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2021 NY State Poverty Report

Poverty data for New York State and County Profiles: Poverty Rate – Education & Poverty – Employment & Poverty – Health & Poverty – Gender & Poverty Race & Poverty

August 2021 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

CAPNJ Jazz Fest (Sept. 18) – 2021 New York State Poverty Report – National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (CDC & HHS OMH), Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in Charitable Nonprofit (Nat’l Council of Nonprofits) – and more!

July 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

A Word from NYSCAA’s CEO – NYSCAA & NYSWDA’s 2021 Annual Conference being held virtually in October 2021 – New York State Poverty Report – Agency Highlights – Monthly Myth Series: “Poor people don’t have to pay for a gym to stay fit and active” – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Fact Check on Delta Variant – 2020 Fair Housing Trends Report – Making the Case for Investing Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds in Charitable Nonprofits – and more!

2020 Annual Report – NYSCAA

The Connecticut Association for Community Action Partnership has published its 2020 annual report to highlight the work of the association.

June 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

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!

May 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

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!

April 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

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!

March 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

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!

February 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

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!

February 2021 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II News – National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Kids, Families and COVID-19 (AECF) and How Racism Can Affect Child Development (Harvard Center on the Developing Child), One-Third of Rural Counties Lack a Pharmacy Listed in Coronavirus Vaccination Plan (The Rural Blog) – and more!

January 2021 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Letter from NYSCAA CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “No one in the United States goes hungry” – Agency Highlights inc. Saratoga County EOC new name is LifeWorks Community Action & Thomas U. Kim is CAOWNY’s new President & CEO – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Kids, Families and COVID-19 (AECF), Resources to Support Young Children in the Wake of the Violent Mob in the US Capitol, (NHSA) and How Racism Can Affect Child Development (Harvard Center on the Developing Child) – and more!

New York’s CAAs Respond to COVID-19

New York CAAs have been creatively adapting their services and programs to meet expanding customer needs and working to build the resilience of their communities. NYSCAA has compiled stories and accounts of the ways CAAs have been meeting community needs.

December 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Year-end letter from NYSCAA CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “Everyone looks forward to the holiday season” – Agency Highlights inc. Action for a Better Community’s virtual signature conference series: Racism is a Public Health Crisis – Attacking the 2 Pandemics (Jan. 14, 21 & 28) – CSBG National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. Humane Housing and COVID-19 from Community Commons – and more!

December 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II news – Monthly Myth Series: “Poverty is only located in cities” – National Partner Information – Additional Resources inc. State-level data on child welfare from Child Trends – and more!

November 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Monthly Myth Series: “Poverty is only located in cities” – NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. 1, 3 & 8) & Video highlighting work of NY CAA during the pandemic – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. State-level data on child welfare from Child Trends & NY Online Learning Library for Community Action – and more!

2020 Virtual Annual Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2020 Virtual Annual Conference on Dec. 1, 3 & 8. There will be keynote speakers & 8-10 workshops over two sessions each day and a number of affinity groups/roundtables.

October 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “Benefits and assistance programs are available to too many people and are too generous” – NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. 1, 3 & 8) & Video highlighting work of NY CAA during the pandemic – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. COVID ActNow with state and county-level data & NY Online Learning Library for Community Action – and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

RPIC Region II news – Monthly Myth Series – Census 2020 Response Rate Map – National Partner Information – Additional resources inc. Covid ActNow to determine risk levels for states and counties & U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey with near-time data to inform COVID response and recovery planning

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!

December/Winter 2017 Newsletter – Region II RPIC

Community Action Partnership of New Jersey T/TA workshops on governance (first series), assessing and managing risk and achieving organizational sustainability (second series) and community needs assessment and strategic planning (third series) plus an Emerging Leaders Program will be designed.

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!