About the Poverty Matters! Conference
WISCAP is the statewide voluntary association of Wisconsin’s 16 Community Action Agencies and 2 special purpose agencies with statewide anti-poverty missions: the Foundation for Rural Housing and the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS).
The Association was incorporated on March 1, 1974, with the intent of its members that the cause of economic self-sufficiency for Wisconsin’s low-income households would be strengthened by working together on issues of policy, resource mobilization, training & development and advocacy.
For over forty years, WISCAP has served the needs of its member agencies in various ways: helping to identify and sponsor professional training in anti-poverty areas, facilitating quarterly meetings of Community Action Agency leadership staff and Board members, serving as a conduit for resource development needs of its members, advocating for public policy conducive to the locally-developed goals of its member agencies and advocating for laws, rules and regulations which support economic opportunity efforts, community development, and locally-designed strategies and procedures.
WISCAP is organized as a private non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Directors compromised of the Executive Directors and Chief Executive Officers of its member agencies.
Funding for this conference is provided in part by the State of Wisconsin Department of Children & Families and by the generous support of our contributors, and your conference fees.
For more information, visit the WISCAP website at http://wiscap.org/