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WGRZ | Filling a need: Farmers market in Lackawanna will run until November LACKAWANNA, N.Y. — It's neighbors helping neighbors. "We got to get back to that," according to Pamela James, with the Community Action Organization (CAO) of Western New York's Business Development Center. However, it's all because someone finally paid attention. "We noticed a need here in the...

CAO of WNY Launches Collaborative Effort Connecting Lackawanna Residents to Jobs (Buffalo, NY) - The Community Action Organization of WNY’s (CAO) employment and training department has been working with the Mobile Safety-Net Team (serving Erie and Niagara counties) and ACCESS WNY in a collaborative effort to connect Lackawanna, NY residents to living-wage jobs. The three entities...

Feb. 1 – Students return to class room -  https://news.wbfo.org/post/buffalo-public-schools-students-are-back-classroom?fbclid=IwAR1dpPfqKhMt5izYkakNEa7RfL0ptyrTXg5cuQdn8npKlcS0x0PpsvwWEtk  Feb. 3 – NYSED Proposal to waive standardized testing https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR1j5EOSwc0eDxq2B2VAhb3RgEI7eFVbRJGsEX3HfujFa5revbBE4ePrTNc#.YCGWMsWryuM.facebook  Feb. 3 – https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR0HasDNFb30l6seJRkOAFPEWlvDW6KshPeYv2rF9cA6826vz23wJzBnPik  Feb. 3 - https://wnyt.com/commit-to-kids/proposal-to-waive-standardized-testing/6000526/?fbclid=IwAR0KjnbsN4v4h19DJ35IOOQEVkIP5Fy1FSN5KdKyKSu3morIAJBqJht_pAU  Feb. 10 – Advocacy in Support of Standardized testing https://www.wcny.org/education-group-argues-standardized-tests-needed-to-judge-effect-of-pandemic/?fbclid=IwAR0Y96r7iLdP3OzB-eUUS158nct73zlkAWsduKhnTB-2pz2ckYvURccM3uc  Feb. 15 – NYSED seeks permission to cancel standardized testing https://buffalonews.com/news/local/education/state-seeks-permission-to-cancel-assessments-for-grades-3-8-some-regents-exams/article_b2956926-6ecc-11eb-9228-b33f8c791bcf.html?fbclid=IwAR3KB9m7CtMYvtVZFzKgpIzCFZdfZETg7GhTTPeyE7uxz3chNIS3vVJKKr8  Feb. 23 In support of State Assessments  https://buffalonews.com/news/local/education/feds-school-assessments-must-go-on-despite-pandemic/article_7abac436-75ef-11eb-93b4-2b6a134f7e2d.html  Feb. 23 – President Biden and...

CAO of WNY Makes Key Promotions Within Leadership Team (Buffalo, NY) - The Community Action Organization of Western New York (CAO) has announced key leadership changes. Chelsea White is promoted to Executive Vice President & Chief of Education from recently serving as Early Childhood Administrator. Ms. White will serve directly under CAO’s new President and CEO,...

The Community Action Organization of Western New York is launching a new nutrition assistance program with funding from the CARES Act. The CARES Act is a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus bill signed by Former President Donald Trump last March, amidst the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. CREDIT WBFO NEWS   The Nutrition Assistance Initiative includes adding two...

In the midst of the hardship brought by COVID-19, the Community Action Organization of Western New York has persisted in its 55-year mission to serve low-income populations throughout the region. At the helm of CAO’s expansive anti-poverty programming, Thomas U. Kim will now serve as the new president and chief executive officer. Before taking over at...