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Words from NASCSP’S President

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A Message from the NASCSP Energy Services Director: Happy Weatherization Day!

“To reduce energy costs for low-income families, particularly for the elderly, people with disabilities, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their homes while ensuring their health and safety.” This is the guiding principle for the Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP). On the surface it seems like a simple enough statement. … Continue reading

Words from Our President: See you in Biloxi!

As I write this post, our Annual conference is fast approaching! I’m excited to see everyone together again in Biloxi in just about a month! I’d also like to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on what has been a busy few months since we last all gathered at our Spring Conference. On … Continue reading

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

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