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July 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Preparing CAA Boards for Emergency Governance & Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace COVID-19 Vaccinations from CAPLAW – Promoting Emergency Broadband Benefits from the Partnership – CSBG CARES resources – Upcoming national T/TA webinars – national & regional events

2020 Annual Report – CAFCA

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

July 14th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Continuing importance of CAA programs helping to stabilize lives beyond the pandemic – MA FY22 Budget prioritizes needs of the most vulnerable – Making a Difference: VITA program helps woman pay for professional recertification fee – and more!

2021 Legislative Update – CAFCA

CAFCA’s summary of bills passed during the 2021 Connecticut General Assembly session under these categories: Housing and Homelessness Support – Increasing Equity – Advancing Economic Opportunity – Additional Initiatives

June 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

CT energy assistance deadline extended to June 15 – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest inc. CAM op-ed by CT CAA executive director & CT CAA meets with U.S. Senator and Congressman to promote passage of Pres. Biden’s American Families Plan – National & Regional Events

May 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Lifting the Low-Income Voice: Community Action Agencies Discuss Democratic Selection Procedures in the Pandemic (CAPLAW 5/20 webinar) – CAM Toolkit – Leadership coaching and technical Assistance from peer experts through the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events

May 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

Free VITA tax preparation through CT CAAs – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest inc. CT legislature appoint commission to study racism as public health crisis & CT State Treasurer’s proposal to invest in children born into poverty – National & Regional Events

April 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Cybersecurity and Data Protection (CAPLAW webinar) – Raising the Low-Income Voice: Case Studies in Democratic Selection Procedures from CAPLAW – Achieving Equitable Outcomes for Families Learning Community Group & Community Action Month Toolkit from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events

April 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

CT CAAs offering free tax preparation through VITA – Community Action Highlights inc. New Opportunities, Inc. appoints new CEO with James Gatling retiring after 42 years & TEAM, Inc.’s press conference with Cong. Rosa DeLauro and CT. Lt. Governor – News Items of Interest inc. Benefits cliff could be issue with CT’s minimum wage hike – National & Regional Events

March 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Employer Operations In a Pandemic & Beyond (CAPLAW webinar, March 17) – Funding the Vision! How Integrating Fiscal, Program and Agency Planning Staff Leads to Success (RPIC I virtual panel discussion) – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events

March 11th Newsletter – MASSCAP

Increased importance of CAA programs helping to stabilize lives during the pandemic – MASSCAP’s FY22 Public Policy Priorities – Making a Difference: MA CAA’s VITA program helps single mother open daycare business – and more!

March 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

CAFCA COVID PSA – CT CAAs offering energy assistance & free tax preparation (press releases) – Community Action Highlights inc. CAFCA op-ed advocating for $5m for flexible Client Support Fund – News Items of Interest – National & Regional Events

February 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

New CSBG Annual Report Tools from NASCSP – Virtual Dialogue: The Phases of Collective Impact recording from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events

February 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

CT CAAs Offering Free Tax Preparation Assistance: Over 10,000 people filed at CAAs last year – Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest – National & Regional Events

New Trainings from the MTC and Partners – MASSCAP Training Center

Supporting Job Readiness in the Time of COVID-19 (Feb. 11) – Using Creativity and Self-Awareness for Effective Team Leadership (March 24) – Other training & resources from MTC upon request – Upcoming virtual events from the Community Action Partnership plus others on Opioid Overdose Prevention, Workforce Development, and Food Insecurity.

January 2021 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Community Action’s Response to COVID-19 (report from the Community Action Partnership) – Community Action’s Response to COVID-19 (updated video series from CAPLAW) – Upcoming webinars and national & regional events

January 2021 Newsletter – CAFCA

Community Action Highlights – News Items of Interest inc. Largest Increase in U.S. Poverty Recorded in 2020 (Forbes article) – Community Events – National & Regional Events

December 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Presentations and recordings from the 2020 Fall NECAP Symposium – Complete a short survey to let the Community Action Partnership know how your CAA is responding to the pandemic – Upcoming & past national T&TA opportunities

December 2020 Newsletter – CAFCA

2020 NECAP Fall Virtual Symposium (Dec. 8 & 9) – Community Action Highlights inc. HRA of New Britain’s new executive director & Tribute to CT Community Action leader – News Items of Interest inc. Rethinking the Poverty Measure – Community Events – National & Regional Events

2020 Fall Virtual Symposium – NECAP

The New England Community Action Partnership is holding its Fall Virtual Symposium on December 8-9. Join your colleagues for this interactive, two-day event as we discuss the role of Community Action in the social justice movement, health disparities, crisis planning, and more!

October 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Board Training Videos & Two CAA Case Studies on Leadership During Crisis: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic from CAPLAW – FFY 2018 National and State CSBG Fact Sheets from NASCSP – Upcoming Webinars & National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

September 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Race & Poverty Listening Sessions, Expanded Online Community Assessment Tools & #MyVoiceMatters webinar series from the Community Action Partnership – Updated Section 4 of Tools for Top-Notch CAAs from CAPLAW – Upcoming Webinars & National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

September 2020 Newsletter – MASSCAP

Episode 3 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 CAAs #CommunityActionResponds – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – Region I RPIC

Building Readiness: Reopening Our Doors FAQ from CAPLAW – #MyVoiceMatters webinar series & HCCT Messaging Toolkit from the Community Action Partnership – Upcoming National T/TA Opportunities – National and Regional Events

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.