Announcements – War on Poverty Celebration Training, Berneitha McNair Consulting (Jan. 25-29 daily sessions) – COVID-19 Resources – DEI Resources inc. Brookings Institute looking for partners for effort to find solutions for housing devaluation in Black-majority neighborhoods (up to $1M in prize funds) – 7 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Your Office from Nine to Five
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2021 Virtual Winter Legislative Conference is being held from January 25-29. The conference includes daily plenary sessions, workshops under five focused tracks and roundtable sessions. Political commentator, comedian and writer John Fugelsang will be the closing speaker.
Announcements – Generations in the Workplace (Jan. 19 webinar hosted by MCA’s Social and Racial Justice Team) – Apps that Address Food Insecurity (Feb 3 online demo event from TechSoup) – COVID-19 Resources inc. vaccine guidance for employers – National Day of Racial Healing (Jan. 19 – see template for creating Racial Healing and Racial Equity Proclamations) – and more!
2021 OACAA Virtual Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 25-29) inc. workshop schedule & registration – OH CAA news items inc. Ohio CAA efforts through $50M Home Relief Grant
Announcements inc. MCA encourages its member to apply to serve on MI bi-partisan commission to educate the public on COVID-19 vaccine – MCA’s Social and Racial Justice Team training series (3rd Tues. of each month, Jan-April) – COVID-19 vaccine facts & FAQs – Resources on blocking mobile attacks & social engineering red flags – National Day of Racial Healing (Jan. 19) – and more!
Call for Speakers/Content Submission Survey for IACAA Virtual Conference (May 2021) – IACAA’s January/February training calendar – CAPLAW’s COVID-19 web resources – 2021 Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program trainings
IN-CAA’s Indiana Institute for Working Families urges increased predatory lending protections during the pandemic –Life Skills Program success story from Area IV Agency on Aging and Community Action Programs – CAPWI receives grant for remote vehicle starters for its Mobility for Area Citizens program – REAL Services initiates computer classes for foster grandparents – and more!
Announcements – CAAs in the news – Upcoming events including two free on-demand tech presentations – Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope (MCA book recommendation) – Guidance on interim rule requiring COVID-19 vaccine insurance coverage requirement – Employer payroll tax credits available for COVID-219 relief
OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!
Announcements inc. post-election wrap-ups – Work from home resources – Upcoming webinars – 2B Inclusive Diversity Leadership Academy – Protecting workers in traditional office settings
Announcements – MI CAAs in the News – 2020 Michigan Cybersecurity Conference (Nov. 12) – Crisis Toolkit to assist people experiencing various sorts of hard times – Microsoft remote work resources – and more!
Virtual Summit: Stronger Together: Building an Energy Efficiency Workforce (Nov. 6) – Upcoming IACAA webinars – IACAA’s 2020 Virtual Conference survey – and more!
Ohio CAAs receive CARES Act funding for rent, mortgages, water & sewer – OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!
Hoosier women sound the alarm on the economic impacts of COVID-19 (IIWF surveys & interviews) – Fall/Winter IN-CAA trainings – Pace CAA holds “Swag Bag” event – Hoosier Uplands receives $50K for affordable housing construction/rehab – CAPWI thanks its long-term employees
Join Michigan Community Action on Nov. 2nd for a special online screening of “Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America” followed by an empowering facilitated discussion and invitation to action. This free Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training is open to participation from all states. Please forward this invitation widely to staff, volunteers, and board members.
The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association has published its 2019 annual report, which reflects the efforts and annual results of Wisconsin’s Community Action Network.
MCA mourns the loss of two Michigan Community Action heroes – MCA’s Social and Racial Justice Team holding screening of PBS’ documentary Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America – How to Build Rapport While Wearing a Face Mask from SHRM – and more!
The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies is holding its 2020 Families of Distinction (Virtual) Watch Party on Sunday, Oct. 18th. Simply visit the IACAA Facebook page the day of the event to join the live IACAA watch party.
MCA Network Census Efforts A Success – FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund – 3 Ways to Motivate Your Team Through an Extended Crisis from the Harvard Business Review – Why we need to end the culture of “Cultural Fit” by Vu Lee, Executive Director of Nonprofit AF – and more!
The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies is holding its 2020 (Virtual) Annual Learning Conference from October 13-14. Four keynote sessions are featured as well as 24 workshops grouped in six tracks plus an operations track.
OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards nomination process underway – 2019 Exemplary Program Award winners – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!
MLPP Policy Forum: White Laws, Black Lives, and the Need to See Color (Oct. 5) – Mutual of America grants for Head Start school supplies – MCA Leadership Development Institute & Michigan CCAP Study Group – MCA Bridges Out of Poverty online training (Sept. 23 & 24) – Voter Suppression and the Right to Vote (Livestream from the Othering and Belonging Institute, Sept. 23)
Announcements inc. Access to MCA Virtual Summer Conference 2020 sessions – Mutual of America grants for Head Start school supplies – MCA Leadership Development Institute & Michigan CCAP Study Group – MCA covering registration for webinar on Updates to OMB Uniform Guidance (Wipfli) – MCA Bridges Out of Poverty online training (Sept. 23 & 24)
Tentative agenda for 2020 IACAA Virtual Conference, Oct. 13-14 – Upcoming IACAA webinars – Long-time IL executive director posthumously inducted into Association of Farmworker Programs Advocacy Hall of Fame – and more!
How Policy & Community Action Can Improve Consumer Protections & Financial Well-Being (IIWF e-learning series) – Two IN CAAs receive USDA Gold Level Award for WIC breastfeeding program – TRI-CAP & partners open 56-unit affordable housing complex – Brightpoint’s COVID-19 Express Loans for businesses – IHCDA magazine features COVID-19 efforts through Pace CAA – and more!
OACAA holding Virtual Town Hall with Ohio Secretary of State to learn how the Ohio Community Action Network can support voting in Ohio – Four Department Roundtables being convened by OACAA – OH CAA news items – and more!
OACAA supports Sen. Brown’s Public Health Crisis Resolution – OACAA statement of support for statewide mask mandate – Recordings of Summer Conference sessions and Virtual De-Escalation training for OACAA members – OH CAA news items
IIWF Action Alert on Federal COVID-19 relief package – Update on addressing payday lending in Indiana – Area IV Agency assists elderly victim of fraud to prevent evictions – Hoosier Uplands gives free STEM kits to students at six elementary schools – Solar energy systems donated for CAP homes – PACE CAA CEO gives keynote address at Virtual Wipfli National Training Conference
Michigan Community Action’s conference features 18 sessions plus Peer Group discussions over a period of six days (M, W, F the weeks of 8/3 and 8/10). Participation from other states is welcomed.
Announcements inc Community Action mourns the passing of John Lewis &.MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference 2020 (July 31 – Aug. 14) – Upcoming Grant – Social and Racial Justice Team being formed by MCA & MI Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity – Webinars/Trainings
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2020 Virtual Annual Summer Conference is being held from July 20-24. Participation from other states is welcomed! Join OACAA for a Virtual Platform Walk Through on July 15. Several plenary sessions are on the schedule along with workshops under five focused tracks.
Announcements inc. MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference 2020 (July 31 – Aug. 14) – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 Resources inc. Quiz on audit areas affected by COVID-19 – Remote Work Resources
2020 State of Poverty in Ohio Report – OACAA 2020 Virtual Summer Conference – OACAA statement on COVID-19 and racism – OH CAA news items
What policymakers must do to advance racial justice & commitment from IN-CAA – Advocating for nationwide paid-leave law – Brightpoint managing $200K CARES funds to prevent evictions – June 30 end of IN eviction moratorium may cause an “eviction cliff” – unGolf outing raises $15K – and more!
IACAA CARES T&T/A survey – IACAA’s Statement on Social Justice – Dismantling Systemic Racism webinar – IACAA Survey for input on moving toward a virtual conference
Announcements – Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Assessment tool – The Impact of Racism on Health & Well-Being of the Nation – Webinars/Trainings – Grants for Grassroots Groups Addressing Environmental Justice – COVID-19 Resources inc. Reopening Toolkit – Remote Work Resources
Announcements – 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 Resources inc. CDC Communications Toolkit for Limited-English-Proficient Populations, Contact tracing text message scams, & Managing stress associated with COVID-19 – and more!
MCA Statement about the Social Justice Roots of Our Movement and Anti-Racism – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Resources – Webinars/Trainings – Social Security fraud boosted by COVID-19 fears – How to embrace remote work with tried and true strategies – and more!
Announcements inc. MCA Summer Conference Going Virtual – Back to Workplace Readiness webinar series – Market Update webinar from Mutual of America – COVID-19 articles inc. Coping with stress, Workplace readiness for reopening & Tips for working remotely – and more!
CAPLAW Guidance on Re-opening – Exploring Equity Together: An Urgent Conversation (May 29 IACAA webinar) – DCEO/IACAA Collaboration Webinar Series available on YouTube – New eCourse for Community Action Fiscal Staff
Community Action Partnership releases two PSAs – Community Action: In This Together (OACAA video) – OACAA’s online submission form for developing CAA stories – 2020 OACAA Annual Summer Conference is going virtual (July 20-24) – OACAA’s efforts related to COVID-19 – Ohio Community Action Network News & Successes
Announcements – Microsoft Education Kit on end-user security – Virtual Team Morale Boosters – and more!
CFPB’s Complaint Database to help consumers – IIWF on how addiction affects mothers and children – Brightpoint receives nearly $200K to increase health insurance coverage for families – and more!
Announcements – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information inc. Coronavirus employer Compliance Forms & CDC decision tree for business reopening – Remote work resources
Announcements – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information inc. Back to Business Considerations in Wake of COVID – Remote work resources
The Indiana Community Action Association is conducting a six-part online training course to help managers learn how to check-in with their teams efficiently, hire great people, delegate with confidence and more.
Announcements – MI OSHA Workplace Improvement to Safety and Health Grant Program – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote work resources
Don’t miss OACAA’s new video: Community Action: In This Together – OACAA’s efforts related to COVID-19 include two reports with recommendations – Census 2020 update including Ohio challenged to have greater response rate than Michigan in friendly competition – Ohio Community Action Network News & Successes
IACAA awarded $400K from the Illinois COVID-19 Relief Fund – Upcoming IACAA remote learning events – DCEO/IACAA Collaboration Webinar Series available on YouTube – IACAA staff recommendations for webinars/podcast and interesting reads
COVID-19’s impact on legal aid and access to justice – COVID-19 efforts through Indiana CAAs including Express Loan fund for businesses – Managing to Change the World (virtual training event) – and more!
Beware of COVID-19 scams – Other announcements – Webinars/trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote work resources
MCA’s Greatest Need Fund surpasses $100K with 100% match from DTE Foundation – Other announcements – Webinars/trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote work resources
MCA’s Greatest Need Fund surpasses $50K and continues through April 16th with 100% match from DTE Foundation – Other announcements – Webinars/trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote work resources
MCA’s Greatest Need Fundraiser in partnership with DTE Foundation continues through 4/16: $16,700 raised as of 4/6 – Mutual of America Community Partnership Award Competition – Webinars/Trainings – COVID-19 information – Remote Work Resources – and more!
COVID-19 resources – INCAA’s IIWF current priorities include keeping up-to-date on state and federal policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic – IN-CAA receives $286,000 from Vectren’s Share the Warmth program – and more!
Highlights from Michigan Community Action’s Weekly Update: MCA’s Greatest Need Fund: Donations matched by DTE Foundation – COVID-19: FFCRA requirements –10 ways to stay social at a distance – What to do right now: Social Media – Remote Work Resources
Recordings of Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies training webinars can be accessed on IACAA’s YouTube channel.
2020 IACAA Conference postponed to October – Upcoming IACAA remote learning opportunities – Recordings of DCEO/IACAA Collaboration webinars on IACAA YouTube Channel – IACAA staff recommendations for continued learning while working at home – VirtualCAP RoundUP: Brighten Your Days! Helpful Medicine for a Difficult Time
OACAA Operations COVID-19 Statement & Resources for Community Action COVID-19 Response – New executive directors for five Ohio CAAs – and more!
Indiana reps urge support for federal Pregnant Workers Fairness Act – Area IV & Brightpoint set to open new affordable living options – SIEOC chosen to operate United Way Emergent Needs Fund – Pace empowers girls through STEM camp scholarships – Pace’s Boys & Beyond Summer Camp for grades 4 and 5 – Pace CAA Associate Director retiring after 40 years of service – and more!
OACAA’s 2020 Community Action Leadership Training – Census 2020 resources – SELF’s Employer Resource Network – Great Lake CAP’s YouthBuild Program – CAA of Columbiana County’s shuttle bus service – and more!
IIWF Inside the Statehouse blog adding live broadcasts during 2020 IN General Assembly session – Pace offers scholarships for former Head Start students – Social media networking effort for IN CAAs – and more!
2020 IACAA Annual Conference Registration (April 26-28) – Info on IACAA’s 2020 Families of Distinction Award Criteria – New CAA Director Orientation (April 9-10) – Upcoming IACAA training events – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2020 Winter Legislative Conference is being held from January 29-31. The conference includes legislative visits, movie viewing of PBS Frontline’s Poor Kids documentary, several featured speakers, 2019 Exemplary Program Awards and nearly twenty workshops under four specialized tracks.
OACAA’s 2020 Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 29-31) – Census 2020 resources – December OACAA press releases – GLCAP receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund grant – MVCAP’s Thanksgiving dinner serves 751 – $95K USDA grant to PICCA – and more!
2020 IIWF legislative priorities – IN-CAA, IIWF thank Governor Holcomb for prioritizing protections for pregnant workers – Indiana receives a D in national debt-collection protection – Three IN CAAs announce grants – and more!
2020 IACAA Annual Conference (April 26-28): Call for Speakers and Content Survey – Info on IACAA’s 2020 Families of Distinction Application – Upcoming IACAA training events
Ohio’s Operation Warm: Coats for Kids Initiative – Nomination process for OACAA’s 2019 Exemplary Program Awards – Hard-to-Count Census Resources from the Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition – OACAA’s member Survey for its 2020 T&TA Plan – 2020 OACAA Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 29-31) – OACAA Network News & Successes
IIWF policy briefs on promoting an inclusive, thriving workplace – Pace opens fourth Health Connection Clinic – Grants to Brightpoint to increase health enrollment outreach and health literacy activities – TRI-CAP offers mobile mammography event – Covering Kids and Families Indiana helps clients with healthcare Marketplace open enrollment
Learn how OACAA is working to support the 2020 Census – Nomination process and criteria for OACAA’s 2019 Exemplary Program Awards – LCCAA creates student-fun bike shop – Impact Community Action providing services through eviction-prevention fund established by the City of Columbus – CAA of Columbiana County awarded $300K to expand oral health services – and more!
IIWF has released its report, Financial Drain: Payday Lenders Extract Millions from Hoosier Communities. See the report’s key findings and access the full report plus additional material on payday lending from IIWF.
IIWF report on Indiana’s payday-lending crisis – All of Indiana now served by Covering Kids and Families – Success story from Area IV’s Business Expansion and Entrepreneurship Development Program – Hoosier Uplands awards scholarships to pursue higher ed in the social services, health or education field – and more!
The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies has published its 2018 annual report.
Homelessness, affordable housing goal of roundtable – Community Action to inform local agencies about 211 service – Tips by OACAA’s Fiscal Director on streamlining your board financial reporting process – OACAA issues an annual report toolkit for its members – and more!
The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association’s 2019 Poverty Matters! Conference was held from September 11-12. See information on more than 30 workshops that were offered under six tracks.
MVCAP raises over $40K for shooting victim’s family (learn more and donate) – Cincinnati-Hamilton County CAA partners with Legal Aid to educate residents on renters’ rights – OACAA’s executive director appointed to Ohio’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission & interviewed on generational poverty in Ohio – OACAA issues special edition of its newsletter in response to the tragedies in Dayton and El Paso – and more!
Upcoming IACAA trainings inc. *Data Basics webinar (Sept. 18) – Region V New Executive Director Orientation – IACAA offering Data Consulting, Trauma-Informed Care Training – *Marketing and Branding Techniques for CAAs (Sept. 11 webinar) [*open to participation from other states]
Importance of making the Census count for Community Action – Action urged by IN-CAA conference speakers – NCCAA’s Summer Camp Program – Brightpoint’s Covering Kids and Families program – LHDC recruiting for Head Start Program Director – and more!
2019 MCA Summer Conference Highlights – MCA Leadership Development Institute – MCA CCAP Study Group – Discounts to MCA affiliate staff and family members for Capella University FlexPath Programs – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies has published its 2018 annual report that highlights the need, the reach, and the collective impact of Ohio’s Community Action Network.
LCCAA HS kids show gains, especially in math – WOCAP providing supportive services for mixed-income housing development – C-HC CAA HS teacher publishes “I Love School” book – 2018 OACAA Annual Report – and more!
Online survey being used to gain nominations for vacant IACAA board position – Planning has begun for 1st Annual IACAA Poverty Conference – Upcoming IACAA training events – IACAA offering Data Consulting, Trauma-Informed Care Training – ROMA training
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2019 Annual Summer Conference is being held from July 24-26. More than twenty workshops are being offered through five educational tracks.
MCA’s 2019 Summer Conference will be held from July 23-25. More than 70 workshop sessions are being offered through ten tracks.
The Minnesota Community Action Partnership’s 2019 Training Conference will be held from July 22-25. More than 90 workshops are being offered focusing on eight tracks. Links to handout material are included for many sessions.
$100K in water bill assistance awarded by CAPE since 2017 – Brightpoint receives grant for Our HEALing Kitchen classes – Area IV meets multiple needs fro man seeking help with in-home health care – Indiana’s Gateway to Work reporting requirements for Medicaid recipients – and more!
Ohio CAAs helping with recovery from Memorial Day tornadoes – Lifeline, Inc.’s annual awards dinner – Pike CAC’s Senior Companion recognition dinner – CAA of Columbiana County’s Preschool in the Park program – OACAA’s State of Poverty in Ohio 2019 report – Registration open for OACAA’s Annual Summer Conference
MCA/BCAEO Joint Annual Summer Conference (July 22-25) – Boosting the EITC Can Help Fill Workforce Gap, Op-Ed by MCA Executive Director – CAAC’s Dual Affordable Housing/Job Training Project – Wayne Metro CAA receives Congressional shout out – Grant to MCA to promote Complete 2020 Census count – MCA working to broaden impact of its Community Action Awards – Discounted Capella University degree programs for MI CAA staff and family members – and more!
State specific techniques to help expand LIHEAP outreach – IACAA offering Data Consulting, Trauma-Informed Care Training – DCEO/IACAA Collaborative Webinar Series – FCD Specialist Recertification & ROMA Training – Meeting space available at IACAA
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with the Strategic Research Group, has released its 2019 State of Poverty in Ohio Report. The report combines a clear narrative, easy-to-understand infographics, and data tables to illustrate the experience of poverty in our state. By first understanding why different factors create barriers, Ohio can then create solutions to overcome those barriers.
GLCAP’s Marine Trade Apprenticeship Program – Pike County Job Fair Expo – Congressional testimony by former Community Action Head Start grandparent – WOCAP’s Bike Rodeo – Community Action Partnership’s Census 2020 web page – OACAA’s Annual Summer Conference (July 24-26)
LHDC names City of Cannelton the 2019 Community Partner Award winner – Area IV Agency celebrates the success of BEED Program participant – TRI-CAP announces the recipient of the Jane Chappell Spirit of Community Action Award – Pace announces 2019 Judith K. Bobe Scholarship recipients – and more!
IL Lt. Gov. salutes IACAA after receiving Legislator of the Year Award – IACAA offering data consulting, Trauma-Informed Care Training & Webinar Wednesdays – 2019 IACAA Families of Distinction video – FCD Specialist Recertification Training – and more!
The Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies is holding its 2019 Annual Learning Conference from May 6-8. Featuring 16 workshops grouped in six tracks. ICAA’s Families of Distinction Banquet and an Awards Luncheon are also part of the conference.
2019 IACAA Annual Conference – Income Qualified Southern EE Advisory Meeting – Dr. Dalitso Sulamoyo presented as a panelist at National Community Action Immigration Summit – and more!
CAA noting 54 years in service – WorkAdvance 2.0 builds on success of Goodwill Industries and MYCAP pilot program – CCAP’s CANstruction – OACAA’s onsite technical assistance training offerings through OCATO and more!
CAA executive directors help defeat SB 613 that would have expanded payday and subprime lending in Indiana – How a CAP client began a career that brought him to the IN-CAA team – CAA events – IN Office of Community and Rural Affairs accepting 2019 CDBG applications
MCA’s Day at the Capitol is being held on May 2nd. The agenda includes Client and Volunteer Award presentations, meetings with state legislators and a lunch buffet with state legislators and staff.
OACAA has partnered with OSU John Glenn College of Public Affairs to bring our members this training series suitable for aspiring, emerging, and experienced leaders in the Community Action Network. This series includes five full-day workshops spread out over five months.
Allegan County CAA housing project – MCA’s training for front-line staff – CEDAM seeking Americorps hosts – Discounted Capella University degree programs for MI CAA staff and family members – and more!