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Words from our President: How Solving Poverty Will Help America Come Back

In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said, “Anyone who tells you that America is in decline or that our influence has waned doesn’t know what they’re talking about.” The President, it turns out, had been talking about an essay released earlier that day by Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution … Continue reading


– By Terry Joyner –  NASCSP’s membership proudly recognizes extraordinary contributions made to NASCSP and to the programs that NASCSP represents. The Marjorie J. Witherspoon NASCSP Award is presented to a current or former NASCSP member for significant service or support of NASCSP and/or length of service to NASCSP. The recipient for 2012 is Jim … Continue reading

Congressional Briefing on the Weatherization Assistance Program

By Brad Penney, Advocates for the Other America (AFTOA) On March 28, 2012, Advocates for The Other America (AFTOA), together with the Northeast-Midwest House and Senate Coalitions, conducted a briefing on the Weatherization Assistance Program for House and Senate staff. The briefing was co-sponsored by NASEO, and information was presented on both the WAP and … Continue reading

2012 WAP Mid-Winter Orientation and Conference

By Alice Gaston The 2012 NASCSP Mid-Winter Conference kicked off Monday, February 27 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC with an introduction by NASCSP Board Chair Steve Payne and NASCSP Executive Director Tim Warfield. The first two days of the conference were comprised of an Orientation for New and Existing WAP State Managers … Continue reading

WAP Corner: Weatherization Plus 2015 – Where Do We Go from Here?

By Rebecca Stewart As with all successful ventures, WAP must continually evolve to meet the changing needs of the market and the funding challenges post-Recovery Act. WAP, for over three decades, has demonstrated its inherent ability to transform and to  serve best the energy needs in the homes of low-income families. Challenged by today’s political … Continue reading

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