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COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP JOINS COALITION ON TRUTH, RACIAL HEALING & TRANSFORMATION
SUPPORTED BY THE W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION
The Community Action Partnership (National Office) of Washington, DC announced that it is joining a coalition of 100 or more organizations to partner on a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT) enterprise supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Launched in January 2016, the TRHT enterprise will empower communities to embrace racial healing and uproot conscious and unconscious beliefs in the hierarchy of human value. The supporting organizations and individuals represent a broad coalition ranging from the National Urban League to HUD - US Department of Housing & Urban Development to the Poverty & Race Research Action Council to the National Council of La Raza to the National League of Cities, among many others.
"The TRHT enterprise builds on WKKF's long standing work in racial equity and aligns with Community Action's mission of ameliorating the causes and conditions of poverty, building on past and current Partnership efforts to address inequality and structural racism," said Denise Harlow, Chief Executive Officer of the Community Action Partnership. The Community Action Network has been a central pivotal force in eradicating poverty for low-income children and families in local communities for over 50 years. Engagement with TRHT will provide Community Action Agencies and their partners with awareness, new tools and increased capacity to analyze the intersection of race and poverty in the lives of children. It will also assist CAAs in their efforts to develop effective strategies to dismantle the negative impact of that intersection at the child, family, community, and institutional levels that will ultimately support local efforts towards healing and transformation. "Community Action plays a key role in many communities throughout our country. By way of our network, we are uniquely positioned to support community healing and to advocate for economic and racial justice on the local, regional and national forefront. Our strength comes from the Community Action 'Promise' to 'help people and change lives'. This latest initiative paves a way for embodying the spirit of hope and improving communities for all of America," says Harlow.
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PARTNERSHIP RELEASES FINAL TALKING POINTS ON ROMA NEXT GENERATION
Today, the Partnership submitted formal comments on the CSBG Annual Report/ROMA Next Generation in response to the 60-day comment period open through August 15th. The letter can be accessed here. We look forward to working with OCS and NASCSP to impact the final OMB clearance package which will be released later this fall for a 30-day comment period. Thank you to the many CAAs, State/Regional Associations, State CSBG Offices, and National Partners who have also submitted formal comments. We appreciate the time and effort that has gone into the overall project and to the feedback responses being submitted.
Want to know more? There will be seven sessions focused on ROMA Next Generation at the Convention later this month. Check out the Convention Program Book for more information and visit NASCSP’s website focused on ROMA Next Generation.
This FAQ answers some common questions about the new overtime rule under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and its implications for Community Action Agencies (CAAs).
Topics addressed include application of the new overtime rule, general FLSA principles, white-collar exemptions, Head Start teachers, and coverage under the FLSA.
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A RENEWED COMMITMENT TO
MAKING AMERICA A BETTER PLACE
The Community Action Partnership is deeply saddened by the recent violence that has rocked our nation. We wish to express our heartbreak and extend our condolences to the families and communities affected in Baton Rouge, LA; Falcon Heights, MN; Dallas, TX; and the communities nationwide who have experienced similar tragedies, documented and undocumented—in times past and times present. We denounce all forms of violence and any acts that dehumanize anyone. To this end, we remain committed to supporting Community Action Agencies, which are often embedded in communities on the front lines of social unrest in our country.
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Office of Community Services Releases ROMA Next Generation (Proposed CSBG Annual Report) for 60-Day Public Comment Period
As stated in the Dear Colleague Letter, "In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Office of Community Services (OCS) is requesting feedback from the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network on a proposed CSBG Annual Report.”**
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