Grass Roots in the News


C-SPAN aired coverage of the following events during the Community Action Partnership
50th Anniversary Annual Convention, August 19-23, 2014 in Washington DC:

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On July 8, 2014 Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron and Richland Counties in
Ohio was featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” during the segment
“To Break Cycle of Child Poverty, Teaching Mom And Dad To Get Along.”


The segment highlight’s the agency’s work helping non-married parents strengthen their
relationships and work together to raise their children.
 
To listen, go to:
http://www.npr.org/2014/07/08/329798341/teaching-family-skills-to-tackle-poverty?ft=1&f=1003

On June 1, 2014, Total Community Action in New Orleans, Louisiana was
featured on the CNN program "Inside Man" hosted by Morgan Spurlock
during a segment on inequality.
 
Click here to view a clip from the program:
http://insideman.blogs.cnn.com/2014/05/29/spurlock-explores-income-inequality/




On May 7, 2014, Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, a Community Action
Agency in Bath, New York, was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition during
a program on poverty in rural America.
To listen, go to
http://www.npr.org/2014/05/07/309734380/the-changing-picture-of-
poverty-hard-work-is-just-not-enough 



Community Action examples are featured in an April 15, 2014 Think Progress
article on how the Earned Income Tax Credit helps low income people,
‘When Tax Refunds Aren’t Just a Bonus but a Lifeline”
Click here to read the article:
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2014/04/15/3426956/eitc-stories/



Community Action stories are featured in Half in Ten's Our American
Story booklet, which was published in March 2014.
Click here to download the booklet:
http://halfinten.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/OAS-Booklet.pdf
 


Don Mathis, President and CEO of the Community Action Partnership,
was quoted in the March 10, 2014 Chronicle of Philanthropy article,
"Community Action Groups Survive Political Storms." The article also
quotes other Community Action leaders.
 
Click here to read the article:
http://philanthropy.com/article/Community-Action-Groups/145195/
 
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Don Mathis, President and CEO of the Community Action Partnership,
was quoted in the March 10, 2014 Chronicle of Philanthropy article,
"War on Poverty Groups Are Still Around but Face New Challenges."
The article also quotes other Community Action leaders.
 
Click here to read the article:
http://philanthropy.com/article/War-on-Poverty-Groups-Face-New/145177/


 

Don Mathis’ (President and CEO of the Community Action Partnership)
“Top-Ten List of Congressional To-Dos” was featured in the March 5, 2014
edition of Nonprofit Quarterly.
 
Click below to read the article:
https://nonprofitquarterly.org/philanthropy/23777-late-night-at-the-foundation-a-top-10-list-of-congressional-to-do-s.html

 
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Community Action Partnership board member Dalitso Sulamoyo, CCAP and staff member Denise Harlow, CCAP, were among the Community Action leaders quoted in the January 9, 2014 Nonprofit Quarterly article, "Coming Full Circle: The War on Poverty's Invaluable Contribution to Today's Nonprofit Sector."
 
Click below to read the article:
http://www.nonprofitquarterly.org/policysocial-context/23497-coming-full-circle-the-war-on-poverty-s-invaluable-contribution-to-today-s-nonprofit-sector.html
 
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Don Mathis’ (President and CEO of the Community Action Partnership) letter to the editor, “Head Start is about more than students' test scores,” was published in the December 30, 2013 edition of The Baltimore Sun.

Click below to read the letter:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-head-start-letter-20131230,0,5739577.story




Bita Dayhoff’s (President of the Community Action Council in Howard County, MD) letter to the editor, “Help fight hunger in Howard” was published in the September 9, 2013 edition of The Baltimore Sun.

Click here to read the letter.




The Community Action Partnership was included on a "Ways to Involved in the Fight Against Poverty" list that was compiled by Greg Kaufmann and posted July 5, 2013 on his This Week in Poverty blog and billmoyers.com.

Click here to read the article.



Don Mathis’ (Community Action Partnership President and CEO) letter, on suburban, urban, and rural poverty, was published in the May 24, 2013 edition of The Baltimore Sun: http://touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-76023840/
(you may need to cut and paste the address in your browser)



2013 National Community Action Month CAA activities were featured in the May 17, 2013 edition of Greg Kaufmann’s This Week in Poverty blog.
 
Click here to read the article.



The North Carolina Community Action Association’s report, “Real People, Real Solutions” was featured in the March 8, 2013 edition of Greg Kaufmann’s This Week in Poverty blog.

 
Click here to read the article .


 

Don Mathis’ (Community Action Partnership President and CEO) letter was published in the February 10, 2013 edition of The New York Times as part of a reader discussion “Sunday Dialogue: How to Give Families a Path Out of Poverty” about safety-net programs better-paying jobs, and support for parents.

 

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Don Mathis’ (Community Action Partnership President and CEO) letter on President Obama’s State of the Union address was published in the February 17, 2013 edition of The Baltimore Sun.



Indiana Institute for Working Families’ (a program of the Indiana Community Action Association) action alert on saving the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey* was featured in the May 18, 2012 edition of Greg Kaufmann’s This Week in Poverty blog.
 
Click here to read the article.

*The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year—giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services—and the federal government uses ACS data to allocate more than $450 billion annually in program funds to state and local governments. The US House of Representatives recently voted to eliminate funding for the ACS.




National Community Action Month CAA activities were featured in the May 11, 2012, edition of Greg Kaufmann’s This Week in Poverty blog.

Click here to read the article.



The North Carolina Community Action Association’s Face to Face With Poverty initiative was featured in the March 30, 2012 edition of Greg  Kaufmann’s This Week in Poverty blog.

Click here to read the article.



 

Don Mathis, Community Action Partnership President and CEO, was quoted in the March 8, 2012 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy on Community Action’s response last year to the President’s State of the Union address in which he mentioned proposed cuts to the program.
 
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Don Mathis, Community Action Partnership President and CEO, was quoted in the February 15, 2012 issue of The Chronicle of Philanthropy on the President’s budget and how it will affect Community Action.
 
Click here to read the article


 

 An article in the January 26, 2012 issue of National Journal magazine on poverty and the election quotes Don Mathis, Community Action Partnership President & CEO.
 
Click here to read the article

 


 
John Wells of Action for Boston Community Development in Boston, was interviewed by CBS Evening News on February 6, 2012 about increases in requests for LIHEAP assistance amid significant budget cuts. Click here to watch the video, http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7397762n&tag=contentMain;contentBody



Don Mathis, President and CEO of the Community Action Partnership, shared his thoughts on new polling data indicating that 88 percent of voters believe a candidate’s position on poverty is important in determining their vote for President during a policy forum, “The Politics of Economic Opportunity: Will Growing Poverty Affect Election 2012?” sponsored by Spotlight on Poverty. Click here to watch the video, http://vimeo.com/35235966

 




C-SPAN, Wednesday, February 9, 2011

 Don Mathis, President and CEO of the Community Action Partnership, appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal on February 9 discussing the proposed cuts to the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) and the positive impact Community Action has on local communities.  C-SPAN reported only positive post-show emails and tweets. To view the 47 minute interview, click here .


 
 

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