Op-Eds and Other News Items


(1/20/2017) Grand Rapids Business Journal - Partnership bringing needed workers to construction industry

(9/27/2016) The Detroit News - Why Michigan can’t turn its back on child care

(7/14/2016) The Times Herald - Dangerous bill would take food away from needy kids

(5/22/2016) The Detroit News - Energy Program's Renewal Promotes Self-Sufficiency

(12/10/2015) Holland Sentinel - My Take: Don't block path out of poverty

(9/14/2015) Crain's Detroit Business - Fate of Child Nutrition Act Determines Kids' Food, Futures

(6/24/2015) Lansing State Journal - Kate Birnbryer-White: Utilities should fund low-income energy assistance

Other News

(5/1/2017) Crain's Detroit - Programs would offer alternative to payday loans (MCA)

(4/19/2017) Daily Globe - GOCAA provides community with meals in Bessemer (GOCAA)

(4/6/2017) Oakland Press News - OLHSA raises $157k from Walk for Warmth (OLHSA)

(4/5/2017) The Alpena News - NEMCSA receives donation from Warm Hearts, Warm Homes program (NEMCSA)

(4/5/2017) Oakland Press News - Annual OLHSA Walk for Warmth breaks donation record (OLHSA)

(4/5/2017) MLive - $2.3M grant to fund 13 new Early Head Start classrooms in Genesee County (GCCARD)

(4/5/2017) CU Insight - Genisys Credit Union with record breaking donation to OLHSA (OLHSA)

(4/5/2017) Cheboygan Daily Tribune - PNC Bank makes donations to head start, GSRP programs (NEMCSA)

(4/4/2017) ABC News 12 - GCCARD receives grant to help with summer feeding program (GCCARD)

(3/28/2017) Mason County Press - FiveCAP receives $1.2 million in federal funding (FiveCAP)

(3/21/2017) The Oakland Press - Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency to receive $3.8 million for early childhood development (OLHSA)

(3/17/2017) Traverse City Record Eagle - Proposed federal budget cuts hit home in GT region (NMCAA)

(3/1/2017) The Oakland Press - Michigan Community Action partnership helps those on food assistance (MCA)

(2/13/2017) The Daily News - Next try in works for Central School funds (DICSA)

(2/11/2017) Wood TV 8 - ‘Walk for Warmth’ raises money for low-income families (ACSET)

(2/9/2017) Holland Sentinel - Community Action Agency's Walk for Warmth to be held Feb. 11 (OCCAA)

(2/8/2017) Record & Clarion - Mid Michigan Community Action – celebrating 50 years of helping people and changing lives (MMCAA)

(2/6/2017) ABC 10 News - City council considers proposal on affordable housing for seniors (CAAM)

(1/30/2017) 9&10 News - Otsego County Veteran Honored for Helping Other Veterans Before Sixth Deployment (NMCAA)

(1/26/2017) Daily Press - Local homeless population counted (MDSCAA)

(1/26/2017) Sat Press Releases - Walmart Donates $50,000 To Gleaners Community Food Bank (MCOP)

(1/21/2017) Livingston Daily - ‘Walk for Warmth’ for heating assistance (OLHSA)

(1/16/2017) Daily Telegram - Community Action Agency offers homebuyer class in Adrian (CAAJLH)

(1/13/2017) WHTC - Walk For Warmth: Community Action Agency (OCCAA)

(1/13/2017) St. Clair Shores Patch - Put on your sneakers! The Walk for Warmth Event is Nearly Here (Macomb)

(1/12/2017) Holland Sentinel - Walk for Warmth program aims to aid families with utility shutoffs (OCCAA)

(12/28/2016) The Peninsula - Home heating assistance programs offer hope for Michigan's winter struggles (SMCAA)

(12/18/2016) Holland Sentinel - Community Action Agency served thousands in Holland area in 2016 (OCCAA)

(12/17/2016) WHMI - Susan Harding To Take Over As New OLHSA CEO (OLHSA)

(12/15/2016) Clinton Township Patch - Macomb Community Action Honors Six Individuals for Service to Community (Macomb)

(12/12/2016) WKTV News - ACSET provides a variety of services for the growing needs of elders (ACSET)

(12/9/2016) Oakland Press News - Oakland Livingston Human Service Agency names new CEO (OLHSA)

(12/9/2016) Macomb Daily News - Individuals and groups doing super work recognized by Macomb Community Action Awards (Macomb)

(12/1/2016) Lansing State Journal - Pope: CACS has half a century investing in community (CACS)

(11/17/2016) USDA.gov - Permanent Link to Nutrition Assistance Response in Flint (GCCARD)

(11/16/2016) Ionia Sentinel-Standard - EightCAP honors senior companion volunteers (EightCAP)

(11/16/2016) Record & Clarion - Rural homeless (MMCAA)

(11/16/2016) MLive - Community Action Committee offers help for those with deliverable-fuel bills (SCCAC)

(11/11/2016) The Petoskey News - Bringing homelessness out of the 'shadows' (NMCAA)

(10/30/2016) The Monroe News - MCOP hosting distribution of CFL lightbulbs Monday (MCOP)

(10/29/2016) The Daily News - Howling success at DICSA Halloween party (DICSA)

(10/21/2016) Midland Daily News - NEMCSA Head Start students learn about safety (NEMCSA)

(10/20/2016) Agencies fill the gap left by 2-1-1 in Ionia and Montcalm counties (EightCAP)

(10/12/2016) Governor Rick Snyder makes reappointment to the Commission on Community Action and Economic Opportunity (BCAEO)

(10/12/2016) Video: Local agency distributes food to low-income families (ACSET)

(10/4/2016) FOXUP - Restoration project on old Marquette orphanage is on schedule (CAAM)

(10/4/2016) Belding Daily News - Community members take pledge against veteran homelessness (EightCAP)

(10/3/2016) Video: WILX - Program aims to help buy 1300 kids warm clothes (CAAJLH)

(10/1/2016) Hillsdale Daily News - Residents Complete Program (CAAJLH)

(9/8/2016) Detroit Free Press - Pledge to house homeless Michigan vets needs landlords (OLHSA)

(8/26/2016) The Voice - St. Clair County backpack drive helps students prepare for new school year (BWCA)

(8/18/2016) The Times Herald - Grant expands parenting-assistance program (BWCA)

(8/18/2016) Clare County Review - Sanchez an HEP success story (MMCAA)

(8/17/2016) The Times Herald - Backpack giveaway readies kids for school (BWCA)

(8/11/2016) WNMU-FM - Groundbreaking for Grandview Apartments being held next week (CAAM)

(8/3/2016) The Monroe News - Senior citizen millage renewal, increase approved (MCOP)

(7/31/2016) The Times Herald - Backpacks loaded for annual giveaway (BWCA)

(7/18/2016) Detroit Free Press - Mt. Clemens restaurant pays it forward to the homeless (Macomb)

(7/12/2016) WDET - The Intersection: The Persistence of Poverty [MAP, CHARTS] (MCA)

(7/6/2016) The Oakland Press - Column: Deconstruction beats demolition (OLHSA)

(7/1/2016) C & G Newspapers - County opens resource center in Mount Clemens (Macomb)

(6/30/2016) The Voice - Program in Richmond outlines services for area seniors (Macomb)

(6/28/2016) MLive - Labatt USA teams with Flint nonprofits to lessen lead impact through meals (GCCARD)

(6/27/2016) Oakland Press News - Revive Pontiac teaches job skills, harvests vintage building materials (OLHSA)

(6/13/2016) The Monroe News - Charity challenge channels ‘Amazing Race’ (MCOP)

(6/7/2016) 9&10 News - Petoskey Pantry Donation Event Helps Northern Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA)

(6/6/2016) The Mining Journal - MCA joins Michigan Rx card network (MCA)

(5/18/2016) Positively Muskegon - MOCAP of Muskegon - Helping People Help Themselves and Each Other (MOCAP)

(5/11/2016) TV 6 - Free Preschool Development Screening Held in Marquette (AMCAB)

(5/10/2016) The Detroit News - 3K Detroit Water Customers Avoid Shut-Offs (WMCAA)

(4/29/2016) 9&10 News - Video: Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency Offers Two Matched Savings Programs (NMCAA)

(4/28/2016) PR Newswire - Consumers Energy Employees Raise Nearly $300,000 in Energy Assistance for Michigan Residents (MCA)

(4/27/2016) Traverse City Record Eagle - Money Smart Week Offers Variety of Workshops (NMCAA)

(4/27/2016) 9&10 News - Efforts to Help Flint Amid Water Crisis Get $520,000 Boost (GCCARD)

(4/22/2016) Hillsdale Daily News - City manager provides update on Heritage Lane Apartments (CAAJLH)

(4/14/2016) MLive - Groups Needed for Summer Food Program to Feed Saginaw Youths (SCCAC)

(4/12/2016) The Oakland Press - Qualified residents in 8 communities now can receive help with water bills (MCCSA, OLHSA & WMCAA)