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September 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “Taxpayer Funded Government Assistance Programs are Not Working” – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. 1, 3 & 8) & Video highlighting work of NY CAA during the pandemic – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources – and more!

August 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: “If You Live Above the Poverty Line You’re Doing Great” – Value the Vulnerable: NYSCAA campaign for NYS to release funding for NY CAAs – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Dec. dates TBD) – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. Community-Led Plan for Addressing Structural Inequity during COVID-19 Recovery from Brookings & 100 Million Healthier Lives Change Library – and more!

July 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Update from NYSCAA’s CEO – Monthly Myth Series: All children have equal opportunities to succeed” – NYSCAA News inc. NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference (Nov. 12, 17 & 19) – Agency Highlights – Additional Resources inc. Pandemic-EBT Outreach Toolkit – and more!

May 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Reflections on the life of Ed Fancher, ED of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee – May Poverty Myth: “Poverty does not have a lasting impact on children” – CAAs Shine Light During Dark Times web page – Call for Workshop Proposals for NYSCAA/NYSWDA annual conference – Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates – Additional Resources – and more!

How to Use Social Media to Grow Your Reach – NYSCAA

The New York State Community Action Association is providing this webinar series divided into two 90-minute sessions.  Choose to attend either session, or attend both. Open to participation from other states.

April 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – April Poverty Myth: “Poverty is overly complicated” – NYSCAA News and Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates – Additional Resources inc. COVID-19 tools & resource sharing from the CARES Engagement Network and Community Commons

March 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – March Poverty Myth: “Growing up in poverty has no lasting effect on children” – NYSCAA News and Agency Highlights – Census 2020 Updates inc. Response Rate Map – Additional Resources

February 2020 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – February Poverty Myth: “Compared to other developed nations, the United States has relatively low poverty rates among children” – 2020 NYSCAA/NYSWDA Annual Conference & NYSCAA Regional Meetings – Census 2020 Resources – Additional Resources

December 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – December Poverty Myth: “America is the Land of Equal Opportunity and Upward Mobility” – 2019 NYSCAA Annual Report – Census 2020 resources – and more!

November 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – November Poverty Myth: “Poverty is only found in cities” – Hard to Count Data Now Available on the NYSCAA Data Hub – NY CAA highlights – Census 2020 information – and more!

2019-2022 Strategic Plan – NYSCAA

The New York State Community Action Association has established its 2019 -2022 Strategic Plan, which includes information on how the strategic planning process was carried out, NYSCAA’s mission statement and values, and 2019-2022 priorities with goals under each priority.

October 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Updates from NYSCAA’s CEO – October Poverty Myth: “Most Poor People Spend Their Entire Lives In Poverty” – 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Nov. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Nov. 13) – NY CAA highlights – Census 2020 National Peak Recruitment Campaign Kickoff – CSBG National Partner Resources – Additional Resources

August 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Latest CCAP’s and ROMA Implementers in NY – August Poverty Myth: “Low-Income Individuals Are More Likely to Break the Law” – RPIC Region II Finance, HR, and Leadership Conference (Sept. 18-19) & 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Sept. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Sept. 13) – Census 2020 – CSBG National Partner Resources & Additional Resources – NY CAA highlights

July 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

July Poverty Myth: “SNAP Recipients Don’t Work” – NYSCAA News: RPIC Region II Finance, HR, and Leadership Conference (Sept. 18-19) & 2019 NYSCAA Executive Director Seminar (Sept. 14-15) preceded by New Executive Director Orientation (Sept. 13) – Census 2020 – CSBG National Partner Resources & Additional Resources – NY CAA highlights

May 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

May Poverty Myth: “Immigrants Come to the U.S. to Use Welfare” – NYSCAA News – Census 2020 – NY CAA highlights

2019 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2019 Professional Development Conference on June 5 & 6. Two keynote speakers and sixteen breakout sessions are on the agenda.

April 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

April Poverty Myth: “Poor people don’t want to work!” – NYSCAA News – Resources from CSBG partners, Census 2020 & others – NY CAA highlights

March 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

March Poverty Myth: “Drug use is higher in poor communities” – NYSCAA News – Resources from CSBG partners, Census 2020 & others including Interactive Map from EPI showing who benefits from a $15 minimum wage by 2024 – NY CAA highlights

February 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

February Poverty Myth: “Food Stamps Are a Waste of Money” – NYSCAA’s 13th Annual Poverty Symposium (March 27-28) – NYSCAA creates Training Request Portal – Resources from CSBG partners, Census 2020 & others – NY CAA highlights

January 2019 Newsletter – NYSCAA

January Poverty Myth: “You can live really well on government benefits” – NYSCAA’s 13th Annual Poverty Symposium (March 27-28) – NYSCAA webinar: Grant Writing as Sacred Service – National partner and other resources – Agency highlights – and more!

December 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

December Poverty Myth: “I will never be poor” – Call for Presenters (deadline Jan. 25): NYSCAA Symposium of Poverty and Economic Security – NYSCAA Emerging Leaders Institute – Census 2020 Hard to Count Map – What if pizza shops were funded like nonprofits? (video) – Agency highlights – and more!

August 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Info on upcoming strategic planning process for NYSCAA – Meeting of the Minds training event – Ways to help with the 2020 Census – Agency highlights – and more!

July 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

Jackie Orr is NYSCAA’s new CEO – NYSCAA Emerging Leaders Institute – NYSCAA CNA Data Hub (Community Commons webinar) – NYSCAA IT webinars – Agency Highlights – and more!

June 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

NYSCAA/NYSWDA annual award presentations – NYSCAA regional meetings scheduled – 2018 NYSCAA member T/TA survey – Upcoming NYSCAA IT webinars – and more!

2018 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2018 Professional Development Conference on June 13 & 14. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope (film screening) and eighteen workshops are being offered including a special seminar on Strengths Finder.

May 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

How the work of CAAs fulfills the Promise of Community Action – NYSCAA Emerging Leaders Institute – NYSCAA/NYSERDA Professional Development Conference – RPIC Regions II & III T&TA Meeting – Agency Highlights – and more!

April 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

2018 NYSCAA/NYSWDA Professional Development Conference inc. NYSCAA Community Action Awards – Agency Highlights – and more!

February 2018 Newsletter – NYSCAA

2018 NYSCAA Poverty Symposium – Remembering Aliya Anderson-Smith, Community Action Partnership of New Jersey Administrative Adviser – NYSCAA IT webinars – Agency Highlights – and more!

2017 Professional Development Conference – NYSCAA & NYSWDA

The New York State Community Action Association and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association are holding their 2017 Professional Development Conference on June 1 & 2 in Lake Placid, NY. More than 20 workshops are being offered.

March 2017 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

11th Annual NYSCAA Poverty Symposium and Community Action Awards – Poverty awareness training for area elementary schools – Agency updates – Hunger Solutions School Breakfast Report – March is National Nutrition Month – CAAs pilot new housing opportunity for formerly incarcerated – and more!

2017 NY State Poverty Report and Infographic

Poverty data for New York State and County Profiles: Poverty Rate – Race & Poverty – Education & Poverty – Employment & Poverty – Health & Poverty – Gender & Poverty – Female Heads of Household and Children Present Percent Living in Poverty.

February 2017 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA News: 11th Annual Poverty Symposium and Community Action Awards – 2017 Poverty Report – Advocacy Day – Emerging Leaders Institute – Agency updates – NYS snapshot from series analyzing student homelessness in all 50 states and DC – 25 Spring fundraising ideas – and more!

Free Online Tech Webinars – NYSCAA

New York State Community Action Association will offer several free webinars in the upcoming months around MS Access, Survey Monkey and Social Media.

December 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA Advocacy Today event – 2017 NYSCAA Emerging Leaders Institute and Annual Executive Director’s Seminar – Restore Opportunity Now campaign – Roberto’s Kids donations of baseball items – Creating High Functioning Nonprofits: Who Should Have Financial Information (webinar recording) – CHN Save for All Campaign to protect safety net programs – and more!

November 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA advocacy event – NYSCAA participates in Revolve 2016 marketing conference – 2015-2016 NYSCAA annual report – NYSCAA Gold Star Speaker for Communication Across Barriers – NYSCAA Community Needs Assessment Tool – Tips for nonprofits to join #GivingTuesday – Ideas from CreateTheGood.org for helping those in need during the holidays – Year One report on the federal Rural IMPACT demonstration program – and more!

October 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

Domestic Violence Month – Poverty Simulation – Shared Resources inc. Community Needs Assessment Reports and evaluation forms – Community Action Resource Guide – Clinton vs. Trump: Who’s better for business? – Bullying Prevention Month – Energy Saver 101: Home Heating Infographic – Race, School Ratings, and Real Estate – and more!

May 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

NYSCAA staff member becomes NASCSP’s CSBG State Assistance Director – Gold Star Speaker certification earned by NYSCAA staff member – May Emerging Leaders Institute meeting – Poverty Scorecard: Rankings of congressional reps for each state on votes to fight poverty – Brookings articles on race and poverty – and more!

2016 NY State Poverty Report and Infographic

Census data for New York State and County/City Profiles: Poverty Rate – Race & Poverty – Education & Poverty – Employment & Poverty – Health & Poverty – Gender & Poverty – Female Heads of Household and Children Present Percent Living in Poverty.

10th Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security and Advocacy Day

The New York State Community Action Association is holding its 10th Annual Symposium on Poverty & Economic Security and Advocacy Day on March 8th and 9th in Albany, NY. The symposium will feature a Keynote by Luke Shaefer, co-author of $2.00 a Day – Living on Almost Nothing in America, four Partner Spotlights, and three Panel presentations.

January 2016 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

Highlights from Community Action Partnership’s Management and Leadership Training Conference – Gov. Cuomo’s Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative – Community Needs Assessment Process workshop slides – NYSCAA Community Needs Assessment Survey Instrument for use by local agencies – and more!

September 2015 Newsletter – New York State Community Action Association

Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, Community Action Success Story, NYSCAA Emerging Leader Institute and CCAP Cohort, Albany CAP Grant from Kellogg Foundation: Supporting Transitions to Employment for Parents Pilot Study, and Training by Dr. Donna Beegle on The Effects of Poverty on Childhood Development and School Readiness.

NY State Poverty Profile – NYSCAA

Infographic reflecting recently released Census data for New York: State Poverty Rate – Race & Poverty – Education & Poverty – Employment & Poverty – Health & Poverty – Gender & Poverty – Female Heads of Household and Children Present Percent Living in Poverty.

Addiction Services

The Regional Economic Community Action Program established Addiction Services that combines residential and outpatient treatment services to people suffering from alcoholism and substance abuse. Assistance is offered with recovery and involvement in services to promote self-sufficiency.

NYSCAA IT Webinars – Spring 2015

The New York State Community Action Association is conducting these webinars – Basic Access (Mar. 3/Apr. 22), Access – Pulling & Reporting on Data (May 20/June 30), and Merging with Microsoft Word (Mar. 9/Mar. 12).

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.

NYSCAA Tools and Trends

Featuriing various articles, white papers and reports that will provide background and talking points on current research and policy, as well as examples of innovative programs and events. They will provide you with ideas for issuing press releases, as well as support your communication with elected representatives and the media.

Webinar Recording: Non-Profit Sustainability

This webinar introduced a strategic decision-making model that considers both money and mission, and creates a compelling visual tool for board and staff leaders concerned with organizational sustainability.

Heating Oil Purchasing Initiative

Regional Economic Community Action Program administered the Heating Oil Purchasing Initiative Program (HOPI), which provided discounted pricing for heating oil to families at 80% or lower of the State median income (i.e. $47,808 for a family of 4 in 2002).

New York State Community Action 2011 Impact Report

As the New York State Community Action Association, NYSCAA’s mission is to provide services and advocacy that strengthen the ability of its member agencies to improve the quality of life for low-income people throughout New York State. We strive to fulfill the promise of Community Action every day.

Victims Assistance Services

Westchester Community Opportunity Program sponsors Victims Assistance Services to provide free comprehensive clinical and support services to all crime victims, to provide educational activities to prevent victimization and re-victimization, and to raise the awareness of government, law enforcement, health care providers, schools, the criminal justice system and the community-at-large about the unique needs and strengths of crime victims.

Wyandanch Center

The Wyandanch Center is a neighborhood revitalization project of a blighted downtown area. Space will be created for commercial, retail and residential uses, and will help redefine the identity of the community.

Anti-Hunger Advocacy and Program Development

The New York City Coalition Against Hunger works to meet the immediate food needs of low-income New Yorkers while enacting innovative solutions to help them move “beyond the soup kitchen” toward greater economic self-sufficiency.