Resource Library

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Case Study: Fresno EOC Single Family Solar

Overview of the CA solar program coordinated with WAP using Cap and Trade dollars.

Case Study: Health Homes at NECAC

Overview of NECAC’s program coordinating WAP with environmental assessments and asthma education.

Case Study: United CAP Cooperation with Co-Ops

Overview of efforts for MN Weatherizers to coordinate WAP and energy counseling utilizing Co-Op funding.

Putting Research into Practice: Two-Gen Practice and Opportunity Youth

Most two‐generation approaches focus on parents and young children, leaving vulnerable adolescents – including the 6.7 million 16 to 24‐ year olds who are neither working nor in school – without support. These “Opportunity Youth” face many obstacles to employment and self‐sufficiency and often come from backgrounds of entrenched poverty and instability.

ICF has synthesized research and resources below from the field on two‐generation approaches for opportunity youth, organized into four categories: Two‐Generation Program Need, Opportunity Youth Program Need, Promising Practices for Implementation, and Example Programs.

2018 Weatherization Day Planning and Communications Toolkit

This planning and communications toolkit has all of the essential information for engaging in Weatherization Month.

Building Wealth Across Generations

Financial literacy is often thought of as a concept that only applies to adults. But what impact does the journey towards financial wellness have on families as a whole? Join us on September 19 to participate in a conversation with Prosperity Now around what Community Action Agencies can do to better implement financial capability services with whole families in mind. Hear from lessons learned from organizations in the field, and recommendations on best practices.

Opportunity Youth in 2Gen Practice

Watch this webinar to participate in a conversation on what steps Community Action Agencies can take serve this increasingly vulnerable population. Experts from ICF International will provide an overview of the challenges facing this demographic, and provide insights and research to guide CAAs in their service delivery approaches. We will also hear from a field practitioner who will share their lessons learned in this space.

 

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