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How a Kitchen for Head Start Kids Can Become a Social Enterprise

Learn how operating a social enterprise can be the next step from activities your CAA is already doing. Hear how your CAA can use an asset you already have to generate an unrestricted source of income.

CCAP — Candidate Data Form (CDF)

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

2019 Learning Community Kick-Off Webinar

This webinar from the Learning Communities Resource Center introduces the 2019 Learning Community Groups, reviews the application process, and shares the exciting benefits of joining the Learning Community.

Community Action and the Proposed Changes to the Public Charge Rule

This webinar is focused on the proposed changes made by the Department of Homeland Security, to what is referred to as the Public Charge Rule. Under the proposed changes, use of certain government programs would count as negative factors against legal immigrants when they apply for citizenship. The offers an overview of the proposed changes and the potential impact on Community Action Agencies and shares suggested comments and templates that your agency can use to officially weigh in the proposal if you so choose. Comments on the Federal Register Notice are due December 10th.

Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative Design Plan

This Community Action Economic Mobility Initiative Design Plan is meant to help your team think through and detail the essential elements of your whole family approach. It is organized by Components – and each Component section asks you to answer a set of questions. Answering all the questions will produce a “picture” of your effort – and a better sense of the work you have ahead of you. As you complete this design plan, you may find there are things you have not yet thought about, or challenges you don’t yet know how to address.

Peer-to-Peer Series: Effective Practices for Community Needs Assessments

This Organizational Standards Center of Excellence Peer-to-Peer webinar focuses on the community needs assessment process and final product, featuring a discussion from two CAAs on their community needs assessment process as well as real-life examples of their final community needs assessment reports. This session highlights comprehensive data collective approaches, alignment with ROMA, and how to meet and exceed Organizational Standard Category 3.

Peer-to-Peer Series: Developing Leaders through Community Engagement

This Organizational Standards Center of Excellence Peer-to-Peer webinar focuses on how Community Action Agencies can utilize community leadership academies to directly engage the low-income community and empower customers to address the roots of poverty in their neighborhood. Two agencies share their experiences developing and facilitating leadership academies, and the results they have seen at the individual, agency, and community level. These examples highlight strategies to build capacity among low-income individuals and increase community involvement in agency activities as ways to meet and exceed Organizational Standard Category 1 & 2.

Crosswalk of the CSBG Organizational Standards and Head Start Performance Standards

This crosswalk is intended to be a practical tool for CAAs, highlighting ways that board and staff members can leverage the intersection between the two sets of requirements to demonstrate compliance with the rules of both programs.

CAAs are encouraged to use the Crosswalk, which is an editable spreadsheet, to track internal compliance efforts. The Introduction to the Crosswalk provides a brief overview of the CSBG Organizational Standards and the Head Start Performance Standards, as well as suggestions on how to use the Crosswalk.

Whole Family Building Blocks: Aligning High Quality, Intentional, Intensive Services to Parents and Children

During this webinar participants will learn more about the building blocks agencies need to construct to successfully shift to a whole family approach. Specifically this webinar will focus on the building block related to aligning services for parents and children together. Additionally, participants will learn how to access the awesome resources coming from the whole family approach efforts of the Learning Community.

Peer-to-Peer Series: Implementing Online Customer Satisfaction Surveys

This Organizational Standards Center of Excellence Peer-to-Peer webinar highlights the work of two Community Action Agencies that have implemented online surveys as part of their customer satisfaction systems. The webinar focuses on how the systems were developed, the data collection and analysis process, examples of the tools the systems use, and lessons learned. These examples highlight effective practices for attention to customer satisfaction, as well as meeting and exceeding Organizational Standard Category 1, as well as Standard 6.4.

Whole Family Building Blocks: Attending to Organizational Culture and Systems

During this webinar participants will learn more about the building blocks agencies need to construct to successfully shift to a whole family approach. Specifically this webinar will focus on the building block of organizational culture. Additionally, participants will learn how to access the awesome resources coming from the whole family approach efforts of the Learning Community.

Whole Family Building Blocks: Building and Using Leadership

During this webinar participants will learn more about the building blocks agencies need to construct to successfully shift to a whole family approach. Specifically this webinar will focus on the building block of leadership. Additionally, participants will learn how to access the awesome resources coming from the whole family approach efforts of the Learning Community.

CAPturing the Power of the Sun

While low-income communities have not been included in most of the deployment of clean energy technology, Greater Bergen CAA in Hackensack, NJ has developed an award-winning community solar energy enterprise. Recognized by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council as the 2015 Community Renewables Project of the Year, CAP Solar has installed 2 MW of solar power on 36 non-profit buildings.

Minimizing Organizational Risk in Energy Programs and Partnerships

Presentation from the 2018 CAP Management and Leadership Conference from the NASCSP energy team. Discusses roles and responsibilities of various levels within the network and at an agency with strategies to minimize risk at the agency level.

 

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