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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Statement from Michigan Community Action about the Social Justice Roots of Our Movement and Anti-Racism

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Did you miss the MCA Virtual Summer Conference? Or do you have colleagues that couldn’t attend?  

Conference Rewind

…Don’t worry! We have great news for you!

MCA Virtual Summer Training Conference “Rewind”:

MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference live sessions are over, but the training, learning and inspiration of the 20 hours of keynote speakers, expert presentations, resources, and practical guidance can still be yours.

The MCA Virtual Summer Conference Rewind is the complete set of session recordings and presenter handouts and slide decks. It’s all archived in MCA’s Learning Management Center. Access any of the sessions at your leisure, watch, and re-watch as needed. The Rewind is available until July of 2022 and all* of the recordings and handouts will be available on the system starting Monday, August 23, 2021.

You can purchase access to all of that content in the Rewind for $99. Get access here.

*Note: The recording of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha’s talk will only be available until 8/24/2021.

Building Immigrant Inclusive Anti-Poverty Solutions 201 

Building Immigrant Inclusive WebinarSeptember 14, 2021 12:00PM ET Please join us for a follow up to Global Michigan and Global Detroit's Summer Conference session: Building Immigrant Inclusion to Local Anti-Poverty and Economic Opportunity Work .First-time attendees can also attend the workshop as a stand-alone session. 

Participants will have an opportunity to learn tools to integrate underrepresented immigrant communities into local anti-poverty and asset-building programs and strategies. This workshop is designed to serve community action agencies, regardless of the current level of immigrant integration into local programs--both agencies with existing programs serving immigrants and those new to the topic will leave with tangible actions that can be implemented locally. This session is free to MCA member agencies and their staff, a suggested $25 donation for nonmember attendees. Register today!  Please click the link for the full PDF.

Essential Skills for Human Services Professionals

Essential Skills TrainingWe're working with Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation to bring you a great set of trainings in Sept!  The following trainings will be held: 

September 7, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
How Helping Professionals Can Prevent and Combat Compassion Fatigue

September 21, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
Refrain and Initiate: A Toolbox for Working with Stressed and/or Aggressive Clients Struggling with Mental Illness

September 28, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST
Mindfulness Practices in the Workplace: Helpful ways to reduce stress through mindfulness practice

Training is free to MCA member agency staff and a suggested $25 Donation for Nonmembers.  Please click this link for the full PDF with descriptions of each training.  Sign up here!

Leadership Lab - Now scheduled for Sept 30, 2021

Leadership Lab

More than ever before, today's top leaders need to be well trained, understand the importance of leading their team to success while maintaining the overall bottom-line. Effective leadership is a must in today's global business market and strong leaders understand how to Educate, Encourage and Empower others to success, creating a capable and well-respected winning team. The Lab was designed to bring high-quality and relevant programs presented by top leaders who shine in their area of expertise. The Lab is for every type of professional, from the new supervisor to the CEO, helping them to set a new Gold Standard of Leadership Excellence. The Leadership Lab Series is putting the 'Leader' back into Leadership. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register for $79.00 for MCA Member Agencies (use the link at the bottom of the PDF to receive member pricing).

MCA is committed to help smaller agencies overcome cost barriers - the association will provide full scholarships for up to 15 MCA Member participants. Please contact Nicole Caroen at [email protected] to request financial assistance. Scholarships will be provided first come, first serve.    


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Current Job Opportunities in Community Action

Michigan Community Action (MCA) is hiring a Training and Member Services Director

POSITION TITLE: Training & Member Services Director
FLSA STATUS: Exempt / Full Time
REPORT TO: Executive Director
SALARY RANGE: $50,000 – $65,000: 403 (b) match up to 6%, “Platinum” level health care benefits including medical, dental, vision, a diverse environment & generous personal time / holidays, and paid professional development opportunities.

Are you a passionate life-long learner committed to principles of social justice and mission-driven work? Are you committed to your own professional development and supporting others to develop to their fullest potential professionally? Are you someone who enjoys research, planning and attending conferences, and developing educational toolkits and training experiences? Michigan Community Action (MCA) is a team that will value and nurture your gifts and help you share them with the world. This position is mostly remote, with some travel required.  See full job description and to apply click here. 

Ottawa County Community Action Agency is looking for an AmeriCorp member to serve for one year starting Nov 1

Ottawa County Community Action Agency
Community Action Agency helps the individuals and families of Ottawa County who are struggling with financial self-sufficiency. We provide services such as utility assistance, tax preparation assistance, weatherization assistance, and food security programs to help participants improve their economic sustainability. 

Position title: Food Distribution and Financial Sustainability Specialist
Slot type: Full-time
Location: Holland, in-person with the option to serve remotely in extenuating circumstances

Description: The AmeriCorps member in the position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting with coordination, receipt, packing, delivery, and distribution of USDA commodities for food assistance programs. This may include lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • Providing outreach to community partners and potential clients to grow food program participation.
  • Verifying income and eligibility paperwork provided by applicants for various programs to ensure accuracy and completeness 
  • Becoming trained and certified to provide tax income preparation
  • Facilitating financial education programs to enhance client economic sustainability

  Apply here 

Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency Job Opportunities 

View All Job Opportunities with OLHSA 

OLHSA is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, OLHSA will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact [email protected]or fax to (248)209-2615

Genesee County Community Action Resource Department (GCCARD) seeks Finance Director

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Performs highly responsible and complex duties in the planning, development, implementation of financial policies and procedures and general financial administration and supervision of GCCARD Finance Department; Appointed by and works at the pleasure of the GCCARD Executive Director; Reports to GCCARD Deputy Executive Director; performs financial related duties as required and assigned.  For full job description or to apply click here 


Job Postings Outside the Network

None at this time

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