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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.

December 2015 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

National Partner Updates, Assets & Opportunity Network Seeks New State, Local or Native Leaders, AEI-Brookings Working Group on Poverty and Opportunity Releases New Report, and EdBuild Maps. Student Poverty Rates 2006-2013.

November 2015 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Workshop presentations from Region II Finance, HR & Leadership conference, National Network Updates, Compendium of Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions, and WIPFLi Training Opportunities.

October 2015 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

October is Weatherization Month, Learning Communities Resource Center and State Eligible Entities TA Services grants, CSBG Dear Colleague Letter announcing American Customer Satisfaction Index survey for CSBG eligible entities, RWJ Foundation funding opportunity for NJ, 2016 Community Action Partnership Management and Leadership Training Conference.