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October 19th Update – MCA

MCA mourns the loss of two Michigan Community Action heroes – MCA’s Social and Racial Justice Team holding screening of PBS’ documentary Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America – How to Build Rapport While Wearing a Face Mask from SHRM – and more!

2020 (Virtual) Human Services Conference – MCAP

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2020 Human Services Conference from October 28-30. Several keynote speakers are featured and workshops are being offered in five tracks.

2020 (Virtual) Annual Conference – NCCAA

The North Carolina Community Action Association’s 2020 (Virtual) Annual Conference is being held from October 28-30. Plus, two pre-conference events on October 27: Using ROMA for Continuous Quality Improvement & the 2020 NCCAA Board Summit. Also included is the 2020 NCCAA Awards Luncheon and a special screening of American Idealist – The Story of Sargent Shriver.

October 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

Leveraging Crisis as a Springboard for Action and Innovation (webinar recording featuring Garrett Co, CAC) – Prioritizing Emergency Rental Assistance to Keep Renters in Their Homes (mapping tool from the Urban Institute) – CAA case studies: Leadership During Crisis: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic – 30 cybersecurity tips from Wipfli – MCAP’s 2020 Human Services Virtual Conference (Oct. 28-30) – and more!

2020 Families of Distinction Watch Party – IACAA

The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies is holding its 2020 Families of Distinction (Virtual) Watch Party on Sunday, Oct. 18th. Simply visit the IACAA Facebook page the day of the event to join the live IACAA watch party.

October 2020 Newsletter – ACAAA

ACAAA news inc. ACAAA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference (register for Oct. 14 workshops) – NADC HS Director retires after 49 years of dedicated service – Free webinars – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on purchase of building for the association’s office & loss of CSBG T&TA contract under the State of Missouri – COVID-19 Fact Sheet Series from SelfMade Health Network – 2020 Election resources – Missouri CAN online submission form for COVID-19 successes & innovative stories from MO CAAs – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

2020 SCACAP & SC State Head Start Association (Virtual) Mid-Fall Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – Energy Awareness Month resources inc. Energy Saver Tool & Demo webinar (Oct. 14) – 2020 Census Call to Action – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

CAA ED joins Sen. Ben Cardin & others in webinar on COVID-19 response – Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data Integration – New initiative: Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being – MCAP’s 2020 Human Services Virtual Conference (Oct. 28-30) – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

2020 NCCAA Conference (Oct. 28-30) & Board Summit (Oct. 27) – Returning Citizens and Voting – NCCAA Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – Funding Opportunities – and more!

October 5th Update – MCA

MCA Network Census Efforts A Success – FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – 3 Ways to Motivate Your Team Through an Extended Crisis from the Harvard Business Review – Why we need to end the culture of “Cultural Fit” by Vu Lee, Executive Director of Nonprofit AF – and more!

2020 (Virtual) Annual Learning Conference – IACAA

The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies is holding its 2020 (Virtual) Annual Learning Conference from October 13-14. Four keynote sessions are featured as well as 24 workshops grouped in six tracks plus an operations track.

September/October 2020 Newsletter – CalCAPA

CA CSD updates (Dept. of Community Services and Development) – CalCAPA Executive Director search still open – Access recordings of recent CalCAPA webinars related to the impacts of COVID-19 on California – Region IX leadership updates

September 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards nomination process underway – 2019 Exemplary Program Award winners – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “Taxpayer Funded Government Assistance Programs are Not Working” – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. 1, 3 & 8) & Video highlighting work of NY CAA during the pandemic – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Race & Poverty Listening Sessions, Expanded Online Community Assessment Tools & #MyVoiceMatters webinar series from the Community Action Partnership – Updated Section 4 of Tools for Top-Notch CAAs from CAPLAW – Upcoming Webinars & National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

September 2020 Newsletter – MASSCAP

Episode 3 of MASSCAP video series: Service and Recovery in the Time of COVID-19 – CAAs open and ready to serve in Massachusetts – MASSCAP’s FY21 Public Policy Priorities – Highlights of MA CAAs #CommunityActionResponds – and more!

2020 Annual Conference – ACAAA

The Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association is holding its Annual Conference virtually on three consecutive Wednesdays: Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14. Three sessions are scheduled on each day.

September 21st Update – MCA

MLPP Policy Forum: White Laws, Black Lives, and the Need to See Color (Oct. 5) – Mutual of America grants for Head Start school supplies – MCA Leadership Development Institute & Michigan CCAP Study Group – MCA Bridges Out of Poverty online training (Sept. 23 & 24) – Voter Suppression and the Right to Vote (Livestream from the Othering and Belonging Institute, Sept. 23)

September 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

SCACAP hosts COVID-19 debriefing by panel of experts featuring SC’s Hero-2-Zero Project – Spotlight on Pee Dee CAP’s Strengthening Families Program – SCACAP EHS-CCP update – 2020 SCACAP & SC Head Start Association Mid-Fall Training Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – 2020 Census Call to Action – and more!

3rd Annual Conference – CSNOW

The Community Services Network of Wyoming 3rd Annual Conference is being held via Zoom from September 17-18. Six sessions are being presented.

September 4th Update – MCA

Announcements inc. Access to MCA Virtual Summer Conference 2020 sessions – Mutual of America grants for Head Start school supplies – MCA Leadership Development Institute & Michigan CCAP Study Group – MCA covering registration for webinar on Updates to OMB Uniform Guidance (Wipfli) – MCA Bridges Out of Poverty online training (Sept. 23 & 24)

September 2020 Newsletter – ACAAA

ACAAA news inc. ACAAA 2020 Virtual Annual Conference (9/30, 10/7, 10/14) & Family Development Certification Training (10/9, 10/16, 10/23) – Free webinars – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on coping with the stress of the pandemic – Equity, Inclusion, and Collective Impact, (video of talk by Vu Le) – Missouri CAN’s FY2020 Region VII report – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

NCCAA’s CARES Act FAQs – NCCAA Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC Agency News, Publications and Features – 2020 NCCAA Annual Conference (Virtual Oct. 28-20) – Funding Opportunities – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

Tentative agenda for 2020 IACAA Virtual Conference, Oct. 13-14 – Upcoming IACAA webinars – Long-time IL executive director posthumously inducted into Association of Farmworker Programs Advocacy Hall of Fame – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

How Policy & Community Action Can Improve Consumer Protections & Financial Well-Being (IIWF e-learning series) – Two IN CAAs receive USDA Gold Level Award for WIC breastfeeding program – TRI-CAP & partners open 56-unit affordable housing complex – Brightpoint’s COVID-19 Express Loans for businesses – IHCDA magazine features COVID-19 efforts through Pace CAA – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA holding Virtual Town Hall with Ohio Secretary of State to learn how the Ohio Community Action Network can support voting in Ohio – Four Department Roundtables being convened by OACAA – OH CAA news items – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “If You Live Above the Poverty Line You’re Doing Great” – Value the Vulnerable: NYSCAA campaign for NYS to release funding for NY CAAs – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. dates TBD) – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. Community-Led Plan for Addressing Structural Inequity during COVID-19 Recovery from Brookings & 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

Statewide Youth Leadership Virtual Academy website – Spotlight on Palmetto CAP’s YLP – Recap of SCACAP’s EHS-CCP virtual pre-service training – 2020 Census Call to Action – 2020 Mid-Fall Training Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – Info being collected on SC community level initiatives – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Building Readiness: Reopening Our Doors FAQ from CAPLAW – #MyVoiceMatters webinar series & HCCT Messaging Toolkit from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

August 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NJ initiatives to prevent homelessness – Monthly Myth Series – Census 2020 – National Partner Information – Additional resources inc. A-community-led action plan for addressing structural inequity during covid-19 recovery from Brookings & the 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library on Community Commons

August 2020 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on Missouri’s expansion of Medicaid eligibility & how this improves states’ overall health outcomes and economies – Motivation interviewing tips & tricks – Community Action Poverty Simulation training (Oct. 19-20) – Online form used by Missouri CAN to collect stories on CAA successes & innovations – and more!

2020 Annual (Virtual) Training Conference – FACA

The Florida Association for Community Action’s 40th Annual (Virtual) Training Conference is being held from August 12-13. Nearly forty workshop sessions are being offered and special activities include Social Justice and Racial Equity Forum – State of Community Action Today Forum – 2020 FACA Awards..

August 2020 Newsletter – SEACAA

Featured news articles on COVID-19 and racial justice – 2020 SEACAA Annual Virtual Conference(Nov. 3-6) – SEACAA web-based certification programs – Using social media for advocacy work – Region IV CAA News inc. NKCAC & CAC podcast: What’s the Protocol? (discussion with police leaders) – COVID Response and Resources – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

NCCAA’s Community Action Radio Talk Show – Case Management and HS Family Engagement certifications – NC CAA News, Publications and Features – Funding Opportunities – and more!

July 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

OACAA supports Sen. Brown’s Public Health Crisis Resolution – OACAA statement of support for statewide mask mandate – Recordings of Summer Conference sessions and Virtual De-Escalation training for OACAA members – OH CAA news items

July 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

IIWF Action Alert on Federal COVID-19 relief package – Update on addressing payday lending in Indiana – Area IV Agency assists elderly victim of fraud to prevent evictions – Hoosier Uplands gives free STEM kits to students at six elementary schools – Solar energy systems donated for CAP homes – PACE CAA CEO gives keynote address at Virtual Wipfli National Training Conference

July 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: All children have equal opportunities to succeed” – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Nov. 12, 17 & 19) – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. Pandemic-EBT Outreach Toolkit – and more!

July 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

Statewide Youth Leadership Virtual Academy & website – SCACAP partnership with SC HS Collaborative Office & SCACAP EHS-CCP update – SC 2020 Census rankings by county – Info being collected on SC community level initiatives – 2020 Mid-Fall Training Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – and more!

2020 Virtual Summer Conference – MCA

Michigan Community Action’s conference features 18 sessions plus Peer Group discussions over a period of six days (M, W, F the weeks of 8/3 and 8/10). Participation from other states is welcomed.

July 20th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements inc Community Action mourns the passing of John Lewis &.MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference 2020 (July 31 – Aug. 14) – Upcoming Grant – Social and Racial Justice Team being formed by MCA & MI Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity – Webinars/Trainings

2020 Virtual Annual Summer Conference – OACAA

The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2020 Virtual Annual Summer Conference is being held from July 20-24. Participation from other states is welcomed! Join OACAA for a Virtual Platform Walk Through on July 15. Several plenary sessions are on the schedule along with workshops under five focused tracks.

July 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

COVID-19 Community Assessment Update Template and #MyVoiceMatters Webinar Series from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

Social Justice & The War On Poverty – MCAP

On July 10th, the Maryland Community Action Partnership is hosting an online discussion on Social Justice & The War on Poverty: A Community Action Story. Participation from other states is welcomed.

July 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

Single father’s success story from Mountain Projects – Community Action News, Publications and Features – Funding Opportunities – and more!

July 6th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements inc. MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference 2020 (July 31 – Aug. 14) – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 Resources inc. Quiz on audit areas affected by COVID-19 – Remote Work Resources

June 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

2020 State of Poverty in Ohio Report – OACAA 2020 Virtual Summer Conference – OACAA statement on COVID-19 and racism – OH CAA news items

June 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

What policymakers must do to advance racial justice & commitment from IN-CAA – Advocating for nationwide paid-leave law – Brightpoint managing $200K CARES funds to prevent evictions – June 30 end of IN eviction moratorium may cause an “eviction cliff” – unGolf outing raises $15K – and more!

June 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

IACAA CARES T&T/A survey – IACAA’s Statement on Social Justice – Dismantling Systemic Racism webinar – IACAA Survey for input on moving toward a virtual conference

SCACAP Observes Juneteenth!

The South Carolina Association of Community Action Partnerships held a Racial Injustice and Cultural Awareness Training & Networking Luncheon on Juneteenth. SCACAP employees, representing an array of age groups, discussed multi-generational experiences regarding racial injustice. See the questions used to facilitate the event.

June 2020 Newsletter – SCACAP

SCACAP Celebrates Community Action Month – SCACAP EHS-Child Care Partnership Program – SCACAP Communications and Marketing Conference (July 14) – 2020 Mid-Fall Training Conference (Nov. 30 – Dec. 4) – and more!

June 22nd Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Assessment tool – The Impact of Racism on Health & Well-Being of the Nation – Webinars/Trainings – Grants for Grassroots Groups Addressing Environmental Justice – COVID-19 Resources inc. Reopening Toolkit – Remote Work Resources

June 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

Tool to help build a practical understanding of structural racism – 12 Quick Tips for Helping People Vote – 2020 Census Challenge Response Rate Toolkit – Answering Questions on Race in the Workplace – Strategically investing your stimulus funding – Part One of MCAP’s Racial Equity Webinar Series (open to participation from other states) – and more!

Spring 2020 Newsletter – CAPO

Fighting Poverty Means Fighting Racism – Success story video from CAO – CAPO institutes series of four 90-minutes web conference sessions over two weeks – Adjustments in service delivery models during COVID-19 by NeighborImpact and MWVCAA – and more!

June 10th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Episode 1 of MASSCAP video series: Service and Recovery in the Time of COVID-19 – CAAs open and ready to serve in Massachusetts – MASSCAP’s FY21 Public Policy Priorities – Highlights of MA CAA addressing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic – and more!

June 16th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 Resources inc. CDC Communications Toolkit for Limited-English-Proficient Populations, Contact tracing text message scams, & Managing stress associated with COVID-19 – and more!

May/June 2020 Newsletter – CalCAPA

Community Action Network: COVID-19 Response Group – CalCAPA Academy’s learning approaches & course offerings – Community Action & Head Start Alignment – CalMoneySmart grants

New Webinar Trainings – NCCAA

From North Carolina Community Action Association: Village HeartBEAT Model: Our Health, Our Priority, Our Community, Our Voice (June 18) and How to Host Virtual Conferences and Why You Should (June 25).

June 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Community Action Academy eCourse for Fiscal Staff – Customizable CAA Commercial for TV Broadcast & Social Media – #MyVoiceMatters Webinar Series from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

1st Virtual CAP Conference – CAP Utah & Region VIII CAP

The Community Action Partnership of Utah and the Region VIII Community Action Partnership are holding a Virtual CAP Conference on June 24th & 25th, which is open to participation from other regions. Twenty sessions are on the agenda in addition to David Bradley’s keynote speech: “Community Action: Our Moment.” 2020 Community Action Awards in five categories will also be presented.

June 8th Weekly Update – MCA

MCA Statement about the Social Justice Roots of Our Movement and Anti-Racism – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources – Webinars/Trainings – Social Security fraud boosted by COVID-19 fears – How to embrace remote work with tried and true strategies – and more!

June 3rd Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights inc. op-ed by CAFCA’s executive director – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

June 2020 Newsletter – NCCAA

COVID-19 Resources and Funding Opportunities – NCCAA Virtual Board Summit (June 4) – Community Action News, Publications and Features – The Legacy of Andrea Harris, former NC CAA executive director – Funding Opportunities – and more!

June 1st Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements inc. MCA Summer Conference Going Virtual – Back to Workplace Readiness webinar series – Market Update webinar from Mutual of America – COVID-19 articles inc. Coping with stress, Workplace readiness for reopening & Tips for working remotely – and more!

May 2020 Newsletter – SEACAA

Insights on working virtually – 2020 SEACAA Annual Conference: Call for Workshop Proposals – SEACAA Executive Leadership & Certified Community Action Management Certifications – Report on response to COVID-19 by NC CAAs – COVID-19 news items – Commentary: Why is Poverty Persisting? – and more!

May 2020 Newsletter – IACAA

CAPLAW Guidance on Re-opening – Exploring Equity Together: An Urgent Conversation (May 29 IACAA webinar) – DCEO/IACAA Collaboration Webinar Series available on YouTube – New eCourse for Community Action Fiscal Staff

May 2020 Newsletter – OACAA

Community Action Partnership releases two PSAs – Community Action: In This Together (OACAA video) – OACAA’s online submission form for developing CAA stories – 2020 OACAA Annual Summer Conference is going virtual (July 20-24) – OACAA’s efforts related to COVID-19 – Ohio Community Action Network News & Successes

May 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Reflections on the life of Ed Fancher, ED of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee – May Poverty Myth: “Poverty does not have a lasting impact on children” – CAAs Shine Light During Dark Times web page – Call for Workshop Proposals for NYSCAA/NYSWDA annual conference – Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates – Additional Resources – and more!

Virtual Board Summit – NCCAA

The North Carolina Community Action Association is holding a Virtual Board Summit on Thursday, June 4. Join us for a day of engaging and relevant workshops to help you learn and better navigate this moment. Participation from other states is available. Check out the conference agenda and register today!

May 2020 Newsletter – IN-CAA

CFPB’s Complaint Database to help consumers – IIWF on how addiction affects mothers and children – Brightpoint receives nearly $200K to increase health insurance coverage for families – and more!

How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Reach – NYSCAA

The New York State Community Action Association is providing this webinar series divided into two 90-minute sessions.  Choose to attend either session, or attend both. Open to participation from other states.

May 19th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information inc. Coronavirus employer Compliance Forms & CDC decision tree for business reopening – Remote work resources

May 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Policies in Practice webinar series from CAPLAW – Upcoming ROMA certification and recertification processes – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

Virtual Summit – Maryland Community Action Partnership

The Summit is being held on May 28th and 29th under theme of Learn Strategies for Navigating The Road to Recovery. The event begins with Coffee with CAPLAW: A Virtual Roundtable followed by workshops on work/life balance, housing strategies, health equity and more. Participation from other states is welcomed.

May 11th Weekly Update – MCA

Announcements – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information inc. Back to Business Considerations in Wake of COVID – Remote work resources

2020 Missouri Poverty Report – Missouri CAN

Produced in partnership with the Missouri Community Action Network, the report is organized by the five elements of poverty: economic and family security – education – food and nutrition – health – housing and energy. Data is also included on rural and urban poverty and the report concludes with recommendations from evidence-based solutions.