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2021 CAAP Annual Self-Sufficiency Awards

The Awards are back virtually for 2021!

November 4, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. ET.

Until 2019, each fall CAAP hosted an in-person Self-Sufficiency Awards (SSA) Ceremony.  Being held virtually this year, it continues on as a celebration of our client’s hard work reaching financial self-sufficiency and it honors the hard work of PA Community Action.  The SSA Awards Ceremony is a collection of Community Action successes from around the state. 

Please complete the following TWO forms for each nomination submitted to CAAP for the 2021 SSA Awards.

2021 SSA Award Nomination Form

2021 SSA Award Nomination Consent Form

Links to submit your nominees to the CAAP SSA Awards shared drive are provided directly, along with instructions, to the leadership of CAAP's 42 member-agencies.  Registration for the event will also be provided to, and shared by, our member-agency leadership.

Scroll down to view the stories of previous years award winners.  Contact Charlotte Leckow for questions or guidance about the 2021 virtual event.

Signup for the CAAP Update Newsletter for the most up to date information on the 2021 SSA Awards Virtual Ceremony.

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  • Agency Spotlights Newsletter offers new success stories of Community Action clients and how working with their local Agency helped to reach and maintain self-sufficiency, as well as locate assistance for situational poverty.
  • CAAP Updates offers news, resources, events and information relating to Community Action.  This includes programs, services, grants and assistance options that are available for Pennsylvanians now.
  • DEI Insights offers guidance, news and resources for building diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) into your work, home and community.
  • Education Bulletin provides details for upcoming CAAP webinars and education tracks. (For Member-Agency staff only.)

The Self-Sufficiency Awards By Year

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 Self-Sufficiency Award Winners

2017 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award Winners

2016 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award Winners

2015 CAAP Self-Sufficiency Award Winners