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Our Vision
A State without poverty

Our Mission
To serve as a professional organization for the Georgia Community Action Network by strengthening partnerships and providing tools and capacity building strategies to reduce poverty

The Promise
Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.


National Conferences


2017 CAPLAW
National Training Conference

June 7 - 9, 2017
Denver Marriot City Center Hotel
Denver, CO

  Click here  for more information



2016 Community Action Partnership Annual Convention
Building Resilience: The Promise and Practice of 
Community Action

Aug 30 - Sept 2, 2016
JW Marriot, Austin, TX

Click here for more information



2016 NASCSP Annual Training Conference

Sept 27 - 30, 2016
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, NE

Click here  for more information


Resources
 

Region IV-A RPIC

GCAA is a lead state of the Region IV-A Regional Performance and Innovation Consortium (RPIC) established through the Federal Office of Community Services (OCS).  In partnership with OCS, GCAA engages the Community Action networks and associations in the four state region of Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi.

Click here  to access the latest newletter

 
Poverty Trends Webinar Series

This webinar series will offer a space to discuss the statistics around poverty as well as ideas for community and policy change.

Scheduled Dates
Sept. 28, 2016
Nov. 30, 2016
Feb 28, 2017

Click here  for more information

 
Decreasing Family Homelessness
Webinar Series

This webinar series is designed to improve the effectiveness of Community Action Programs (CAP) agencies working on the frontline of addressing family homelessness.  This event is FREE, but  Registration is required.

Scheduled Dates
Sept. 14, 2016
Nov. 9, 2016

 
CAA Leader's
Legal Bootcamp Webinar Series

This new resource developed by CAPLAW and the national Community Action Partnership, the  
CAA Leader's Legal Guide
, aims to provide new and seasoned Leaders with an overview of the many legal requirements that they will work with on a regular basis.

Click here  for more information



2016 GCAA ANNUAL CONFERENCE  

Shaping the Future, One Family at a Time

The 45th Annual GCAA Conference was a success!  With over 300 attendees, 4 keynote speakers, and 32 workshops approved by the National Association of Social Workers-Georgia Office, everyone left with a positive experience and some great food for thought (and really good food in our stomachs!).  

The conference kicked off for the first time with day long workshops the Tuesday before the conference covering topics on Leadership and Case Management.  The GCAA Board Meeting was then held and included the re-election of the the current officers.  The results included:

Terry Tolbert, President
Tres Hamilton, Vice President
Brenda Dalin, Secretary
Beechie Yates, Treasurer

On Wednesday and Thursday participants actively attended the 30 workshops and heard from three amazing keynote speakers. Dr. David Dudley spoke on the importance of seeing the whole person and not through our perceptions. Dr. Melissa Blount navigated the Town Hall Meeting attendees through racial inequality and big picture thinking. And Rep. Al Williams spurred on attendees to passionately move forward in the work they face every day.

Thursday evening, attendees enjoyed the conference banquet and honored several people. A  new award to recognize those who actively advocate for others was even introduced. The award winners include:

Earl M. Jones Award
Ms. Annie Doris Bell from Southwest Georgia CAC, Inc.

Wilbur P. Jones Award
Mr. Carlos Nelson from Concerted Services, Inc.

$2,500 Scholarship
Ms. Kayla Cymone Mathis from Concerted Services, Inc.

President's Award
Mr. Marion E. Barnes from CSRA EOA
Ms. Ophelia K. Gaines from Concerted Services, Inc.

Mattie Jackson Advocacy Award
Dr. Joyce Dorsey from FACAA

The conference ended with an address from David Bradly from the National Community Action Foundation.  He spoke about the successes and challenges he has seen in Washington, DC as he fights for Community Action on the hill.

To access the workshop information , click here .

Tell us about your experience! To complete a conference survey click here .
GEORGIA GIVES DAY!
Sign Up by OCTOBER 1, 2016!
 


Georgia Gives Day is 
November 17th!
Agencies must register by 
October 1st  to participate.

E ach year has been bigger than the last. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits has built a movement empowering community nonprofits statewide! In 2015, Georgia proved the power of the Georgia Gives Day vision and the partnerships that made it possible, raising a record-breaking  $3.67 million , and more than  $9.2 million to date.
Click here   to register
OCTOBER BOARD MEETING
 
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The GCAA Fall Planning Board Meeting will center around drafting the Association's training and technical assistance strategy for the next three years.   
  • October 5, 6 and 7, 2016
  • Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Peachtree Conference Center (formerly the Dolce Atlanta-Peachtree Hotel and Resort)
More information coming soon, so stay tuned!
GCAA LEARNING COMMUNITY
on  Risk Management
 
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GCAA is launching its Risk Management Learning Community.  Focusing on both learning from the experts as well as our peers, the group will meet monthly via webinar and in person when the GCAA Board meets. Beginning with agency assessments, the group will track their progress, meet their organizational standards requirements and establish best practices to be shared with the network.  

For more information contact Lorraine Daniels at 
404-361-4442, ext. 202 or at LorraineDaniels@GeorgiaCAA.net.

Click here to take an initial risk assessment which is the first step in participating in the Learning Community. 
INSIGHTS FROM THE PROS:
Designing Ideas that Succeed
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(Article from gcn.org)
In the era of startup artists and venture capitalists all hunting for the next big thing, there's growing hunger for new ideas, and increasing support for those with the greatest potential. Nonprofits have always been dynamic social innovators and, of late, a growing number are benefitting from new opportunities to participate in accelerators, launch venture-backed initiatives, and form alternative corporate structures.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT:
There's a Hunger Problem in every County in America - and It's Solvable.
(Article from talkpoverty.org)
Loudoun County is a suburban area with colonial roots, nestled about 45 miles northwest of the District of Columbia. It boasts the nation's highest median household income at nearly  $124,000  per year.  It also has  14,000 residents  who struggle with food insecurity, or a lack of reliable access to affordable and nutritious food.