State of Poverty Blog

Happy Community Action Month… Again!

Posted on May 18, 2022 Posted By

For Community Action Month, we continue celebrating the work of our incredibly diverse network by hearing directly from one of our members. Jaimi Clifford, with the Maine Department of Health and...

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Happy Community Action Month!

Posted on May 11, 2022 Posted By

For Community Action Month, we are celebrating the work of an incredibly diverse network by hearing directly from one of our members. Leslie Taylor, of the California Department of Community Services...

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Happy Earth Day!

Posted on April 22, 2022 Posted By

Today is Earth Day, the 52nd one. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, 8 years after Rachel Carson’s transformative book Silent Spring was published and less than a year after a massive oil...

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Women’s History Month

Posted on March 22, 2022 Posted By

As the sun begins to set on Women’s History Month, we wanted to share some thoughts that have been rolling around. First, we wanted to celebrate the many contributions of women to, well,...

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2021 WAP New Manager’s Training – On Demand

Posted on March 21, 2022 Posted By

WAP 2021 NEW MANAGER’S ORIENTATION – LIVE SESSIONS Session 1: Annual Planning and Grant Application  Join Session This session will provide an overview of the required plan elements, the review...

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CSBG, Weatherization and Spatial Equity

Posted on February 23, 2022 Posted By

In June of 2020 the killing of George Floyd sparked civilian uprising(s) calling for racial justice. Since then the pursuit of racial equity has become a central conversation for many. This...

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Black History Month – Every Month

Posted on February 14, 2022 Posted By

Every February we, as a nation, celebrate the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of African Americans. For a month we learn and relearn pieces of the Black experience in this country, and we...

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Year in Review – NASCSP 2021

Posted on December 28, 2021 Posted By

It is hard to put words to this past year. COVID-19 is still with us, and now in new ways the Delta variant and more recently the Omicron variant have made appearances that look to be long-term. Even...

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Women in Weatherization – Amy Vieira

Posted on December 6, 2021 Posted By

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has been around for 45 years and has served more than 8m households, saving families money and making homes healthier and safer. From the beginning, women...

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Women of Weatherization – Ana Johnson

Posted on November 22, 2021 Posted By

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) has been around for 45 years and has served more than 8m households, saving families money and making homes healthier and safer. From the beginning, women...

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