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Local community action agencies partner to supply goods to families in need

North Carolina’s triad-area families still reeling from the effects of the pandemic can get some relief at the April 12 The Big Pop Up™ event to be held at the Four Seasons Town Centre in Greensboro from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 22, 2022

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NCCAA honors legacy of community action pioneer Andrea Harris 

The North Carolina Community Action Association has launched an inaugural scholarship fund in honor of the late Dr. Andrea Harris, whose legacy of community service and leadership exemplify the heart of community action.

June 30, 2022


NCCAA receives innovation grant to address childhood trauma

The North Carolina Community Action Association has been awarded a $170,000 Innovation Grant from The Tow Foundation. This grant, given as part of The Tow Foundation’s newly created Innovation Fund, will support NCCAA’s NC H.E.A.L. Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) initiative. 

September 28, 2022

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NCCAA offers new legal subscription service member benefit

The North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) has launched a new benefit to its lineup of member services.

February 4, 2022


NC Homeowner Assistance Fund to offer homeowner delinquency relief of up to $40,000 per household

North Carolina homeowners facing mortgage delinquencies, defaults, displacements, and foreclosures due to the impact of COVID-19 may be eligible for funding to assist with bringing arrears current.

January 27, 2022

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Office of Economic Opportunity announces staff changes

The Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), a division of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, announced staff changes in alignment with its goal of helping low-income individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency.

October 28, 2021

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Southeastern Community Action Partnership to host public drive-through distribution event 

— Families from the southeastern region of North Carolina can recieve some relief from the economic impact of the pandemic in the form of packaged food, household supplies, and essential items at The Big Pop Up----a North Carolina Community Action (NCCAA) sponsored event. 

October 20, 2021

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The NEW Reentry Council launches GivingFest to support returning community members and their families during the holiday season

—The NEW Reentry Council will host GivingFest to ensure holiday cheer for Nash, Edgecombe, and Wilson counties returning citizens and their families.

October 20, 2021

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EIC captures highlights of CSBG work in video

Dr. Mason Landon, president, NCCAA board of directors and executive director of Economic Improvement Council, shares the impact to the local community on his team’s CSBG work.

September 27, 2021

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Community Action Study Examines Impact of COVID-19 on Low-Income Families and Communities in North Carolina

Financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are hitting low-income families in North Carolina especially hard, according to a new report released today by the North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA).

September 14, 2021

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NCCAA Announces Staff Changes and Promotions

North Carolina Community Action Association Executive Director Sharon Goodson announced several recent staff changes in the organization.

August 31, 2021


The Hunt Institute Announces the Hunt-Lee Commission | Group to Study and Synthesize Innovative Practices to Inform Education Policy 

Patricia Beier, Executive Director, Wayne Action Group for Economic Solvency, Inc, joins the Hunt-Lee Commission

August 27, 2021


History made with CHS food pantry

A major achievement was celebrated recently at Clinton High School, as people gathered for a ribbon-cutting of the first-ever food pantry on school grounds in Sampson County.

August 26, 2021

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CADA family mourns loss of board member

Mr. Marcelle O. Smtih, 43, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021. Marcelle was a long-time member of the Board of Directors of Choanoke Area Development Association of N.C. (CADA). He was also a Halifax County Commissioner, representing District 2.

August 24, 2021

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Emergency Broadband Benefits Available for Families and Individuals!

The Emergency Broadband Benefits (EBB) helps cover the cost of internet for qualifying families. Flyers are available in English and Spanish.

August 24, 2021

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The Office of Community Service Provides Energy Bill Aid

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families’ Office of Community Services provides Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to all 50 states

August 10, 2021

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Sallie Surface retires after 38-year service with CADA

Martin County Commissioners declare August 22 as Sallie Surface Day

August 3, 2021

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Christopher S. Moody appointed CADA Executive Director

July 1, 2021

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New Research from North Carolina For Better Medicaid shows drastically low awareness of the Medicaid Managed Care Transformation beginning July 1

June 9, 2021

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New Certification Opportunity in the IT Field

The IT field is a high-paying, fast-growing field with jobs in every city in the virtually every company in both rural and urban communities. The greatest barrier to obtaining roles in  the IT field is proper training. We are excited to announce a new Red Hat certification opportunity for our agencies and their clients on training that will help them break into the IT field.

June 4, 2021

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Night of Hope: Success, Hope and Music by NEW Reentry Council

The words “epic” and “transformative” best describe the recent Night of Hope event organized by the NEW Reentry Council as part of its annual Reentry Week awareness campaign.

May 28, 2021

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NCCAA launches “Sleeves Up North Carolina” COVID vaccine campaign 

The North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) has launched Sleeves Up North Carolina—a statewide public education campaign aimed at dispelling common myths and providing factual information about the COVID-19 vaccines. 

May 12, 2021

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Trademark pending for The Big Pop Up™

We have successfully filed an application with the United States Patent Office (USPTO) to trademark our signature event. April 22, 2021

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Underserved Communities in North Carolina Can Now Call 1- 844-771-RIDE For Access To Free Roundtrip Transportation To COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments

Provided by RIDE UNITED NC, the free service supports communities of color, seniors, and uninsured individuals across North Carolina.

April 20, 2021

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NCCAA to sponsor drive-through distribution event at PNC Arena

The Big Pop Up event is set to aid up to 1,000 families on January 26th.

January 14, 2021


12 Days of Christmas Challenge

This Christmas season we are providing 1,200+ North Carolinian's with Christmas presents and food.

December 4, 2020


NEW Grounds Coffee: The For-Cause Coffee Blend Supporting NCCAA

Learn how you can donate to the NCCAA just by drinking coffee everyday

December 2, 2020

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