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NYSCAA & NYSWDA's Annual Professional Development Conference: Celebrating Our Accomplishments & Forging Ahead

The New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA) and the New York State Weatherization Directors Association (NYSWDA) are pleased to announce the dates for our 2022 annual conference. The conference will be September 29-30, 2022 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester, New York!

The 2022 Annual Conference will bring together representatives from New York's Community Action and Weatherization Agencies. Conference participants will gather to learn, be inspired, inspire others, and discuss strategies for meeting new challenges. We invite you to come to gain insights from a wide variety of speakers – from Community Action and Weatherization staff to academicians, policymakers, and more at this event!


Registration for the Annual Conference is currently closed.

Cancellation Policy: To receive a refund, cancellations must be sent, in writing, to Charles Barbay, [email protected], by September 15, 2022. Registered guests who cancel after September 15, 2022 will be able to transfer their registration to someone else.

Conference Program Book:

The Conference Program Book is now available!

Hotel Room Block:

This year's Annual Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Rochester, New York. The hotel room block is now full. Please contact Charles Barbay, [email protected], with any questions.

COVID-19 Protocols and Requirements for Conference Attendees:

COVID-19 conditions can change swiftly. We thank you in advance for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate hosting an in-person conference during these times and enact protocols to protect the health and safety of all guests!

We will continue to monitor and update safety precautions for the Annual Conference regularly and coordinate with trusted national resources, state and local public health agencies, and the hotels/venues hosting the event.

At this time, we ask that attendees not attend the event if they do not feel well, be prepared to mask at the event, and take a test no more than 24 hours before leaving for the event. We are committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment in which to learn.

 Thank You to Our Conference Sponsors!


New York State Community Action Association
Job Description
Position: Communications and Partnerships Manager

The New York State Community Action Association (NYSCAA) is the membership association for Community Action Agencies (CAAs), the state and federal designated antipoverty agencies. NYSCAA’s mission is to strengthen the capacity of the Community Action network to address the causes and conditions of poverty. NYSCAA develops and coordinates statewide activities for its member CAAs including professional development opportunities, education, and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of the CAAs to serve as effective, responsive community resources. Forty-eight CAAs are located across the State. Learn more at

Position overview: The Communications and Partnerships Manager will provide leadership and support on poverty issues and trends, communications, education events, state-wide partnerships, and state association initiatives. Reports to the CEO.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop regular internal and external communications, including press releases, op-eds, and information dissemination pieces
  • Create and disseminate monthly electronic newsletters, Annual Poverty Report, and other NYSCAA publications
  • Maintain and update NYSCAA’s website content
  • Coordinate and manage logistics with NYSCAA’s network-wide webinars
  • Maintain a strong presence on social media
  • Provide research on poverty issues and trends
  • Develop fact sheets, prepare testimony, and write white papers
  • Research legislation and policies related to anti-poverty work
  • Enhance and develop local, regional, and state-wide partnerships
  • Collaborate and assist in coordinating logistics for state and regional conferences, trainings, events
  • Attend and represent NYSCAA at state, regional, and national conferences, meetings, and events
  • Other duties as needed and assigned
Click here to download the full job description.

To apply: Visit our job posting on, or send a cover letter and your resume to [email protected].



RPIC Region II Regional Convening

The Regional Convening, held on February 15, 2022, brought together representatives from Community Action Agencies in Region II. Participants gathered to learn about Human Capacity & Community Transformation (HCCT) initiatives in Region II. We were excited to come together around these innovative initiatives to connect, learn, collaborate, and identify opportunities for replication and capacity building.

The highlighted initiatives from Region II:

New York

  • Action for a Better Community, Inc.: Bridges to Success
  • Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.: Chautauqua Opportunities for Development, Inc. (CODI)
  • Connecting Communities in Action: Fatherhood Connection Pilot
  • PathStone Corporation: Employment Focused Services

New Jersey

  • United Community Corporation: Newark Hope Villages
  • New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC): Fatherhood Program

Puerto Rico

  • Acción Social de Puerto Rico, Inc. (ASPRI): Traditional and Modern Agriculture Project

The initiatives are also available on the National Community Action Partnership's (NCAP) showcase webpage, as part of NCAP's new platform to shine light on Community Action success stories to inspire others. You can access resources to strengthen services, build community outcomes, and create family and community change in your local area.

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