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August 18th Update – MCA

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MCA Update – August 18th
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Announcements
  • MCA Virtual Summer Training Conference Rewind is the complete set of session recordings and presenter handouts and slide decks.  It’s all archived in MCA’s Learning Management Center...
  • Congratulations to Michigan’s five new Certified Community Action Professionals!
  • Community Action of Allegan sees families benefiting from Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments – read the Public News Service story
  • August is LIHEAP Month: See NEUAC's LIHEAP Action Toolkit – LIHEAP State by State Metrics –  Action Month 30 day calendar
  • Michigan's FY 2022 Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Model Plan is available for public comment
Webinars/Trainings

2021 Leadership Lab series, September 30
Michigan Community Action and the Professionals Forum
This is a great opportunity to provide professional development and trainings for your agency.  The Leadership Lab series has been designed with everyone in mind, from the new supervisor to the CEO, helping them to set a new Gold Standard of Leadership Excellence in their organizations and in the communities served...

Community Action Board Governance Training
Frank Taylor Group offered by MCA
Choose from five dates in August

Essential Skills for Human Services Professionals
MCA has teamed up with Jefferson Franklin CAC to offer these three trainings
Energize: How Helping Professionals Can Prevent and Combat Compassion Fatigue, September 7
Refrain and Initiate: A Toolbox for Working with Stressed and/or Aggressive Clients Struggling with Mental Illness, September 21
Mindfulness Practices in the Workplace: Helpful Ways to Reduce Stress through Mindfulness Practices, September 28
Register for one or all three (free to MCA member agency staff, $25 donation for nonmembers)

Building Inclusive Anti-Poverty Solutions 201
Steve Tobocman, Global Detroit offered by MCA, September 14
Registration (free to MCA member agency staff, $25 donation for nonmembers)

Other items

  • 2021 Annual Convention (only virtual registrations are now being accepted), Community Action Partnership
  • Developing Vibrant Communities conference, Community Economic Development Association of Michigan, September 15
COVID-19 Resources

CDC Updates Guidance on Masking
The new guidance recommends that fully vaccinated individuals wear face coverings in indoor public spaces in areas of “substantial” or “high” transmission, defined as areas experiencing at least 50 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in the past 7 days – see map showing current transmission levels by county.

Other items

Michigan Community Action, Capella University & Strayer University Partnership

Through MCA's partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University, Michigan Community Action employees are eligible for significant educational benefits, each designed to help them reach their goals.  Immediate family members are also eligible with Capella University.

MCA partnership with Capella University
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MCA partnership with Strayer University
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