Tag: War on Poverty

Check out the 2014 CSBG Annual Report, featuring data from over 1,000 CAAs nationwide

December 23, 2014

By Rae Tamblyn, Research and Communications Analyst at NASCSP The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is unique among federal programs in that it is the only comprehensive investment exclusively focused on reducing poverty. Other federal programs address specific challenges or factors involved in poverty but they take a piecemeal approach. In contrast, CSBG effectively uses a powerful mix of

Category : NASCSP Updates, CSBG

Making Good on the Promise of Community Action

August 26, 2014

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act, Jeannie Chaffin, the Director of the federal Office of Community Services (OCS), provided an update to the nation on the exciting work of Community Action, along with other initiatives within OCS. Check it out via the link below! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUi-5TRGJkk

Category : CSBG, Events, NASCSP Updates

Reflections on a Grand Policy Experiment

May 13, 2014

-- By Gretchen Knowlton, Policy Director It’s May once again, and once again we celebrate Community Action Month and all we've accomplished as a network. This year, though, we celebrate one of those milestones that, however arbitrary, seems to carry great significance. It’s the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty and the creation of Community Action. Poverty rates remain high, and

Category : CSBG
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