Liz Kuoppala, Executive Director of Mahube-Otwa Community Action Partnership, shares her agency’s transformation story as part of the Whole Family Approach Community of Practice.
Learn about how agencies with LIHEAP programming, businesses, and other stakeholders can engage their community in the 2020 Census.
Join the National Community Action Partnership in a discussion about messaging strategies for encouraging communities to participate in the 2020 Census.
Public agencies work with multiple people every day, mostly from populations that are typically under counted in the U.S. Census. Watch this webinar to learn how to raise awareness in your community so that residents know that completing the Census form is safe, easy, and important.
Food as Medicine – Partnering to Improve Food Security and Health Outcomes among Vulnerable Populations
A county without poverty – thriving, resilient, and prosperous communities for ALL. This is what ALL IN envisions in its efforts to eradicate poverty in Alameda County, California. Through collaboration across a variety of partnerships and innovation, ALL IN seeks to ensure that all families are able to:
– Meet their basic needs for food, shelter, healthcare, and safety
– Earn an income that allows for self-sufficiency and asset building
– Obtain a quality education that positions the next generation for academic and economic success
Since 2014, ALL IN has launched strategies addressing school readiness and food security (food recovery and food as medicine), zeroing in on implementing these strategies at the neighborhood level to ensure that they are reflective and responsive of the community’s needs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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