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Community Level Impact: El Centro de la Raza’s Housing and Commercial Development Project


The Plaza Roberto Maestas Affordable Housing development project highlights an integrated approach to housing, land use, environmental planning, public transportation, community infrastructure, and aligned workforce opportunities. The project consists of 112 apartments in two buildings for low-income residents, a 7-classroom expansion of El Centro’s award-winning José Martí Child Development Center, a new community cultural center, office space and neighborhood retail/restaurant space. Anchoring the project is a 10,000 square foot central plaza for residents and the greater Beacon Hill community to enjoy that celebrates Latino history.

February 13, 2020


Food as Medicine – Partnering to Improve Food Security and Health Outcomes among Vulnerable Populations


A county without poverty – thriving, resilient, and prosperous communities for ALL. This is what ALL IN envisions in its efforts to eradicate poverty in Alameda County, California. Through collaboration across a variety of partnerships and innovation, ALL IN seeks to ensure that all families are able to:

– Meet their basic needs for food, shelter, healthcare, and safety
– Earn an income that allows for self-sufficiency and asset building
– Obtain a quality education that positions the next generation for academic and economic success

Since 2014, ALL IN has launched strategies addressing school readiness and food security (food recovery and food as medicine), zeroing in on implementing these strategies at the neighborhood level to ensure that they are reflective and responsive of the community’s needs.

February 6, 2020


Bridging to Equity: Developing a Community Approach to Racial Equity


The Community Action Board of Santa Cruz County, Inc. (CAB) shares their Community Action Plan process fueled by their agency values, highlighting both needs and assets of the community while creating their local poverty snapshot. This board-led process, based on a commitment to engage with those who normally “don’t come to the microphone” as part of town hall meetings, allowed for the agency to learn and listen deeper through Listening Circles and Pop Up Poverty Conversations. CAB shares how they engaged with community, how they prepared for the process, what was highlighted in their Community Action Plan and what they did with what they learned, thus far.

December 16, 2019


Implementing ROMA Toolkit


This module is designed to support a local Community Action Agency in implementing a full cycle of the Results Oriented Management and Accountability process. It is intended to apply basic principles of a results orientation, identify key elements of success, and discuss the roles of staff and board in assuring agency-wide understanding of ROMA.

November 26, 2019


Resource Partnerships Matter: Funding A Whole Family Approach


CAP agencies are seeking information and ideas to secure funding for their whole family programs. This webinar is designed to provide information on how to identify and successfully secure those resources.

November 25, 2019


The Belly Button Rule of Good Process Management


This webinar recording provides information on how good process management practices fit into the ROMA performance management methodology. A ROMA Implementer from CAP of Central Illinois will discuss where process is introduced as part of service/activity development and how process effectively incorporates accountability principles into the daily operations of performance driven organizations.

October 16, 2019


Community Level Work Service: Housing Construction Job Training


Learn how the Community Action Partnership of Lancaster, Pennsylvania is meeting the housing needs of their community by training a construction crew of formerly incarcerated individuals.

October 9, 2019


Implementing ROMA: Curriculum Showcase


This webinar discusses the launch of the Implementing ROMA curriculum to complement the ROMA Next Generation Training Series and shares curriculum content, training components and options for utilization.

October 3, 2019


Empowering Your Board to Lead: Resources for Board Training and Orientation


Board members, whether seasoned or recently elected to the board, need tools equipping them to take on the responsibilities of overseeing a Community Action Agency (CAA)’s operations and programs. This webinar highlights new resources, developed by CAPLAW in collaboration with the Community Action Partnership, on tripartite board roles and responsibilities, one for public CAAs and the other for nonprofit CAAs, as well as a series of four guides that help boards of CAAs with Head Start programs implement specific governance requirements that overlap between the CSBG Organizational Standards and the Head Start Performance Standards.

September 27, 2019


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