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February 2021 Newsletter – CAAP

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

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CAAP Update – February 2021
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New Wellspan Board Of Director's Chair

Megan Shreve, CEO of South-Central Community Action Programs is the new Wellspan Board Chair for 2021.  Here’s Wellspan's full announcement with Megan's professional history that led to this important decision for our state.  The Board aims to re-imagine health care for the region under the leadership of Megan.

February Is Black History Month

CAAP's Strategic Change Senior Director Reflects
"Black History month means more than recognizing the contributions of African Americans.  It’s also a time to recognize the richness of America’s racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity.  It’s a time for us to celebrate the uniqueness that each of us brings to develop a fair, just, and equitable world. CAAP supports this and strives for equity and fairness in all endeavors."

CAPLANC’s 33rd Annual Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? – This year's event was with CAPLANC’s Crispus Attucks Community Center.

Managing Coronavirus Risks

The Community Action Partnership's COVID-19 guidance and resources page offers an up to date, comprehensive set of resources that are in response to COVID-19.  View a report on the first 90 days of this pandemic, NCAP's response statement, as well as a variety of links to guidance and resources.

CARES Rent Relief

Program Results For All 67 Participating PA Counties
If you haven't seen the results yet, the PA Housing Finance Agency has published the results for the CARES RRP, which are available now on the PHFA website.  You may also link to their January e-newsletter, which provides other data and information…

DHS Released 18-Page Racial Equity Report

Report to serve as "roadmap' to fight racism.  Learn what it found...
This DHS report is focused on health equity, economic justice, early childhood education, child welfare and juvenile justice.  PA Secretary, Teresa Miller said everyone should be aware of the history of systemic racism, as well as some concerning statistics in our state.  Read more from the Beaver County Times about how DHS will play a vital role in countering systemic racism, the statistics and access to the full report.

CAAP Education Webinars Started In February

In lieu of an annual conference education sessions, CAAP is hosting monthly webinars designed specifically for five different tracks.  The tracks include management, governance, fiscal, human resources, and diversity, equity and inclusion…

In Memorium

Philip McKain, Former CAAP Executive Director
E. Philip McKain, former Executive Director of CAAP, passed away on January 8th.  Phil came to CAAP in the 1980s, leaving in 1993 to lead the Stamford, Connecticut CAA.  Prior to his tenure at CAAP, Phil was Deputy Director and then Acting Interim Executive Director at what was then Community Action Pittsburgh Inc. (CAPI).

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