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.

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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In 1993 Dr. Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the Space ...
10/06/2021

In 1993 Dr. Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. She was the first Hispanic director and the second female director of Johnson Space Center. Read more about Dr. Ochoa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Ochoa.

In 1993 Dr. Ochoa became the first Hispanic woman to go to space when she served on a nine-day mission aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Ochoa became director of the center upon the retirement of the previous director, Michael Coats, on December 31, 2012. She was the first Hispanic director and the second female director of Johnson Space Center. Read more about Dr. Ochoa https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Ochoa.

Working in Community Action across our network of 42 PA and 900+ Nationwide Agencies means helping people with low incom...
10/05/2021

Working in Community Action across our network of 42 PA and 900+ Nationwide Agencies means helping people with low incomes and situational poverty achieve self-sufficiency.

Some Agencies also provide programs such as domestic violence support, foster care, Head Start and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). We welcome you to find your local Agency and begin a conversation with Community Action in PA and nationwide at www.thecaap.org. #communityaction #jobs #employment #antipoverty #DEI

Working in Community Action across our network of 42 PA and 900+ Nationwide Agencies means helping people with low incomes and situational poverty achieve self-sufficiency.

Some Agencies also provide programs such as domestic violence support, foster care, Head Start and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion). We welcome you to find your local Agency and begin a conversation with Community Action in PA and nationwide at www.thecaap.org. #communityaction #jobs #employment #antipoverty #DEI

Conozca por qué más de 18 millones de residentes de EE. UU. Celebran la historia hispana y por qué se eligió el 15 de se...
10/01/2021

Conozca por qué más de 18 millones de residentes de EE. UU. Celebran la historia hispana y por qué se eligió el 15 de septiembre como punto de partida para la conmemoración; Es el aniversario de la independencia de cinco países hispanos: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, quienes declararon su independencia en 1821. Además, México, Chile y Belice celebran sus días de independencia el 16, 18 y 21 de septiembre, respectivamente. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hispanic_Heritage_Month

Conozca por qué más de 18 millones de residentes de EE. UU. Celebran la historia hispana y por qué se eligió el 15 de septiembre como punto de partida para la conmemoración; Es el aniversario de la independencia de cinco países hispanos: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, quienes declararon su independencia en 1821. Además, México, Chile y Belice celebran sus días de independencia el 16, 18 y 21 de septiembre, respectivamente. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hispanic_Heritage_Month

A PennLive Editorial shared that over 1M Hispanics call Pennsylvania home.   Is it Hispanic or Latino?  What is the youn...
09/29/2021

A PennLive Editorial shared that over 1M Hispanics call Pennsylvania home. Is it Hispanic or Latino? What is the youngest and fasted-growing population in PA? What’s the largest Hispanic group? What cities and areas of PA have the densest populations of Hispanics? Learn these answers and much more during this month of celebration. https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-hispanics-in-pennsylvania-pennlive-editorial.html

A PennLive Editorial shared that over 1M Hispanics call Pennsylvania home. Is it Hispanic or Latino? What is the youngest and fasted-growing population in PA? What’s the largest Hispanic group? What cities and areas of PA have the densest populations of Hispanics? Learn these answers and much more during this month of celebration. https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-hispanics-in-pennsylvania-pennlive-editorial.html

Congratulations, Alyssa!  We are so glad you partnered with your local Community Action Agency to help reach your goals.
09/28/2021

Congratulations, Alyssa! We are so glad you partnered with your local Community Action Agency to help reach your goals.

Congratulations to Alyssa!!! She received her high school equivalency/diploma through our HiSET/GED Program. She is pictured below with her CCA Instructor, Ken Kaufman.

Amid serious health challenges, Kim decided to partner with the Central Susquehanna Community Action Agency, who provide...
09/27/2021

Amid serious health challenges, Kim decided to partner with the Central Susquehanna Community Action Agency, who provided the assistance and programs she needed to ride out the financial impact of COVID-19. Read how http://ow.ly/u6rT50Gez6Q and find local Agencies at http://ow.ly/XjJ950GezbB. #communityaction

Amid serious health challenges, Kim decided to partner with the Central Susquehanna Community Action Agency, who provided the assistance and programs she needed to ride out the financial impact of COVID-19. Read how http://ow.ly/u6rT50Gez6Q and find local Agencies at http://ow.ly/XjJ950GezbB. #communityaction

In this clip, learn about a new norm:  the use of gender-neutral pronouns has become a common way to express identity. W...
09/25/2021

In this clip, learn about a new norm: the use of gender-neutral pronouns has become a common way to express identity. Watch this 3-minute video to learn about how to use the pronouns and their intended meanings. https://www.thecaap.org/what-we-do/equity/dei-quick-clips.html #communityaction #DEI

In this clip, learn about a new norm: the use of gender-neutral pronouns has become a common way to express identity. Watch this 3-minute video to learn about how to use the pronouns and their intended meanings. https://www.thecaap.org/what-we-do/equity/dei-quick-clips.html #communityaction #DEI

Anayancy believes education is the key to her family's success in America.  For Hispanic Heritage month, this issue shar...
09/24/2021

Anayancy believes education is the key to her family's success in America. For Hispanic Heritage month, this issue shares how she and her 3 children partnered with the York County Community Action Agency, enabling her to achieve her goals. http://ow.ly/fCdR50GewEA Find and partner with your local Agency http://ow.ly/vyx350GewEz. #communityaction #hispanicheritagemonth

Anayancy believes education is the key to her family's success in America. For Hispanic Heritage month, this issue shares how she and her 3 children partnered with the York County Community Action Agency, enabling her to achieve her goals. http://ow.ly/fCdR50GewEA Find and partner with your local Agency http://ow.ly/vyx350GewEz. #communityaction #hispanicheritagemonth

Learn why over 18 million US residents celebrate Hispanic History and why September 15 was chosen as the starting point ...
09/22/2021

Learn why over 18 million US residents celebrate Hispanic History and why September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration; It’s the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21 respectively. Learn more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hispanic_Heritage_Month

Learn why over 18 million US residents celebrate Hispanic History and why September 15 was chosen as the starting point for the commemoration; It’s the anniversary of independence of five Hispanic countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, who all declared independence in 1821. In addition, Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence days on September 16, September 18, and September 21 respectively. Learn more https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Hispanic_Heritage_Month

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion news from PA Community Action.   http://ow.ly/MWxI50Ge4ol  Sign up for our state associa...
09/22/2021

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion news from PA Community Action. http://ow.ly/MWxI50Ge4ol Sign up for our state association's monthly newsletter to stay informed on how our network of Community Action Agencies is building equity muscle across the state. http://ow.ly/tCOR50Ge4oi #communityaction #DEI

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion news from PA Community Action. http://ow.ly/MWxI50Ge4ol Sign up for our state association's monthly newsletter to stay informed on how our network of Community Action Agencies is building equity muscle across the state. http://ow.ly/tCOR50Ge4oi #communityaction #DEI

Workforce initiative programs, like the one launched this year by ACE for Lackawanna County residents, offer PA resident...
09/19/2021

Workforce initiative programs, like the one launched this year by ACE for Lackawanna County residents, offer PA residents job training services. Read about it in the September CAAP Update https://www.thecaap.org/news-events/caap-update.html . Find your local Agency to inquire about programs like this, near you www.thecaap.org. #communityaction

Workforce initiative programs, like the one launched this year by ACE for Lackawanna County residents, offer PA residents job training services. Read about it in the September CAAP Update https://www.thecaap.org/news-events/caap-update.html . Find your local Agency to inquire about programs like this, near you www.thecaap.org. #communityaction

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Results Information:  The most prevalent racial or ethnic group for the United States was th...
09/17/2021

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Results Information: The most prevalent racial or ethnic group for the United States was the White alone non-Hispanic population at 57.8%. This decreased from 63.7% in 2010. Reach a detailed article about the 2020 Census findings through the CAAP website. https://www.thecaap.org/news-events/blogs-and-articles.html

U.S. Census Bureau Releases Results Information: The most prevalent racial or ethnic group for the United States was the White alone non-Hispanic population at 57.8%. This decreased from 63.7% in 2010. Reach a detailed article about the 2020 Census findings through the CAAP website. https://www.thecaap.org/news-events/blogs-and-articles.html

Un editorial de PennLive comparte que más de 1 millón de hispanos consideran que Pensilvania es su hogar. ¿Es hispano o ...
09/15/2021

Un editorial de PennLive comparte que más de 1 millón de hispanos consideran que Pensilvania es su hogar. ¿Es hispano o latino? ¿Cuál es la población más joven y de rápido crecimiento en PA? ¿Cuál es el grupo hispano más grande? ¿Qué ciudades y áreas de PA tienen las poblaciones más densas de hispanos? Aprenda estas respuestas y mucho más durante este mes de celebración. https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-hispanics-in-pennsylvania-pennlive-editorial.html

Un editorial de PennLive comparte que más de 1 millón de hispanos consideran que Pensilvania es su hogar. ¿Es hispano o latino? ¿Cuál es la población más joven y de rápido crecimiento en PA? ¿Cuál es el grupo hispano más grande? ¿Qué ciudades y áreas de PA tienen las poblaciones más densas de hispanos? Aprenda estas respuestas y mucho más durante este mes de celebración. https://www.pennlive.com/opinion/2019/09/six-things-you-need-to-know-about-hispanics-in-pennsylvania-pennlive-editorial.html

Employment Opportunities:  “I love working in Community Action! It is so rewarding to know our work empowers and enriche...
09/12/2021

Employment Opportunities: “I love working in Community Action! It is so rewarding to know our work empowers and enriches communities,” shares Leslie about the Community Action network across PA. Join our team. View openings at www.thecaap.org and learn more what you can be a part of. #communityaction

Employment Opportunities: “I love working in Community Action! It is so rewarding to know our work empowers and enriches communities,” shares Leslie about the Community Action network across PA. Join our team. View openings at www.thecaap.org and learn more what you can be a part of. #communityaction

Congratulations Dr. Sulamoyo, and to Bryan, on your new roles - PA Community Action appreciates your years of service.
09/04/2021

Congratulations Dr. Sulamoyo, and to Bryan, on your new roles - PA Community Action appreciates your years of service.

UC Berkeley News:  A new study suggests money worries prompt parents to talk less to their kids, exacerbating the “word ...
09/01/2021

UC Berkeley News: A new study suggests money worries prompt parents to talk less to their kids, exacerbating the “word gap.” Three decades ago, child development researchers found that low-income children heard tens of millions fewer words in their homes than their more affluent peers by the time they reached kindergarten. This “word gap” was and continues to be linked to a socioeconomic disparity in academic achievement. Read the full article by Yasmin Anwar via the CAAP Blogs page. https://www.thecaap.org/news-events/blogs-and-articles.html

UC Berkeley News: A new study suggests money worries prompt parents to talk less to their kids, exacerbating the “word gap.” Three decades ago, child development researchers found that low-income children heard tens of millions fewer words in their homes than their more affluent peers by the time they reached kindergarten. This “word gap” was and continues to be linked to a socioeconomic disparity in academic achievement. Read the full article by Yasmin Anwar via the CAAP Blogs page. https://www.thecaap.org/news-events/blogs-and-articles.html

Two PA mothers facing economic challenges while working toward personal goals have partnered with their local Community ...
08/30/2021

Two PA mothers facing economic challenges while working toward personal goals have partnered with their local Community Action Agency for support. Read their stories and find a local Agency at http://ow.ly/lNHe50FPRps.
#communityaction

Two PA mothers facing economic challenges while working toward personal goals have partnered with their local Community Action Agency for support. Read their stories and find a local Agency at http://ow.ly/lNHe50FPRps.
#communityaction

Your local Community Action Agency can help you learn whether you qualify for this and other supportive programs.  Your ...
08/29/2021

Your local Community Action Agency can help you learn whether you qualify for this and other supportive programs. Your self-sufficiency is our goal. Find your Agency at www.thecaap.org. #communityaction

Your local Community Action Agency can help you learn whether you qualify for this and other supportive programs. Your self-sufficiency is our goal. Find your Agency at www.thecaap.org. #communityaction

The August newsletter includes other stories of mothers facing economic and personal challenges through partnering with ...
08/27/2021

The August newsletter includes other stories of mothers facing economic and personal challenges through partnering with their local Community Action Agency. Read this and find your local Agency at http://ow.ly/p7iI50FPOac #communityaction

The August newsletter includes other stories of mothers facing economic and personal challenges through partnering with their local Community Action Agency. Read this and find your local Agency at http://ow.ly/p7iI50FPOac #communityaction

Calling all Community Action Agencies!  Hit the pavement to support your community by running in this year’s 2021 Face t...
08/25/2021

Calling all Community Action Agencies! Hit the pavement to support your community by running in this year’s 2021 Face the Challenge Virtual Race Across America. The race will be held Sept. 4 – 11, 2021. The agency that signs up the most staff will be given an award. Each registration comes with a free 20 oz. Cabo bottle.
Pick your official race day when you register. This is your chance to log some miles for a good cause. All proceeds will be divided among Agencies for COVID relief. Register today: https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/Hillsboro/FacetheChallengeVirtualRaceAcrossAmerica?fbclid=IwAR23UjbIjdA5oeknAzibLq45thcV1DVUTEBQrFi1kS40v9nSOVr0ac48j8Q

Calling all Community Action Agencies! Hit the pavement to support your community by running in this year’s 2021 Face the Challenge Virtual Race Across America. The race will be held Sept. 4 – 11, 2021. The agency that signs up the most staff will be given an award. Each registration comes with a free 20 oz. Cabo bottle.
Pick your official race day when you register. This is your chance to log some miles for a good cause. All proceeds will be divided among Agencies for COVID relief. Register today: https://runsignup.com/Race/MO/Hillsboro/FacetheChallengeVirtualRaceAcrossAmerica?fbclid=IwAR23UjbIjdA5oeknAzibLq45thcV1DVUTEBQrFi1kS40v9nSOVr0ac48j8Q

View and connect to job postings for our 42 member Agency sites thru www.thecaap.org. We are PA’s poverty fighting netwo...
08/22/2021

View and connect to job postings for our 42 member Agency sites thru www.thecaap.org. We are PA’s poverty fighting network helping our friends and neighbors reach self-sufficiency. Join the Community Action team. #communityaction

View and connect to job postings for our 42 member Agency sites thru www.thecaap.org. We are PA’s poverty fighting network helping our friends and neighbors reach self-sufficiency. Join the Community Action team. #communityaction

High School Students Experiencing Homelessness: Findings from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) f...
08/20/2021

High School Students Experiencing Homelessness: Findings from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) from Nemours Children's Health System. This report provides estimated 30-day prevalence rates of homelessness and associated characteristics among public high school students in 24 states and 12 school districts in the United States utilizing data from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). Research by D. R. Hatchimonji, C. A. Flatley, D. Treglia, and JJ Cutuli (2021).
https://www.thecaap.org/news-events/blogs-and-articles.html

High School Students Experiencing Homelessness: Findings from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) from Nemours Children's Health System. This report provides estimated 30-day prevalence rates of homelessness and associated characteristics among public high school students in 24 states and 12 school districts in the United States utilizing data from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS). Research by D. R. Hatchimonji, C. A. Flatley, D. Treglia, and JJ Cutuli (2021).
https://www.thecaap.org/news-events/blogs-and-articles.html

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