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October 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – October 2021
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Community Action Study Examines Impact of COVID-19 on Low-Income Families and Communities in North Carolina

Financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are hitting low-income families in North Carolina especially hard, according to a new report released today by the North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA).  The study, which explored the impact of COVID-19 on low-income families and communities in North Carolina, was commissioned by NCCAA to gauge how the pandemic was affecting its efforts to combat poverty and facilitate self-sufficiency in low-income communities. – read the full press release.

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Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Low-Income Households and Communities in North Carolina

Agency News

Action Pathways, Inc. honored with National Community Action Partnership Promise in Action award
Action Pathways, Inc. has received the prestigious Promise in Action award for its work to tackle hunger in its service community...The award, presented by the National Community Action Partnership's (NCAP) during its annual convention, recognizes community action agencies that have been diligently caring for the entire community and remain dedicated to helping individuals help themselves and each other amidst a catastrophe.  Action Pathways Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) of Southeast North Carolina was recognized for its efforts to combat hunger throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  Through the initiative, Action Pathways have served 60,000 individuals each month.

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Association News

NCCAA Fall Self-Care Challenge begins in October
The North Carolina Community Action Association is challenging everyone to make self-care a priority this fall by joining its 31-day Self-Care Challenge.  The Self-Care Challenge is a four-week educational and experimental challenge to help participants learn more about self-care and ways to practice it.  Each day of the challenge will focus on one of the seven self-care categories: emotional, practical, mental, physical, social, spiritual, and professional.  Daily activities will include resources related to that day's topic like a self-care activity and tips to help amp current self-care routines. Activities can be completed individually or in small groups.

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Funding Opportunities

Wade Scholarship Program
The Wade Scholarship Program is an opportunity to attain a Master's Degree in Engineering from Stanford University's School of Engineering.  The program provides full funding for five quarters of your masters-level coursework. Priority is given to graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.  The deadline to apply for the program is December 1, 2021.

Learn more about the Wade Scholarship Program

Inspirational Word

The world we are experiencing today is the result of our collective consciousness, and if we want a new world, each of us must start taking responsibility for helping create it.
Rosemary Filmore Rhea

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