey for their 35+ years of dedication and service to Community Action…

CSBG National Partner Information
Additional Resources
National Professional Development Opportunities

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