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Poverty Reduction in 2015: A Network Behind the Numbers

On Tuesday this week, the U.S. Census bureau released its annual report on income, poverty, and health insurance in the U.S. The results were encouraging – namely a significant drop in the poverty rate between 2014 and 2015. The CSBG network has been on the forefront of efforts to combat poverty and will be critical … Continue reading

ROMA Next Generation myth-buster

Thank you all again for your detailed feedback that you shared with NASCSP over the ROMA Next Generation initial comment period. OCS and NASCSP are hard at work modifying the ROMA Next Gen framework to incorporate and respond to your comments. We have heard from over 50 percent of the community action agencies, state agencies, … Continue reading

Excited for 2016 Community Action Month

NASCSP is so excited for this year’s National Community Action Month! Community Action Month provides an annual opportunity to come together virtually and in person to showcase our passion and commitment to eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty for individuals, families, and communities. At our core, NASCSP aims to empower administrators of the CSBG … Continue reading

Reflections on the State of the Union 2016

By Rae Tamblyn, Research and Communications Analyst In his final State of the Union, President Barack Obama reflected on the major achievements of his administration, and highlighted areas that will continue to challenge us to do better. Access to Economic Opportunity: While no longer devastated by a major recession, it is essential that “we give … Continue reading

Spotlight: Community Action Works to Ensure Year-Round Access to Healthy Meals and Skills Development Opportunities

By Rae Tamblyn, Research and Communications Analyst, NASCSP Community Action Agencies (CAAs) across the country know that hunger is a year-round problem that affects one in six Americans. Nutrition impacts the health and well-being of individuals as well as the economic security of the entire community. The consequences of hunger spread through every aspect of … Continue reading


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