See the work done by  the  Economic Security Corporation, MO shared by Debbie Markman, CCAP, NCRT.  She gives credit to the Partnership's Courtney Kohler who helped facilitate their work.  
Check it out!!! 

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Use the download button at the bottom of this page to get a pdf version of the ANCRT newsletter:  Know News is Good News. 

Cohorts Forming in 2019 for Nationally Certified ROMA Trainers and Implementers

Cohorts form as needed based on Applications received by the National Peer to Peer Training Project. 

Check the Event Tab at www.roma-nptp.org for a listing of the upcoming Phase 2 sessions.   Applications for these cohorts must be received (at the Application Tab) 60 days prior to the Phase 2 session, to allow time for the completion of the on-line Phase 1 course.


the "origin story" was written by a group outside the CAA network


It is brief but covers key ideas.

Colorado Community Action Association conference (2017), a graphic representation of the origin of ROMA was presented.

It is too big to post here but you can go to the following link to download



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2019 NASCSP Award

Accepting the Award



Dr. Barbara Mooney was selected as the 2019 recipient of the Ann Kagie CSBG Award given on behalf of the members of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP).

The NASCSP Board presents this award each year to recognize outstanding and significant contributions to the Community Services Block Grant program, dedication and commitment to the constituencies we serve and leadership and advocacy for the network.

Award Presented by Matt Fitzgerald


This award was presented by Matt Fitzgerald,  

State CSBG Office in VA and ANCRT Board Member

Three Award Winners


 on the left is Kris Schoenow   , winner of  James Gardner Weatherization Award (recognize leadership achievement at the national, State or local level that makes a  positive impact on the Weatherization community through either policy, technological  or programmatic contributions).   On the right is Beverly Buchanan, winner of  the Marjorie J. Witherspoon Award (recognize those who provide significant support and positive vision to their fellow state directors through exceptional service to NASCSP).  

Award winners, presenters and NASCSP Board


NASCSP Board and Executive Director with Presenters and Winners


From Left to Right:

-Willie Fobbs, NASCSP Board President, Associate Director of Housing, Virginia Dept. of Housing and Community Development

-John Wells, Vice President Real Estate & Energy Services, Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) (Jean Diggs WAP Award Winner)

-Ditzah Wooden Wade, NASCSP Board CSBG Chair, Assistant Manager, Div. of Community Services-Community Services Programs, Massachusetts Department of Housing & Community Development (Presented award to John Wells)

-Kris Schoenow, Executive Director, State of Michigan Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity (James Gardner WAP Award Recipient)

-Barbara Mooney, Director ANCRT (Ann Kagie CSBG Award Recipient)

-Beverly Buchanan, CSBG Program Manager, Arkansas Department of Human Services, NASCSP Board Vice President (Marjorie J. Witherspoon NASCSP Award Recipient)

-Jenae Bjelland, Executive Director, NASCSP

-Lorie Williams, Assistant Director Office of Community Services Arkansas Department of Human Services

-Matt Fitzgerald, CSBG Program Manager, Virginia Department of Social Services (Presented award to You)

-Melanie Sanford, Deputy Director, State of Michigan Bureau of Community Action and Economic Opportunity, NASCSP Board Secretary (Presented award to Kris Schoenow)

working with the trainer manual

Preparing to Present

 New NCRT candidates often express frustration at not being able to use both the Trainer Manual and the Participant Manual together to prepare to present the material in the Intro to ROMA Curriculum.

 Alabama Mentor and Master Trainer   Laurie Lincoln-Swaim has provided guidance to AL Candidates and we asked if we could share with the rest of the network.  

 This video was recorded by Community Action Partnership of North Alabama.  

View the video