April 2019
Ripple Effects: Community Action's
Economic Impact
Legislative Breakfast - April 10
JOIN NCCAA as we share the economic impact of community action agencies across NC.
Your voice represents your community and collectively our voice represents the work being done to help individuals/families across North Carolina. We are Stronger Together!
Where: Meet at Legislative Building Cafeteria, 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh, NC 27601
When: Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Time: 7:30 am
Do you value professional growth for yourself and your staff? 
Would you like to earn a Certification at your own pace and in your own time? 
Can in-person training events be challenging due to limited time & resources?
Answer, yes?
Enroll in one of our Executive Leaders web-based Certification programs!
Show Some Love & Help Hurricane Victims
Purchase of a Ticket for AFTER FLO!
Community Benefit Concert and Service Project

Asheville native and Bassist, Aaron Mills for the Grammy-award winning group Cameo will be the featured artist for the "AFTER FLO" Community Benefit Concert.

Support this year's NCCAA Service Project with your ticket contribution in lieu of volunteer services and donated items. This is an easy way to help our families and neighbors who are still rebuilding after Hurricane Florence. Step it up even more with the purchase of a VIP ticket.
See flyer for details.

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April 22-26, 2019 as Reentry Week in NC to highlight efforts across the state to help formerly incarcerated people become productive members of their communities.

Celebrate Reentry Week & NEW Grounds Coffee
Step the Cup Up, April 26
Larry's Coffee and NC Community Action Association have joined forces to host a FREE, unique and fun event to celebrate NEW Grounds Coffee© and 2019 Reentry Week. Come out and learn more about NEW Grounds Coffee© and how you can support reentry efforts with every sip. Share with a friend and use the official event hashtag #CupUp.
The Countdown Continues....
Still time to Register for the NCCAA Annual Conference
Regional Head Start Program Director, Keno Simmons will visit and provide updates, along with David Bradley, NCAF

"1 Mission. 1 Brand. 1 Promise."
May 14-17, Embassy Suites Wilmington Riverfront/Wilmington Convention Center
Look for Head Start Tracks on the Conference Agenda
Enroll in ROMA Deep Dive
Purchase your ticket for the AFTER FLO Benefit Concert
Bring extra spending money for Auction on Tuesday ONLY
Still need a Room? See conference web page for updates.
Measuring Fidelity to the Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (IRES) Framework
 " While employment is crucial for successful reentry, simply placing someone in a job is not an ultimate solution for reducing recidivism or improving long-term job retention."

This  self-assessment  tool from the National Reentry Resource Center helps reentry practitioners identify opportunities to build the capacity of employment-focused programming and services, so they in turn, can better prepare participants and decrease their likelihood of returning to incarceration.

6 Months After Florence -
Future Still Unknown for many still recovering

Watch Video to see the Results

From the 2018 hurricane season, both Florence and Michael were retired.
It's been 6 months since Hurricane Florence made landfall, leaving a disproportionate number of low-income families in the east homeless and/or stranded in hotels.

The funding that allowed them to stay in those hotels was expected to run out in March. Now What? 
The next step for many remains unknown. 

These articles highlight how far recovery efforts have come and how much farther they have to go:

 More than two-million people are incarcerated in the US. Each year, more than 650,000 of them are released, and while they will need to re-integrate into society, the question remains whether or not society – employers, neighbors, friends, and family – will accept them.
Healing Broken Circles serves the incarcerated through healing, rehabilitation and educational activities.
One inmate who benefited had this to say. “She looked past the tattoos that proclaimed my rage, past my flippant facade of indifference, and past the three-yard stare one acquires after six years alone in a cell for 23 hours a day. She saw me differently and convinced me, somehow, to do the same.”

The legislation renews U.S. commitment to reducing poverty through Community Action Agencies. H.R. 1695 is a bipartisan effort to reduce poverty within urban, suburban, rural, and tribal communities across the country. 
T & R - Tools and Resources

North Carolina is beginning the rollout of NCCARE360. NCCARE360 is the first statewide coordinated care network, with a robust data repository of shared resources, that connects healthcare and human services partners together to collectively provide the opportunity for health for all North Carolinians.

Making the Connection
NCCARE360 connects partners (such as healthcare providers, insurers, or community organizations) through a shared technology platform that enables providers to:
1. Send & receive secure electronic referrals 
2. Seamlessly communicate in real-time
3. Securely share client information
4. Track outcomes together 

For more information please contact Georgina Dukes via georgina@uniteus.com
EIC, Inc., Jumping for Joy!
The Economic Improvement Council, Inc. agency in Edenton, NC is the proud recipient of
a 5-Year Early Head Start expansion and child care partnership grant award serving 13 counties. Way to Go, EIC!
New Grounds Coffee

Coffee and Merchandise available for order here.
TRY IT! - You'll be glad you did!

" If you like coffee you will LOVE this coffee. Even people that think they don't like coffee should give this a try, they may become "coffee people". LOL! Plus every sale goes towards building safer communities! "
NCCAA Executive Director,
Sharon C. Goodson

You can also order directly from Larry's Coffee.
Hop to It!.....Mark Your CALENDAR!
10/ Legislative Breakfast, Legislative Cafeteria, Raleigh, NC 7:30am

21/ Easter

24/ Administrative Professionals' Day 2019



27-30/ 2019 CAP Annual Convention , Chicago, IL

10-13/ 2019 SEACAA Annual Conference , Myrtle Beach, SC