50th Anniversary Annual Convention



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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.

Click here for information on Leadership Day (Tuesday, August 19) 
Click here for information on Community Service Day (Tuesday, August 19)
Click here for information on WIPFLI pre-convention training.
Watch your eNews and the Convention webpage in the following months for details as they become available. 

Tweet about the convention using #CommunityAction 50!
Share your thoughts and experiences about the convention and the 50th anniversary of Community Action by using the hashtag #CommunityAction50 on Twitter. And make sure to follow us at @CAPartnership (our main account) and @NatTrainingCtr, (our Training and Technical Assistance account).




 Honor 50 Years of Community Action!
Click here to download our toolkit with the special 50th anniversary of Community Action logo, sample news release and proclamation and more.

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



Welcome to the Club | June 20, 2014

For the past 42 years, whenever anyone referred to the seminal 1972 book, Limits to Growth, as a report to the Club of Rome, I have wondered, mildly, what the heck the Club of Rome was.  It sounded vaguely foreign, presumptuous, and a bit menacing, but that mild curiosity never actually moved me to actually find out.  Until now.   Having just spent three days with Limits to Growth lead researcher, MIT scientist (at the time) Dr. Dennis Meadows, at the "Age of Limits" conference in Pennsylvania over the Memorial Day Weekend, I have come to be very interested indeed in the Club of Rome.  And a fan.  Here's why.
First, a little history.  Since I can't tell it better than they do themselves, here is their story:

In April 1968, a small international group of professionals from the fields of diplomacy, industry, academia and civil society met at a quiet villa in Rome. Invited by Italian industrialist Aurelio Peccei and Scottish scientist Alexander King, they came together to discuss the dilemma of prevailing short-term thinking in international affairs and, in particular, the concerns regarding unlimited resource consumption in an increasingly interdependent world.

Each participant in the meeting agreed to spend the next year raising the awareness of world leaders and major decision-makers on the crucial global issues of the future. They would offer a new and original approach in doing this, focusing on the long-term consequences of growing global interdependence and applying systems-thinking in order to understand why and how it was happening. The Club of Rome was born.

The originality of their approach soon became clear. In 1972 the campaigning of this growing group of like-minded individuals gained a new worldwide reputation with the first report to the Club of Rome: “The Limits to Growth”, commissioned by the Club from a group of systems scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Report explored a number of scenarios and stressed the choices open to society to reconcile sustainable progress within environmental constraints.


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