SAVE THE DATE: WISCAP 40th Anniversary Commemoration & Annual Meeting

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WISCAP 40th Anniversary Commemoration & Annual Meeting
May 8 & 9, 2014
Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center, Madison, WI
 
 
Presentation of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Community Action
Presentations by National Community Action Leaders
Distinguished Policy Makers and Thought Leaders discuss Poverty in Wisconsin
Remembrances on the History of Community Action by past leaders and advocates
Seminars on critical issues in fighting poverty
Special appearance by former Representative David Obey
 
 
To see the “Save the Date,” click here:  Annual QM 2014-Save the Date3

CWCAC, Inc. Receives $10,000 Donation to Rio Food Pantry

CWCAC Blog Post Feb 2014It was the largest monetary donation in 18 years to the Rio Area Food Pantry, but John Atkinson (CWCAC Board Member & Rio Food Pantry Coordinator) said he hadn’t told anyone yet because he was still in shock.  “The teacher said, ‘I’ve got you on speaker phone with the class and they’ve got something to tell you,” he said.  “They said that they got $10,000 for the Rio Food Pantry, and John said, ‘What?’” Continue reading

WI Skills Enhancement Participant Wins National Contest, Speaks in Washington DC

Amy Treptow, participant of West CAP’s Skills Enhancement Program, is the winner of the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty Storyteller Contest, sponsored by the Half in Ten campaign and the Coalition on Human Needs. The contest was part of the Our American Story project, which connects people who have experienced poverty with political leaders, media, and advocacy organizations—an ongoing effort to raise the visibility of those who don’t have a high-profile lobby representing their interests during policy debates.

Read the full article here:  http://www.thenation.com/article/178084/if-members-congress-hear-americans-living-poverty-will-they-do-something-about-it

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Amy Treptow, participant of West CAP’s Skills Enhancement Program, is the winner of the 50th Anniversary of the War on Poverty Storyteller Contest, sponsored by the Half in Ten campaign and the Coalition on Human Needs. The contest was part of the Our American Story project, which connects people who have experienced poverty with political leaders, media, and advocacy organizations—an ongoing effort to raise the visibility of those who don’t have a high-profile lobby representing their interests during policy debates.

Read the full article here:  http://www.thenation.com/article/178084/if-members-congress-hear-americans-living-poverty-will-they-do-something-about-it

CAP Services’ Skills Enhancement Program Helps Participants Find Jobs

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Jobs, jobs, jobs.  Every day, we hear about the need for good paying jobs.  The same was echoed in CAP Services’ 2013 triennial needs assessment survey of low-income households.  In fact, the top five priorities identified were  jobs (better-paying), jobs (full-time), jobs (with health insurance), car maintenance/insurance and the inability to pay bills. Continue reading

ADVOCAP Demonstrates Importance of Father’s Role in Breaking the Cycle of Poverty

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Since 1966, ADVOCAP has implemented innovative programs which create opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency. ADVOCAP’s Father & Family Stability Project is one such initiative which recognizes that fathers are an important part of a child’s life and the stability of their families Continue reading