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2021 COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH TOOLKIT

The purpose of the 2021 Community Action Month Toolkit is to provide resources to promote your Community Action Agency and to raise awareness of Community Action Month this May. We encourage you to share your stories throughout the entire year, but Community Action Month is a great way to showcase your successes in empowering struggling families. To those ends, this toolkit contains templates of social media posts, press releases, government proclamations, fundraising ideas, video production tips, and event and activity information that your agency can use to increase your visibility!

Click here to download the toolkit.

COVID-19 QUICK GUIDE

BOARD ENGAGEMENT GUIDE

The Community Action & COVID-19 Quick Guide is a companion piece to the 2021 Community Action Month Toolkit, equipped with ideas and resources to help you stay safe while you celebrate.

Click here to download the guide.

The Board Engagement Guide provides ideas and tools to help CAA board members actively participate in Community Action Month activities and events.

Click here to download the guide.

COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH WELCOME VIDEO

Charisse Johnson is the Director of the Division of Community Assistance at OCS, which administers the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). In honor of Community Action Month, NCAP Chief Executive Officer, Denise Harlow, sat down with Charisse to discuss and celebrate the life-changing impact of the Community Action Network.
 
Click here to watch the video.

TOOLKIT RELEASE WEBINAR

On Friday, April 16, NCAF and NASCSP joined us to kick off Community Action Month and provide an overview of the 2021 Community Action Month Toolkit. Watch to learn about our new resources as you prepare to celebrate the Community Action legacy and continued success in helping people, changing lives.

COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH CALENDAR

Please join us in an array of exciting activities that we’ve outlined in the Community Action Month Calendar, which includes daily themes and hashtags along with guidance for sharing sample memes and social media posts.

Click here to download the calendar.

COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS

Please consult the CAM Calendar for guidance on how and when to post the graphics provided in this section. Click the images to download individually or click here to download all graphics as a zip folder.

The Promise, May 1
#CommunityActionWorks

Baby Day, May 2
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Motivation Monday, May 3
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National Teacher Day, May 4
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Impact Wednesday, May 5, 19, 26
#ImpactWednesday
#CommunityActionResponds

Impact Wednesday, May 5, 19, 26
#ImpactWednesday
#CommunityActionResponds

Impact Wednesday, May 5, 19, 26
#ImpactWednesday
#CommunityActionResponds

Impact Wednesday, May 5, 19, 26
#ImpactWednesday
#CommunityActionResponds

National Nurses Day, May 6
#NationalNursesDay

National Nurses Day, May 6
#NationalNursesDay

Provider Appreciation Day, May 7
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Mother’s Day, May 9
#MothersDay

Weatherization Wednesday, May 12
#WeatherizationWednesday

Throwback Thursday, May 13
#TBT

International Day of Families, May 15
#InternationalDayOfFamilies

International Day Against Homophobia,
Transphobia and Biphobia
, May 17

Head Start’s Birthday, May 18
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World Day for Cultural Diversity, May 21
#WorldDayForCulturalDiversity

Harvey Milk Day, May 22
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Motivation Monday, May 24
#MotivationMonday

Throwback Thursday, May 27
#TBT

SOCIAL MEDIA CREATOR

On Mission Monday, May 10, use our template to create a graphic promoting your agency’s mission. On May 31, the last day of Community Action Month, use our template to design a thank-you graphic expressing gratitude to everyone who participated in another successful Community Action Month. Click the images to download. For instructions, click here.

Mission Monday, May 10
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Thank-You Graphic, May 31
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COMMUNITY ACTION VALUES GRAPHICS

The following graphics can be used any day during Community Action Month and beyond. Click the images to download individually or click here to download all graphics as a zip folder.

EQUITY GRAPHICS

To support the Community Action Network’s continued emphasis on equity, we’re pleased to provide the following collection of social media graphics which you can share during Community Action Month and beyond. Please note that some of the graphics we’ve included are specific to a particular holiday or month-long observance that does not take place in May, such as our Juneteenth (June 19) and Pride Month (June) graphics. Click the images to download individually or click here to download all graphics as a zip folder.

Black Lives Matter

Black Trans Lives Matter

Stop Asian Hate

Stop AAPI Hate

LGBTQ Pride Month (June)

LGBTQ Pride Month (June)

LGBTQ Pride Month (June)

Juneteenth (June 19)

Our Vision

HERITAGE MONTH GRAPHICS

Use these graphics in your celebrations of the following Heritage Month observances taking place during the month of May:

• Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
• Haitian Heritage Month
• Jewish-American Heritage Month
• South Asian American Heritage Month

COVID RESPONSE STORY TEMPLATES

NCAP has partnered with Strategic America to produce a series of Community Action COVID-19 response story templates for CAAs to use in promoting their work during the pandemic. We have both ready-to-go and customizable design materials for one-pager documents, social media graphics, and e-mail templates. The following is just a small sample of what’s available. 

Visit our landing page to access the full collection of materials.

Meal Distribution #1

Food Distribution #1

Food Distribution #2

Small Business #1

SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE & CAM PROCLAMATION TEMPLATES

SAMPLE PRESS RELEASE

PROCLAMATION TEMPLATE

Community Action Month is a great opportunity for you to reach out to the media and strengthen your relationships with the press.

Click here to download the press release.

Many elected officials offer proclamations designating the observance of a particular day or month in their local community or state. We encourage our Community Action Agencies to reach out to local mayors, county officials, and governors to request that they designate May as Community Action Month.

Click here to download the proclamation.

I <3 COMMUNITY ACTION SELFIE SIGN

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Color the Huggy Heart

Selfie Sign