Lights, Camera, Community Action – The New York State Community Action Association’s (NYSCAA) Podcast

Lights, Camera, Community Action – The New York State Community Action Association’s (NYSCAA) Podcast

The Lights, Camera, Community Action podcast provides in-depth conversations with Community Action professionals about transforming communities and alleviating poverty in New York State. Join us to hear about innovative programs and services, stories of success and challenges, and the Association’s role in strengthening the New York Community Action Network.


September 18, 2023 63 mins

In this episode, we sit down with Jacki Evans, Parent Engagement and Male Involvement Coordinator for Head Start/Early Head Start at PEACE, Inc.; Scott Leach, Director of Fatherhood Initiatives and Community Engagement at NYC Department of Youth & Community Development; and Al Meyers, Safe Harbor Coordinator at Connecting Communities in Action. Jacki, Scott, and Al discuss the importance of fatherhood initiatives, their agency'...

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In this episode, we sit down with Chris Ehlers, Seneca Programs & Food Security Director, Community Action Programs Cayuga/Seneca, and Lisa Gardner-Goodrow, Community Outreach Program Director, JCEO of Clinton & Franklin Counties, to discuss addressing food insecurity in their communities. Hear from Chris and Lisa about their innovative programs and solutions to eliminate food insecurity.

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In this month's episode, we sit down with Andrea Bernard, Adult & Youth Services Manager at PEACE, Inc.; Melinda Daniels, Executive Assistant at Community Action of Orleans & Genesee; and Janelle Hartwell, Community Services Director at Delaware Opportunities, Inc. to discuss NYSCAA's Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). Hear from Andrea, Melinda, and Janelle about their experience in ELI, the projects and programs they design...

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April 27, 2023 58 mins

In this month's episode, we sit down with Maureen Abbott, Executive Director of Tioga Opportunities, Inc.; Danielle Harrington, CEO of Tompkins Community Action; and Michele McKeon & Charlie Quinn, the Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of RECAP. Listen to Maureen, Danielle, Michele & Charlie speak about the housing needs in their communities, finding innovative solutions to address these need...

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March 23, 2023 53 mins

In this inaugural episode, we sit down with Greg Richards, Executive Director of Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc. (CAPCO), Diane Hewitt-Johnson, CEO of Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc., and Renee Hungerford, Executive Director of Community Action of Orleans and Genesee; all who are members of NYSCAA’s board of directors. Renee, Greg, and Diane talk about Community Action, the importance of Community Action in improving ...

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