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October 2020

State Policy Series #3: Head Start & Early Head Start Advocacy in the States: Strategies that Work!

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Securing state support for Head Start and Early Head Start requires bringing together family voices, program leadership, partners and a clear policy solution or solutions. On this 3rd in a three-part webinar series from the National Head Start Association, the National Community Action Partnership and ZERO TO THREE, hear from two campaign teams in Idaho and Oregon about strategies and approaches that worked (and are working) for them. You will walk away with clear examples of how to build support…

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October 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Presented by Jim Lopresti: Completing the Candidate Data Form (CDF) is the first step in the process of becoming a Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP). It is formatted for you to document your learning and experiences in the field of Community Action. In this webinar you will explore the parts of the CDF in great detail and gain valuable insights on how you can complete your own first step toward national recognition as a CCAP. To register, click here.

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Insights for Community Action Agencies (CAAs): Designing Better Programs to Support Young Parent Families

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join representatives from the National Community Action Partnership, Third Sector and the Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council (WEOC) from South Carolina to discuss the importance of elevating young parent families as a priority population and the importance of leveraging a 2Gen approach within Community Action Agencies. Third Sector will provide an overview of The Southeastern Cohort on Young Parents and Families, comprised of the Kentucky Department of Family Support (DFS), the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), and WEOC.…

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An Asset for Community Action’s Families: Resources at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

We know that COVID-19 has had a major impact on the lives of our most vulnerable families. One area of life that will be affected by the pandemic long after its health and economic impacts have begun to recede is families’ personal finances. The pandemic has stressed many families’ finances and credit in profound ways. Late rent payments, potential evictions, accruing utility/water payment balances, credit card debt and other financial challenges have spiraled. What rights do people have? What tools/resources can help Community Action staff as we work with families to provide hope that they can build a solid financial future? The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has many resources available to help, and this webinar will provide an overview of these resources. Learn how!

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The Right to Vote: A Short History & Issues for 2020

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The right to vote is essential to American Democracy. Throughout our history, access to the polls for communities of color and low-income community members has been threatened and jeopardized. Joint us for a short history of attacks on voting rights in America and current concerns for the 2020 cycle. Register

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