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May 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA newsletter - May 2021

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A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO
Looking ahead to NYSCAA's 2021 Annual Conference being held in coordination with the NYS Weatherization Directors Association on Oct. 6, 12 & 14.  Congratulations on 2021 Women of Excellence Organizational Impact Award from the NY Dept. of State received by Jessica Lowell in the Div. of Community Services.

2021 New York State Poverty Report

We are pleased to present our newly updated online edition of the New York State Poverty Report!  The report provides a statewide look at poverty. This tool is a comprehensive resource for New York State’s Community Action Agencies (CAAs), community-based organizations, policymakers, advocates, community coalitions, and the general public.  The report include:

• The New York State Poverty Profile
• US Poverty Profile
• A Comparative Look at New York's County and City Poverty Levels
• Poverty Levels for New York State's Congressional Districts
• Data Key

2021 NYSCAA Virtual Regional Meetings in Partnership with DOS

• Capital District and NYC/LI Regional Meeting, June 9

Save the Date! - NYSCAA & NYSWDA's 2021 Annual Conference

The 2021 Annual Conference will be held virtually on October 6, 12 & 14

Highlights from Our Agencies

Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca - Empowering Families Through Movement
Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO) - Partnering with the Community to Fill the Truck!

Monthly’s Myth Series

MYTH: Impoverished Americans can rise from rags to riches with nothing but hard work. – FALSE!
FACT: Recent research indicates that there is actually less economic mobility in the United States than in the European Union or other wealthy countries.

Read about this and other myths from The Washington Post: Five Myths about Poverty.

CSBG National Partner Information
National Professional Development Opportunities

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Tips, Tools, & Resources


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