In 1995, seeking a new way to bring a Jewish voice to social justice in the Twin Cities, Rachel Breen, Steven Gray and Frank Hornstein founded the Jewish Met...
Generations of Justice: Celebrating 20 years of Jewish Community Action
Middle schoolers (in Battle Creek) learn the impact of service at Community Action Warehouse
As she hoisted canned food into the cart of an elderly woman this afternoon, 12-year-old Elizabeth Calderon said she’d learned something n...
Why the Poverty Measure (and How It’s Measured) Matters
OMB proposed changes to how poverty is measured. The proposed changes would have damaging effects on individuals, families and communities.
Missouri Community Action Network
Missouri CAN recommends Dr. Kathryn J. Edin and Luke Shaefer's recent book "$2 A Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America" about deep poverty in the US.
What We're Reading: Hillbilly Elegy
Hillbilly Elegy is a story of family stability and family instability. It’s a story of upward mobility in rural America. And it’s a story of regional values. It’s the story of J.D. Vance growing up in Appalachia. Vance was raised in Middletown, Ohio with Appalachian values of loyalty and love of country. But contrasting these …
How you can Get INN Action for Community Action Month!
Click here to pre-register for this year's INNkeepers' Ball Silent Auction. Starting May 4th, we will debut new items daily for early bidding.
Hamilton County Community Action Agency : What We Do : Family Support : Heating & Cooling Assistance
What is the Home Energy Assistance Program The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federally funded program that provides eligible Ohioans assistance with their home energy bills. This one-time benefit is applied directly to the customer’s utility bill Summer Crisis Cooling Program The Summer Crisis Cooling Program (July 1 - Aug. 31) provides fans, air conditioners, and/or utility assistance for qualified applicants. To be eligible,…
Ottawa, Allegan County college enrollment trends up, state down
OTTAWA COUNTY — College enrollment is trending down in the state of Michigan, but Ottawa County graduates are attending college in greater numbers.
May is Community Action Month Part 1: What is Community Action?
Each May is recognized as Community Action Month and provides an opportunity to celebrate the work CAAs continue to do in the fight against poverty.
Retired K9 from Allegan County dies at the age of 10
The dog had worked with Allegan County for eight years.
Kid Rock to perform at the Allegan County Fair, tickets on sale May 10
Whose Heritage? Community Action Guide
Across the South, Americans of all races, ethnicities and creeds are asking why governmental bodies in a democracy based on the promise of equality should display symbols so closely associated with the bondage and oppression of African Americans.
Community Action Organization
73 percent of the Erie County Department of Health clinic patients come from zip codes in the City of Buffalo. Within these zip codes, the socioeconomic status is much lower than the county as a whole, leading to significantly poorer health outcomes. Where poverty is most prevalent, poor health outcomes are the greatest.
Promoting Wellness: A Guide to Community Action
These guides are designed to inspire action around wellness in local communities. They include tools and information to organize wellness activities that promote recovery from mental illness and substance use disorders. They discuss planning, partners, and implementation.
Community Action : What We Do : IDA
Individual Development Account Program The Community Action IDA Program is open to Community Action staff, families with children in Head Start, Child Care providers working with Child Care Resource & Referral, and families participating in a home-visiting program in Family Development. Families have received over $200,000 in savings match funds so far. The program only offers IDAs for post-secondary education or to start or expand a child care business.
Sable Homes Building 10 Neighborhoods in Kent, Barry and Allegan Counties
ROCKFORD, Mich. – Dec. 14, 2015 – Grand Rapids is the hottest real estate market in the nation, according to a recent survey by the website Trulia. Grand Rapids earned high marks for its affordable housing, growing economy and large population of prospective millennial home buyers, a third of whom surveyed said they planned to …
10 Things Your Community Action Agency Website Needs
What makes a community action agency’s website needs different from other businesses? I have compiled the top 10 things your community action agency ...
Community Action, Brester, ARYSE named top Lincoln workplaces
Three local companies have won Best Places to Work recognition for the first time.
Community action must accompany Amazon’s move to the District
Amazon’s “HQ2” is coming to the D.C. metropolitan area this year. In an editorial last March, we noted our concerns about the possible negative effects of Amazon coming to D.C. and urged elected officials to reconsider the offer. Unfortunately, that deal is now official. But make no mistake; this move is a disingenuous ploy to...