State of Poverty Blog

Celebrating LIHEAP Action Month with Katrina Metzler of NEUAC!

Posted on August 16, 2022 Posted By

August is the month we celebrate and elevate the work of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). For LIHEAP Action Month this year, I sat down with the Executive Director of the...

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NASCSP Welcomes Jeannie Chaffin as Interim Executive Director

Posted on July 1, 2022 Posted By

NASCSP is excited to welcome Jeannie Chaffin as our Interim Executive Director. Since 2017 Jeannie has provided consulting services at the local, state, and national levels. Prior to 2017 Jeannie led...

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In Honor of Pride Month – A Little History…

Posted on June 1, 2022 Posted By

The History of Pride Month & the Uprising at the Stonewall Inn During this month of Pride, we thought it might be a good idea to offer some historical context to what has become such a...

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Community Action, Inc. Receives Governor’s Excellence in Community Action Award

Posted on May 25, 2022 Posted By

In Wisconsin, the Governor and his administration celebrate Community Action Month by recognizing the vital contributions Community Action Agencies (CAAs) make to identify and combat the causes of...

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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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