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2020 Missouri Poverty Report – Missouri CAN

Produced in partnership with the Missouri Community Action Network, the report is organized by the five elements of poverty: economic and family security – education – food and nutrition – health – housing and energy. Data is also included on rural and urban poverty and the report concludes with recommendations from evidence-based solutions.

2019 Missouri CAN Report

The Missouri Community Action Network has released its 2019 RPIC VII Report featuring the continued expansion of the Community Action Poverty Simulation, stats on training and technical assistance, recap of the 2019 Missouri CAN Annual Conference and Missouri CAN’s important advocacy work.

August 2019 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on on how people feel about change and the support and feedback provided to her by the Missouri Network – Declining Medicaid enrollment in Missouri – New proposal to limit access to SNAP benefits based on income and other assets – Community Action Poverty Simulation training (Oct. 21-22) – and more!

July 2019 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Letter from Missouri CAN Executive Director on using new language to make the case on how CAAs help families move from poverty to greater self-sufficiency – Missouri CAN’s comments to OMB on proposed changes in calculating the official poverty measure – Ongoing recognition of Missouri CAN MVPs – and more!

June 2019 Newsletter – Missouri CAN

Proposed changes to federal poverty measure – Recap of 2019 Missouri CAN Annual Conference – Community Action Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training: Oct. 21-22 – SkillUP Program success story – Missouri CAN members receiving discounts to theme parks – and more!

2019 State Legislative Session Recap – Missouri CAN

Missouri CAN’s efforts to strengthen advocacy by “Developing Movement Makers” both within and outside its Network – Annual Legislative Report from Missouri CAN’s lobbyist – 2019 state legislation closely followed by Missouri CAN – Key updates from Missouri Budget Project

2019 Annual Conference – Missouri CAN

The Missouri Community Action Network’s 2019 Annual Conference is being held from May 21–23. An awards luncheon is included and more than 25 workshop sessions are being offered.

April 2019 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

2019 Missouri CAN Annual Conference – Community Action Poverty Simulation Facilitator Training Re-Cap (next CAPS training: July 22-23) – Missouri CAN 2019 Missouri Network Advocacy Day (media coverage) – Legislative Action Related to the Five Elements of Poverty – and more!

March 2019 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri CAN Executive Director’s message – 2019 Network Advocacy Day: Developing Movement Makers – Missouri CAN state legislative actions related to the five elements of poverty inc. EITC bill – MCAN’s 2019 Annual Conference schedule & keynote speakers – Upcoming training – and more!

February 2019 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri CAN Executive Director’s message advancing high standards for the association – 2019 Network Advocacy Day: Developing Movement Makers – Missouri CAN state legislative actions related to the five elements of poverty – Upcoming training – and more!

November 2018 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Advocacy inc. info shared with Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, 2018 Farm Bill negotiations re: SNAP work requirements, and proposed changes to CRA – Missouri voters overwhelmingly pass a raise to state minimum wage – FY19 Missouri CAN T&TA calendar – Upcoming events && agency visits

September 2018 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

FY2018 Recap: Expansion of the Community Action Poverty Simulation – Partnering with Missouri Foundation for Health on its safety net education campaign – Our training and technical assistance numbers to-date – And more on how we continued to build awareness of poverty, advocate for low-income families, and grow our network capacity!

2018 Missouri Poverty Summit

Join Missourians to End Poverty and difference-makers from across the state on September 20th for a day of community-centered dialogue at the 2018 Missouri Poverty Summit! Keynote Speakers: Rev. Liz Theoharis, The Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice and Dr. Jason Purnell, Associate Professor, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. The Missouri Community Action Network is a platinum sponsor of the Summit.

June 2018 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Missouri CAN state legislative session recap and public policy priorities – Poverty simulation facilitator training – Important update for Community Commons users – Missouri CAN workshops on communication tools at Denver national conference

2018 Annual Conference – Missouri CAN

The Missouri Community Action Network’s 2018 Annual Conference is being held from May 15–17. An awards luncheon is included and more than 25 workshop sessions are being offered. Preview a short video of the conference keynote speaker!

2018 Missouri Poverty Report

The Missourians to End Poverty coalition has released its 2018 Missouri Poverty Report produced in partnership with Missouri Community Action Network. The report not only shows data regarding factors that push people into poverty, but also includes data on what helps lift people out of poverty.

February 2018 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

2018 Missouri CAN state legislative efforts – Advocacy Week…Missouri CAN Virtual Advocacy Center – Fundraising and Development Resources – Community Action Partnership Strategic Communication Plan – Missouri CAN training events – and more!

December 2017 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Advocacy update – Connecting and talking with legislators – 2018 Missouri CAN Advocacy Week – 2018 Missouri CAN Advocacy Plan – • Missouri Academy for Leadership & Community Action – Family Development Credential – Grant awarded for Health-Energy-Housing Pilot Project – Agency visits – Membership Matters – Missouri CAN Member MVP

October 2017 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Advocacy update – ROMA resources on ANCRT and NASCSP websites – Family Development Credential classes – Poverty Simulation Facilitator training – Agency visits – Benefits received for individuals who are members of Missouri CAN – and more!

September 2017 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Awareness: Poverty Simulation – Missouri CAN 5K run; Advocacy: Missouri CAN Advocacy Day at the state capitol – Roundtable Breakfast Series with CAA Executive Directors, legislators, and state department leaders – 2017 state legislative session highlights; Network Capacity: Missouri CAN biennial membership campaign – Missouri CAN By the Numbers – and more!

July 2017 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Advocacy update encouraging contact with legislators over the summer – Training and Capacity Building including Family Development Credential training and Community Action Network Days (Royals and Cardinals games), agency visits and more!

2017 Annual Conference – Missouri CAN

The Missouri Community Action Network’s 2017 Annual Conference is being held from April 4–6 in Springfield, Missouri. See information about awards being presented, Ted Talk by keynote speaker Mia Birdsong, and roundtable/workshop sessions.

December 2016 Newsletter – Missouri Community Action Network

Advocacy inc. Missouri Viewpoints interview with Kurt Brewer, Missouri CAN executive director – Network Capacity inc. Onboarding MIS data collection system update for Missouri’s 19 CAAs – Missouri CAN Capacity inc. 2016 Missouri CAN Strategic Plan Outcomes.

2016 Missouri Poverty Report

This report is compiled in collaboration with the Missourians to End Poverty Coalition by the Missouri Association for Community Action. The report is a comprehensive and concise snapshot of poverty. Each section is presented through infographics to promote a better understanding of poverty in Missouri.

Check Out the Missouri Community Action Network Videos!

Learn about the Missouri Community Action Network in Missouri and the work of the Missouri Association for Community Action and the 19 non-profit Community Action Agencies that work every day statewide to help address poverty at the community level.

2014 State of the State of Poverty in Missouri

The Missourians to End Poverty Coalition has published the 2014 State of the State of Poverty in Missouri Report to identify some of the key issues surrounding poverty in Missouri and to identify some potential solutions to those problems – solutions that could significantly cut poverty in Missouri.

Community Action Poverty Simulation

The Missouri Association for Community Action developed the Community Action Poverty Simulation to help raise awareness about different aspects of poverty that can lead to discussion about the potential for change in local communities.

Membership Structure for State CAP Association

The Missouri Community Action Network has developed a three-level membership structure to build broad-based involvement and support toward accomplishment of the Association’s purpose and mission.