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December 2021 Newsletter – NCCAA

North Carolina Community Action Association

NC Empowered – December 2021
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NCCAA Receives $25,000 2021 Duke Energy Foundation Social Justice and Racial Equity Grants

NCCAA has received a $25,000 grant to reduce disparate outcomes from the Duke Energy Foundation for North Carolina nonprofits. "Low-wage earners of color have traditionally been left out of the technology explosion," said NCCAA Executive Director Sharon C. Goodson. "Those not immersed in technology get left behind and fast. Our goal is to ensure that families in communities of color are equipped with the high-tech training required to compete in the digital workplace and ultimately lifted out of poverty."

Read Duke Energy's press release.

Agency News

Success Story: Kathleen's Success Story: Her house feels like a home
Ideally, your home should be more than a house.  We cultivate home as a place of refuge to keep belonging, seek security, and create memories. For those living in poverty, home may have a different connotation, with the worry of meeting basic needs like utility costs, food, and clothing limiting the joy of home. Home maintenance is an extra expense most low-income families are unable to afford. Unsafe living conditions can lead to poorer health and an increased financial burden – read the full NCCAA blog posting.

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NCCAA's "Spread Joy Challenge"
The North Carolina Community Action Association is challenging all to spread holiday cheer this winter by joining its 12-day Spread Joy challenge – read more.

Tuition-free classes offered at NC community colleges
A program created to spur North Carolina’s economic recovery from COVID-19 has been expanded to give the state’s 2020 high school graduates a chance to attend community college tuition-free – read the WCTI news story.

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Inspirational Word

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

NCCAA Events & Mark Your Calendar

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