50th Anniversary Annual Convention

The deadline for discounted registration has been
extended until Friday, July 18!

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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.

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Watch this page in the upcoming months for news about the
Commemoration of 50 years of Community Action!

For a high-resolution jpeg of this 50th anniversary logo, click here.
For a pdf, click here .
For a vector (eps) file, click here.
(This file may only download with  Adobe Illustrator CS6. Contact Dini for more information.)

  * * * Pre-Convention LEADERSHIP DAY

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm, lunch included

Join your Community Action colleagues for a special pre-convention day of learning and networking.  Leadership Day is targeted to Executive Directors and Emerging Leaders. The event begins at noon on Tuesday August 19th with lunch and a speaker.  The group will then break into three tracks: New Executive Directors, Seasoned/Veteran Executive Directors, and Emerging Leaders.

We are excited to announce that Robert Egger will be our keynote speaker for Leadership Day!
Robert  is the Founder and President of L.A. Kitchen, which recovers fresh fruits and vegetables to fuel a culinary arts job training program for men and women coming out of foster care and older men and women returning from incarceration. L.A. Kitchen is currently holding a pilot program at St. Vincent Meals on Wheels, and will move into its own kitchen facility in 2015.Robert pioneered this model during his 24 year tenure as the President of the DC Central Kitchen, the country’s first “community kitchen”, where food donated by hospitality businesses and farms is used to fuel a nationally recognized culinary arts job training program.

Other speakers:
Abby Levine serves as Legal Director of the Bolder Advocacy initiative at Alliance for Justice.  She provides legal guidance that encourages grantmakers to support advocacy and other nonprofit organizations to participate in policymaking decisions through an understanding of federal tax and election law.  Abby’s work includes creating curriculum, teaching workshops, providing technical assistance, writing plain-language legal guides, and describing federal legislative and regulatory developments that impact nonprofits. Prior to joining Alliance for Justice in 2004, Abby served as the Public Policy Analyst at the National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA).

Rick Cohen joined NonProfit Quarterly in 2006, authoring the Cohen Report, after almost eight years as the executive director of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP). Before that he played various roles as a community worker and advisor to others doing community work. He has also worked in government. Cohen pursues investigative and analytical articles, advocates for increased philanthropic giving and access for disenfranchised constituencies, and promotes increased philanthropic and nonprofit accountability.

The agenda of each track are being finalized but will include issues such as finance, risk management, data collection and analysis, bundling services, advocacy, and economic development.  Speakers from Wipfli, Nonprofit Risk Management Center, Coalition on Human Needs, and others will engage the group in dialogue and networking opportunities will be provided.This is the 6th year of our Emerging Leaders focus and our 2nd pre-con dedicated to Executive Directors.  Based on last year’s feedback, we have divided the EDs into New and Seasoned/Veterans.

We hope you will plan on joining Leadership Day.  There is a cost to help cover lunch and pre-registration is required.  Please click here to register.

* * * Pre-convention COMMUNITY SERVICE DAY

Community Action Partnership and United Planning Organization (UPO), the Community Action Agency in Washington, DC, will be in Action with volunteers from across the country and community partners on August 19th at the Azeeze Bates Early Learning Center.  Members of the Washington, DC community will join Community Action professionals in a beautification of the learning  center and the children's play area and will create an herb garden.

The afternoon event will be a Community Service Day project, offered in conjunction with the Community Action Partnership Annual Convention, commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Community Action Network.
Partners in this effort will include Health Mobiles,  the mobile technology lab, parenting support resources and games for the kids.  Community Action professionals with expertise in resume development can aid in reviewing resumes and helping customers in the mobile tech lab.

Do plan on joining Community Service Day, click here for the flyer. There is a $30 fee to help cover lunch and transportation.  Please click here to register.

Tweet about the convention using #CommunityAction50!

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).


Lapel Pins for Sale

50th Anniversary lapel pins are available now: Member $5.00 each, or $3.00 for 100 or more; Non-member cost is $7.00 each or $5.00 for 100 or more. Contact Sranda Watkins, or 202-265-7546. 

Click here for information on WIPFLI pre-convention training. 

To visit the 2013 Convention page, click here
To visit the 2012 Convention page, click here.
To visit the 2011 Convention page, click here.
To visit the 2010 Convention page, click here.
To visit the 2009 Convention page, click here.
To revisit the 2008 Convention page, click here.

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