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May 2021 Newsletter – SEACAA

Southeastern Association of Community Action Agencies

Spotlight on Community Action – May 2021
See newsletter for complete stories

2021 SEACAA Annual Conference (Hybrid of In-Person and Virtual)

Community Action: From Response to Recovery
Sept. 14-17 in Myrtle Beach, SC or virtual participation

SEACAA Webinar Series

Facts not Fear: COVID Vaccine Education & Outreach, May 18
Presenter: Dr. Zanthia Wiley, Emory University researcher & infectious disease physician

2021 SEACAA Awards

Nominations will begin soon for the following annual awards: Lonnie D. Burton Achievement Award – Carl D. Perkins Human Service Award – William “Sonny” Walker Self-Sufficiency Award.

May is Community Action Month

2021 Community Action Toolkit (scroll down for related items on the Community Action Partnership's Toolkit web page)

Regional & National News

Community Action Partnership
Community Action Gets Vaccinated

State updates
TN – COVID-19 Vaccinations and Knoxville-Knox County CAC Collaborations

FL – 41st Annual FACA Training Conference, May 17-18.  The conference theme is New Dawn! New Day!

NC – The NC Community Action Association successfully executed the second of four planned community-giving events on April 1 in Statesville, NC.  The event is gaining popularity and "popping up" in other states like Georgia.  NC's third drive-thru event will take place May 25th in Hertford.

NC – NC's State Association is preparing for its 2021 annual conference, May 11-14 in a virtual format.  The theme this year is Equity Starts Here.

MS – Sunflower-Humphreys Progress, Inc. staff teamed up with the Sunflower County Sheriff's Department to distribute more than 600 meals and some gift bags containing hand sanitizer and other items to the aged senior citizens of the county

KY – Rachel gets a new lease on life thanks to KCEOC's life saving KCEOC KY Career Center Jobsight...

Enroll Today: SEACAA Professional Online Certifications
Speak Up SEACAA! – A Time for National Healing

COVID-19 Has Awakened a Review of the Beloved Society Some Call Beloved, While Others May Differ
Article by Joyce Dorsey, President/CEO of the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority
The writer looks at and ponders over the current pandemic and possible outcomes that prompt an honest assessment of what poverty really is and whether it can be annihilated with the current approaches of current social service constructs - relative to historical successes...

Social Determinants: What Does It Mean for Community Action?
North Carolina Community Action Association
Now in its 5th iteration, Healthy People 2030 continues to emphasize the importance of SDOH considerations in health promotion and disease prevention...

COVID Response and Resources: What's Next

What's next at work after the coronavirus pandemic?, Axios

Use these leadership strategies to prepare for a smart recovery post-pandemic, Fast Company

US could hit a "tipping point" on vaccine enthusiasm, CNN Health

At Home: Wellness Resources for Living a Healthy Life during the Pandemic
Make Time for “Me Time”, Harvard Business Review

There’s a Name for the Blah You’re Feeling: It’s Called Languishing, MSN Money


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