Words from NASCSP’S President

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Words From Our President: Reflections on a Powerful 2015 Community Action Month

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to wrap up and reflect on this year’s National Community Action Month! There has been such an incredible outpouring of activity and energy from the states, local community action agencies, state associations, and national partners. Between the collaborative mini-toolkits from NASCSP, NCAF, and the Partnership and the inspiring posts … Continue reading

SOTU says “expanding opportunity works.” We promote access to opportunity.

Long before the 2015 State of the Union, we, members of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network and Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) Network, committed “ourselves to an economy that generates rising incomes and chances for everyone who makes the effort.” We, like President Obama, believe that expanding opportunity works. But beyond just expanding opportunity, … Continue reading

New Beginnings for NASCSP

— By Steve Payne, NASCSP Board President — We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty. Maya Angelou (April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) As you know better than most, the recession may be over, but life is still as hard … Continue reading

A Productive, Happy New Year for WAP and NASCSP

–by Tim Warfield, NASCSP Executive Director — This has been a very productive beginning to the New Year for both the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and NASCSP. The highlight so far is the FY 2014 appropriations number of $174M for WAP, representing a 150% increase over last year’s Congressionally appropriated number of $68M (later supplemented … Continue reading

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

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