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

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. Watch for a short history of attacks on voting rights in America and current concerns for the 2020 cycle.

Crisis Management: 5 Steps to Equip and Fortify Your Agency to Thrive During a Crisis

Learn what you need to do, when you need to do it, and how to turn your worries about a future crisis into a practical roadmap for handling a crisis.

Water and Energy Programs Amidst COVID-19 Spotlight on Arizona

Water and energy program funding has been critical for families impacted by COVID-19. Watch this national webinar to hear from colleagues in Arizona on how they have risen to the challenge, and are innovating with technology to ensure a more safe and streamlined program model.

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

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 provides an overview of these resources. Learn how!

Energy Awareness Month Toolkit

This toolkit contains graphics and messaging covering a range of topics including energy burden, energy equity and clean energy, COVID-19 and the energy sector, the Weatherization Assistance Program the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Energy Efficiency Day (October 7), and Weatherization Day (October 30).

Securing the Future of the Community Action Movement

Learn more about how states can pursue and promote Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) Certification in 2021 and beyond.

An Orientation to the Certified Community Action Professional Program

Watch for an introduction to the Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) program.

CCAP Candidate Data Form (CDF) Guidance

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.

The Board’s Role in Setting the Mission & Direction of the CAA

Organizational Standard 4.1 states that the Board reviews the organization’s mission statement within the last 5 years and ensures that it addresses poverty and the programs and services of the agency align with it. While the minimum requirement is the review, the Board has a fundamental duty to set the mission and direction of the organization. Watch this webinar to learn about meeting this standard, as well as leveraging Strategic Planning (Category 6) and promising practices to move beyond compliance.

Leveraging Crisis as a Springboard for Action and Innovation

During this session, participants heard Garrett County Community Action Committee Inc.’s ARRA story and the ways that it motivated the agency’s shift to service integration and 2Gen/Whole Family Approach initiatives. Additionally, the Garrett County team shared opportunities or areas of pivot that staff are currently considering in the current crisis to inspire other CAAs to be more strategic with their CARES investments.

Continuous Quality Improvement Toolkit

Continuous Quality Improvement is a module within a series based on material produced by the Community Action Partnership and the Association of Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers (ANCRT). The series is comprised of a variety of recorded webinars, workshop PowerPoints, facilitator guides, case study examples, and associated resources. The curriculum is based on foundational ROMA principles and practices, exploring the focus areas for ROMA Next Generation and highlighting how all the elements of the Performance Management Framework fit together.

Taking Action on Financial Well-Being in Times of Stress

During this time of extreme uncertainty and hardship, people’s main financial concerns are likely immediate and stressful. Practitioners, however, can still support action towards financial wellbeing through meaningful connection to the financial future people want. By bringing a mindset of equity to these conversations, you can reduce anxiety and shame about money to help people feel more in control. This means shifting from an emphasis of personal responsibility to integrate how inequitable systems limit what choices are available to people.

Based on recent research with practitioners in April and May 2020, The Prosperity Agenda will share ways for organizations to deepen their financial conversations. For organizations who do not typically talk about money, they’ll offer an accessible way to discuss money that acknowledges strengths and inequities. Presented by: The Prosperity Agenda

Leadership During Crisis: Northern Kentucky CAC

CAPLAW and the National Community Action Partnership have put together this case study to discuss some of the ways that Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission has adapted to the pandemic, ensuring governance compliance while continuing to meet customer needs.

Leadership During Crisis: Pro Action Case Study

CAPLAW and the National Community Action Partnership have put together this case study to discuss some of the ways that Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. has adapted to the pandemic, which we hope will inspire and encourage other CAAs considering similar measures.

Effective Governance Despite Challenging Times

Watch this webinar with CAPLAW to learn more about covering board meetings during COVID-19, including virtual meetings and compliance with open meeting laws – including specific CAA examples.

 

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