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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.

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.

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.

Fall Update with WAP Program Manager

Newly installed WAP Program Manager, Erica Burrin, provides an update on the continuous improvement cycle within WAP.

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.

Weatherization Day Kickoff

Presented by CAP, NASCSP, and NCAF to provide tools and resources for engaging in Weatherization Day.

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.

 

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