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2014 SNAP Challenge Blog

Participants share their experiences from the 2014 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Challenge sponsored by the the Arizona Community Action Association – a weeklong experience of living on just $27 a week for food conducted from Oct 6-13th.

NYS Community Action Poverty to Opportunity Tour

The New York State Community Action Association is commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act with From Poverty to Opportunity: NYS Community Action Poverty Tour 2014.

Community Action Financial Services

The Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley promotes asset building as an essential mechanism to help low- to moderate-income families move toward self-sufficiency. Protecting those assets, though, is an important part of the strategy, so advocacy against predatory lending practices is undertaken as part of the agency’s Community Action Financial Services division.

CAP Utah Democracy Day 2014

The Utah Community Action Partnership Association and AARP Utah are sponsoring this event at the Utah State Capitol on January 28, 2014.

CAP Utah Conference – Documentary Film Series

Two powerful documentary films were featured during the Utah Community Action Partnership Association’s Conference on Poverty – Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County and Welcome to Shelbyville.

NCCAA Youth Essay Contest

The North Carolina Community Action Association is sponsoring a Youth Essay Contest. North Carolina youth, ages 6 to 18 years old, are invited to enter the “Every Child is a Winner,” Face to Face With Poverty essay contest.

Ohio Community Action Food Stamp Challenge

In honor of Community Action Month, the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies is initiating the Ohio Community Action Food Stamp Challenge April 30-May 4. The goal of the Challenge is to increase awareness and give participants a view of what life can be like for the 1.75 million low-income Ohioans receiving food stamps.

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.

North Carolina Face to Face with Poverty Initiative

The North Carolina Community Action Association is launching a “Face to Face With Poverty” initiative for 2012 aimed to give North Carolina Community Action Agencies the opportunity to herald the urgent agenda of our low-income communities to key stakeholders.