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July 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

COVID-19 Community Assessment Update Template and #MyVoiceMatters Webinar Series from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

June 10th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Episode 1 of MASSCAP video series: Service and Recovery in the Time of COVID-19 – CAAs open and ready to serve in Massachusetts – MASSCAP’s FY21 Public Policy Priorities – Highlights of MA CAA addressing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic – and more!

June 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Community Action Academy eCourse for Fiscal Staff – Customizable CAA Commercial for TV Broadcast & Social Media – #MyVoiceMatters Webinar Series from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

June 3rd Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights inc. op-ed by CAFCA’s executive director – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

May 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Policies in Practice webinar series from CAPLAW – Upcoming ROMA certification and recertification processes – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

May 6th Newsletter – CAFCA

New Name for ABCD, Inc. – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

April 28th Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action is Open During COVID-19 – CAAs serving residents during COVID-19 – Connecticut’s COVID-19 resources

April 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Policies in Practice webinar series from CAPLAW – Upcoming ROMA certification and recertification process – COVID-19 T/TA & Resources – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

April 7th Newsletter – MASSCAP

MASSCAP video: #CommunityActionWorks – CAAs open and ready to serve in Massachusetts – Highlights of CAA efforts in MA during the COVID-19 pandemic – and more!

March 25th Newsletter – MASSCAP

MASSCAP’s message on CAAs responding to the COVID-19 pandemic – MASSCAP’s State Budget Priorities – WCAC fuel assistance success story

February 2020 Newsletter – CAFCA

NECAP 2020 Presidential Forum – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – Community Events – National & Regional Events

February 11th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Honoring our Champions – MASSCAP’s READYGO Initiative: Readying Educators And Developing Young Children for Great Outcomes – Public Programs Reduce Poverty (MASSCAP data) – MASSCAP’s State Funding Priorities

2019 Annual Report – CAFCA

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

December 23rd Newsletter – MASSCAP

Updated MASSCAP report: Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward for the Children and Families of Massachusetts – Statewide kickoff of the VITA program and Earned Income Tax Assistance Awareness Day (Jan. 31) – Public Policy Briefing at the Massachusetts State House (Feb. 5)

December 3rd Newsletter – MASSCAP

Massachusetts Community Action Facts – MASSCAP’s four broad public policy goals – Summary of MASSCAP’s latest forum on poverty and opportunity held in conjunction with two CAAs – MASSCAP’s Comprehensive Job Readiness Curriculum Guide

2020 Presidential Forum – NECAP

The New England Community Action Partnership’s 2020 Presidential Forum is being held from Jan. 16-17 in Manchester, NH. All presidential candidates have been invited to share their vision for achieving the American dream of a good quality of life and the opportunity to thrive, free from the hardships of poverty. The forum will also focus on public policies that reduce economic disparities and foster healthy, resilient, and sustainable communities, featuring Professor Kathryn J. Edin, author of $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, Dr. john a. powell, Director, Othering & Belonging Institute, UC Berkeley, and other policy experts.

October 2019 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Fed. Registrar Notice for the CSBG Annual Report (60-day comment period & Oct. 17 OCS webinar) – CAPLAW’s free video training series for CAA Boards & opportunity to join the video series focus group – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

October 2019 Newsletter – CAFCA

More than over 100 CAA staff members complete Community Health Worker training – Community Action Highlights – Items of Interest – Community Events

September 2019 Newsletter – CAFCA

CAFCA at the Community Action Partnership’s 2019 Annual Convention – Community Action Highlights – Items of Interest – Community Events

August 2019 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Region 1 ROMA Community of Practice (CoP) webinar – CAPLAW executive director transition – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

2018 Annual Report – MASSCAP

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action has published its 2018 annual report: Finding the Way Forward Together.

August 21st Newsletter – MASSCAP

Massachusetts Community Action Facts – 2018 MASSCAP Annual Report – MASSCAP’s top priorities were included the FY20 state budget – Sampling of MA CAA community initiatives – MASSCAP’s Comprehensive Job Readiness Curriculum Guide

June 28th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Income Inequality in MA – MA state legislative items on Bridging the Wage Gap…Strengthening Families through Affordable & Accessible Early Education and Care…Creating a Foundation for Economic Opportunity – MASSCAP FY20 Public Policy Priorities – EHS success story – MASSCAP’s Comprehensive Job Readiness Curriculum Guide

ROMA Professionals in the Field Webinar – Region I RPIC

The Association of Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers is working to establish the baselines of ROMA implementation using a checklist they call a ROMA Audit. Barbara Mooney shares experiences from NCRPs across the country who have been using the ROMA Audit tool, and what changes (outcomes) they have identified because of ROMA at their agency.

June 3rd Newsletter – MASSCAP

MA Facts – MA state legislative items on Bridging the Wage Gap…Strengthening Families through Affordable & Accessible Early Education and Care…Creating a Foundation for Economic Opportunity – MASSCAP FY20 Public Policy Priorities – EHS success story

2019 Conference – NNECAP

The Northern New England Community Action conference is being held from May 14-17. Twenty-four workshop sessions are on the agenda.

May 2nd Newsletter – MASSCAP

MA Poverty Facts – The EITC and CTC have kept 150,000 people out of poverty in MA by helping them to bridge the wage gap – MASSCAP advocating for an increase in state funding for VITA by $800,000 = $10,000 for each of the 80 VITA sites

April 18th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Massachusetts poverty facts and webinar recording – MASSCAP FY20 public policy priorities on Bridging the Wage Gap, Strengthening Families through Affordable & Accessible Early Education and Care and Creating a Foundation for Economic Opportunity – VITA & EITC success story – MA Supplemental Fuel Assistance allocation

March 2019 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

CAFCA Executive Director Retires & Position Announcement – Spring Region 1 ROMA Community of Practice (CoP) Session – The Learning Community’s Webinar Wednesdays – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

February 26th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Heating Help Programs Reduce Poverty: MASSCAP seeking $30M state resources for fuel assistance Warmth is a Necessity: Story of elderly couple living on fixed income.

February 13th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Data on how public programs reduce poverty – MASSCAP promoting state funding in five priority areas – Collaboration Matters: MASSCAP’s 2019 VITA Kickoff – Continuing the Conversation

Massachusetts Community Action Trust Fund

Establishing a Community Action Trust Fund is part of Massachusetts HD.783 (proposed): An Act to address inequality, promote opportunity, and end poverty. Plus MA State House News Service coverage and MASSCAP’s 2018 Poverty Report reflecting the long-lasting impact of anti-poverty policies.

January 2019 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Region 1 ROMA Community of Practice – Apply now! CAP Learning Community – National T/TA Opportunities – CAPLAW Resources: Crosswalk of CSBG Org Standards & HS Perf Standards and Training & Orientation Tool for Tripartite Boards

2018 Annual Report – CAFCA

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

December 13th Newsletter – Massachusetts Association for Community Action

MASSCAP ACTION ALERT: Urgent Need for Fuel Assistance – MASSCAP asks Gov. Baker and the state of MA for $30M in supplemental budget – Heating Help Programs reduce poverty – Heating Help Programs are Health and Safety Programs – Videos featuring Heating Help assistance recipient and Statewide Heating Help Programs Kickoff

November 19th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Poverty Jeopardizes Health – Programs Remove Obstacles & Improve Health – Making a Difference: Focusing on the Social Determinants of Health – Continuing the Conversation

2017 Annual Report – MASSCAP

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action has published its 2017 annual report to highlight the work of Massachusett’s Community Action Agencies.

October 31st Newsletter – MASSCAP

Poverty is a story of low wage work – Ideas on addressing transportation challenges – Making Our Voices Heard: Ways to take action – Continuing the Conversation

2018 Southern New England Community Action Conference

The 2018 Southern New England Community Action conference will be held from October 22-23. Eighteen workshops will be offered through five tracks: Management & Organizational Leadership, Social Determinants of Health, Performance Management, Board Governance & Leadership, and Poverty Trends & Advocacy.

September 18, 2018 Newsletter – MASSCAP

Nancy Wagman, author of MASSCAP’s report: Obstacles on the Road to Opportunity: Finding a Way Forward – Policy choices from the past still have an impact today – Two positive steps toward equal opportunity – Continuing the conversation

2018 NNECAP Conference

The 2018 Northern New England Community Action conference is being held from May 15-18. Twenty-four workshop sessions are being held.

March 2018 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Upcoming Webinars – Two items from CAPLAW: Glossary of Community Action Acronyms and Case Study on democratic selection of low-income board members – Upcoming events

FY19 Public Policy Priorities – MASSCAP

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action has released a fact sheet outlining its FY19 public policy initiatives under four priority areas. A breakfast briefing is being held on February 6 at the Massachusetts State House.

January 2018 Newsletter – CAAP

2018 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines – 12 PA CAAs awarded $1.66M in NAP tax credits – Brief PA budget update – CAAP video – Study released on racial discrimination in the hiring process – and more!

Strategic Plan, FY18-FY20 – MASSCAP

The Massachusetts Association for Community Action’s FY18-FY20 Strategic Plan includes​ a summary of MASSCAP’s strategic planning process, three-year practical vision, and planned actions for each strategy.

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.

2018 Issues Forum – NECAP

The New England Community Action Partnership’s 2018 Issues Forum is being held from Jan. 19-20 in Cambridge, MA. Eight sessions are on the agenda.

2017 Southern New England Community Action Conference

The 2017 Southern New England Community Action conference will be held from October 2-3 in North Falmouth, MA. Eighteen workshops will be offered through five tracks: Board Governance, CAA Best Practices and Applications, Management and Leadership Development, Organizational Standards, and ROMA Next Generation.