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Action Blog2023-11-06T10:09:20-05:00

Is The ENOUGH Act Enough?

February 23rd, 2024|

The ENOUGH Act marks a significant leap forward in Maryland's fight against poverty, addressing systemic issues such as education, employment, and essential services. The legislation aims not only to alleviate the symptoms of generational poverty but to forge a path of opportunity and promise for children, families, and entire communities. It echoes the spirit of historical anti-poverty initiatives like the historic War on Poverty of 1964 Read More Here [...]

Energy Efficiency Programs Lower Monthly Bills

November 6th, 2023|

CAC, Howard County Partner on $5M Weatherization Project Community Action Council of Howard County has partnered with the Howard County Housing Commission to weatherize the 300-unit Columbia Landing apartment complex.  The CAC’s Weatherization Program is the largest nonprofit program in the state of Maryland, and provides services that result in more energy efficient homes and utility savings for eligible individuals and families throughout the state. Read More at https://bizmonthly. [...]

Closing The Digital Divide Through Partnership Programs

October 3rd, 2023|

National Digital Inclusion Week Is October 2-6National Skills Coalition (NSC) in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta released Closing the Digital Skill Divide, a real-time snapshot of demand for digital skills in the US labor market. The analysis finds that 92% of jobs analyzed require digital skills. Previous NSC research found one-third of workers don’t have the foundational digital skills necessary to enter and thrive in today’s jobs. Together, [...]

Turnaround Thursday on WMAR2 News With Inspiring Video Story

September 13th, 2023|

Anne Arundel County Community Action Agency Turnaround Thursday prepares returning citizens and underemployed persons who are seeking to reenter the workforce as leaders — prepared and trained to begin gainful, living wage employment in opportunities. "Unlike a typical re-entry program, Turnaround Thursday is a movement that wants to make sure that we returning citizens are all given a fair opportunity to get it right," one classmate said. Inmates learn [...]

Building the Public and Political Will for Ending Homelessness

September 13th, 2023|

A Case-Making Playbook for Leaders Everywhere Building the Public and Political Will for Ending Homelessness and Creating Communities Rich with Abundant Housing We agree!  We as leaders must have a toolbelt full of will-building skills and strategies that invite others to join — and stay — with us on our journey not just to ending homelessness but to ensuring abundant housing for everyone. To build long-term support for the [...]

Economic Mobility For Maryland’s Most Vulnerable

February 28th, 2023|

Economic Mobility For Maryland’s Most Vulnerable Serving the best interest of the poor serves the best interest of all people. The Family Prosperity Act puts this premise into action by offering the permanence of one of the most effective strategies for addressing poverty, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Child Tax Credit (CTC). Permanently extending the state’s EITC and expanding the CTC puts money into the pockets of [...]

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