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September 2021 Newsletter – MCAP

Maryland Community Action Partnership

MCAP News – September 2021
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Community Action Impact Story

Montgomery County Community Advocacy Institute Graduate Visits The White House to Discuss the Child Tax Credit
Vanessa Pierre graduated from the Community Advocacy Institute in April 2020.  She is also garden coach, educator, and food activist in the DC Metro area. When she is not performing her functions of being a single mother to three beautiful children and working full time, she runs an organization whose mission is to build strong, self sufficient, empowered and healthy minority communities through food & gardening education, demonstration, & advocacy...

In August, Vanessa visited the White House to speak on expansion of the Child Tax Credit.  Watch her interview on MSNBC.

Investing In Our Future: Grand Opening of the Bauder Education Center

The Bauder Education Center, an early education program of the Community Action Council of Howard County, has opened at Long Reach Village Center. Leaders from around the community including Howard County Executive Calvin Ball, gathered to celebrate the grand opening. The new location will allow Head Start to increase its capacity from 38 to 79 children – read the full Patch.com article.

Congratulations Graduates!  Students Complete GCCAC's Family Development Credential program

Students enrolled in the Family Development Credential program at Garrett College recently completed their training. The Family Development Credential program is offered through Garrett College Continuing Education & Workforce Development in partnership with Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc –.read the full Garrett County Republican article.

MCAP Events

The 2021 MCAP Human Services Conference Is Going Virtual!
Join us for virtual workshops addressing: Advancing Equity, Two-Generation Approach, Pandemic Trauma, Agency Wellness, Housing & More...

2021 MCAP Human Services Conference, October 12-14

Network News
Tips & Tools

Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits
Principles, Recommendations, and Models for Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds – The report provides an Executive Summary and Successful Funding and Program Models for nonprofits and provides advice about how governments can prioritize programs and solutions, and offers recommendations, based on past experiences of nonprofits, on how best to set up grants and other programs for which nonprofits are eligible.

Nonprofits are perfectly positioned to maximize public benefits with their deep knowledge of community needs, reach, and existing relationships, particularly in low-income and underserved or hard-to-reach populations...
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