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February 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – February 2021
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The Big Pop Up in Raleigh was a Success!

Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors, partners and staff for working together to make The Big Pop Up in Raleigh a major success!  We were able to provide just over 1,000 cars and families with a food box, coconut water, community information and coupons, masks and assorted household items!  We were honored to serve over 1,000 cars before we ran out of product. The need is so great, which is why we put on this event.

Thanks to our sponsors and partners, we received almost $1 million of financial or in-kind donations which allowed us to help so many people…We are excited to take The Big Pop Up to Statesville in March, to Edenton in May and to Waynesville in July

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 February 22 and the Case Management certification starts March 22.

Agency News, Publications and Features

Success Story: Charlotte Area Fund put together this touching client testimonial. Tiesha is a single mom who moved to Charlotte to find a better life. Charlotte Area Fund helped her get her CNA, provided food and housing, and gave her the tools she needed to improve her life.  Hear her story in this video.

Social Determinants of Health: Transportaion

Transportation: No Wheels, New Worries
How does this affect the average NC resident?  For the typical family, transportation is the second biggest expense after housing, consuming about 20% of the family budget—that number is even more for low-income households.  How we meet our mobility needs clearly is one of most pressing public policy issues

Learn about NCCAA’s Transportation Think Tank initiative formed to consider these issues and propose multi-faceted solutions: addressing systems, infrastructure and policy.

NCCAA Shout Outs

CPCA HOPE Specialist, Jamie Richard, is the employee of the quarter at Central Piedmont Community Action…

NCCAA Events & Mark Your Calendar

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Funding Opportunities


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