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December 2021 Newsletter – CAAP

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

CAAP Update – December 2021
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Meet CAAP's New Chief Executive Officer

Introducing Beck Moore
The CAAP Board of Directors is excited to announce the new CEO of the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania.  Beck Moore comes to the CEO position as a committed advocate of diversity, a strategic leader who has served in various executive leadership positions including Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Vice President in membership organizations in Pennsylvania and the Chesapeake Bay area – read the full announcement from the CAAP Board President.

"l am overwhelmingly excited and feel blessed to have been chosen as the next leader of CAAP. As someone who has experienced homelessness and food insecurity, I know firsthand the impact and importance of the work that collectively our member Agencies represent," shares Beck about leading CAAP.  Beck will begin as the new CEO on December 13th and we encourage everyone to reach out and welcome him.

PA DCED Director Retires and New Director Announced

Lynette Praster was not a bureaucrat but a visionary dedicated to making the world around her better in all ways. She was intuitive about bringing together separate efforts to create a more effective system for addressing the needs of vulnerable persons. Her positive and friendly style encouraged the best in all of us, her career is an impactful, illustrative influence on each of us as we move forward.
We wish Lynette the most enjoyable retirement!

Welcome to Denise Remillard as the next Director of the Center for Community Services. She has been with DCED for over 14 years, in turn, the Director of Constituent Affairs, Director of Economic Development Marketing, and since June 2011 the Special Assistant in the DCED Executive Office...

Three Resources for your Board Members

Share these resources with your Agency Board to help them learn more about the growing ESG initiative and why it's an important opportunity to gain partnerships and financial support from companies that operate in your counties. Get tips for engaging prospective donators and explaining what your community would be like without Community Action...

Member Agency Highlight: Lawrence County Community Action Partnership

Healthy Start Nutrition Center and Ag Lab
The Lawrence County Community Action Partnership (LCCAP) launched an Early Learning - STEM Exploration initiative this year:– read the full article in the newsletter.

Additional Items
CAAP November & December Webinars
  • Succession Planning, Management Track, Dec. 2
  • Daryl Davis: How One Man Converted Hundreds of Members of the KKK, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Dec. 7
  • Board Recruitment and Retention, Governance Track, Dec. 9
  • Anti-Harassment Training, Human Resources Track, Dec. 14
  • Budgeting and Forecasting in Uncertain Times, Fiscal Track, Dec. 16
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