Community Action: Bridge to Opportunity

The health, well-being, and safety of our participants and staff is our top priority. With the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we are closely monitoring the conference and will be updating participants accordingly if any changes need to be made. Please consider delaying purchasing your flight and/or hotel accommodations until closer to the conference and familiarize yourself with any change/cancellation policies.

The Partnership’s Annual Convention is the largest gathering of regional, state, and local Community Action Agencies in the United States, drawing more than 1,500 attendees each year. We are at the table with more partners than ever before and our network continues to be at the forefront of program and community development. During this convention, we will come together to showcase our strengths, strategies, and achievements. We’ll also share our best practices in management, program implementation, and capacity building. There is change ahead of us—for the better—as Community Action evolves, reinvents, and continues to achieve excellence.

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Call for Workshops

Community Action Partnership seeks workshop proposals for its upcoming Annual Convention.
We welcome proposals from local CAA’s, State and Regional Associations, national partners, and non-profit experts for 90 minute sessions that fit the following categories:
Data Innovation

Workshops that focus on the innovative integration, analysis, and use of data to improve service delivery and results for Community Action customers. Submissions including a customer voice will be prioritized.

Promising Anti-Poverty Practices

Workshops that focus on innovative strategies for addressing homelessness, the opioid crisis, prisoner re-entry, housing and economic development, food insecurity and nutrition-related health problems, and implementing evidence-based programs. Submissions including a customer voice will be prioritized.

Emerging Leaders

With the support of agency leadership, we invite workshops led by Community Action professionals aged 40 and under that fit into the two categories above, Data Innovation and Promising Anti-Poverty Practices.

Set in the heart of downtown Seattle at 6th and Pike, the conference hotel is adjacent to the Washington State Convention Center. Their recent multimillion-dollar transformation to ‘grand’ status offers hotel guests all-new guestrooms, an expanded Sheraton Club Lounge, meeting and event space. Browse their private art collection in our stylish lobby, featuring artworks by Northwest master artists. Start your day with the on-site Starbucks®. Dine on-site at Loulay Kitchen & Bar and the Fountain Wine Bar. Stay fit in their state-of-the-art, bi-level fitness center on the 35th Floor with views of Seattle and Puget Sound, or take a dip in the indoor pool. Visit shops, restaurants, bars, and attractions just blocks away, such as Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, and Chihuly Garden & Glass.

Address: 1400 6th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 206-621-9000

On-site parking available for $59/day

Click here to learn more about our convention hotel.

From museums to mountains, Seattle is a captivating city with endless cultural and recreational activities. With fun all year round you can kayak Lake Union, explore Mount Rainier, see iconic Seattle landmarks, tour eclectic neighborhoods or cruise the Puget Sound.

Pike Place Market: Seattle’s original farmer’s market, established in 1907, plus specialty foods, a restaurant and bakery, and a crafts market featuring local artisans. Click here to learn more.

Space Needle: Marvel at 360 degree views of Seattle from the iconic Space Needle. Tickets for adults start at $32.50. Click here to learn more.

Chihuly Garden & Glass: Chihuly Garden and Glass provides a look at the inspiration and influences that inform the career of artist Dale Chihuly. Enjoy the glasshouse, garden, audio tour, bookstore, and dining experience. Tickets for adults start at $32 but discounts available if purchasing tickets for Space Needle as well. Click here to learn more.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

Airport Phone: +1 206-787-3000

Hotel direction: 13.7 miles N

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Private Car Service;on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: 45 USD (one way)

Visit SEA airport website

Driving directions

Depart Sea-Tac Airport and follow the sign “to Freeways” to I-5 North. Take I-5 North to Exit #165 Seneca Street (exit on the left side of the freeway). Stay to the right on the exit ramp and take a right onto 6th Avenue. Follow 6th Avenue for 2.5 blocks. The Sheraton Grand Seattle is on the right side of the street at 6th Avenue and Union Street; entrance is the 2nd driveway.