Community Action Association of Pennsylvania

Community Action Association of Pennsylvania CAAP is a statewide membership organization representing 42 Community Action Agencies in the Commonwealth that help low-income individuals and families reach and maintain self-sufficiency.
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Community Action’s ultimate goal is to help low-income individuals and families reach and maintain financial self-sufficiency. CAAP is a statewide nonprofit association representing 41 Community Action Agencies in Pennsylvania. CAAP acts as a statewide voice for local Community Action Agencies and low-income citizens. It is the primary source of advocacy, education, technical assistance, news and networking for the Community Action network of Pennsylvania.

Community Action’s ultimate goal is to help low-income individuals and families reach and maintain financial self-sufficiency. CAAP is a statewide nonprofit association representing 41 Community Action Agencies in Pennsylvania. CAAP acts as a statewide voice for local Community Action Agencies and low-income citizens. It is the primary source of advocacy, education, technical assistance, news and networking for the Community Action network of Pennsylvania.

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Oscar Handlin was an American historian. As a professor of history at Harvard University for over 50 years, he directed ...
07/29/2021

Oscar Handlin was an American historian. As a professor of history at Harvard University for over 50 years, he directed 80 PhD dissertations and helped promote social and ethnic history, virtually inventing the field of immigration history in the 1950s. Handlin won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Uprooted (1951). Handlin’s 1965 testimony before Congress was said to “have played an important role” in passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that abolished the discriminatory immigration quota system in the U.S. #communityaction

Oscar Handlin was an American historian. As a professor of history at Harvard University for over 50 years, he directed 80 PhD dissertations and helped promote social and ethnic history, virtually inventing the field of immigration history in the 1950s. Handlin won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Uprooted (1951). Handlin’s 1965 testimony before Congress was said to “have played an important role” in passage of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 that abolished the discriminatory immigration quota system in the U.S. #communityaction

Featuring 3 generations of Community Action clients using self-enabling programs, such as Head Start, accessible now thr...
07/27/2021

Featuring 3 generations of Community Action clients using self-enabling programs, such as Head Start, accessible now thru many of the 43 Community Action Agencies in PA www.thecaap.org/news-events/monthly-agency-spotlight-newsletters. Also read about program ideas to support Veterans. Locate your local Agency on www.thecaap.org to learn what programs you can participate in. #communityaction

Featuring 3 generations of Community Action clients using self-enabling programs, such as Head Start, accessible now thru many of the 43 Community Action Agencies in PA www.thecaap.org/news-events/monthly-agency-spotlight-newsletters. Also read about program ideas to support Veterans. Locate your local Agency on www.thecaap.org to learn what programs you can participate in. #communityaction

Fred Rogers, also known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. ...
07/25/2021

Fred Rogers, also known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, show-runner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. The program was critically acclaimed for focusing on children’s emotional and physical concerns, such as death, sibling rivalry, school enrollment, and divorce. #communityaction

Fred Rogers, also known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, show-runner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. The program was critically acclaimed for focusing on children’s emotional and physical concerns, such as death, sibling rivalry, school enrollment, and divorce. #communityaction

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three book...
07/23/2021

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. #communityaction

Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. #communityaction

Cleve Jones is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has ...
07/21/2021

Cleve Jones is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States. #communityaction

Cleve Jones is an American AIDS and LGBT rights activist. He conceived the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, which has become, at 54 tons, the world’s largest piece of community folk art as of 2016. In 1983, at the onset of the AIDS pandemic Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, which has grown into one of the largest and most influential People with AIDS advocacy organizations in the United States. #communityaction

Rita Wasnick and her late Father, Ron,  both have birthdays  being celebrated this weekend.  We congratulate Rita, who w...
07/19/2021

Rita Wasnick and her late Father, Ron, both have birthdays being celebrated this weekend. We congratulate Rita, who was awarded for creating the Veteran Back Pack and Stuff The Boot campaigns to help struggling Veterans get back on their feet. Read how Rita began this work in honor of her Vietnam War Veteran Dad. http://ow.ly/SPT150FxJmO

Rita Wasnick and her late Father, Ron, both have birthdays being celebrated this weekend. We congratulate Rita, who was awarded for creating the Veteran Back Pack and Stuff The Boot campaigns to help struggling Veterans get back on their feet. Read how Rita began this work in honor of her Vietnam War Veteran Dad. http://ow.ly/SPT150FxJmO

Dr. Mary Temple Grandin is an American scientist and activist. Grandin is a consultant to the livestock industry, where ...
07/18/2021

Dr. Mary Temple Grandin is an American scientist and activist. Grandin is a consultant to the livestock industry, where she offers advice on animal behavior, and is also an autism spokesperson. Grandin is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document the insights she gained from her personal experience of autism. Grandin has been an outspoken proponent of autism rights and neurodiversity movements. #communityaction

Dr. Mary Temple Grandin is an American scientist and activist. Grandin is a consultant to the livestock industry, where she offers advice on animal behavior, and is also an autism spokesperson. Grandin is one of the first individuals on the autism spectrum to document the insights she gained from her personal experience of autism. Grandin has been an outspoken proponent of autism rights and neurodiversity movements. #communityaction

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent much of her legal career as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, winning many a...
07/16/2021

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent much of her legal career as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, winning many arguments before the Supreme Court. She advocated as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsel in the 1970s. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where she served until her appointment to the Supreme Court in 1993. #communityaction

Ruth Bader Ginsburg spent much of her legal career as an advocate for gender equality and women’s rights, winning many arguments before the Supreme Court. She advocated as a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union and was a member of its board of directors and one of its general counsel in the 1970s. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed her to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, where she served until her appointment to the Supreme Court in 1993. #communityaction

Jodi Picoult has published 26 novels, accompanying short stories, and has also written several issues of Wonder Woman. I...
07/14/2021

Jodi Picoult has published 26 novels, accompanying short stories, and has also written several issues of Wonder Woman. In 2016, Picoult joined the advisory board of Vida: Women in Literary Arts, a non-profit feminist organization committed to creating transparency around the lack of gender parity in the literary landscape and to amplifying historically-marginalized voices, including people of color; writers with disabilities; and q***r, trans and gender nonconforming individuals. #communityaction

Jodi Picoult has published 26 novels, accompanying short stories, and has also written several issues of Wonder Woman. In 2016, Picoult joined the advisory board of Vida: Women in Literary Arts, a non-profit feminist organization committed to creating transparency around the lack of gender parity in the literary landscape and to amplifying historically-marginalized voices, including people of color; writers with disabilities; and q***r, trans and gender nonconforming individuals. #communityaction

Parents anxiously awaiting the July 15th start of the monthly child tax credit payments should start planning how they’l...
07/11/2021

Parents anxiously awaiting the July 15th start of the monthly child tax credit payments should start planning how they’ll use the extra money now. The monthly payments could be as much as $300 per month for children under the age of 6, and $250 per month for those between the ages of 6 and 17 for those in families eligible for the full credit. Read the CNBC article: http://ow.ly/miyf50FqbLB or visit the IRS website: http://ow.ly/k2sr50FqbLy. Find and contact your local Community Action Agency for guidance to this and other programs like the Emergency Rental Assistance Program: http://ow.ly/Oq0T50FqbLA #communityaction

Parents anxiously awaiting the July 15th start of the monthly child tax credit payments should start planning how they’ll use the extra money now. The monthly payments could be as much as $300 per month for children under the age of 6, and $250 per month for those between the ages of 6 and 17 for those in families eligible for the full credit. Read the CNBC article: http://ow.ly/miyf50FqbLB or visit the IRS website: http://ow.ly/k2sr50FqbLy. Find and contact your local Community Action Agency for guidance to this and other programs like the Emergency Rental Assistance Program: http://ow.ly/Oq0T50FqbLA #communityaction

Weatherization is a federally funded program designed to help eligible residents of all states reduce their home energy ...
07/09/2021

Weatherization is a federally funded program designed to help eligible residents of all states reduce their home energy costs. Homeowners and renters are eligible. Weatherization measures are performed on houses, apartments, and mobile homes. Read two true stories http://ow.ly/dqvs50FqfsZ. Find your local Community Action Agency on how to apply for this and other programs http://ow.ly/uWT950Fqft2.

Weatherization is a federally funded program designed to help eligible residents of all states reduce their home energy costs. Homeowners and renters are eligible. Weatherization measures are performed on houses, apartments, and mobile homes. Read two true stories http://ow.ly/dqvs50FqfsZ. Find your local Community Action Agency on how to apply for this and other programs http://ow.ly/uWT950Fqft2.

To help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts, 42 Agencies will guide you to the program providing emergency assistance...
07/09/2021
Community Action Association of Pennsylvania | CAAP

To help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts, 42 Agencies will guide you to the program providing emergency assistance to renters at imminent risk of eviction because of shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Read the true stories in the June Agency Spotlights newsletter about PA residents getting the help they need at https://t.e2ma.net/webview/i6429h/9be33d584b32c582a737ac875d7b9b0c. Find your local Community Action Agency for assistance applying www.thecaap.org.

Harrisburg, PA: CAAP's 42 member Agencies help people with low incomes reach & maintain self-sufficiency thru self-enabling programs, services, emergency assistance and DV services in 66 counties.

To help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts, the program will provide emergency assistance to renters who are at immi...
07/08/2021
Community Action Association of Pennsylvania | CAAP

To help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts, the program will provide emergency assistance to renters who are at imminent risk of eviction because of shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Read the true stories in the June Agency Spotlights newsletter https://www.thecaap.org/who-we-are/careers.html. Find your local Community Action Agency for assistance applying www.thecaap.org. #CommunityAction

Harrisburg, PA: CAAP's 42 member Agencies help people with low incomes reach & maintain self-sufficiency thru self-enabling programs, services, emergency assistance and DV services in 66 counties.

Next week (Tues. 7/13 at 1 pm) the Coalition Against Hunger is partnering with Just Harvest to offer a webinar about add...
07/08/2021

Next week (Tues. 7/13 at 1 pm) the Coalition Against Hunger is partnering with Just Harvest to offer a webinar about additional nutrition benefits that are available this summer to families with young children (ages 0-5). Join us to learn more about how families can access Summer P-EBT and enhanced WIC benefits. Register at http://ow.ly/cuKO50FqVsK

Please share this information widely!

Next week (Tues. 7/13 at 1 pm) the Coalition Against Hunger is partnering with Just Harvest to offer a webinar about additional nutrition benefits that are available this summer to families with young children (ages 0-5). Join us to learn more about how families can access Summer P-EBT and enhanced WIC benefits. Register at http://ow.ly/cuKO50FqVsK

Please share this information widely!

Visit our PA State Association website to view job postings at our 42 member Agencies, who are looking for more people t...
07/07/2021

Visit our PA State Association website to view job postings at our 42 member Agencies, who are looking for more people to help run the self-enabling and emergency assistance programs & services throughout the Commonwealth of PA. Community Action works to alleviate poverty for all residents, regardless of the situation that led them to low incomes and poverty. View jobs at https://www.thecaap.org/who-we-are/careers.html. #communityaction

Visit our PA State Association website to view job postings at our 42 member Agencies, who are looking for more people to help run the self-enabling and emergency assistance programs & services throughout the Commonwealth of PA. Community Action works to alleviate poverty for all residents, regardless of the situation that led them to low incomes and poverty. View jobs at https://www.thecaap.org/who-we-are/careers.html. #communityaction

The new site offers career opportunities, help finding Community Action Agencies in PA, and programs & services to help ...
07/06/2021

The new site offers career opportunities, help finding Community Action Agencies in PA, and programs & services to help you face the challenges of low-incomes and poverty at www.thecaap.org. Find news and info on PA Community Action in the July Update newsletter www.thecaap.org/news-events/caap-update.

The new site offers career opportunities, help finding Community Action Agencies in PA, and programs & services to help you face the challenges of low-incomes and poverty at www.thecaap.org. Find news and info on PA Community Action in the July Update newsletter www.thecaap.org/news-events/caap-update.

Happy Fourth of July from Everyone at Community Action 🎆😊
07/04/2021

Happy Fourth of July from Everyone at Community Action 🎆😊

Happy Fourth of July from Everyone at Community Action 🎆😊

To help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts, the program will provide emergency assistance to renters who are at immi...
07/04/2021

To help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts, the program will provide emergency assistance to renters who are at imminent risk of eviction because of shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Read the true stories in the June Agency Spotlights newsletter http://ow.ly/lN6A50Fm2dF Find your local Community Action Agency for assistance applying http://ow.ly/ZjlP50Fm2dG.

To help lessen the outbreak’s economic impacts, the program will provide emergency assistance to renters who are at imminent risk of eviction because of shutdowns, closures, layoffs, reduced work hours or unpaid leave due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Read the true stories in the June Agency Spotlights newsletter http://ow.ly/lN6A50Fm2dF Find your local Community Action Agency for assistance applying http://ow.ly/ZjlP50Fm2dG.

Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus b...
07/01/2021

Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. From 1965 to 1988, she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American US Representative. After retirement, Parks wrote her autobiography and continued to insist that there was more work to be done in the struggle for justice. #communityaction

Rosa Parks was an American activist in the civil rights movement best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott. The United States Congress has called her “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. From 1965 to 1988, she served as secretary and receptionist to John Conyers, an African-American US Representative. After retirement, Parks wrote her autobiography and continued to insist that there was more work to be done in the struggle for justice. #communityaction

A free program designed to help eligible families make their homes safer and more energy efficient. Measures can include...
06/30/2021

A free program designed to help eligible families make their homes safer and more energy efficient. Measures can include the attic, wall, and floor insulation, sealing around windows and ducts, weather-stripping, carbon monoxide testing, and heating system tune-ups, among others. Find and contact your local Community Action Agency to see if you qualify at http://ow.ly/iquc50EU5wf. #communityaction

A free program designed to help eligible families make their homes safer and more energy efficient. Measures can include the attic, wall, and floor insulation, sealing around windows and ducts, weather-stripping, carbon monoxide testing, and heating system tune-ups, among others. Find and contact your local Community Action Agency to see if you qualify at http://ow.ly/iquc50EU5wf. #communityaction

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