Maryland Community Action Partnership s s MCAP News – June 2018 See newsletter for the full story on each of these items Community Action: Front and Center During Flood Relief Efforts In the midst of floods and devastation, Community Action is on the front line assisting in relief efforts. “We are front and center” says Bita Dayhoff, the President of the Community Action Council of Howard County which serves the residents of Ellicott City. The agency is partnering with public and private businesses to come to the aid of those in need. The agency is also serving as a site for donations and goods – visit CAC-HC for more information and ways to help. CFE Request for Proposal Released Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) released a Request for Proposals seeking partners to expand the opportunity to integrate banking access into programs that work with high school age youth. Announcement Release date May 29th. Application due date July 2nd. Other Items MCAP Board Engagement and Recruitment Roundtable, June 6 Contribute to your NCAF State Goal, purchase your CAPFACTS Subscription and/or donate to NCAF today Community Action Agency Highlights Garrett County Community Action Committee honor its volunteers. Montgomery Community Action Agency Celebrates 50th Year; Recognizes Volunteers, Awardees and Community Advocacy Institute Graduates Celebrating 54 Years of IMPACT, United Communities Against Poverty News & Tools New evidence shows that our anti-poverty programs, especially Social Security, work well, Chicago Tribune Neighborhoods by Numbers: An Introduction to Finding and Using Small Area Data, Center for Community Progress Examining Core Homeless Service Interventions, National Alliance to End Homelessness webinar for the Community Action Partnership…
The 2017 Kansas Conference on Poverty is being held in Topeka from Wednesday, July 19-21. More than 40 plenary and workshop sessions are being offered.
Holy Cow! Let’s End Poverty is about making poverty a part of the conversation and then being bold enough to do something about it. This branding strategy incorporates education, social media, a laugh or two and the opportunity to raise unrestricted funds to help community action agencies reach their maximum potential of helping people to help themselves and each other. Website includes Community Action Vendor Directory, Holy Cow Shop, Cow Tales (myths about poverty) and more!
The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2016 Professional Development Conference on June 16 & 17.
Community Economic Development webinar series – ROMA NextGen myth busters – DOL final overtime rule – Building Financial Capability interactive planning guide for integrated service – CFPB proposed payday lending rules – NYSCAA job opening
The National Association for Community Services Programs has released 2015 CSBG State Fact Sheets, which provide state-by-state highlights of the CSBG Network.
News and highlights from New York State’s Community Action Network.
News, highlights, and related items from Missouri’s Community Action Network.
Denise Harlow is the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Action Partnership. The Community Action Partnership is a national, nonprofit organization that works to strengthen, promote, represent and serve its network of member Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to assure that the issues of poverty are effectively presented and addressed.
Taking cues from business and entertainment strategies, Commonwealth – formerly Doorways to Dreams Fund (D2D) – has created online financial education games to help consumers improve personal financial capability, self-confidence and knowledge.
Best wishes to you and your family during this holiday season!
Ken Ackerman, Virtual CAP Project Manager