"Children Learning, Parents Earning, Communities Growing"
December 28, 2020 | Issue #52
With the new year comes a sense of renewal; an opportunity to bring out the best in ourselves, moving forward with positivity and purpose. We would like to thank all of our dedicated volunteers and supporters - those who are vital to the success of our organization and the programs and services that we offer throughout the year. We would also like to extend a BIG THANK YOU to our members-without your support, we could not have accomplished all of our 2020 goals.
It's been a remarkable and memorable 45th year as an organization. We can't thank you enough for making it all possible. 2021 is going to be a busy year, bring it on!!
Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with health, success, happiness and prosperity for you, happy new year!
The CAPPA Board and Staff  
2021 Child Care & End Child Poverty in CA Virtual Advocacy Day
We invite you to partner with those noted above for a Child Care & End Child Poverty in CA
VIRTUAL Advocacy Day!
On January, 21 2021, we're coming together as advocates--child care, food programs, safety net, and anti-poverty champions--for our “Child Care and End Child Poverty CA Advocacy Day.” Our landscape has shifted significantly. Let's raise our unified voices in support of California's kids and families. The needs are urgent and we want to provide both immediate relief and solutions to build back better.  On January 21st, we'll advocate for budget proposals that keep families fed, keep child care providers open, and commit to lifting families out of poverty. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unmet need is growing exponentially, yet California is facing an unprecedented budget deficit: we need our decision makers in Sacramento to hear from the field on the impact of this pandemic, and what supports need to be improved during recovery. Don't miss this impactful day of action!

For more information, agenda and to register, Click Here!

If you would like to sign on as a partner, please let us know!

Interested in supporting this Event?  Learn more about sponsorships here.
California Alternative Payment Programs (APPs)- Lifting up families and children

Since 1976, community based Alternative Payment Programs (APPs) have been supporting working families with access to child care, early education and supportive services. For over 40 years, APPs connected income eligible working families with resources to lift families up towards self-sufficiency and help break free from the cycle of poverty for themselves and for their children. Today, these programs have evolved in their supports for the most fragile of families by linking them not only to child care and early learning programs but also to food programs, mental health, domestic violence intervention, housing, transportation and health care to name a few.
For each month in 2020, an agency was profiled to showcase their work and services being delivered within their respective county and/ or community. Review of those profiled highlighted ways that individual agencies and the case managers were working to support the needs of families in a 24 hour/seven days per week economy, to meet the unique cultural and linguistic needs of families with outreach and materials in understandable languages and to serve as a reliable place families could turn to in any time of need.
During these unprecedented and challenging times, our agencies not only continued to be the reliable place for families to turn, but increased their supports to include access to emergency child care, diapers, collected clothing for the entire family, housing and food. As communities continue to recover, the agencies continue to serve. Lifting families and children up is the North Star that is our compass for the work that we do. 
Here are the unique CAPPA Member Agencies profiled in 2020. Click on each of them to learn more!