Resource Library

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration

Join us as we give tribute to the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the history of Community Action with the National Community Action Partnership CEO, Denise Harlow and Vice President of Practice Transformation, Tiffney Marley.

Community Action Complete Count Committee Webinar

The Census is a critical process that affects us all. Community Action is playing a key role in making sure that every person is counted! This session showcases Community Action’s role in ensuring that Hard-To-Count people and communities are included in the Census, and offer concrete tools and training to help front-line staff maximize Census participation. Every Community Action Agency, state association, and national partner is invited to nominate one staff person to the CACCC to be the point of contact for Census engagement in their office.

Bridging to Equity: Developing a Community Approach to Racial Equity

The Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (CAB) shares their Community Action Plan process fueled by their agency values, highlighting both needs and assets of the community while creating their local poverty snapshot. This board-led process, based on a commitment to engage with those who normally “don’t come to the microphone” as part of town hall meetings, allowed for the agency to learn and listen deeper through Listening Circles and Pop Up Poverty Conversations. CAB shares how they engaged with community, how they prepared for the process, what was highlighted in their Community Action Plan and what they did with what they learned, thus far.

Evaluating Whole Family Approach Pilots: Metropolitan Action Commission 2Gen Evaluation Report

The Metropolitan Action Commission is partnering with families to achieve their goals of getting out of poverty through a Two-Generation/Whole Family approach. MAC’s initiative provides short-term and high-yield job trainings aimed to help Head Start/ Early Head Start parents move toward attaining living-wage jobs. This type of opportunity creates a pathway out of poverty for many families. The results are also correlated to child outcomes for those children whose parents participate in our 2 GEN initiatives.

Dr. Cynthia Croom, Executive Director of Metro Action, presents the results of MAC’s three-year 2Gen/Whole Family pilot, which includes participant and stakeholder experiences and outcomes as well as lessons learned by the agency. In addition to the presentation, three Head Start/Early Head Start parents from the last cohort, who are currently working in full-time internship positions, and leaders from two of the partnering agencies discuss their experiences.

Resource Partnerships Matter: Funding A Whole Family Approach

CAP agencies are seeking information and ideas to secure funding for their whole family programs. This webinar is designed to provide information on how to identify and successfully secure those resources.

Pathways to Excellence The Community Action Journey to Organizational Excellence

Learn about Pathways to Excellence, the Partnership’s organizational capacity building initiative. This session will provide an overview of the Standards of Excellence and the Pathways self-study process as well as introduce new components and upcoming opportunities. The Standards of Excellence are a set of thirty-five best-in-class CAA practices with the Pathways self-study offering the opportunity to assess where your agency is compared to each Standard. A peer review and comprehensive feedback report is provided to each agency completing the self-study.

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 formatted for you to document your learning and experiences in the field of Community Action. In this webinar you will explore the parts of the CDF in great detail and gain […]

The Belly Button Rule of Good Process Management

This webinar recording provides information on how good process management practices fit into the ROMA performance management methodology. A ROMA Implementer from CAP of Central Illinois will discuss where process is introduced as part of service/activity development and how process effectively incorporates accountability principles into the daily operations of performance driven organizations.

Building Credit for Your Renters & How to Report Rent Payments to the National Credit Bureaus

  Reporting rental payments is a proven strategy that offers low-income renters an opportunity to build credit as a financial asset without taking on additional debt. This webinar features Talia Kahn-Kravis from the Credit Builders Association, who discusses the CBA-Esusu Rent Reporter platform, a tool CAAs that own and manage rental housing property can use […]

Community Level Work Service: Housing Construction Job Training

Learn how the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is meeting the housing needs of their community by training a construction crew of formerly incarcerated individuals.

Implementing ROMA: Curriculum Showcase

This webinar discusses the launch of the Implementing ROMA curriculum to complement the ROMA Next Generation Training Series and shares curriculum content, training components and options for utilization.

Empowering Your Board to Lead: Resources for Board Training and Orientation

Board members, whether seasoned or recently elected to the board, need tools equipping them to take on the responsibilities of overseeing a Community Action Agency (CAA)’s operations and programs. This webinar highlights new resources, developed by CAPLAW in collaboration with the Community Action Partnership, on tripartite board roles and responsibilities, one for public CAAs and the other for nonprofit CAAs, as well as a series of four guides that help boards of CAAs with Head Start programs implement specific governance requirements that overlap between the CSBG Organizational Standards and the Head Start Performance Standards.

Fundamentals of Financial Capability, Human-Centered Design & Racial Economic Inequality

Prosperity Now’s Jennifer Medina and Brick by Brick Consulting’s Shenell Thompson discuss the fundamentals of financial capability, human-centered design and racial economic inequality. As a participant you can:

– Review the core components of financial capability and reflect on how your organization is supporting families in becoming more financially secure. – Become familiar with the human-centered design process and reflect on how it compares to your organization’s current approach to serving clients. – Learn about racial economic inequality in the United States and reflect on how current and historical policies and practices create disparities for households of color

Google Nest: Discounts on Thermostats for Low-Income Households

  Google Nest is working to address the high energy burdens that affect so many in the communities we serve. Through the Power Project, they are committed to making one million of the Nest Thermostat E available at reduced pricing to low-income home energy programs. That discount is available to any organization that addresses the […]

Social Media 101 Webinar

This recorded webinar provides an overview of the many resources available to support your CAA’s social media presence. Find out how to use Facebook and Twitter to promote your events and programs. We share tips for social media engagement and ways the network could benefit from using social media. Click here to download the presentation […]

 

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