Volume 6, Issue 1
January 11, 2022
In This Issue...
Announcements | COVID-19 Resources |Training Resources | Capella/Strayer University Partnership
COVID-19 Resources
COVID Booster Eligibility Update

12-to-15 year olds are now eligible for a Pfizer booster 5 months after their 2nd dose. Learn more about boosters at cdc.gov/coronavirus or at mi.gov/coronavirus
Head Start Vaccine & Mask Requirements Blocked in 25 States – Michigan Isn’t One of Them

Compliance date: The compliance date for the mask requirement is the date of publication of the rule, November 30, 2021. The compliance date for the vaccine requirement is January 31, 2022 

Training Resources
2022 National Day of Racial Healing – January 18, 2022 

This annual observance is hosted by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) and is an opportunity to bring all people together to inspire collective action to create a more just and equitable world.

2022 Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Webinar – NCAP 

Join this webinar on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 2PM ET and 1PM CT, the keynote speaker will be Jerome H. Underwood, President and CEO of Action for a Better Community.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Trauma Training – Nonprofit Network 

This free virtual training is being offered by Nonprofit Network in partnership with Jackson County DHHS and Family Services and Children’s Aid on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 1:00-4:00. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are potentially traumatic events that occur in childhood. Preventing ACEs can help children and adults thrive. This session will provide an opportunity to learn about ACEs and how each of us can make a difference moving forward.

The Community Action Network Summarized in a 5-Minute Video!

Do you wonder how all the partners in Community Action come together? This YouTube video prepared by California’s Community Action Association “CalCAPA” provides a great overview.  
REMINDER: New Resources Added to MCA’s Learning Management System 

Monitoring preparation tools and resources have been added to MCA’s Learning Management System and can be accessed easily without the need to sign in. Additional content will be coming soon, once it is added we will let you know. 

To access monitoring resources click here.
Michigan Community Action, Capella University
& Strayer University Partnership
Back to school savings with education built for real life

Ready to go back to school to gain the skills and knowledge you need to reach your career goals with access to education that works with your busy life? Capella University and Strayer University understand this. That’s why their Associates, Bachelor’s, Certificate and Graduate programs in human services, behavioral health, business, IT, and leadership & administration leverage what you already know and are grounded in real-world application.

Through our partnership with Capella, you and your immediate family have access to high-quality, online education and tuition savings that make it possible to earn a degree or certificate at a significantly lower cost and at your own pace. Capella offers you:

·        Exclusive scholarships, grants and other savings for both universities, including a 10% tuition discount.
·        Three learning formats—FlexPath, GuidedPath, and On-Campus that are flexible, affordable, and supportive.
·        A student-centered approach, including support teams to help you be successful and persistent.
·        Accredited and nationally recognized universities that meet the highest standards for quality.

Ready to learn more and get started?
Visit Capella.edu/MichiganCommunityAction and Strayer.edu/partner/MichiganCommunityAction to find a degree program that’s right for you and to see special tuition offers.

Check out this PDF for information on programs offered.
Save on your degree at Strayer University

Michigan Community Action and Strayer University have partnered to offer eligible employees of their member agencies access to flexible, affordable associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. If you’re thinking of earning a degree, we invite you to take advantage of special offers designed to help you meet your educational goals.

Special offers and scholarships available now

$5,000 scholarship for new or returning Strayer students to apply toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree

• 10% tuition discount for the duration of your program*
  * Tuition discount upon receipt of documentation of employment and eligibility.

Why Strayer?
At Strayer, you’ll get a modern, online degree that gives you the confidence to change your future. Our programs are built for working adults and our student services coaches offer support at every step. We believe in educational access, academic quality, student success and customer service.
MCA Officers/Board Members 2021-2023
Lisa Evans
Community Action of Allegan County

Morghan Boydston
Urban Officer
Washtenaw County Office of Community & Economic Development

Lisa Bolen
Lower Peninsula Rural Officer
Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency
Michelle Williamson
Vice President
Community Action

Michelle LaJoie
Upper Peninsula Officer
Community Action Alger- Marquette

Toby Berry
At-Large Officer 
Community Action Agency

Dennis McShane
Directors Council Chair
Chippewa-Luce-Mackinac Community Action Agency
Kerri Duff 
Secretary Treasurer
Gogebic Ontonagon CAA

Judge Gregory Pittman
CAA Governing Board Officer
Muskegon-Oceana Community Action Partnership

Mary Ann Neopolitan
CAA Governing Board Officer
Monroe County Opportunity Program
MCA is continuing to observe CDC guidelines encouraging remote work practices and following local public health guidelines. The office remains physically closed to anyone outside of immediate staff. We are accessible by phone and email during normal business hours Monday through Friday, 8:30AM-5PM ET.
Be well and stay safe everyone. .