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2017 Annual Conference

2017 Collaborative Conference

2017 Collaborative Conference – Inclusion by Design: The Voices of Our Communities, Our Organizations, and You

On behalf of all 2017 Collaborative Conference Partners - Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR), the Community Action Association of PA (CAAP), and the PA Association of Nonprofit organizations (PANO) - THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2017 Collaborative Conference: Inclusion by Design!

To the nearly 400 attendees, sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, volunteers, board members, and everyone in between who joined us on October 2-3, 2017, we deeply appreciate each of you for your willingness to show up, be yourselves, be brave, and learn with us. We had a great time connecting with so many of our nonprofit friends from all corners of the state, and even some out-of-staters who came in to make this event possible.

Already looking forward to our time together next year!  Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 4, & Friday, October 5, 2018 at The Penn Stater for the 2018 Collaborative Conference.

Conference Resources

2017 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Awards Ceremony

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. This year, in conjunction with the 2017 Collaborative Conference, the Self-Sufficiency Awards ceremony was held in State College, PA on October 3, 2017.

CAAP honored 22 individuals with the full Self-Sufficiency Award and recognized three Community Action clients who demonstrated excellent progress towards self-sufficiency. During the SSA ceremony, we learned about how these individuals found themselves in financial uncertainty, the role Community Action played during their journey back into the middle class, and their vision for the future. The video above highlights some of wonderful moments from the ceremony.

Thank you to our 2017 Conference Sponsors