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The Community Action Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope,
improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.
We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people
help themselves and each other.

Energy Partnerships

The Partnership is dedicated to helping people receive energy assistance.

Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative

To learn more about the Whole Family Approach, please visit our LCRC page

New Census Report

Access the U.S. Census Bureau’s latest data on income and poverty.

Disaster Relief

Disaster relief funds are being raised to assist Community Action

MLTC

Register for the 2019 Management and Leadership Training Conference in New Orleans, LA

Fighting Poverty

The US Census Bureau estimates that 16% of the population lives in poverty. We work to end poverty across the country.
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Community Action Network

We have over a thousand agencies in local communities, as well as state associations and national partners.

Tools and Resources

Find all of our Training and Technical Assistance webinars, toolkits, useful information and other resources.

Webinar Wednesdays

September 28, 2018
Fall Update from DOE WAP Program Manager October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm As we kick off Weatherization month, listen...
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In Focus Vol. 12 – Innovations in Serving Special Populations: Formerly Incarcerated Young People

September 28, 2018
In the United States, there are more than 5 million children living with a parent who went to jail or prison. The challenges facing formerly incarcerated fathers and mothers can seem insurmountable and overwhelming. In addition to the responsibility of parenting, they often struggle to obtain employment, housing, access to benefits, and reliable transportation because of criminal background checks, housing restrictions, or holds on their driver’s licenses until their fees and fines are paid off. They may have accrued large arrearages owed in child support during incarceration. Many are also working to mend broken or damaged relationships with their families.  That is why accessing the right supports—stable housing, reliable networks, ties to employment, building healthy relationship and parenting skills—are essential.
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Fresh Finds– New Resources from the Learning Community

September 25, 2018
Fresh Finds – September 25, 2018 Here are some resources from across the field that you can use…. Publications, Data,...
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Disaster Relief Funds Being Raised to Assist Community Action

September 24, 2018
The National Community Action Partnership would like to express its concern for the victims of Hurricane Florence. So many families have been impacted and we...
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In Focus Vol. 11 – Overcoming the “Silent Weapon” of Financial Abuse

September 21, 2018
Preparing to leave an abuser takes a lot of planning. Among many other things, victims need a place to stay, food to eat, getting to and from work, healthcare, childcare, and legal services. And all of these resources have one thing in common: they cost money. Controlling finances is a key strategy for abusers to keep control over their partners. In fact, 99% of women experiencing domestic violence are also experiencing financial abuse. The Office of Women’s Health describes financial abuse as the control, withholding, and concealment of money from the victim, who feels stuck and afraid to leave the abusive situation.
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In Focus Vol. 10 – Using Traditional Activities to Strengthen Tribal Workforce and Community Development Efforts

September 14, 2018
Pottery and jewelry making. Winter solstice religious ceremonies. Livestock herding. Salmon fishing. Teaching or learning a tribal language. Traditional clothes-making. At first glance, some individuals may not associate these activities with becoming self-sufficient. For American Indians, the connection between economics and self-sufficiency is important, but many tribes also consider activities like the ones listed above to be equally important in leading individuals to become productive, contributing members of society.
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2017 Poverty Census Data

September 13, 2018
Yesterday, the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest data on income, earnings, income inequality, and Poverty. The report finds that...
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In Focus Vol. 9 – Motivational Interviewing: A Tool for Improving Outcomes

August 24, 2018
Motivational interviewing (MI) builds upon basic communication principles of active listening and paraphrasing, which are designed to “first seek to understand” the message being conveyed. By deploying a variety of strategies, MI explores what motivates individuals, what prevents them from following through with agreements or pursuing their goals, and what types of support they need to succeed.
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In Focus Vol. 8 – Coaching Youth and Families to New Leagues of Their Own

August 17, 2018
Coaching today can extend beyond to the sports field as a case management approach in human services and workforce development for building abilities and providing positive encouragement and support to low-skilled and/or low-income workers.
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In Focus Vol. 7 – Being Trauma-Informed is a Universal Best Practice

August 10, 2018
With a growing body of evidence that links child and adult experiences of trauma to negative health, school, work, and relationship outcomes, many child- and family-serving organizations have begun to implement programs, services, and policies that are trauma informed.
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In Focus Vol. 6 – Tackling Underemployment With Social Enterprise Organizations

July 27, 2018
Much has been said about the ‘organizational market approach’ of Social Enterprise Organizations (SEOs). Isn’t that just another way to say nonprofit? What sets this approach to employment barriers apart from others? How can this approach help those who have few job qualifications seek employment and continue on the path to self-sufficiency? Social Enterprise Organizations (SEOs) use a profit-maximizing approach to solve society’s challenges and help improve individual and community well-being (Kerlin, 2006). Despite a range of activities, organizational structure, and target populations, all SEOs take a market approach to make a social impact.
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2019 State T/TA Template

July 27, 2018
RPIC and State Association Colleagues, The State T/TA Plan template for FY 2019 is now available!.  Based on feedback from...
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In Focus Vol. 5 – How SNAP E&T Builds a Bridge to Self-Sufficiency

July 20, 2018
While employment is the most obvious method for affording basic living expenses, it’s increasingly becoming apparent that the quality of employment is a huge factor determining whether individuals, and families, can achieve self-sufficiency. SNAP Education and Training addresses this concern by providing support services intended to move individuals out from underemployment.
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In Focus Vol. 4 – Building Opportunities by Engaging Employers

July 13, 2018
The strong national economy presents a unique opportunity for community based organizations, agencies, and other social services stakeholders to engage employers and connect low-income individuals and other hard to serve populations to employment. With low unemployment rates, businesses have to work harder to find and hire employees than when unemployment rates are higher and more people are in the job market. Connecting the hardest to serve individuals to long-term employment leads to increased self-sufficiency and benefits both families and communities, and can be accomplished with a cohesive employer engagement strategy.
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Learning Community Fresh Finds – Vol. 3

July 12, 2018
Welcome to Learning Community Fresh Finds - a bi-weekly resource update of publications, webinars, and funding opportunities from across the human services field.
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