Category: Words from NASCSP’S President

Words From Our President: Reflections on a Powerful 2015 Community Action Month

June 1, 2015

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to wrap up and reflect on this year’s National Community Action Month! There has been such an incredible outpouring of activity and energy from the states, local community action agencies, state associations, and national partners. Between the collaborative mini-toolkits from NASCSP, NCAF, and the Partnership and the inspiring posts from around the


SOTU says “expanding opportunity works.” We promote access to opportunity.

January 21, 2015

Long before the 2015 State of the Union, we, members of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Network, committed “ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort.” We, like President Obama, believe that expanding opportunity works. But beyond just expanding opportunity, we believe in


New Beginnings for NASCSP

June 23, 2014

-- By Steve Payne, NASCSP Board President -- We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 - May 28, 2014) As you know better than most, the recession may be over, but life is still as hard as it’s ever been for the people we serve. Hard-working families, squeezed between stagnant wages and


A Productive, Happy New Year for WAP and NASCSP

January 30, 2014

--by Tim Warfield, NASCSP Executive Director -- This has been a very productive beginning to the New Year for both the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and NASCSP. The highlight so far is the FY 2014 appropriations number of $174M for WAP, representing a 150% increase over last year’s Congressionally appropriated number of $68M (later supplemented by DOE reprogramming funds). NASCSP


Words from our President: How Solving Poverty Will Help America Come Back

April 2, 2012

In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “Anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned doesn't know what they're talking about.” The President, it turns out, had been talking about an essay released earlier that day by Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a columnist for the Washington Post. According to a Foreign