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If you want to be in the know about what’s going on at CAAP, you’ve come to the right place. Catch up on all of CAAP's past newsletters below. 

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  • On September 12, the United States Census Bureau released national survey data about income and poverty, as well as national and state data about health insurance coverage. As predicted, there was a significant reduction in poverty - the largest two-year decline since 1969. The reduction is evident in both official and Supplemental Poverty measures. Two conclusions can be drawn from the report: poverty reduction programs are working, and they must be funded if year-to-year improvement is expected to continue in the future. Click on the link for more details.

  • Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania (CAAP), and the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) are proud to be teaming up this year to present the 2017 collaborative conference – Inclusion by Design: The Voices of Our Communities, Our Organizations, and You - on October 2 & 3 in State College, PA!

  • We just published our latest newsletter! Read about an innovative program from the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County, progress to raise PA’s minimum wage (Raise the Wage PA), the growing 2-1-1 program thanks to United Way of Pennsylvania, and CAAP’s Self-Sufficiency Awards program.

  • Follow us all May for #CommunityAction Month & show us how you will #BeCommunityAction by fighting #poverty in your local area.

  • CAAP is pleased to announce that we have created three new videos. The goal of these video projects is to share Community Action’s mission and impact with as many people as possible. In a time when not one poverty-related question was asked during the presidential or Democratic primary debates, we feel that now more than ever is the time to share our clients’ realities and challenges with as many people as possible.

    The third and final video, titled "Why We Do This", touches on the heart of the issues. This video tries to capture the spirit and motivation for our work. Of the many wonderful comments, Dan Jurman's summary at the end really brings it home. Dan says, "I wasn’t less of a person when I was living in poverty than I am now that I have a great job … and it would be my dream that everyone realizes that, because that’s the beginning of healing."

    Feel free to use these videos in whatever way you wish, such as trainings, meetings, presentations, social media, and more.

    We hope you enjoy, but more importantly – we hope you share.

    - The CAAP Team 

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