The Maryland Community Action Partnership (MCAP) is a nonprofit, association that advocates on behalf of Maryland's low-income families to ensure their voice is heard at the local,state and national levels. In addition MCAP supports the mission and activities of Community Action Agencies throughout the state. Learn More
Maryland State Residents enjoy some of the nations highest salaries, best public schools and most well-resourced communities. Maryland as a state has been one of the least affected by our nations current economic recession. Maryland's poverty rate is 3.8% compared to neighbors Delaware at 10.5% and Washington D.C at 16.4%. By most accounts Maryland doesn't have a poverty problem, except of course the Maryland residents who are living in poverty. Maryland poverty is place specific, is a nonprofit, association that advocates on behalf of Maryland's low-income families to ensure their voice is heard at the local,state and national levels. In addition MCAP supports the mission and activities of Community Action Agencies throughout the state.
According to the Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute's State of Working Maryland 2011, between 2008 and 2010, Maryland's median household income (MHI) was more than $70,00. This was the highest in the nation, well above the nation MHI of $55,000.
Community Action Agencies have American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Resources in local Maryland Communities. The funds are being used to help vulnerable individuals and families move in a positive direction towards self sufficiency.
As described on the Federal Recovery.gov website,the act "is an unprecedented effort to jump start our economy,create or save millions of jobs and put a down payment on long neglected challenges so our country can continue to grow and thrive in the 21st century and beyond.
Read more about the Act
The Social Innovation Fund (SIF), an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, is an innovative approach to transforming lives and communities that uses limited federal investment as a catalyst to grow community-based nonprofits with evidence of strong results.
This model is distinguished by four key characteristics:
Reliance on outstanding existing grantmaking “intermediaries” to select high-impact community organizations rather than building new government infrastructure.
There is strength in our numbers and, currently, we are _ members strong. Our membership spans the state. We are urban, suburban and rural. This statewide partnership will help to keep you updated on issues, events and activities to improve your service to individuals and families living in poverty.
- Training and Workshops
- Annual Training Conference
- Professional Development
- Collaboration and Partnership
- Peer Mentoring
- Professional Networking
Joining the Maryland Community Action Partnership is worth it. Click here to download our application form. Memeber benefits include: