State of Poverty Blog

Juneteenth: A Holiday and Call to Action for Racial Justice

Posted on June 17, 2021 Posted By

The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on January 1, 1863, and the Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, but it is June 19, 1865, and every anniversary since, that have come to commemorate the...

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Women of Weatherization – Kelia Bravo

Posted on June 15, 2021 Posted By

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

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Guest Blog: Virginia Community Action Network Creates Incarceration Diversion Working Group

Posted on May 28, 2021 Posted By

By: Matt Fitzgerald, Community Service Program Manager VA Dept of Social Services For the Virginia Community Action Network 2020 began as a time of advancement. The network had been moving forward on...

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Guest Blog: Wisconsin Leveraging Community Action Network for Vaccine Confidence Education

Posted on May 20, 2021 Posted By

By: Anna Sainsbury, CSBG Contract Manager, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families   2-1-1 Wisconsin is a free, easy-to-remember phone number connecting callers with health and human...

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Celebrating Weatherization on the 52nd Annual Earth Day

Posted on April 22, 2021 Posted By

Recognized annually on April 22, Earth Day is the world’s largest event celebrating nature and supporting environmental protections. The first Earth day was held in 1970 and more than 20 million...

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Radical Roots: The Civil Rights Movement and Community Action

Posted on February 28, 2021 Posted By

Black History Month is more than a yearly celebration of the achievements of individual Black Americans, it is an acknowledgement of the critical social, political, and cultural contributions of...

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A Year in Review – NASCSP 2020

Posted on December 31, 2020 Posted By

As 2020 comes to a close, we have the opportunity to take the lessons from a truly unprecedented year and apply them as we look towards the future. We would like to take some time this holiday season...

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Presidential Transitions: Both for NASCSP and the Nation

Posted on November 16, 2020 Posted By

Board President Beverly Buchanan & Outgoing Board President Willie Fobbs Willie – Two months before the United States’ 2020 General Election, the NASCSP board held our own elections. Now that...

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Happy Virtual Weatherization Day from NASCSP!

Posted on October 30, 2020 Posted By

During a year that has contained so much unpredictability, two things are certain: October 30th is still Weatherization Day, and Weatherization program managers, directors, state and local agency...

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2019 Poverty Census Data & COVID Impacts

Posted on September 22, 2020 Posted By

Yesterday morning the U.S. Census Bureau released its latest data on poverty, income, and health insurance coverage. The results showed that between 2018 and 2019, incomes increased, the official...

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