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May 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – May 2021
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Happy National Community Action Month

This May, we're celebrating Community Action Month with an Equity Starts Here challenge.  This educational initiative will help participants understand equity, how it applies to their lives and how to create more equitable families and communities.  Participants will receive daily emails with reading or watching material and discussion questions.  Help us build more equitable communities and celebrate the work our network has already done by joining our challenge!

Agency News, Publications and Features

Success Story
Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission
answers the need for COVID-19 Emergency Assistance – read NCCAA's posting.

Social Determinants of Health: Combatting Toxic Stress
Combatting Toxic Stress to Ensure Successful Youth
According to 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data, more than one in five, or roughly 500,000 children in North Carolina live in poverty. The state’s poverty rate for children under the age of five was even higher, at 22%…

NCCAA Shout Outs
Nancy Lookabill who was hired in 1966 as a bookkeeper/secretary and became WAMY's Finance Officer in 1974 until her retirement – read more.

NCCAA Events & Mark Your Calendar

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Funding Opportunities


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