Thanks for Celebrating National Community Action Month in May!
We’d like to say thank you to all the staff, board, volunteers, program participants, and friends of Community Action Agencies and State Associations across the country for celebrating National Community Action Month this May and showcasing Community Action’s sustained effectiveness helping America's low-income people and communities achieve economic security. Click here for a list of participating CAAs and proclamations: http://ncam2013.wordpress.com / (to add your CAA or proclamation, email Lisa Holland .
We asked you to participate in this critical public awareness campaign—aimed at calling attention to economic inequality and poverty problems, and advocating for Community Action as a way to help solve these issues—and your response was tremendous. You generated media coverage of events, promoted activities via social media, and requested and received proclamations from local elected officials proclaiming May “Community Action Month.”
We truly appreciate your support of this year’s National Community Action Month commemoration—especially as Community Action is caught in the economic vortex of budget cuts, sequestration, and rising poverty rates.
If you haven’t already done so, please email copies of your National Community Action Month event overviews, photos, news releases, and media coverage to Lisa Holland
National Community Action Month in May was created by the Community Action
Partnership to reinforce Community Action Agencies' role helping low-income
families achieve economic stability.
During National Community Action Month, Community Action
Agencies truly make the Promise of Community Action—to help people and change lives—come alive by
hosting events that help put a "face" on the families living in poverty and the
dedicated individuals who are helping them escape it. Success stories are honored and personal achievements are
recognized. Some governors and
mayors even proclaim May "Community Action Month" in their states and cities.
Action Agencies also use National Community Action Month to call attention to
poverty-related problems. As
Community Action Agencies are showcasing their programs, they are also giving
local residents-many who are unaware of the poverty in their communities-a
first-hand look at the struggles low-income families face and how Community
Action programs help these families achieve financial security.
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