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Virtual Summit – Maryland Community Action Partnership

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

March 2020 Newsletter – CAAP

POSTPONED: 2020 CAAP Community Action Symposium & upcoming training events – CAAP’s COVID-19 webpage – 2020 Census Counts campaign & resources from the Community Action Partnership

February 2020 Newsletter – CAAP

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!

2019 Annual Report – VACAP

The Virginia Community Action Partnership has published its 2019 annual report to highlight the work of Virginia’s Community Action Agencies.

January 2020 Newsletter – CAAP

2020 CAAP Events – 2020 HHS Poverty Guidelines Released – 2020 Census Resources – LensCAAP video production – PHFA Executive Director to Retire

2020 Legislative Conference – VACAP

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!

October 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

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!

2019 Annual Conference – CAAP

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.

September 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

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!

August 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

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!

July/August 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

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!

June/July 2019 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

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)

May 31st Newsletter – CAAP

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

June 2019 Workshop Conference – VACAP

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.

2019 Human Services Conference – MCAP

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2018 Human Services Conference from May 6-9 in Hunt Valley, MD. More than 40 workshops are being offered grouped in five tracks.

May 2019 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

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

2019 Education Conference – WVCAP

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.

April 2019 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

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

March 2019 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

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

January 2019 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

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

2018 Annual Report – VACAP

The Virginia Community Action Partnership has published its 2018 annual report to highlight the work of Virginia’s Community Action Agencies.

December 2018 Newsletter – CAAP

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.

December 2018 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

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!

November 2018 Newsletter – CAAP

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

November 2018 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

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!

September 2018 Newsletter – CAAP

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

September 2018 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

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!

July 2018 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

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!

June 2018 Newsletter – CAAP

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

May/June 2018 Newsletter – Community Action Partnership of Oregon

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 2018 Newsletter – CAAP

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.

April 2018 Newsletter – CAAP

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

2018 Human Services Conference – MCAP

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.

2018 Legislative Conference – VACAP

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.”

Pennsylvania Poverty Report – CAAP and CHN

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.

October 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

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.

2017 Collaborative Conference – CAAP

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.

May 2017 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

Union-Snyder CAA Self-Sufficiency Program participant spotlight – Press release from NCAF on Trump Administration’s proposed budget – Dr. Stephen Pimpare at CAAP’s upcoming annual Community Action Symposium – Budget Day of Action to Demand a People’s Budget for PA – and more!

2017 Education Conference – WVCAP

The West Virginia Community Action Partnership is holding its 2017 Education Conference, Evolving Through Change, from May 1-3 in Charleston, WV.

Empowering Your Board for Success – CAPLAW

In this webinar recording, we address the unique make-up of a CAA board and discuss techniques for improving board recruitment. We also explore ways to boost board member engagement by building and nurturing relationships with board members and managing seemingly unresponsive and/or contentious board members. We also discuss ways to keep your board focused on furthering and developing your organization’s strategy.

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2016

The Maryland Community Action Partnership has published the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2012 to help Maryland families and individuals make progress toward real economic security. Tables are included with county-specific information for 472 family types

New! PA Community Action Videos

CAAP is pleased to announce the release of three new videos created to share Community Action’s mission and impact with as many people as possible.

2016 Self-Sufficiency Awards – CAAP

The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania is proud to recognize eight individuals who represent astonishing resilience as well as two individuals who exhibit outstanding progress toward self-sufficiency.

MCAP 2016 Human Services Conference

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2016 Human Services Conference – Partners in Excellence from May 3-5 in Towson, MD.

Save-the-Date – 2016 WVCAP Education Conference

The 2016 West Virginia Community Action Partnership Education Conference will be held from May 2-4 in Charleston, WV. The featured speaker will be Jonathan Edison, Success Strategist. Nine workshop sessions will be held on topics including Customer Satisfaction, Succession Planning, Utilizing the Full ROMA Cycle in Planning, Collaborative Projects throughout Community Action, How to Deal with Difficult Clients and more!

November 2015 Newsletter – Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

National Weatherization Day success story, PA 2-11, PA budget impasse survey results, CAAP’s VISTA project, Additional utility assistance under PA Turn On Program, Nominations for 2016 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award and Distinguished Award, and 2016 CAAP Workshop Presenter application form.

MCAP 2015 Human Services Conference

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2015 Human Services Conference – Innovation: Changing with Time – from May 12-14 in Ellicott City, MD.

CAAP 2015 Annual Conference

The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania’s 2015 Annual Conference is being held on April 22nd & 23rd in Harrisburg, PA.

2014 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards

The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania is proud to present 14 individuals who demonstrate the accomplishments of self-determination as well as one individual who has exhibited superior progression toward self-sufficiency.

VACAP 2013 Annual Report

The Virginia Community Action Partnership has published its 2013 annual report to highlight the work of Virginia’s Community Action Agencies.

CAAP 2014 Distinguished Service Awards

The Community Action Association of Pennsylvania is seeking nominations from its members of individuals and organizations that enhance the lives of individuals and local communities through their involvement, innovation, leadership or advocacy, as well as personal and organizational generosity.

WVCAP 2012 Needs Assessment

West Virginia Community Action Partnership releases its statewide community needs assessment – Believing in West Virginia – Assess Needs. Connect People. Take Action.

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2012

The Maryland Community Action Partnership has published the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2012 to help Maryland families and individuals make progress toward real economic security.