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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.

Access to Solar: Project Updates and Consumer Protection Cautions

Panel presentation from 2018 Annual Convention gave background on the consumer protection issues that accompany the growth of solar installations, with advice for state and local WAP networks in strategizing potential solar projects with reference to the differences between community solar, multi-family solar, and single family rooftop solar.

Current Utility Regulatory Issues and How You Can Respond

Panel presentation from 2018 Annual Convention discussing the major issues and key arguments for low-income advocates with specific attention to what state and local WAP networks should know and how they can engage on these issues.

Designing and Implementing Integrated Energy Assistance Programs

Presentation at the 2018 Annual Convention from Energy Outreach Colorado, an organization that has been a leading expert on issues impacting low-income energy consumers, and through strong public and private partnerships, has helped raise and leverage hundreds of millions of dollars to reduce energy costs and usage for low-income Coloradans. The organization also actively advocates for affordable energy policies including low-income community solar gardens

Moving Research Into Practice : Opportunity Youth And The Two‐Generation Service Model

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. 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.

Whole Family Approach Building Blocks Resource Guide

The Whole Family Approach Building Blocks are a set of organizational touchstones essential to establishing a Whole Family Approach. The Building Blocks were developed by the Community Action Partnership based on best practices of Community Agencies who have successfully implemented the Whole Family Approach, as well as extensive research and direct conversations with subject matter experts from across the field. The Building Blocks are customized to reflect the organizational structure of Community Action Agencies, and are meant to serve as a guide for Community Action Agencies wanting to develop a Whole Family Approach to meet the needs of families in their community.
This resource guide lays out the components of each building block, side by side with curated resources to assist agencies with the implementation of the various building blocks.

Whole Family Approach Building Blocks

The Whole Family Approach Building Blocks are a set of organizational touchstones essential to establishing a Whole Family Approach. The Building Blocks were developed by the Community Action Partnership based on best practices of Community Agencies who have successfully implemented the Whole Family Approach, as well as extensive research and direct conversations with subject matter experts from across the field. The Building Blocks are customized to reflect the organizational structure of Community Action Agencies, and are meant to serve as a guide for Community Action Agencies wanting to develop a Whole Family Approach to meet the needs of families in their community.
This webinar provides an overview of the Building Blocks and offers resources to help agencies implement these foundational elements to the Whole Family Approach at their agency.

Evaluating Collective Impact

Measuring and communicating about the progress of a collective impact initiative is different than evaluating the work of a single organization or program. This webinar will provide a framework for assessing the progress, effectiveness, and impact of collective impact efforts. We will define the relationship between shared measurement and evaluation, and talk about what types of results to expect at different stages of an initiative.

CAP Agencies and Balance of State CoCs: Ending Homelessness through Collaboration

CAP agencies play a critical role in ending homelessness nationwide and can be an important partner in Balance of State Continuums of Care. Learn how two Balance of State CoCs are collaborating with CAP agencies in taking a systems approach to ending homelessness in rural areas.

Planning for Service Integration: Using a Multidisciplinary Team Approach

UC Davis Extension’s Center for Human Services will be sharing their expertise around service integration, specifically on staffing models and team roles for integrating services. Topics such as team dynamics, communication, supervision of integrated teams, avoiding duplication, and overcoming barriers to coordination will be discussed. UC Davis will also share lessons learned from their work throughout the state of California.

Peer to Peer Series: Program Level Data Collection and Analysis

This webinar features staff from the Garrett County Community Action Committee as they discuss how their use of data has led to success in their nationally recognized two-generation program, and provide valuable insight for all levels of Community Action on how to get the most out of the data you collect.

 

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