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February 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - February 2021

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Monthly’s Myth Series

MYTH: Slavery was limited only to the southern United States. – FALSE!
FACT: Slavery touched nearly every corner of this country.

Read about this myth from The Washington Post: Five myths about slavery.


Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) 2021 Cohort
NYSCAA's 2021 Emerging Leaders Institute cohort is about to launch with a total of 38 participants in ELI 1.0 and 16 participants in ELI 2.0 from CAAs across the state! The group will meet virtually in March to kick off the year's seminars…

NYSCAA Resources on COVID-19
State and federal resources and tech resources

Highlights from Our Agencies

SCAP’s Long Story Short Campaign
Poverty impacts thousands of people in the Capital Region, but the Schenectady Community Action Program is sharing hope for breaking the cycle of poverty. That is why they created the Long Story Short campaign; to raise awareness of the strengths and successes of the people they serve, the difficulties they have overcome, and to combat the negative stigma associated with poverty…

PEACE, Inc. Working to Serve the Community
LaDeena Curry, the new coordinator for PEACE Inc.’s Emma L. Johnston Southside Family Resource Center, wants to offer a safe, warm, and inviting environment where people can feel comfortable. Offering a range of traditional and COVID related services, Curry and the rest of her South Side team are trying to empower local residents through support and empathy…

Community Action Organization of WNY's Black History Month Spotlight, Ambrose I. Lane Sr.
The Community Action Organization of WNY’s (CAO) honored their founder and first Executive Director, the late Rev. Ambrose I. Lane Sr. Rev. Lane was an anti-poverty activist, integral in creating the Community Action Organization of WNY.  He was also the first African-American candidate for mayor of Buffalo. A journalist, author, teacher, and longtime WPFW-FM Pacifica Radio broadcaster, Mr. Lane gained national attention in his 1966 proposal, "We Ourselves", was presented to the White House Conference on Civil Rights a year later...

Read more in The Baltimore Sun about the late Rev. Lane.

CSBG National Partner Information
Additional Resources
National Professional Development Opportunities

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