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. 
President Johnson and Dr. King

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

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Register for MCA's Bridges out of Poverty Online Training, September 23 and 24 1 PM - 5 PM EDT **updated 9/17

This training will be two three-hour sessions. Bridges Out of Poverty offers a new way to view the issue of poverty through the Triple Lens approach: 1) Individual, 2) Community, and 3) Structural/Policy. This framework offers tools and resources that equip you to—

  • Redesign programs to better serve people you work with
  • Build skill sets for management to help guide employees
  • Upgrade training for front-line staff like receptionists, case workers, and managers
  • Improve treatment outcomes in health care and behavioral health care
  • Increase the likelihood of moving from welfare to work.

Register for this training here

Did you miss the MCA Virtual Conference?

Or do you have colleagues that couldn't attend?

...Don't worry!  We have great news for you!

Introducing the MCA Virtual Summer Conference "Rewind":

MCA’s Virtual Summer Conference live sessions are over, but the training, learning and inspiration of the 15 hours of 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 new 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. 

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

Calling All Managers and Community Action Leaders of Today and Tomorrow

Now enrolling the next cohort for Michigan Community Action’s Leadership Development Institute – The deadline to enroll is September 25, 2020.

LDI is a comprehensive training that prepares managers and key CAA staff to expand their skills in management, communications, human resources, strategic planning, advocacy, and leadership. The training program also includes Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) and the history of Community Action. Enrollment is limited to 35 students. To enroll please fill out the form here


Through my LDI experience, I have been equipped with tools and knowledge that have enhanced my ability to recognize my team's unique personality traits that may influence the manner in which they execute tasks and make decisions. This is vital to maintaining a strong team, as it allows me to understand each person's professional adaptation needs and improves communication across the team.”

Shawnterra Glasgow-Scott, MPH, M. Ed., CHES
Director of Food Programs and Operations
Monroe County Opportunity Program & The Opportunity Center at ALCC

“Leadership Development Institute meant a lot to me. Being in a room with future leaders in the nonprofit arena and getting to know them on a professional level was incredibly enjoyable and it hopefully created relationships that will be useful in the future.

The most important learning I’ve gained from attending LDI that will make be a stronger leader/professional: The information provided in LDI was simple, easy to implement, effective information. Rebecca gave us real-life situations and scenarios where the techniques could and would be useful. I have been a manager in different capacities in the past, and while I've held the title, I didn't really know in so many ways what it MEANT until taking LDI with Rebecca. She was insightful and gave excellent examples of how she's seen the techniques at work and the positive results of using these important skills. While my current position is not managerial, I look forward to practicing these techniques, so they are polished when the time comes again!”

Arica A Iverson
Personnel Specialist, Eight CAP


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. 

For more news click here to go to our Announcements page

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Current Job Opportunities in Community Action

PlaidWorks Micro-Internship Initiative

For the Summer of 2020, Alma College is offering students a PlaidWorks Grant up to $500 when they complete a PlaidWorks Micro-Internship.

A micro-internship is a short term (20-40 hour) professional project, similar to that which could be completed by an intern or entry-level employee, and which can be completed entirely remotely. Read more.


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


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