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September 2019
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Photo Courtesy of Baltimore County Sailing Center Facebook
Community Assistance Network partnered with Baltimore County Sailing Center to provide free summer program to children

Kids from CAN's Eastside Family Shelter were invited to participate in a free program this summer. The kids were able to enjoy a variety of water sports and activities with volunteers, and received a dinner sponsored by local restaurants. The Youth Launch Programs ended with a summer bash in August with a cookout and water activities. 
New webinar from Ascend at the Aspen Institute available now 

Ascend has released a new webinar: Postsecondary Success for Justice-Involved Individuals. The webinar explores the impact of access to postsecondary education on justice-involved individuals and their families.

  • Vivian D. Nixon, Executive Director, College & Community Fellowship
  • Yolanda Johnson-Peterkin, Chief of Housing Community Activities, New York City Housing Authority
  • Allan Wachendorfer, Program Associate, Vera Institute of Justice
  • Portia Polk, Program Associate, Ascend at the Aspen Institute
  • James White, Program Associate, Ascend at the Aspen Institute
 Access the webinar here
Why are residents being pushed out of the DC region,
and what can be done to meet the needs of these residents?

Read the latest report from the Urban Institute: 

From the abstract: The Washington region faces serious housing challenges that undermine many residents' well-being. Constrained housing supply, coupled with regional growth, pushes up rents and prices for existing housing. These pressures cause especially steep housing cost increases and displacement in some communities that have historically been home to people with low and moderate incomes and people of color.

Boisey Neal, 12, sells bottled water to passing motorists on the corner of Orleans Street and North Milton Avenue in the McElderry Park neighborhood of Baltimore on July 1, 2019. Like many residents of McElderry Park, the city's hottest neighborhood, Boisey lives without air conditioning. University of Maryland Photo, Timothy Jacobsen
Summer of 2019 produced record-breaking heat, showing how the poorest neighborhoods around the country are the hottest

"Urban heat islands vividly illustrate the price humans will pay in the world's rising temperatures. This will mean more trips to the hospital for heart, kidney and lung ailments. Solutions exist but are expensive and take time. For cities like Baltimore, the clock is ticking. The Code Red series is a collaboration among the University of Maryland's Howard Center for Investigative Journalism, Capital News Service and NPR." -Capital News Service
Read more here
Allison Ma'luf is the new Executive Director and General Counsel of CAPLAW

Click here to read a message from outgoing CAPLAW Executive Director and General Counsel, Eleanor Evans, and a message from her successor, Allison Ma'luf. 

Excellence In Action Reception 
celebrating UPO staff and the retirement of

President and CEO
United Planning Organization

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Formal Program begins at 6:00PM. Attire: Business Casual

THEARC Black Box
1801 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington, DC 20020

Please RSVP by Wednesday, September 18 at: EIA.UPO.ORG
ROMA Training

Train the Trainer cohort 19 11 R3
Phase 1 - on line course -- 8 modules to be finished by Nov. 4
Phase 2 will be held on three days from 8:30 to 5 each day (Tuesday Nov 19 to Thursday Nov. 21) at a location to be determined in Harrisburg, PA.
Click for More Info and Registration

Train the Implementer cohort 19 12 R3
Phase 1 - on line course -- 6 modules to be finished by Nov. 29th
Phase 2 - one day -- will be held on Thursday, 12/05 from 8:30 to 4:30 at a location to be determined in Baltimore, MD area.
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Weatherization Day Webinar 

September 11 @ 3:00 pm

Join to hear from CAP, NASCSP and NCAF on tips and resources to help you plan Weatherization Day.
Now is the time to start planning your efforts to highlight the impact that WAP has in your State and local community! Weatherization Day is a fantastic opportunity to shine a spotlight on the WAP across the country.

Click here to register.
2019 New Executive Director's Institute

October 9 - 11, 2019 | Kansas City, Missouri

This two and half day training is designed to help new executive directors achieve deeper insight into their role, the work of Community Action, and current operating environment of the Community Action Network. The training will be provided by the Community Action Partnership, National Community Action Foundation, and Community Action Program Legal Services, WIPFLi, National Association for State Community Services Programs, and other industry experts.

Training topics will include Community Action from Past to Present, Advocacy, Balancing Governance and Management, Board Development, Financial Management, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, Resource Development, Performance Management, and more! There will be time for individual consults during the Institute.

This training is appropriate for executive directors who have been in their role for 5 years or less. Click here to learn more and register.
Nat'l Community Action Partnership Webinars

Demystifying Data Analysis 
September 11 @ 2:00 pm 

Building Credit for Your Renters
September 18 @ 2:00 pm 

Click here to find out more and register.

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National Community Action Partnership
Program AssociateNational Community Action Partnership
Multiple PositionsSouthern Maryland Tri-County Community Action Committee
Multiple Positions United Planning Organization

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