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January 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association
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NC Empowered – December 2020
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NCCAA Big Pop Up Events

The Big Pop UP: People Helping People
NCCAA is working with many local and national partners to provide a community wide pop up event where families in need can get the supplies they need. The first of our drive-thru events will take place at the PNC Arena in Raleigh on January 26th.  We'll be hosting three more of these events after the Raleigh kick-off. In March we'll be in Statesville, in May Edenton, and in July Waynesville…

See NCCAA’s appeal for Big Pop Up event sponsors at different levels of support.

Help People in Need Just by Drinking Coffee!

Buy NCCAA’s coffee blend - NEW Grounds Coffee - today and get it delivered to your door!  The proceeds go to supporting the NEW Reentry Council, which supports returning citizens in Wilson, Nash and Edgecombe counties to ensure they have a successful reentry – learn more.

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: Mountain Projects provides health insurance application counseling. One of the clients they helped with insurance coverage was a Haywood County farmer who suffered catastrophic injuries in an ATV accident a few years ago. After helicopter rides, brain surgeries and rehabilitation, she was presented with a bill that exceeded one million dollars...

Social Determinants of Health: Food Insecurity in North Carolina

Hungry for the Holidays: Food Insecurity in North Carolina
Food insecurity rates, which had been declining across the United States since the Great Recession of 2008, are now at levels unseen since the Great Depression (1929).  Prior to the pandemic, Feeding America reported 15.4% of all NC residents face food insecurity regularly and 20.9% of all NC children face hunger.  Additional survey data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau in late October indicated that more than 10% of all NC households with children reported that their kids regularly lacked sufficient food – that’s roughly 405,000 households here in NC. America’s Health Rankings’ 2020 Annual Report ranks NC as the 9th worst state nationally in food insecurity.  NC’s rich agricultural history makes this reality even more tragic…

NCCAA Shout Outs

Emily Neff, WAMY Community Action's Director of Youth Development selected to serve as an Afterschool Ambassador for the Afterschool Alliance in 2020-21 – read the news article.

NCCAA Events & Mark Your Calendar

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Funding Opportunities

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