KACAP Recommends

When KACAP posted the Poverty in Kansas Quiz, we were expecting a lot of people to be surprised but what they learned. (Find the quiz on our Poverty in America page.)

But we also understand that there are those who will refuse to learn, and will cling fiercely to the myths that allow them to separate themselves from poverty. 

Meeting those people is difficult. But, in our experience, few have expressed that frustration as well as Jennifer Ball does on her blog, Scary Mommy, with her post about "Those People." Read the article here.

Also addressing the concept that poverty is an issue of US, not of them, is Mark Rank of Washington University in this New York Times editorial, "Poverty in America IS Mainstream." 

The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) and the National Poverty Center at the University of Michigan will co-host a webinar to explore factors that influence low-income families’ access to Unemployment Insurance including eligibility requirements and state-level policies. Details on this and other training opportunities can be found HERE.

All Aboard: Making Equity Central in Transportation Planning is a webinar focused on how to incorporate equity into the transportation decision-making process in order to foster just and fair inclusion. Learn how to connect workers to quality jobs in the transportation sector; and foster healthy, sustainable, communities of opportunity. Watch the recording HERE.

In this webinar, presenters will describe the challenges community college students face and what potential barriers are on the horizon and detail strategies two partnerships are using to help address barriers to students success.  Aspen WSI will also discuss and introduce a new national survey we have launched to document this innovative and exciting field of collaboration between nonprofits and community colleges. REGISTER HERE.

Is there any doubt that CAAs have entered an era of fiscal austerity and utmost accountability? Positive outcomes and working toward high impact results is the name of the game. How does your agency ensure involvement with proven best practices. This webinar starts by reviewing the movement toward evidence-based programs and practices and scrutiny of CSBG over the past 4 years. Next, learn about ways your agency can capitalize on research-based and other strategies that will strengthen your programs and your entire organization. View the training here.