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2019 Poverty Matters! Conference – WISCAP

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association’s 2019 Poverty Matters! Conference was held from September 11-12. See information on more than 30 workshops that were offered under six tracks.

2018 Poverty Matters! Conference – WISCAP

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association’s 2018 Poverty Matters! Conference is being held from September 27–28 in partnership with SDC’s annual Poverty Summit. Twenty-nine workshops are being offered.

Wisconsin Poverty Report: Progress Against Poverty Stalls in 2016

From the Wisconsin Community Action Program Association and the Institute for Research on Poverty University of Wisconsin-Madison: Overall poverty increased and poverty rates rose for children and elders as well using a tool called the Wisconsin Poverty Measure.

2018 Annual Meeting – WISCAP

This “members only” event will include WISCAP Board of Directors meetings, WISCAP’s Annual Luncheon and Awards Ceremony, and several training sessions.

2016 Annual Report – WISCAP

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association has published its 2016 annual report to highlight the work of Wisconsin’s Community Action Agencies.

2017 Poverty Matters! Conference – WISCAP

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association’s 2017 Poverty Matters! Conference is being held from September 13–14 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin. Twenty-five workshops are being offered.

WISCAP 2014 Annual Report

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association has published its 2014 annual report to highlight the work of Wisconsin’s Community Action Agencies.

Wisconsin Poverty Report: Poverty Rises in 2013 Despite Growth in Jobs

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association supported the development of this report by the Institute for Research on Poverty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. View the IRP webinar: The Wisconsin Poverty Report: How a state-level poverty measure can be used to advance poverty measurement and policy.

Wisconsin Poverty Report: Jobs Recover to Help Reduce Poverty in 2012

The Wisconsin Community Action Program Association supported the development of this report by the Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Also featured is an IRP webinar: An Intelligent Consumer’s Guide to Poverty Measurement, which includes information on the Wisconsin Poverty Report.

Business Development Services

CAP Services has established a broad range of community and economic development efforts to help low-income individuals increase their self-sufficiency and to benefit the communities in which they live.

Family Friends

The Social Development Commission established the Family Friends Program that involves older adult volunteers helping homeless families move toward self-sufficiency.

Skills Enhancement Program

CAP Services developed the Skills Enhancement Program that promotes increased family self-sufficiency by supporting career advancement through training and education opportunities. State and federal funding has enabled expansion of the program to eleven other CAAs in Wisconsin.

Western Dairyland Business Center

Western Dairyland Community Action Agency operates the Western Dairyland Business Center to assist individuals with development or expansion of their own business. The agency has also established Inventor and Entrepreneur Clubs to in Buffalo, Trempealeau and Jackson Counties to assist individuals trying to move new products to market and the Wisconsin Common Market as an e-commerce web site to assist Wisconsin businesses to sell their products online.

Youth and Family Development Program

The Social Development Commission established the Youth Development Program to promote gang prevention, help at-risk youth, and stop alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse among youth.