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March 2021 Newsletter – MCAP

Quote for the Month – MCAP’s successful virtual Community Action Day & 2021 legislative priorities – MCAP Events inc. two new Master E-Courses – Tips & Tools inc. Getting Your Message Across with the Effective Communications Checklist from MDRC – Worthwhile Webinars – and more!

2021 Virtual Advocacy Day (Feb. 24) – MCAP

The Maryland Community Action Partnership’s 2021 Community Action Virtual Advocacy Day is being held to share how Community Action Agencies across the state are impacting low-income individuals and families.

February 2021 Newsletter – MCAP

Quote for the Month – UCAP’s Success: Shepherd’s Cove Shelter for Women and Children – MCAP Events inc. 2021 Virtual Advocacy Day (Feb. 24) – Worthwhile Webinars – Tips & Tools inc. Racial Equity Toolkit from NAEH to evaluate the vaccination process & Nonprofit e-book from Wipfli on how nonprofits can respond, recover and revitalize from COVID-19

January 2021 Newsletter – MCAP

UPO’s Digital Equity Forum (virtual event on Jan. 14) – Voices from the Field: COVID-19 and Recession Surveys, Interviews, and Data from NAEH – Humane Housing and COVID-19 from Community Commons – UPO’s Annual MLK Jr. Memorial Breakfast (virtual event) with Sen. Cory Booker as keynote speaker (Jan. 15) – Strengthening the Executive Team from Bridgespan (online program) – and more!

December 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

Virtual celebration of CAAs 55th anniversary (Dec. 8) – COVID-19 winter planning resources for homeless system response – Investing in Future Leaders & Achieving Strategic Clarity: Online programs from Bridgespan with scholarship pool for nonprofits led by leaders of color (Dec. 15 deadline) – Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program grants (Feb 5 deadline) – Addressing Health Equity (MCAP online course) – Next Gen Community Action Leadership Training – and more!

2020 (Virtual) Human Services Conference – MCAP

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2020 Human Services Conference from October 28-30. Several keynote speakers are featured and workshops are being offered in five tracks.

October 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

Leveraging Crisis as a Springboard for Action and Innovation (webinar recording featuring Garrett Co, CAC) – Prioritizing Emergency Rental Assistance to Keep Renters in Their Homes (mapping tool from the Urban Institute) – CAA case studies: Leadership During Crisis: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic – 30 cybersecurity tips from Wipfli – MCAP’s 2020 Human Services Virtual Conference (Oct. 28-30) – and more!

September 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

CAA ED joins Sen. Ben Cardin & others in webinar on COVID-19 response – Toolkit for Centering Racial Equity Within Data Integration – New initiative: Thriving Families, Safer Children: A National Commitment to Well-Being – MCAP’s 2020 Human Services Virtual Conference (Oct. 28-30) – and more!

Social Justice & The War On Poverty – MCAP

On July 10th, the Maryland Community Action Partnership is hosting an online discussion on Social Justice & The War on Poverty: A Community Action Story. Participation from other states is welcomed.

June 2020 Newsletter – MCAP

Tool to help build a practical understanding of structural racism – 12 Quick Tips for Helping People Vote – 2020 Census Challenge Response Rate Toolkit – Answering Questions on Race in the Workplace – Strategically investing your stimulus funding – Part One of MCAP’s Racial Equity Webinar Series (open to participation from other states) – and more!

Virtual Summit – Maryland Community Action Partnership

The Summit is being held on May 28th and 29th under theme of Learn Strategies for Navigating The Road to Recovery. The event begins with Coffee with CAPLAW: A Virtual Roundtable followed by workshops on work/life balance, housing strategies, health equity and more. Participation from other states is welcomed.

October 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

CAC of Howard County success stories with Crisis Cooling and hazardous electrical situation – 2019 Weatherization Day Toolkit – 2G Messaging Tools – UCAP event involving volunteers building a playground with KaBOOM! – and more!

September 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

CAN partners with Baltimore Co. Sailing Center to provide free summer program for children – Post-Secondary Success for Justice-Involved Individuals (webinar recording and related material from the Aspen Institute) – Excellence in Action reception celebrating UPO staff and the retirement of Dana M. Jones, President and CEO of UPO – and more!

August 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

HSP of Carroll County awarded Governor’s Citation for further developing its Volunteer and Internship Program – Resources for National Weatherization Day (Oct. 30) – The Value of Internal Program Monitoring in Community Action (Sept. 10 webinar) – State LIHEAP Fact Sheets 2019 – New Executive Director’s Institute – UPO’s Strengths-Based Leadership Certificate Program for Family Workers – and more!

July/August 2019 Newsletter – MCAP

CAPLAW’s Tips for CAAs and Head Start in Responding to ICE Inquiries – Prosperity Now’s Health is Wealth Network – 2019 New Executive Director’s Institute – UPO’s Strengths-Based Leadership Certificate Program for Family Workers – RX Racial Healing Workshop with Dr. Gail Christopher – and more!

June/July 2019 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

Bill Introduced to Boost Tax Credits for Working Families – Tools & Articles Available for Engaging Fathers – Strengths-Based Leadership Certificate Program through the United Planning Organization – Transforming Perspectives: The Community Action Poverty Simulation (June 26 webinar)

2019 Human Services Conference – MCAP

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2019 Human Services Conference from May 6-9 in Hunt Valley, MD. More than 40 workshops are being offered grouped in five tracks.

April 2019 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

CAC of Howard County’s Healthy Families, Healthy Children Program – NPTP event for Region 3 certified ROMA professionals (July 11-12) – News & Tools – Upcoming events including 2019 MCAP Human Services Conference (May 6-9) – MCAP network job openings

December 2018 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

CAA highlights – New 2Gen Housing Brief – CareerAdvance webinar (Dec. 12) – CHN insights on 2018 election and public charge – Bridgespan report on Success of Young People Climbing the Income Ladder in Rural America – Upcoming events – MCAP network job openings – and more!

November 2018 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

CAA highlights – MCAP partnership helps members with discounted media distribution services – Aspen Postsecondary Success for Partners Initiative – Opportunity Zones for low-income communities – NCRC’s analysis of proposed CRA revisions – Upcoming events – MCAP network job openings – and more!

September 2018 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

Resources from MCAP’s Roundtable on Storytelling – CAA fundraising at M&T Bank Stadium – News & Tools inc. Succession Planning for High-Performing CEOs, The State of Homelessness in America Report Building Blocks Out of Poverty Fact Sheet Use of Technology in Fight Against Opioid Crisis – and more!

July 2018 Newsletter – Maryland Community Action Partnership

UPO wins Community Action Award for Excellence – SHORE UP! Education Lab featured in 2016 CSBG National Performance Update – Mobility from Poverty podcast – Healthiest Communities (interactive database) – Advancing Advancing Racial Equity Within Nonprofit Organizations (report) – MDRC seeking innovative employment programs for evaluation project – and more!

2018 Human Services Conference – MCAP

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2018 Human Services Conference from May 1-3 in Annapolis, MD. More than 40 workshops are being offered.

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Maryland 2016

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. Tables are included with county-specific information for 472 family types

MCAP 2016 Human Services Conference

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2016 Human Services Conference – Partners in Excellence from May 3-5 in Towson, MD.

MCAP 2015 Human Services Conference

The Maryland Community Action Partnership is holding its 2015 Human Services Conference – Innovation: Changing with Time – from May 12-14 in Ellicott City, MD.

Assuring School Readiness

Garrett County Community Action Committee works in partnership with the Garrett County Board of Education to support teachers, children and families in achieving school readiness.

Housing and Community Facility Development

Garrett County Community Action Committee has developed extensive affordable housing ventures, as well as community and commercial facilities, to improve the quality of life for County residents. GCCAC is also supporting small local towns in creating and implementing strategies for revitalizing business districts and neighborhoods.

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.