Community Action has partnered with Census 2020

The 2020 Census is around the corner, April 1, 2020. This once in a decade event is critical for Community Action and the families and communities we serve across the country, and it is essential that all people are counted. Community Action is proud to be a part of the Census Counts campaign, working alongside other national organizations to ensure …

CAPCO Holiday Extravaganza

Our annual Holiday Extravaganza was held on December 19. The Holiday Extravaganza assists families in need with gifts for the holiday. CAPCO partners with local churches, businesses, and community members to collect new unwrapped gifts for children of all ages. The event is set up as a “shopping experience” where parents can choose a gift that their child would like …

Cortland: An Opportunity Community

Communication Across Barriers Newsletter – submitted by Lynda Coates, 08/16/2019 Cortland, New York — The Newest Opportunity Community Cortland, New York – It took several years to get funding, but Lindy Glennon, Executive Director of Cortland County Community Action Program, Inc. (CAPCO), finally secured a grant through the Alliance for Economic Inclusion to begin the process last March for Cortland County to …

National Philanthropy Day 2019

For 45 years, since being incorporated in 1974 as the designated Community Action Program serving Cortland County, CAPCO has responded to the challenges facing low income people in many ways. This is done by building on the strengths in the community, partnering and collaborating with others, leading efforts to identify and address the causes of poverty in our community and …

Navigator Training for Cortland Opportunity Conference.

Navigator Training Opportunity The next Navigator Training is Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. and another on Oct. 16  from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at CAPCO, 32 N. Main Street, Cortland, NY.  Contact Joyce Allen, 607-753-6781 to register or for more information. The Opportunity Community (OC) model is a national movement designed to create the types of communities we all want to live in. …

Navigator Training Opportunity

The next Navigator Training is Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at CAPCO, 32 N. Main Street, Cortland, NY.  Contact Joyce Allen, 607-753-6781 to register or for more information. The Opportunity Community (OC) model is a national movement designed to create the types of communities we all want to live in. This can be achieved by increasing prosperity for …

Opportunity Community Navigator Training

The Opportunity Community (OC) model is a national movement designed to create the types of communities we all want to live in. This can be achieved by increasing prosperity for the people living in the crisis of poverty. The OC model employs a comprehensive approach that builds on the existing strengths of people in poverty, business, social service, education, healthcare, …

Medicaid Transportation Program

Do you have Medicaid and require transportation to medical appointments? CAPCO’s Volunteer Driver Program provides transportation to medical appointments for Medicaid recipients of Cortland County. Our new Volunteer Driver Program gives Cortland County residents another option for safe and reliable transportation to medical appointments.  Transportation is available within Cortland County and from Cortland Country to surrounding counties, including Onondaga, Broome …

Cortland County is working to become an Opportunity Community

The Opportunity Community Model Cortland County is working to become an Opportunity Community – what does this mean? The Opportunity Community (OC) model is a national movement designed to create the types of communities we all want to live in. This can be achieved by increasing prosperity for the people living in the crisis of poverty. Dr. Donna M. Beegle combined …

Everybody’s Baby Shower

Over 25 new and expectant moms attended our annual Everybody’s Baby Shower on June 19. This event helps those too little to ask by providing baby basic necessities to new or soon to be parents. Each parent received homemade donated baby blankets, sweaters, booties, and hats along with other must haves for the new baby including diapers and wipes. In …