New York State Community Action Association
NYSCAA newsletter - July 2021
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A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO
I am excited to announce that registration is now open for NYSCAA and NYSWDA's Annual Conference, Strengthen and Sustain: Building Resilient Communities! The conference will be held virtually on October 6th, 12th, & 14th, 2021...
I would also like to recognize the CAA staff s who passed the CCAP Exam in June...
Additional featured items
- NYSCAA & NYSWDA's 2021 Annual Conference being held virtually on Oct. 6th, 12th, & 14th will feature over 35 speakers and over 30 sessions focusing on topics including Fatherhood, Diversity Equity & Inclusion, Workforce Development, Human Resources, Capacity Building, Leadership, Mental Health First Aid, Voter Redistricting, and much more! Registration includes access to all sessions, networking events, raffles, and exhibitors!
- New Virtual Introduction to ROMA Training Dates Available!
- 2021 New York State Poverty Report
- Certified Community Action Professional study group being developed for New York
- Save the Date! - 14th Annual Meeting of the Minds hosted by Community Action Angels New York, Sept. 14-15
- Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. celebrated the reveal of a brand new set of values!
MYTH: Poor people don't have to pay for a gym to stay fit and active. They can just go to the park and exercise for free. They're just unhealthy and lazy. – FALSE!
FACT: At a city level, researchers have long acknowledged that park access is unequal and studies have shown that the biggest predictor of weekly exercise at the state level is the median income. In recognition of National Parks and Recreation Month, it's important to recognize that investment in public goods has not been distributed equally...
- Do's and Don'ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations, CAPLAW
- Racism and Health Equity in Community Action (webinar recording - webinar slides), Community Action Partnership
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- Fact Check on Delta Variant, USA Today Fact Check
- New 2020 Fair Housing Trends Report, National Fair Housing Alliance
- New Online Wellness Groups, NY Project Hope
- Rural Health Symposium, "Connect with Rural, for Rural, by Rural, New York State Association for Rural Health, September 27 (virtual event)
- Deadline for Coverage in 2021 Extended!, New York State of Health
- Essential Worker Scholarship, NY Office of Children and Family Services
- Making the Case for Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in Charitable Nonprofits (special report), National Council of Nonprofits
The final portion of the Special Report offers inspiring examples of successful programs that government-nonprofit partnerships can replicate, adapt, and expand to benefit people and help communities recover. The section contains many Community Action COVID-19 response stories taken from NCAP's report, COVID-19: Community Action Responded Quickly in the Early Days of the Pandemic...
- Tourism and Related Industries Declined Sharply in Northeastern States in Spring 2020, Women and Young Workers More Affected Nationwide, US Census Bureau