Michigan Community Action is a member service network dedicated to reducing poverty in Michigan by supporting Community Action Agencies in their quest to change the lives of low-income Michiganders. We invite you to learn more about Community Action, the causes we’re fighting for, and the progress we're making. 

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MCA Summer Conference is going Virtual

We are excited to let you know that the Michigan Community Action annual Summer Conference is going virtual.

Michigan Community Action is in the company of thousands of conference planners across the country in process of re-imagining how to hold a conference safely in an uncertain time when mass gatherings are currently prohibited and will likely still be inadvisable and highly risky even a few months from now.

We are fortunate that there are many tools and resources available today to enable groups like MCA to host a virtual conferences and training webinars. We will use this opportunity to offer high quality sessions virtually to attendees.

We are committed to serving members and offering ongoing opportunities for professional development and learning that you can apply in your work and service to your clients.

We appreciate your patience as MCA reconfigures the summer conference into a virtual learning space and we will fill you in on the details over the coming weeks.  Those of you that have pre-registered for the traditional conference can wait and apply your registration fees to the virtual trainings or the association can make arrangements for a refund if you wish. 

As always, it is an honor to serve you – there is no Community Action movement without you.

Thank you and stay safe,

Chong-Anna

Michigan Community Action mini-toolkit for Community Action Month

Click the links below to download Michigan Community Action branded social media images for your agency to use this May during Community Action Month and a short version of the social media guide and suggested posts for each day of May.

Community Action Month 2020 Mini Toolkit PDF

MCA Branded Community Action Month Social Media Images DOC   Updated 5.14.20

Receive your Stimulus Check

MCA Stimulus Checks CEDAM

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT THE GOVERNOR’S STAY HOME, STAY SAFE ORDER ISSUED ON 3/23/20:

Please go here for more information.

Stay Home. Stay Safe.

COVID-19 Resources for members of Michigan Community Action, partners and volunteers

Dear Colleagues, the staff at Michigan Community Action will continue to provide updates through our website.  We are monitoring this quickly evolving situation and will do our best to communicate with you regularly as conditions change.  We have gathered a number of resources, links and tools that agencies can use and we will continue to update it as new resources and information are developed.  We are confident that we will navigate this difficult and uncertain period together.

Please click here to access the page with these resources. 

MCA's Day at the Capitol CANCELED-Awards Will Still Occur

The MCA Legislative Committee decided that given the lack of access to the Capitol due to the shutdown through May 1st, lack of a suitable nearby alternative, and in light of the current public health crisis, to cancel the MCA Day at the Capitol that was scheduled for April 30th.  However, even though MCA Day at the Capitol is canceled, the recognition of Community Action Award recipients will occur using alternate means.  Our agencies were given an extension on sending in nominees until close of business Weds March 25th.   Please check back for updates.  

Conference Registration is now OPEN!

Save the Date 2020 

We're busy getting everything ready for Summer Conference!  Registration is now open!  Please go here to check out our conference page and to register.   Hope to see you there!  

For sponsorship opportunities please click here for our form.  

For exhibitor opportunities please click here for our form.  Thank you!

Healthy Michigan Plan (HMP) Work Requirements

These requirements are starting January 1, 2020.  Please click each image to enlarge.  

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Michigan Community Action Opposes Directive No. 14 to Change the Way Official Poverty Measure is Calculated

The calculation of the Official Poverty Measure (OPM) sets guidelines for people to qualify for help with life-saving programs like food assistance, housing, health care and transportation services.  The Trump Administration has proposed a change to the calculation of the OPM that would exclude more Michigan families from benefits they need to live modestly and safely in our communities.  Please see our statement on Directive No. 14.

For more news click here to go to our Announcements page

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Current Job Opportunities in Community Action

Saginaw County Community Action Committee is seeking a Weatherization Manager

Title: Weatherization Manager
Summary: Ensures all program outcomes of reducing residential energy usage by low income families are met; responsible for grant planning and administration; program development, executing plans; and ensuring compliance of all regulatory measures. The Weatherization Manager performs all work in accordance with Federal, State and local rules and regulations, including safety and health, and funding source regulations. To apply send resume to Tracy Thompkins or search for Weatherization Manager on Indeed.com and apply through there.  Job description

Capital Area Community Services is Hiring...

Capital Area Community Services is hiring a Director of Early Childhood Education Programs- Head Start/Early Head Start.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity please click this PDF.  

 


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MCA is a proud member of America’s Poverty Fighting Network, the Community Action Partnership

 
 

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July 28-30, 2020 
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