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Success Stories

CAAP Resources for Success Stories

Greetings! Below are some resources that should be a good place to start for those interested in learning more about Community Action Successes! If you need more, feel free to contact Charlotte Leckow at 

Videos: Below are links to our video accounts. The website is a curation of our favorite videos. Our Vimeo account houses all our videos. We recommend starting with the Journey To Self-Sufficiency videos (there are three of them). You can watch them on our website or find them on our Vimeo page. On Vimeo, there’s a button that allows you to download any video you want as a mp4 file. You can also embed the videos using the individual Vimeo links. Feel free to use any of our videos however you want.

Written Stories: Each fall we host the Self-Sufficiency Award Ceremony. It’s a celebration of our client’s hard work reaching financial self-sufficiency and it honors the hard work of PA Community Action. Basically, the SSA Ceremony is a curation of Community Action successes from around the state. Scroll down to find those stories (which includes previous year award winners). Contact Charlotte Leckow for a printer friendly version.

Newsletter Stories: Every other month, in our monthly newsletter, we usually include a “Spotlight on Community Action” which demonstrates a successful program from a specific agency. I recommend checking out our past newsletters and signing up for our newsletter. The link to do both is below.

Social Media: Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram tor ongoing updates, education and information.  Share our posts onto your pages. The social media buttons/links are also below in the footer.

The following stories illustrate how barriers to self-sufficiency can be overcome when individuals accept the challenge of pursuing the opportunities provided by their Community Action Agency. Each year, the Community Action Association of Pennsylvania’s Self-Sufficiency Awards recognize the significant accomplishments of the award winners while showcasing how Community Action Agencies support an individual’s path toward self-sufficiency. The following stories reveal the focused determination and exceptional deeds of those who have faced their own personal journey back to self-sufficiency head on.

2018 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award Winners

2017 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award Winners

2016 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award Winners

2015 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award Winners