North Carolina Community Action Association
NC Empowered – October 2021
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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
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.
- Patricia Beier, Executive Director, WAGES joins the Hunt-Lee Commission, The Hunt Institute
- WAMY gives produce to Avery residents through community garden, The Avery Journal-Times
- Mountain Projects awarded funding for flood relief in Western, North Carolina, Mountain Xpress
- EIC captures highlights of CSBG work in video, NCCAA YouTube channel
- SRCAA honors the Life and Legacy of Nancy Sifford, SRCAA September newsletter
- Passage Home that stepped up when the community most needed them, NCCAA blog
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.
- Census Releases Poverty Data for 2020, U.S. Census Bureau
- NCCAA's Case Management Certification begins in late October in partnership with Southern University
- Causes of Poverty and Homeless in the Female Population, NCCAA blog
- CADA family mourned the loss of Board Member, Marcelle O. Smith
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.
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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