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50th Anniversary Annual Convention

Community Action: 50 Years of Moving Forward
August 19-23, 2014
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington, DC
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Please note that our 50th Anniversary Gala will take place the evening of Friday, August 22nd. It will be an exceptional night, filled with memories, special guests, and a very festive air.  Please make your travel and hotel plans accordingly. We will be ending our Convention by 11:30 am on Saturday, August 23rd.

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Watch your eNews and the Convention webpage in the following months for details as they become available.
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The Sargent Shriver Achievement Award and
Jayne Thomas Grassroots Volunteer Recognition Award 

Take time during this milestone 50th Anniversary year to nominate a worthy volunteer for the Jayne Thomas Grassroots Volunteer Award or a deserving program participant for the Sargent Shriver Achievement Award.  Both of these signature Awards will be presented at the Annual Convention Gala in Washington, DC on Friday, August 22.  Mark Shriver, son of Sargent Shriver will present the Awards.  We look forward to receiving your agency’s nomination.


 Your Money, Your Goals

If you were unable to attend our April 9, 2014 webinar about the new "Your Money, Your Goals" toolkit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), it is now posted for your review. For further description, go to the Webinars section of our Resources page.
Click here for a recording
Click here for the presentation


Proposed Organizational Standards and Implementation Framework
Delivered to OCS on July 10, 2013



orgstandards-coverThe Partnership is pleased to announce that the Proposed Organizational Standards and Implementation Framework was delivered to the Office of Community Services on July 10, 2013.  Thank you to the Community Action Network for your time and efforts that fed into this process. 
As we state in the final document, “The process of creating the Standards has been a national undertaking of the Community Action Network, on a scale not seen since the Monitoring and Assessment Task Force in the mid-1990s. Thanks to improved internet and video technology, the Standards project has reached more members of the Network and allowed them to participate more fully than in past national efforts. The Network’s investment of time and energy has been enormous, when seen in light of the still record levels of consumer and community needs, as well as funding cuts.” 
The work of the CSBG Working Group has been tremendous and we thank them for the numerous hours and tireless dedication to this work.   

Click here to download a copy of the document that was submitted to OCS

Click here to view a recording of the 7/11/13 Fourth National Update

Click here to download the PowerPoint for the 7/11/13 National Update Webinar


We are now able to accept new memberships and renewals online.
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Peter Kilde, Chair
Partnership Strategic Initiatives Task Force



 Becoming Animated | April 18, 2014

I would love to report that America and the rest of the world is finally mobilizing to effectively respond to the many serious challenges posed by the New Reality, as this post's title might suggest.  Sadly, that it not yet the case.  Instead the title refers to a rather amazing attempt by a professional animator, Dermot O'Connor, to capture the essence of what we call "The New Reality" in one 33 minute animated film.  This remarkable little film manages to do a very credible job of laying out pretty much everything a person probably needs to know about:

  • How and when petroleum, natural gas and coal were formed
  • The history of fossil fuel extraction
  • The role of energy in our modern economy
  • The fundamentals of energy physics
  • A review and critique of the limitations of renewable and other alternative energy sources
  • Our debt-based monetary system
  • Exponential math and the physical Limits to Growth
  • Food, water, and the rest of environment as they relate to humans
  • A bio-regions carrying capacity and population overshoot
  • And finally, what we ought to be doing about all of the above.

Please send your responses to Peter Kilde for posting. 


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