(Maryland CoCs) MCAP-News You Can Use!

August 2020
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Racial Equity: Getting to Results

The Government Alliance on Race and Equity announces a new tool, Racial Equity: Getting to Results, developed to assist jurisdictions use a racial equity lens to identify a set of metrics and implement a community process to have greater impact in their work.

The tool highlights root cause analysis to dig deeply into the sources of racially inequitable outcomes and walks practitioners through best practices of doing this with community stakeholder leadership and offers two short case studies. The tool also identifies critical ways that jurisdictions can disrupt historic, deficit oriented relationships to data.

Access tool here
Is it stress or anxiety?
Life can be stressful—you may feel stressed about performance at school, traumatic events (such as a pandemic, natural disaster, or act of violence), or a life change. Everyone feels stress from time to time.

Everyone experiences stress, and sometimes that stress can feel overwhelming.

Learning what causes or triggers your stress and what coping techniques work for you can help reduce your anxiety and improve your daily life. It may take trial and error to discover what works best for you.

Learn more here
Build Back Better: Implementing Collective Impact During COVID-19 Response and Reconstruction
In this video short talk from the 2020 Collective Impact Virtual Convening, Dr. Lauren Smith, Co-CEO of FSG, discusses how the approach and principles of collective impact can be applied to support emergency response and reconstructing systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explores the distinction between "recovery" back to a status quo that was flawed and harmful for many in our communities and the idea of "building back better" to create communities that are more resilient, vibrant and successful because they are also more inclusive and equitable.
Census Bureau Releases New Ads to Remind Households
It's Not Too Late to Respond
As census takers start visiting neighborhoods across the country, the U.S. Census Bureau is launching the last phase of its "Shape Your Future. Start Here." 2020 Census communications campaign with a new series of advertisements informing the public that there is still time to self-respond to the 2020 Census online, by phone or by mail. The ads are designed to reach 45 language-based audiences and will run from approximately Aug. 3 to Sept. 27.

The advertisements will appear in English and 12 other languages across multiple platforms including radio, television, print, and digital and outdoor media (billboards and bus stops), with an additional 21 languages covered in newspaper advertising and 11 additional languages in paid media online search support. 

Read more here
Maryland Community Action Partnership Presents a
3-part Racial Equity Series

Part 3: The Impact of the Racial
Wealth Divide

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 1:00PM

In this presentation, we will do a deep dive into some of the key indicators of racial economic inequity, and learn how our grassroots partners have used tools and strategies developed by the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative to develop emerging best practices.
Elections Webinar
Tuesday, August 18, 3:00PM
Join Coalition on Human Needs, Food Research & Action Center, National Low Income Housing Coalition, and NETWORK for a webinar series focused on elevating ideas on how and why 501(c)(3) organizations can support -- in nonpartisan ways that are mission-aligned -- voter registration, voter mobilization, and voting.

Register Here
Bank On Maryland Account Access Webinar
August 19, 2020, 10:30AM – 12:00PM
Join the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond for a webinar to discuss ways that banks and credit unions can increase consumer access to safe, affordable insured transaction accounts in Maryland.

You will hear representatives from Cities for Financial Empowerment, Maryland/District of Columbia Credit Union Association, Bank On Maryland, Destinations Credit Union, JP Morgan Chase, Bank On Gaithersburg, Middletown Valley Bank and Truist Bank discuss the CFE National Account Standards, partnership opportunities and ways to engage clients to increase access to insured deposit accounts.

Who should attend: Representatives from banks, credit unions, non-profits, local government agencies, social service providers and other community stakeholders.

The webinar is free. Registration is required.

Click here to register.

Checking Yourself by

August 19th 10:00 PST | 1:00 EST

Help yourself be a better coach by checking in with your participants' needs to ensure that they are in the driver's seat. Whether you are pausing during a session to ask, "Are we on the right track?" or if you are sending a thoughtful note, the skill of Checking In opens the door to clear communication that leads to meaningful goals and inherent motivation. With these in place, we are all more likely to see tasks through to success.

Register Here
The Partnership's Annual Convention is the largest gathering of regional, state, and local Community Action Agencies in the United States, drawing more than 1,500 attendees each year. We are at the table with more partners than ever before and our network continues to be at the forefront of program and community development. During this convention, we will come together to showcase our strengths, strategies, and achievements. We'll also share our best practices in management, program implementation, and capacity building.

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