Declares racism a public health crisis (access related resources) – CAAP launches new web pages to support DEI – CAAP DEI Quick Clip: What are Microaggressions? – Results of CAAP survey: DEI training needs – CAAP’s Community Action Conversation on DEI (Sept. 28)
Preparing CAA Boards for Emergency Governance & Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations from CAPLAW – Promoting Emergency Broadband Benefits from the Partnership – CSBG CARES resources – Upcoming national T/TA webinars – national & regional events
OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign (monthly gift card drawing) – 2021 OACAA Annual Conference (Oct. 12-14) – OACAA holding Community Action Leadership Training (Aug. 2021) – Network News & Successes inc. CAA CEO featured in Career + Lifestyle Magazine & CAC offering leadership development workshop
Program success stories from CAPCC: Aiding Veterans – 3Gen client success story from CPC – Snapshot tool For assessing clients
The Minnesota Community Action Partnership has published its 2020 annual report, which reflects the efforts, results and impacts of Minnesota’s Community Action Network.
The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2020 annual report to highlight the work of Connecticut’s Community Action Agencies.
The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2020 annual report to highlight the work of the association.
Continuing importance of CAA programs helping to stabilize lives beyond the pandemic – MA FY22 Budget prioritizes needs of the most vulnerable – Making a Difference: VITA program helps woman pay for professional recertification fee – and more!
Full program & keynote speakers for MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference (Aug. 8-10) – NEUAC seeking LIHEAP stories – 2021 Leadership Lab series from MCA & the Professionals Forum (Sept. 30) – Community Action Board Governance Training (webinar – pick from six dates in August) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!
NCCAA encouraging donations to local CAAs to combat problems associated with the pandemic – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – Network News inc. CADA appoints new Executive Director & postings by NCCAA Communications Fellows – SDOH: Housing – and more!
ACAAA’s new Learning Management Systems offers courses to member agencies – CDCAA selects new Executive Director – Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members & ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!
Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – CAA Community Events – National & Regional Events
CPCA selects new Executive Director – CAAP launches new website – Upcoming events – CAAP July webinars – and more!
The Georgia Community Action Association’s 2021 Annual Conference will be held from July 13–16. An Awards Banquet is included and more than 30 workshops are being offered along with a Town Hall on Community Initiatives, Best Practices & Resource Development.
IACAA’s plans for 2021 professional development efforts – Illinois CAA job openings – 2021 Illinois WAP trainings – No-cost grant writing services for community partners from SEDAC – Family Service agency success story – Current funding opportunities related to building renovation or new construction
Community Action Hero: Sargent Shriver with a brief introduction to the origin of “community action” – SC Community Action Month Proclamation – Community Action Month activities carried out by South Carolina CAAs
CAFCA’s summary of bills passed during the 2021 Connecticut General Assembly session under these categories: Housing and Homelessness Support – Increasing Equity – Advancing Economic Opportunity – Additional Initiatives
CAPWI provides 2,000 state park family passes – CAPWI names 2021 Joan E. Cline Memorial Scholarship winner – Pace CAA health care worker honored during Indianapolis 500 – IIWF welcomes new senior policy analyst – LHDC announces Section 8 HCV program waiting list opening in five IN counties
MYCAP featured on CNN – 2021 OACAA Summer Conference (Oct. 12-14) – OACAA holding Community Action Leadership Training (Aug. 2021) – Network News & Successes
A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – 2021 New York State Poverty Report – Agency Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “Homosexuality is a choice” – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. NY Human Services Council report: How Human Services Supported Communities Through COVID-19 and Recommendations to Support an Equitable Recovery – and more!
SCACAP launches Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Project – SCACAP’s 2021 Juneteenth Celebration: Driving Change Through Community Conversations Training & Juneteenth Brain Brawl
Creating a DEI Action Plan (video from CAAP’s first DEI Learning Lab) – Critical Race Theory (TedTalk and interview with Kimberlé Crenshaw) – The Roots of Structural Racism (June 22 webinar from the Othering & Belonging Institute) – CAPLanc staff view talk on How Diversity and Inclusion will Drive Workplaces & upcoming plans to deepen DEI strategies – CAAP celebrates Pride Month (The intersections of health, housing, and equity for LGBTQ Pennsylvanians, June 21 session)
ANCRT & Community Action Partnership CARES surveys – CSBG CARES resources – Upcoming national T/TA webinars – national & regional events
Two success stories from STEP, Inc.’s Weatherization Assistance Program – Five success stories from LCCA’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program
CT energy assistance deadline extended to June 15 – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest inc. CAM op-ed by CT CAA executive director & CT CAA meets with U.S. Senator and Congressman to promote passage of Pres. Biden’s American Families Plan – National & Regional Events
NCCAA’s Sleeves Up North Carolina Vaccine Campaign – NC Agency News, Publications and Features inc. NEW Reentry documentary with client success stories & Dismantling Poverty in Charlotte (brief video) – Network News inc. NCCAA’s Equity Starts Here Challenge: Continued Learning – and more!
TCCA’s Executive Director named Business Woman of the Year – Union Snyder CAA provides sample COVID-19 Mitigation Plan – CAAP providing resources to help promote & celebrate Juneteenth – CAAP June webinars – and more!
Talking Social Justice with MCA Executive Director (Tedi Talks podcast) – BMAC seeks new CEO – MCA Virtual Summer Conference (Aug. 8-10) – Developing a Logic Model (June 15 webinar) – What America Believes About Homelessness (June 15 webinar) – 2021 Leadership Lab series from MCA & the Professionals Forum (Sept. 30) – Navigator Funding Information (June 9 webinar) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!
PA CAAs strengthen DEI plans (view the recording of CAAP’s workshop on Racial Justice: Principles to Practice) – Video from CAP’s Equity Summit: Re-Imagining the Color of Law: Repurposing the Problem – Short video: The Massacre of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street – STEP Inc.’s Social Justice Committee creates “on the Walls” poster series – CAAP celebrates diversity during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (see event videos & resources)
Blueprints’ Home Ownership Centers housing counseling services – CADCOM achieves success through The Fathers House – CSO’s Bridges to the Future youth program
ACAAA’s 2021 Virtual Summer Conference (June 8 & 10, 15 & 17, 22 & 24), Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members & ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!
IACAA’s June training calendar – Illinois CAA job openings – No-cost medical services from Delta Regional Authority – 2021 Illinois WAP trainings – No-cost grant writing services for community partners from SEDAC
Community Action Awards presented during MCA’s 2021 Legislative Day – Developing a Logic Model (June 15 webinar) – 2021 Leadership Lab series from MCA & the Professionals Forum (Sept. 30) – TechSoup offering nonprofit savings from Dell, HP & Lenovo – 3 Tips to Bridge Workplace Security & Productivity (May 18 webinar) – HRSA grants to mobilize community outreach workers to expand COVID-19 vaccinations– MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!
Celebrating Community Action Month (reflections from OACAA’s Executive Director) – Upcoming Events – Network News & Successes inc. MYCAP Executive Director receives Humanitarian Award
NWICA’s Wellness and Activity Team – Upcoming IN-CAA trainings – Pace CAA HS parent leads the way for advocacy – Pace CAA announces scholarship winners – LHDC recognizes Employee of the Year – CAPWI EHS teacher aide receives AA degree
A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – 2021 New York State Poverty Report – Upcoming NYSCAA/DOS virtual regional meetings – Agency Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “Impoverished Americans can rise from rags to riches with nothing but hard work” – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. NYS Self-Sufficiency Standard report & various items on increasing vaccine levels in underserved populations – and more!
Lifting the Low-Income Voice: Community Action Agencies Discuss Democratic Selection Procedures in the Pandemic (CAPLAW 5/20 webinar) – CAM Toolkit – Leadership coaching and technical Assistance from peer experts through the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events
The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2021 Community Action Month Symposium from May 26-27. Opening sessions on Healing Centered Engagement will be held each day, 14 workshops are on the schedule and Community Action Month Awards under three categories will be presented.
The Community Action Association of Alabama is holding its Community Action Month Celebration Conference from May 18-20. Conference events include several keynote speakers & Town Halls as well as nearly twenty workshop sessions.
The Missouri Community Action Network’s 2021 Annual Conference is being held from May 25–27. Twenty workshop sessions are being offered along with a keynote speaker and award presentations.
HSC Success story – MCAP celebrates Community Action Month with Trivia Contest and CAM Symposium (May 26-27) – MCAP Social Justice Committee – Coaching the Whole Family Approach Masterclass – Worthwhile Webinars – Best Practices in Emergency Assistance from NLIHC & NLC – and more!
SCACAP receives $10K of hand sanitizers for distribution – PCA event as part of Read Across America – SCACAP EHS-CCP update – Two SC CAAs with nationally approved community-level initiatives – Summary of 2021 SCACAP Spring Training Conference – and more!
Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members & ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!
The Florida Association for Community Action’s 41sh Annual Training Conference is being held from May 17-18. A Social Justice and Racial Equity Forum and several other plenary sessions will be held along more than 20 concurrent sessions.
2021 SEACAA Annual Conference (May 14-17) – COVID-19 Vaccine Education & Outreach (May 18 webinar) – Region IV SA & CAA news inc. NC & FL annual conferences (May 11-14 & May 17-18) – SEACAA web-based professional certification programs – SEACAA viewpoints – COVID Response and Resources – and more!
Free VITA tax preparation through CT CAAs – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest inc. CT legislature appoint commission to study racism as public health crisis & CT State Treasurer’s proposal to invest in children born into poverty – National & Regional Events
MCA Awards & Legislative Day (May 19) – 2021 Leadership Lab series from MCA & the Professionals Forum – COVID-19: Employers can request free vaccination clinics from Meijer, Walgreens & Rite Aid – 3 Tips to Bridge Workplace Security & Productivity (May 18 webinar) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University – and more!
A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – Upcoming NYSCAA/DOS virtual regional meetings – Agency Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “We can predict, with certainty, which children will be maltreated based on risk factors” – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. 2021 Self-Sufficiency Standard for New York & NY legislation signed to provide affordable internet to low-income families – and more!
Alan Jennings, CACLV’s executive director retiring after 40+ years CAAP – Dan Leppo serving as CAAP’s Acting CEO – Farewell video message to Susan Moore from David Bradley upon her retirement as CAAP’s CEO – New CAAP DEI Insights newsletter – Resources for CAAs – and more!
NCCAA Equity Starts Here challenge for Community Action Month – NC Agency News, Publications and Features inc. NCCAA trademark pending for The Big Pop Up & SDOH: Combatting Toxic Stress – Funding Opportunities – and more!
Free coaching & HR consulting for IN CAA’s – Upcoming IN-CAA trainings – CAPWI Head Start engaged in two-year trauma-informed care initiative – Brightpoint takes over management of low- to moderate income housing community – Pace CAA offers STEM camp scholarships – and more!
CAPLANC’s Parents As Teachers program helping a mother find needed personal time and employment – Food Deserts: 19 Million Americans Live In Them (NPR story) – TCCA launches Farmers Market to address food desert in a Harrisburg neighborhood
COVID-19 Vaccine: It’s Our Turn (letter from OACAA’s Executive Director) – Upcoming Events – Network News & Successes
The Florida Association for Community Action is seeking proposals from qualified consultants or organizations to provide Strategic Planning Services for its Board of Directors. Proposals due by May 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT.
Cybersecurity and Data Protection (CAPLAW webinar) – Raising the Low-Income Voice: Case Studies in Democratic Selection Procedures from CAPLAW – Achieving Equitable Outcomes for Families Learning Community Group & Community Action Month Toolkit from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events
Announcements inc. COBRA subsidy guidance from DOL – Managing Conflict in the Workplace webinar (April 20) – COVID-19 Resources inc. workplace reopening resources – Technology Resources inc. info on email phishing attacks & protecting against email hacking – DEI Resource: Racial Equity in Financial Empowerment Program Design (Community Action Partnership) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University
Harford CAA’s new mobile outreach vehicle – MCAP Rescue and Relief Act Webinar Series & Toolkits – MCAP Community Action Month Symposium (May 26-27) – Tips & Tools inc. Multicomponent intervention recommendations to increase appropriate vaccinations & Critical Time Intervention for Rapid Re-Housing Resource Page – Worthwhile Webinars – and more!
The 2021 Region X Conference will be held from May 18-20. Several keynote speakers and plenary sessions are featured as well as 12 workshops under four tracks.
NCCAA Annual Conference (May 11-14, virtual) – NC Agency News, Publications and Features inc. NCCAA distributes more than 40,000 Amazon products & SDOH: Food Insecurity – Funding Opportunities – and more!
New ACAAA Professional Development Director – Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members & ACAAA’s Professional Development Archive – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!
CT CAAs offering free tax preparation through VITA – Community Action Highlights inc. New Opportunities, Inc. appoints new CEO with James Gatling retiring after 42 years & TEAM, Inc.’s press conference with Cong. Rosa DeLauro and CT. Lt. Governor – News Items of Interest inc. Benefits cliff could be issue with CT’s minimum wage hike – National & Regional Events
The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies is holding its 50th Anniversary Conference from May 3-4. An opening speaker is featured as well as 24 workshops under six tracks and a 50th Anniversary Video & Panel Discussion.
The North Carolina Community Action Association’s 2021 Annual Conference is being held virtually from May 11-14. Two keynote addresses are scheduled along with an Equity Starts Here panel discussion, a variety of workshops, NCCAA’s Annual Awards Program and more! Pre-conference events include ROMA training and NCCAA’s Board Summit.
Announcements inc. COVID Relief Fund helps get running water into homes of rural low-income residents – Managing Conflict in the Workplace webinar (April 20) – COVID-19 Resources inc. PPE to prevent spread of COVID-19 are tax deductible – Technology Resources from TechSoup – DEI Resource: Practice Transformation Resources (Community Action Partnership) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University
CAAP CEO Susan Moore retiring on April 30 – New executive director for CACLV – HUD’s Older Adults Home Modification Grant Program (May 4 deadline to apply) – Software app for processing rental assistance – PA law provides free IDs to the homeless – RISE PA: Statewide tool to connect people with critical services – CAAP Education Webinars – and more!
Read CAFCA’s interviews with four CAA executive directors covering favorite women role models, advice for women & girls, biggest challenges faced by women today and more!
A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – Upcoming NYSCAA/DOS virtual regional meetings – Agency Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “Gender inequality is not a big issue for developed countries like the U.S.” – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Urban Institute report on Young People and Tax Credits – and more!
The Connecticut Association for Community Action is soliciting proposals for non-profit Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) services from expert, independent, certified individuals/firms. Proposals due by April 22, 2021.
$43K from Anthem Foundation for SCCAP’s Thriving Connections program – CAA staff member appointed to Indiana statewide board – Pace CAA holds swag event to build awareness of its services – Three CAAs featured in IHCDA Magazine inc. cover story on CAPE CEO’s successful leadership for nearly four decades – and more!
$100K New Venture Fund 2020 Project grant to MACAA – HCCT Spotlight from each RPIC IV-A state – RPIC IV-A ROMA Next Gen cohorts in April & May – and more!
GCAA Annual Training Conference (July12-16) – COVID-19 vaccine factsheets – HCCT Spotlight: Coastal Plain Area CAA’s successful Men 4 Men Fatherhood Program – Factors Influencing Housing Decisions Among Low-Income Families (Annie E. Casey Foundation) – and more!
Announcements inc. new executive director for Saginaw Co. CAC – Managing Conflict in the Workplace webinar (April 20) – COVID-19 Resources inc. COVID-19 Vaccine Facts (infographic) – DEI Resources (Community Action Partnership’s Equity Summit, April 19-21) – MCA partnerships with Capella University & Strayer University
BCOC partnerships for housing assistance & Wheels2Work – CAPLANC’s Parents as Teachers program adapts to virtual engagement with families – PCSI’s Pardon Hub
OACAA surveying members on attending in-person events – Upcoming events inc. professional development courses from OSU’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs – Network News & Successes inc. IMPACT Community Action’s significant efforts with eviction prevention assistance – and more!
Employer Operations In a Pandemic & Beyond (CAPLAW webinar, March 17) – Funding the Vision! How Integrating Fiscal, Program and Agency Planning Staff Leads to Success (RPIC I virtual panel discussion) – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events
Increased importance of CAA programs helping to stabilize lives during the pandemic – MASSCAP’s FY22 Public Policy Priorities – Making a Difference: MA CAA’s VITA program helps single mother open daycare business – and more!
Announcements – Webinars inc. MCA’s Social & Racial Justice Team webinar series – Grant/Funding Opportunities – DEI Resources (Health Equity, Place and Race with Dr. Georges Benjamin) – MCA partnership with Capella University
Massachusetts Association for Community Action is holding an April 29th online training session on Using Creativity and Self-Awareness for Effective Team Leadership.
Learn about ICAA’s ELITE program and access ELITE resources from the Community Action Partnership.
Quote for the Month – MCAP’s successful virtual Community Action Day & 2021 legislative priorities – MCAP Events inc. two new Master E-Courses – Tips & Tools inc. Getting Your Message Across with the Effective Communications Checklist from MDRC – Worthwhile Webinars – and more!
2021 NCCAA Annual Conference (Virtual), May 10-14 – NCCAA ED Sharon Goodson recognized as the Carolina Hurricanes’ Hero of the Game – NC Agency News – SDOH: Housing – Funding Opportunities – and more!
Access to on-demand training for ACAAA members – Free webinars by topic – Publications – and more!
CAFCA COVID PSA – CT CAAs offering energy assistance & free tax preparation (press releases) – Community Action Highlights inc. CAFCA op-ed advocating for $5m for flexible Client Support Fund – News Items of Interest – National & Regional Events
The South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships and South Carolina State Head Start Association are co-hosting this conference being held from March 30 – April 2. A number of plenary sessions are on the agenda plus 20 workshops and an Awards Recognition Gala.
Blueprints receives top award of $25K Charity of Excellence from community foundation – High Quality Early Childhood Education and Homeless Children (PEC report with more than 50 recommendations) – PA Unites Against COVID (PA DOH website) – CACLV’s CADCA receives $3.9M to help inner-city youth thrive – CAAP Education Tracks have begun – and more!
IACAA Families of Distinction Awards nomination process – IACAA’s March training calendar – 2021 IACAA Virtual Conference (May 3-4) – Updated OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 in the Workplace – 2021 Illinois WAP trainings – New OHS Director announced
Monthly Myth Series: “Slavery was limited only to the southern United States” – NYSCAA’s 2021 Emerging Leaders Institute – Agency Highlights inc. SCAP’s Long Story Short campaign & Black History Month Spotlight on founder & first executive director of CAOWNY – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Interactive map by Congressional district of workers that would be affected by national $15 minimum wage (EPI) & Facing the Facts about Housing Injustice will Help Pave the Way to Racial Equality (Urban Institute) – and more!
SCACAP Staff Training Retreat & First Grant Writers’ Circle Project – Former OCAB Youth Leadership Program participant now serving in the Biden administration – SCACAP EHS-CCP update – 2021 SCACAP & SC State Head Start Association (Virtual) Spring Training Conference (March 30 – April 2) – and more!
Lots of new features on IN-CAA’s & IIWF’s new websites – IIWF policy priorities gaining traction in the IN General Assembly – 2021 IN-CAA training calendar – Pace CAA monthly ‘Happy Hour’ Zoom calls – Brightpoint COVID-19 Development Fund for small businesses – IIWF weekly ‘Inside the Statehouse” Zoom sessions – and more!
Announcements – Webinars inc. MCA’s Social & Racial Justice Team webinar series – COVID-19 Resources (MI Interim COVID-19 Strategy Guidelines) – DEI Resources (MI Town Hall on COVID-19 Vaccine) – MCA partnership with Capella University
Stories of the progress, successes and impact our PA CAAs are having, both in response to Covid-19 and to the challenges our individual neighbors & communities face each day
New CSBG Annual Report Tools from NASCSP – Virtual Dialogue: The Phases of Collective Impact recording from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events
The Maryland Community Action Partnership’s 2021 Community Action Virtual Advocacy Day is being held to share how Community Action Agencies across the state are impacting low-income individuals and families.
The Rhode Island Association of Community Action Agencies is soliciting proposals from qualified applicants to prepare and complete a statewide policy brief and Community Needs Assessment. Proposals due by March 1, 2021 at 4:30 PM EST.
The Iowa Community Action Association, in partnership with SparkPoint, is excited to offer a new bi-monthly series designed to provide a deep-dive into areas of leadership effectiveness for all current and future leaders. Develop yourself, engage in your leadership journey, and harness your professional impact by attending one session or the entire series. The first session is being held on February 19.
Quote for the Month – UCAP’s Success: Shepherd’s Cove Shelter for Women and Children – MCAP Events inc. 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day (Feb. 24) – Worthwhile Webinars – Tips & Tools inc. Racial Equity Toolkit from NAEH to evaluate the vaccination process & Nonprofit e-book from Wipfli on how nonprofits can respond, recover and revitalize from COVID-19
Announcements – Webinars inc. MCA’s Social & Racial Justice Team webinar series – COVID-19 Resources – DEI Resources inc. MI COIVD Symptoms app & Vaccine materials for minority audiences – Ideas & activities for Black History Month
SCCAP CEO appointed board chair for WellSpan Health – Reflections on February as Black History Month – Results of PA CARES Rent Relief – PA DHS releases Racial Equity Report featuring areas of focus for DHS – CAAP hosting monthly education webinars under five tracks in lieu of an annual conference – In Memorium: E. Phillip McKain, former CAAP & local CAA ED – and more!
CT CAAs Offering Free Tax Preparation Assistance: Over 10,000 people filed at CAAs last year – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – National & Regional Events
Affordable Care Act enrollment reopens – Region IV SA & CAA news – SEACAA web-based professional certification programs – Region IV collaborates on Racial Equity 2030 grant proposal – Video of keynote speaker from SEACAA’s Fall Conference – COVID Response and Resources – and more!