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Regional Performance and  Innovation Consortia IV-A
2016 Community Action Month
Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc.
Forest Park, GA

It is not too late to join the national movement in celebrating Community Action Month. The Community Action Partnership has shared a toolkit with a wealth of ideas and strategies for everyone to get involved.

"6 Tips For Making Risk Management Stick"
This is a practical article written by Melanie Lockwood Herman about nonprofit leaderships great intention to develop and implement a risk management plan, although sometimes, falling victim to internal and external 'booby traps'. The six tips addressed by Ms. Herman illustrates basic strategies to avoid common pitfalls. Visit the library in the online  Nonprofit Risk Management Center to read the full article.

Community Partner's Corner 


When: Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - Friday, September 2, 2016

"NASCSP 2016 Annual Training Conference
When:  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - Friday, September 30, 2016
Please contact Raymond Thomas,  NASCSP's Program Manager.
Click Here for more details.

"ROMA Next Generation "
NASCSP is currently open for feedback and comments for the development of ROMA Next Generation. Contact NASCSP at, with questions, or for assistance, during the scheduled comment periods. NASCSP has provided a checklist that is a tool that lays out each piece of ROMA Next Generation:  ROMA Next Generation Action Steps and Checklist
 Click Here for more details. 


"2016 CAPLAW National Training Conference"
When: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - Friday, June 24, 2016
With the evolving changes that are taking place in the network, it is vital that network leaders and members continue to remain abreast of new requirments and compliance updates. Join CAPLAW to address topics concerning conducting risk assessments, drafting personnel policies, developing annual budgets and forecasts, honing democratic section procedures, updating time and effort reporting, and much more!
Click Here  for more details.  
"CAA Leaders Legal Boot Camp"
When: Visit for more details.
This is a Five Part Webinar Series which was developed to provide new and seasoned CAA Leaders with an overview of the many legal requirements CAA Leaders work with on a regular basis. 
Click Here  for details. 
In Memory of Vanessa L Rush, A Champion for Community Action
Dr. Jabari Simama, GPTC President, with Aurelia Chatman, Village CDC CEO
The Village is pleased to announce its first recipient of the Vanessa L. Rush Scholarship, Endale Tefay. CONGRATULATIONS!!
Thanks to all the family, friends and community action network members for supporting the establishment of this scholarship which celebrates Vanessa L Rush's commitment to advocacy for microenterprise development, family housing, financial sustainability, civic engagement, community empowerment and leadership development. 
Ms. Rush served as a member of several nonprofit boards and committees. She retired from    Partnership for Community Action  in 2011, and, until her passing, she served as the RPIC IV-A Project Specialist.  She positively influenced 1,000s of individuals, families and communities. To honor and celebrate her life, the Village Community Development Corporation, where she served as the board chair, established the Vanessa Lee Rush Memorial Scholarship through Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC); 100% of  donations will be granted to scholarship recipients. 
Click Here  to download a donation form.

Additional Resources

"This website is a resource for the Community Action Network to access an array of information and assistance designed to support efforts in serving low income families and addressing the causes of poverty in local communities. Through this site you may download toolkits, listen to webinars, register for training, engage in online dialogue with colleagues, submit requests for training or technical assistance, read the latest evaluation reports about evidence-based program models, and search a consultant bank for experienced professionals serving the Community Action Network."
Click Here for more information.



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.


CAAA Annual Conference
May 16-19, 2016
Perdido Beach Resort Orange Beach, AL 36561

FACA 36th Annual Training Conference
May 10-13, 2016
 Rosen Plaza Hotel Orlando, Florida

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2016 GCAA
Training Conference
July 19-22, 2016
Hyatt Regency Savannah
Savannah, GA

" This publication was created by the Georgia Community Action Association, Inc. in the performance of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Grant Number 9OEQ0248. Any opions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families ".
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