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Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) has partnered with Fillmore Express Flea Market, where several of CAO’s business development course graduates sold their goods at an event on Friday, July 23.  First opening its doors in December 2019, the Fillmore Express Flea Market is held in a large, open space in an historic building located on...

The Early Head Start Child Care Partnership program is celebrating the start of its seventh year partnering with local childcare providers in Erie and Niagara County. The EHS-CC Partnership grant supports partnerships between EHS programs and local child care centers and family child care providers serving infants and toddlers from families with low incomes.  The...

CAO Stories: Meet Sis Linda Muhammad A True Entrepreneurial Spirit One of the keys to a thriving community is entrepreneurs who are willing to make the investment in themselves and their crafts to serve their customers and make the most of every opportunity.. And that’s exactly what Sis Linda Muhammad has done throughout her entire career, turning...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 25, 2021 Contact: Sabina Ramsey (716) 308-6208 sabina@thinkinsight.co CAO of WNY Welcomes Two New Board Members to Expand Capacity  Jonathan Dandes and Therese M. Vita Join as Members Representing the Private Sector (Buffalo, NY) — This week, the Community Action Organization of WNY (CAO) welcomed two new members to their elected board. Jonathan Dandes and Therese M. Vita...

Combatting Poverty With YEM (Youth Entrepreneur Marketplace) CAO and community members plan to start YEM workshops and vending in July 2021. In April 2018, CAO partnered with community members to design the Youth Entrepreneur Marketplace (YEM) to destroy the cycle of poverty among families. Our goal is to assist families with becoming self-sufficient by having workshops and...

Coffee & Conversations with Karl Check out upcoming dates for informational sessions with mental health professional Karl Shallowhorn, M.S. CASAC and view eligibility requirements below. Household/Family Size Monthly Income Eligibility Maximums Annual Income Cannot Exceed This Amount 1 $2,147 $25,760 2 $2,903 $34,840 3 $3,660 $43,920 4 $4,417 $53,000 5 $5,173 $62,080 6 $5,930 $71,160 7 $6,687 $80,240 8 $7,443 $89,320 9 $8,200 $98,400 Each Additional Family Members + $756 + $ 9,080 ...

Head Start Families Learn About Emotional Health This Month Our CAO Head Start program sponsored a month-long agenda in May, filled with activities for children, families, and staff, to support a focus on emotional wellness. The Disabilities/Mental Health team has focused over the past three years to bring a strong understanding to families and staff of...