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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!

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 – 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

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!

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!

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.

April 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – April Poverty Myth: “Poverty is overly complicated” – NYSCAA News and Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates – Additional Resources inc. COVID-19 tools & resource sharing from the CARES Engagement Network and Community Commons

April 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NORWESCAP’s Consulate on Wheels Program to help protect Mexican citizens – COVID-19 resources – National Partner Information – Social Media Best Practices for CAAs – and more!

March 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – March Poverty Myth: “Growing up in poverty has no lasting effect on children” – NYSCAA News and Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates inc. Response Rate Map – Additional Resources

February 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – February Poverty Myth: “Compared to other developed nations, the United States has relatively low poverty rates among children” – 2020 NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference & NYSCAA Regional Meetings – Census 2020 Resources – Additional Resources

February 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC II News – National Partner Webinars – Census 2020 Ramping Up Hiring Efforts – Prosperity Now: 2020 Scorecard Data Release … Communicating on Race and Racial Economic Equity Guide … Understanding the Impact of Debt on Communities of Color – Child Trends: Mapping the Link between Life Expectancy and Educational Opportunity – The White House: Rural Community Action Guide to Take Action against Rural Drug Addiction – and more!

December 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – December Poverty Myth: “America is the Land of Equal Opportunity and Upward Mobility” – 2019 NYSCAA Annual Report – Census 2020 resources – and more!

December 2019 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC II’s goals for the next three years – Puerto Rico hosts nationally certified ROMA Trainer session – Census 2020 material – Disrupting Food Insecurities: Tapping data for strategies that tackle the root causes – Children Living in High-Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods from the Annie E. Casey Foundation

November 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – November Poverty Myth: “Poverty is only found in cities” – Hard to Count Data Now Available on the NYSCAA Data Hub – NY CAA highlights – Census 2020 information – and more!

2019-2022 Strategic Plan – NYSCAA

The New York State Community Action Association has established its 2019 -2022 Strategic Plan, which includes information on how the strategic planning process was carried out, NYSCAA’s mission statement and values, and 2019-2022 priorities with goals under each priority.

October 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – October Poverty Myth: “Most Poor People Spend Their Entire Lives In Poverty” – 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Nov. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Nov. 13) – NY CAA highlights – Census 2020 National Peak Recruitment Campaign Kickoff – CSBG National Partner Resources – Additional Resources

October 2019 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Counting young children in the 2020 Census – Census Bureau launches updated website – 2018 Census Poverty & Health Insurance data released – NY Times article on the deadly effect of the growing income gap – IASP report on how student debt is disrupting life chances and widening the racial wealth gap – and more!

August 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Latest CCAP’s and ROMA Implementers in NY – August Poverty Myth: “Low-Income Individuals Are More Likely to Break the Law” – RPIC Region II Finance, HR, and Leadership Conference (Sept. 18-19) & 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Sept. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Sept. 13) – Census 2020 – CSBG National Partner Resources & Additional Resources – NY CAA highlights

July 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

July Poverty Myth: “SNAP Recipients Don’t Work” – NYSCAA News: RPIC Region II Finance, HR, and Leadership Conference (Sept. 18-19) & 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Sept. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Sept. 13) – Census 2020 – CSBG National Partner Resources & Additional Resources – NY CAA highlights

May 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

May Poverty Myth: “Immigrants Come to the U.S. to Use Welfare” – NYSCAA News – Census 2020 – NY CAA highlights

2019 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2019 Professional Development Conference on June 5 & 6. Two keynote speakers and sixteen breakout sessions are on the agenda.

April 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

April Poverty Myth: “Poor people don’t want to work!” – NYSCAA News – Resources from CSBG partners, Census 2020 & others – NY CAA highlights

April 2019 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II Conference (Sept. 18-19) – 2019 Community Action Month Toolkit – Theory of Change – Interactive from NASCSP – IRS changes in UBIT requirements (CAPLAW enews brief) – Resources on various topics including pay inequities, interactive map by Congressional district on who benefits from a $15 minimum wage by 2014, and homelessness.

March 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

March Poverty Myth: “Drug use is higher in poor communities” – NYSCAA News – Resources from CSBG partners, Census 2020 & others including Interactive Map from EPI showing who benefits from a $15 minimum wage by 2024 – NY CAA highlights

February 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

February Poverty Myth: “Food Stamps Are a Waste of Money” – NYSCAA’s 13th Annual Poverty Symposium (March 27-28) – NYSCAA creates Training Request Portal – Resources from CSBG partners, Census 2020 & others – NY CAA highlights

February 2019 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

National Impact Report podcast – Grant Writing as a Sacred Service (Feb. 28 webinar) – U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Audience Outreach Toolkit Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Advances Success for 1stGen College Students – Which Neighborhoods Boast the Longest Life Expectancy? – National webinars and events

January 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

January Poverty Myth: “You can live really well on government benefits” – NYSCAA’s 13th Annual Poverty Symposium (March 27-28) – NYSCAA webinar: Grant Writing as Sacred Service – National partner and other resources – Agency highlights – and more!

December 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

December Poverty Myth: “I will never be poor” – Call for Presenters (deadline Jan. 25): NYSCAA Symposium of Poverty and Economic Security – NYSCAA Emerging Leaders Institute – Census 2020 Hard to Count Map – What if pizza shops were funded like nonprofits? (video) – Agency highlights – and more!

December 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NJ coordinates programs to to offer better energy conservation solutions to low-income households – First issue of new ANCRT newsletter – Become a Nationally Certified ROMA Implementer – Join the Partnership’s Learning Community (Jan. 25 deadline) – CAPLAW’s CSBG and Head Start Crosswalk – and more!

Risk Conference – CAA-NJ

Community Action Partnership of New Jersey and New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Community Services Office, together with our local partner – Burlington Community Action Program, invite you to a one day conference focused on risk: REASSESSING our performance as a Community Action Network – INITIATING effective and bold solutions – To SHARE KNOWLEDGE and impact poverty. Join us as we work together to build a stronger network.

August 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NYSCAA Welcomes New CEO Jackie Orr – RPIC Regions II & III Convene in Harrisburg, PA – NASCSP: CSBG Annual Report…Ready, Set, Go! – ROMA training – CAP-NJ Training Conference.

August 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Info on upcoming strategic planning process for NYSCAA – Meeting of the Minds training event – Ways to help with the 2020 Census – Agency highlights – and more!

July 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Jackie Orr is NYSCAA’s new CEO – NYSCAA Emerging Leaders Institute – NYSCAA CNA Data Hub (Community Commons webinar) – NYSCAA IT webinars – Agency Highlights – and more!

June 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II and Region III T/TA meeting – Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief for PR CAAs and other PR organizations – NYSCAA continues IT Webinar Series – and more!

June 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

NYSCAA/NYSWDA annual award presentations – NYSCAA regional meetings scheduled – 2018 NYSCAA member T/TA survey – Upcoming NYSCAA IT webinars – and more!

2018 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2018 Professional Development Conference on June 13 & 14. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (film screening) and eighteen workshops are being offered including a special seminar on Strengths Finder.

May 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

How the work of CAAs fulfills the Promise of Community Action – NYSCAA Emerging Leaders Institute – NYSCAA/NYSERDA Professional Development Conference – RPIC Regions II & III T&TA Meeting – Agency Highlights – and more!

April 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

2018 NYSCAA/NYSWDA Professional Development Conference inc. NYSCAA Community Action Awards – Agency Highlights – and more!

April 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

New ED for Community Action Partnership of NJ – Module 3 Instruction Manual of the new CSBG Annual Report – RFP for Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Relief Fund – NYSCAA continues IT Webinar Series

February/March 2018 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Remembering Aliya Anderson-Smith, Community Action Partnership of New Jersey Administrative Adviser – NYSCAA IT webinars – Take the survey to give input for the Community Action Partnership’s strategic planning process

February 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

2018 NYSCAA Poverty Symposium – Remembering Aliya Anderson-Smith, Community Action Partnership of New Jersey Administrative Adviser – NYSCAA IT webinars – Agency Highlights – and more!

November 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

2018 Community Action Partnership Management and Leadership Training Conference (Jan. 9-23) – 2018 NASCSP Winter Training Conference (Feb. 28 – March 2) – Save the Dates for 2018 Community Action Partnership Annual Convention (Aug. 28-31) and 2018 NASCSP Annual Training Conference (Sept. 17-21)

October 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Access to program material from the RPIC II Finance, Human Resources and Leadership Conference – Partnership Releases 2017 State TTA Plan Report – Hurricane Disaster Relief Continues: Partnership’s online donation portal.

August 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II Finance, HR and Leadership Conference (9/18-9/19) – RPIC Region II submits first Training and Technical Assistance Plan – IT webinars: Excel Pivot Tables and Charts (9/7) and PowerPoint Essentials (9/28)

July 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II Finance, HR and Leadership Conference (9/18-9/19) – RPIC Region II submits first Training and Technical Assistance Plan – IT webinars: Excel Pivot Tables and Charts (9/7) and PowerPoint Essentials (9/28) – Listing of additional training opportunities

May 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II Finance, HR and Leadership Conference (9/18-9/19) – RPIC Region II submits first Training and Technical Assistance Plan – IT webinar: The Why & How of Social Media (7/18) – Listing of additional training opportunities

2017 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2017 Professional Development Conference on June 1 & 2 in Lake Placid, NY. More than 20 workshops are being offered.

March 2017 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

11th Annual NYSCAA Poverty Symposium and Community Action Awards – Poverty awareness training for area elementary schools – Agency updates – Hunger Solutions School Breakfast Report – March is National Nutrition Month – CAAs pilot new housing opportunity for formerly incarcerated – and more!

2017 NY State Poverty Report and Infographic

Poverty data for New York State and County Profiles: Poverty Rate – Race & Poverty – Education & Poverty – Employment & Poverty – Health & Poverty – Gender & Poverty – Female Heads of Household and Children Present Percent Living in Poverty.

February 2017 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA News: 11th Annual Poverty Symposium and Community Action Awards – 2017 Poverty Report – Advocacy Day – Emerging Leaders Institute – Agency updates – NYS snapshot from series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and DC – 25 Spring fundraising ideas – and more!

February 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

New Dates: RPIC II Finance, HR & Leadership Conference (Sept. 2017) – New Deputy Director for NYSCAA – Be a sponsor/advertiser for the NCAF conference – Presentations from the MLTC – Addendum to Audit Essentials: What Every Board Member Should Know – Head Start Management Systems Wheel – Ten reasons to love the EITC from CLASP – and more.

January 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC II Finance, HR & Leadership Conference (Sept. 2017) – CAA CEO retires after 22 years – Results at the Community Level Learning Community Group – National Racial Day of Healing – Words form NASCSP’s board president – CFED: Take action to support low- and moderate-income families – Transportation Toolkit – The Declining Productivity of Education.

Free Online Tech Webinars – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association will offer several free webinars in the upcoming months around MS Access, Survey Monkey and Social Media.

December 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA Advocacy Today event – 2017 NYSCAA Emerging Leaders Institute and Annual Executive Director’s Seminar – Restore Opportunity Now campaign – Roberto’s Kids donations of baseball items – Creating High Functioning Nonprofits: Who Should Have Financial Information (webinar recording) – CHN Save for All Campaign to protect safety net programs – and more!

December 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Community Action Partnership of New Jersey’s new website – NYSCAA ROMA Implementer Cohort – CED/CAFI e-News – NLIHC Out of Reach Report – The Compassion Experience: Interactive tour of life in the developing world – Faith and Community Partnerships: Meet eight people who work to bring real change to people’s lives – And more!

November 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA advocacy event – NYSCAA participates in Revolve 2016 marketing conference – 2015-2016 NYSCAA annual report – NYSCAA Gold Star Speaker for Communication Across Barriers – NYSCAA Community Needs Assessment Tool – Tips for nonprofits to join #GivingTuesday – Ideas from CreateTheGood.org for helping those in need during the holidays – Year One report on the federal Rural IMPACT demonstration program – and more!

November 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Region II info and national partner news – Metrocosm collection of data visualization projects, maps and statistical analysis – CLASP DataFinder for demographic info and administrative data on low-income programs – FoodSafety.gov for Thanksgiving and beyond – Unique rent-to-own Tiny Homes project.

October 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

Domestic Violence Month – Poverty Simulation – Shared Resources inc. Community Needs Assessment Reports and evaluation forms – Community Action Resource Guide – Clinton vs. Trump: Who’s better for business? – Bullying Prevention Month – Energy Saver 101: Home Heating Infographic – Race, School Ratings, and Real Estate – and more!

October 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

NYSCAA’s Community Action Resource Guide (searchable online database) – Online guides for CSBG Organizational Standards – CLASP webcast: Reconnecting Justice: Pathways to Effective Reentry though Education and Training (Oct. 28) – Record-breaking year for NY’s Nutrition Outreach and Education Program – National Head Start Success Stories – The value of School-Based Health Centers.

August 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II Finance, Human Resource, and Leadership Conference – CAPCJC board member to receive Sargent Shriver Award – Upcoming Nonprofit Assistance Fund webinars – CBPP State Fact Sheets on impacts of the safety net – CHN Resources form Around the Coalition blog – and more!

July 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II Finance, Human Resource, and Leadership Conference – Comprehensive Guide to Community Action Strategic Planning – Open Comment Period for CSBG Annual Report/ROMA NextGen – National Fatherhood Initiative webinar – USDA Summer Meals Program mapping tool – #NYGivesDay – and more!

June 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Community Economic Development webinar series – ROMA NextGen myth busters – DOL final overtime rule – Building Financial Capability interactive planning guide for integrated service – CFPB proposed payday lending rules – NYSCAA job opening

May 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

CAM resources to help increase awareness about the work of Community Action – ROMA NextGen initial comment period wrap-up – Cost of Child Care report and interactive tool – New TANF/WIOA and Systems to Family Stability resource hubs – CAPLAW’s CAA Leaders’ Legal Guide – Brookings report: Poverty Isn’t Just about Money.

May 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA staff member becomes NASCSP’s CSBG State Assistance Director – Gold Star Speaker certification earned by NYSCAA staff member – May Emerging Leaders Institute meeting – Poverty Scorecard: Rankings of congressional reps for each state on votes to fight poverty – Brookings articles on race and poverty – and more!

2016 NY State Poverty Report and Infographic

Census data for New York State and County/City Profiles: Poverty Rate – Race & Poverty – Education & Poverty – Employment & Poverty – Health & Poverty – Gender & Poverty – Female Heads of Household and Children Present Percent Living in Poverty.

March 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Grant proposal for Awards for Healthy Equity Program grant: seeking success stories that address systems change and impact health outcomes – 2016 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard – NAEH interactive tool showing homelessness in metro areas – Webinars and training events.

10th Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security and Advocacy Day

The New York State Community Action Association is holding its 10th Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security and Advocacy Day on March 8th and 9th in Albany, NY. The symposium will feature a Keynote by Luke Shaefer, co-author of $2.00 a Day – Living on Almost Nothing in America, four Partner Spotlights, and three Panel presentations.

January 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

Highlights from Community Action Partnership’s Management and Leadership Training Conference – Gov. Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative – Community Needs Assessment Process workshop slides – NYSCAA Community Needs Assessment Survey Instrument for use by local agencies – and more!

January 2016 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Assets & Opportunity Network Week of Action! – Top Economic Stories of 2015 from Brooking’s Economic Studies – Funding Announcement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services – Webinars and training events.