Two motherhood Success Stories reflecting involvement and support through multiple Blueprint programs
Impact Story: First State CAA Vaccinates Delaware – Agency Spotlight: HSP of Carroll County is beneficiary of 2021 Carroll Times’ Holiday of Hope series – Community Action Tornado Relief Donations – Tips & Tools inc. Housing and Services Resource Center from HHS/HUD partnership – and more!
CAAP special report: Declaring Racism as a Public Crisis – CAAP’s Statewide DEI Summit, Feb. 15-16 (keynote speaker announced & registration open)) – Leadership Barriers Hurt DIE Success (Forbes Magazine) – January is Poverty Awareness Month
CAAP announces the association’s new CEO – Member Spotlight: Lawrence County CAP’s Healthy Start Nutrition Center and Ag Lab – Blueprints voted Greene County’s Best Employment Agency & Best Overall Business – Upcoming CAAP webinars – and more!
Impact Story: Frederick CAA Turkey Distribution & COVID Vaccine Clinic – Agency Spotlight: Harford CAA receives 2021 Chamber of Commerce award – Free MCAP Master Class: MCAP Community Action Month Symposium (open for participation by CAAs in other states) – Network News – Tips & Tools – and more!
CAAP’s Statewide DEI Summit (Feb. 15-16) – Special CAAP DEI webinar: Daryl Davis: The Story of One Man Who Converted Hundreds of KKK Members (Dec. 7) – How to Continue Your Diversity Initiatives in 2022 (Entrepreneur magazine) – December is Universal Human Rights Month
Ribbon cutting for Intergenerational Center (Delmarva Community Services) – Agency Spotlight: Ribbon cutting for GCCAC’s rural, scattered site mixed income family development – CAC of Howard County retiring after 32 years – Free MCAP Master Class: COVID19, Anxiety and Self Care (open for participation by CAAs in other states) – Network News – Tips & Tools
A Success Story Keeping Teens Safe: BCAP’s “Teen Takeover” To Combat Youth Violence
In memoriam for former CAC executive director – 2021 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards presented (view the ceremony & program book) – Agency Highlight: Union-Snyder CAA’s Community Needs Assessment – Upcoming CAAP webinars – and more!
Community Action Impact Story from HSP of Carroll County – Agency Spotlight: Community Assistance Network – UPO volunteer wins national AARP award – Free MCAP Master Class: Addressing Health Equity: Strategies for Implementation (open for participation by CAAs in other states) – Building Movement Project seeking nonprofits to test their race equity assessment tool – Financial ed resources from Maryland Auto Insurance – and more!
NASCSP’s virtual event celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Weatherization Assistance Program – State of the Field: Two-Generation Approaches to Family Well-Being (report with lessons learned from The Aspen Institute) – MCAP’s catalog of free Master Classes – OCS guidance on CSBG under the FY2022 Continuing Resolution – and more!
Watch CAAP’s Community Conversation on DEI – CAAP’s first statewide DEI Summit set for Feb. 2022 – Inclusion Requires More Than Hiring Diverse Talent (Inc. Magazine) – October is National Work and Family Month
The Food Security Issue: Successful food drives in collaboration with local partners & the community (Center for Community Action) – Community gardens offer fresh produce in a food desert (Fayette County CAA)
Allegheny County’s Community Health Hub Initiative – Child Tax Credit Awareness Resources from PA DCED – Upcoming events – CAAP October webinars – and more!
CAAP’s Community Action Conversation on DEI (Sept. 28) – Understanding Gender Pronouns and Why We Use Them (CAAP DEI Quick Clip) – CAAP is here to help agencies expand DEI Initiatives
Client success stories: From Mexico To York, PA: Anayancy’s Dream to Become Independent (Community Progress Council) – CARES Rent Relief PHFA Program: Undergoing cancer treatment while choosing between paying bills and expenses like school photos is a reality for some people during COVID-19 (Central Susquehanna Opportunities)
CSBG reauthorization introduced (NCAF announcement) – Agency for Community Empowerment of NEPA launches Workforce Initiative Program – Upcoming events – CAAP September webinars – and more!
Impact Story: Montgomery County Community Advocacy Institute graduate visits the White House to discuss CTC – Grand opening of CAC’s Bauder Education Center – GCCAC’s Family Development Credential program – 2021 Virtual MCAP Human Services Conference (Oct. 12-14) – Network News – Strengthening State and Local Economies in Partnership with Nonprofits from the National Council of Nonprofits – Racism and the Economy: Housing from the Federal Reserve Bank – and more!
Client success story from Northern Tier CAC: ESG program helps mother living in shed to escape domestic violence – Supports for Success program success stories with videos from Allegheny County DHS
CAAP’s Community Action Conversation on DEI (Sept. 28) – Easy-to-digest framework to help leaders understand the impacts of racism – DEI initiatives threatened as critical race theory debate escalates – CAAP is here to help agencies expand DEI Initiatives
SLHDA’s new agency name & mission statement – CAAP DEI Quick Clip: What are Microaggressions? – Upcoming events – CAAP August webinars – and more!
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)
Program success stories from CAPCC: Aiding Veterans – 3Gen client success story from CPC – Snapshot tool For assessing clients
CPCA selects new Executive Director – CAAP launches new website – Upcoming events – CAAP July webinars – and more!
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)
Two success stories from STEP, Inc.’s Weatherization Assistance Program – Five success stories from LCCA’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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
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!
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!
BCOC partnerships for housing assistance & Wheels2Work – CAPLANC’s Parents as Teachers program adapts to virtual engagement with families – PCSI’s Pardon Hub
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!
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!
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
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.
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
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!
2021 Management and Leadership Training Conference, Community Action Partnership (Feb. 3-5) – 2021 Winter Training Conference, NASCSP (March 8-12) – VirtualCAP RoundUP: A Unique Community Action Network Resource with PA DCED for providing each PA CAA with a subscription to RoundUP
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
Partnership MLTC Conference (Feb. 3-5) – NASCSP Winter Training Conference (March 8-12) – VirtualCAP RoundUP subscription provided to each CAA in PA by DCED
UPO’s Digital Equity Forum (virtual event on Jan. 14) – Voices from the Field: COVID-19 and Recession Surveys, Interviews, and Data from NAEH – Humane Housing and COVID-19 from Community Commons – UPO’s Annual MLK Jr. Memorial Breakfast (virtual event) with Sen. Cory Booker as keynote speaker (Jan. 15) – Strengthening the Executive Team from Bridgespan (online program) – and more!
Virtual celebration of CAAs 55th anniversary (Dec. 8) – COVID-19 winter planning resources for homeless system response – Investing in Future Leaders & Achieving Strategic Clarity: Online programs from Bridgespan with scholarship pool for nonprofits led by leaders of color (Dec. 15 deadline) – Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program grants (Feb 5 deadline) – Addressing Health Equity (MCAP online course) – Next Gen Community Action Leadership Training – and more!
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.
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!
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!
On August 18th, the Maryland Community Action Partnership is hosting an online workshop on The Impact of the Racial Divide. Participation from other states is welcomed.
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.
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!
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.
POSTPONED: 2020 CAAP Community Action Symposium & upcoming training events – CAAP’s COVID-19 webpage – 2020 Census Counts campaign & resources from the Community Action Partnership
CPC & CAC: Nonprofit Innovation Awards Finalists – 1-on-1 sessions with Community Action Partnership Census Team – Allegheny Co. DHS using tool to identify possible child abuse or neglect – LensCAAP video production – and more!
The Virginia Community Action Partnership has published its 2019 annual report to highlight the work of Virginia’s Community Action Agencies.
2020 CAAP Events – 2020 HHS Poverty Guidelines Released – 2020 Census Resources – LensCAAP video production – PHFA Executive Director to Retire
The Virginia Community Action Partnership’s 2020 Legislative Conference is being held from January 14–16. Several peer group meetings and roundtables are included along with two CAPLAW workshops and more!
CAC of Howard County success stories with Crisis Cooling and hazardous electrical situation – 2019 Weatherization Day Toolkit – 2G Messaging Tools – UCAP event involving volunteers building a playground with KaBOOM! – and more!
The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania’s 2019 Annual Conference is being held from October 8-10. The conference features nationally known keynote speakers, 20 workshop sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall and the CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards.
CAN partners with Baltimore Co. Sailing Center to provide free summer program for children – Post-Secondary Success for Justice-Involved Individuals (webinar recording and related material from the Aspen Institute) – Excellence in Action reception celebrating UPO staff and the retirement of Dana M. Jones, President and CEO of UPO – and more!
HSP of Carroll County awarded Governor’s Citation for further developing its Volunteer and Internship Program – Resources for National Weatherization Day (Oct. 30) – The Value of Internal Program Monitoring in Community Action (Sept. 10 webinar) – State LIHEAP Fact Sheets 2019 – New Executive Director’s Institute – UPO’s Strengths-Based Leadership Certificate Program for Family Workers – and more!
CAPLAW’s Tips for CAAs and Head Start in Responding to ICE Inquiries – Prosperity Now’s Health is Wealth Network – 2019 New Executive Director’s Institute – UPO’s Strengths-Based Leadership Certificate Program for Family Workers – RX Racial Healing Workshop with Dr. Gail Christopher – and more!
Bill Introduced to Boost Tax Credits for Working Families – Tools & Articles Available for Engaging Fathers – Strengths-Based Leadership Certificate Program through the United Planning Organization – Transforming Perspectives: The Community Action Poverty Simulation (June 26 webinar)
STEP hosts PA Senator’s Poverty Listening Tour – SLHDA’s new executive director – Access presentations from CAAP/DCED’s Annual Community Action Symposium – Nominations being accepted for 2019 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards – Concerns raised with proposed PA legislation cutting the time a tenant has to vacate after an eviction ruling
The Virginia Community Action Partnership’s 2019 Workshop Conference is being held from June 10–13. Workshops, Peer Group Discussions and Roundtables are included. VA DHCD will be conducting Weatherization meetings and workshops.
The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2019 Human Services Conference from May 6-9 in Hunt Valley, MD. More than 40 workshops are being offered grouped in five tracks.
CAAP’s Community Action Month video – PA Sentate Democrats Kick-Off MLK Legacy in Action: 30 Days of Action Against Poverty and Economic Insecurity in the name of Dr. King – Study Reveals Local Public Universities are an Important Opportunity for Low-income Students – Upcoming events
The West Virginia Community Action Partnership’s 2019 Education Conference is being held from April 29 – May 1. An all-day Opioid Crisis Symposium will be followed by two days of workshops grouped under four tracks: Family – Community – Agency – Weatherization. And WVCAP Awards will be presented in three categories.
CAC of Howard County’s Healthy Families, Healthy Children Program – NPTP event for Region 3 certified ROMA professionals (July 11-12) – News & Tools – Upcoming events including 2019 MCAP Human Services Conference (May 6-9) – MCAP network job openings
New CEO for Westmoreland Community Action – Legislation to increase minimum wage introduced in PA – 2019 CAAP Annual Conference (Oct. 7-9) – Financial Vulnerability of American Households (2019 Prosperity Now Scorecard) – PA legislation introduced to incentivize private investment in new and existing affordable housing – and more
Allegany HRDC staff completes online homelessness training – MCAP’s online tracking of state legislative bills – News & Tools – Upcoming events including 2019 MCAP Human Services Conference – MCAP network job openings
Learn how to support the 2020 Census to avoid the serious community- and state-level consequences related to an under-count of vulnerable populations – Community Action Program Spotlights – and more!
Montgomery County CAA hosts “Nuts and Bolts of Advocacy” workshop – New Prosperity Now Scorecard – News & Tools – Upcoming Events – MCAP network job openings
PA’s Human Services Data Dashboard – Free online resource that helps U.S. immigrants apply for citizenship – Pennsylvania paying the lowest minimum wage in this part of the country (see interactive map of minimum wages by state and city) – Effects of longest government shutdown on federal safety net programs
The Virginia Community Action Partnership has published its 2018 annual report to highlight the work of Virginia’s Community Action Agencies.
2019 MCAP Legislative Day (Feb. 19) and Legislative Priorities – MCAP partnering with Public Service Network to offer members customized media campaign building and distribution – Upcoming events – MCAP network job openings – and more!
2018 Farm Bill passed…but administration’s proposed rule may undermine SNAP benefits (Jan. 9 webinar on campaign to stop this change) – Learning Community applications due Jan. 9 – Childhood Trauma’s Lasting Legacy – Study Reveals Children Today Are Less Likely to Earn More Than Their Parents.
Wolf Administration to Distribute Free Naloxone on December 13 at Locations Across Pennsylvania – PA Guide on Treating Heroin and Opioid Addiction
CAA highlights – New 2Gen Housing Brief – CareerAdvance webinar (Dec. 12) – CHN insights on 2018 election and public charge – Bridgespan report on Success of Young People Climbing the Income Ladder in Rural America – Upcoming events – MCAP network job openings – and more!
WCA CEO retiring after more than 29 years of service – 2019 CAAP Community Action Conference and 22nd Annual Self-Sufficiency Awards (Oct. 7-9) – Winter Is Coming: What It Means for Low-Income Americans – Bridging the Gap Between SNAP & Medical Assistance Enrollment in PA
CAA highlights – MCAP partnership helps members with discounted media distribution services – Aspen Postsecondary Success for Partners Initiative – Opportunity Zones for low-income communities – NCRC’s analysis of proposed CRA revisions – Upcoming events – MCAP network job openings – and more!
Washington County CAC’s Costa Rican Treehouse Raffle – CHN asking for input on proposed rules changing U.S, immigration system – Prosperity Now’s Financial Coaching Program Design Guide – Weatherization Day Toolkit from NASCSP – and more!
National and state-level poverty data release – PA Supreme Court unanimously repeals Act that eliminated General Assistance grants 2018 – 2018 PA Collaborative Conference (Oct. 3-5) – October 30 is Weatherization Day – National Community Action Partnership event updates
Resources from MCAP’s Roundtable on Storytelling – CAA fundraising at M&T Bank Stadium – News & Tools inc. Succession Planning for High-Performing CEOs, The State of Homelessness in America Report Building Blocks Out of Poverty Fact Sheet Use of Technology in Fight Against Opioid Crisis – and more!
UPO wins Community Action Award for Excellence – SHORE UP! Education Lab featured in 2016 CSBG National Performance Update – Mobility from Poverty podcast – Healthiest Communities (interactive database) – Advancing Advancing Racial Equity Within Nonprofit Organizations (report) – MDRC seeking innovative employment programs for evaluation project – and more!
NTCAC’s affordable housing project – What It Means to Be Low-Income in America – CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards: 2017 award ceremony video and 2018 nomination process
CAC-HC: Front and center during flood relief efforts – CFE Fund RFP to integrate banking access into programs for high school youth – MCAP board engagement and recruitment roundtable – CAA Highlights – News & Tools
The work of Community Action is like planting a garden – ORCCA launches CASA case monitoring program – Community Action fundraiser showcases power of change inc. two client videos – ORCCA raises $16K through Iron Chef fundraiser – New housing option for teens aging out of foster care – Focus on aging and poverty from Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
May 15 is primary election day in Pennsylvania – Information on U.S. Senate and House plus PA Governor and Lieutenant Governor races – Sample ballots, polling place information, and link to check voter registration status.
May is Community Action Month: Toolkit with informational video and hashtags – Agency Spotlights: CPC success story, FCCAA Campus of Services and Republic Food Enterprise Center, SLHDA distributes 5,700 children’s books est. value $42,800 – CAAP Journey To Self-Sufficiency video
The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2018 Human Services Conference from May 1-3 in Annapolis, MD. More than 40 workshops are being offered.
The Virginia Community Action Partnership’s January 2018 Legislative Conference is being held from January 17–19 in Richmond, Virginia. Workshops topics include “Doing Good With More: A Model for Social Enterprise” and VHDA grant opportunities for “Strategic Housing Programs and Initiatives.”
WCA awarded $780,800 for its growing social enterprise – Special grant opportunity for PA CAAs – BCOC recognized on the U.S. House floor this week (view video of Congressman Fitzpatrick’s speech) – and more!
West Virginia Community Action Partnership has issued a Call for Presenters for its 2018 Annual Education Conference being held from April 23-25 in Charleston, WV. Deadline for submissions is December 31, 2017.
The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania is excited to announce the release of our new poverty report, which we put together in collaboration with the Coalition on Human Needs. Poverty and Progress gives a concise overview of the progress we have made in Pennsylvania in our efforts to reduce poverty. Recommended actions are included for Congress and President Trump.
CAP’s Kids involved with restoring and maintaining city parks – 2017 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award winners – myCOMPASS PA: Pennsylvania’s Benefits Made Easier – Notable people excelling in their field of work and got their start in the VISTA program – National Weatherization Day toolkit and 5 ways to increase Weatherization Day efforts.
The Alliance for Nonprofit Resources, the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations are proud to be teaming up to present the 2017 collaborative conference. 34 workshops will be presented through eight workshop tracks.
The Cornerstone: Single-point of entry for homeless services – Economic cost of feminine hygiene products – Community Action Southwest changes name to Blueprints – Veteran Back Pack Project – Weatherization Day Toolkit – and more!