September 15, 2021
RPC Chief Executive Officer Dalitso Sulamoyo has been elected as new Chair of the National Community Action Partnership (NCAP)\, the largest anti-poverty network in the country. The Partnership is a national, nonprofit membership organization that provides technical assistance, training, and other resources to over 1,000 Community Action Agencies around the country like the RPC, as well as nonprofit and public groups funded by the Community Services Block Grant.
Along with supervising and controlling all NCAP business and affairs, Sulamoyo will preside as Chairperson at all meetings of the Board of Directors and at all meetings of the general membership. He will also see that all order, policies, and resolutions of the membership and Board of Directors are carried into effect. Additional responsibilities of the position include appointing Chairpersons for all NCAP committees, submitting a quarterly report to the Board of Directors and a written annual report to the annual meeting of the Partnership, and establishing the agenda for all meetings of the Board of Directors.
“During these unprecedented times of the pandemic compounded with glaring issues of social and civil injustice, we need Community Action to continue being the beacon of hope for many of those who are marginalized by society and living in poverty,” Sulamoyo says. “I am truly humbled and honored to serve as the Chair of the National Community Action Partnership Board of Directors as we collectively continue to address issues of social and economic injustice.” While serving as NCAP Chair, Sulamoyo will continue serving as CEO of the RPC, as well as Chair of the Illinois Association of Community Action Agencies.
Sulamoyo was elected Chair on September 1 during the NCAP Annual Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Every two years, NCAP membership elects the organization’s officers to serve two-year terms. Sulamoyo and the other officers elected, including First Vice Chair, Second Vice Chair, Third Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, can serve a maximum of two consecutive terms. The tools and resources provided to Community Action Agencies across the country by the National Community Action Partnership allow agencies like the RPC to stay up to date on the latest best practices to empower individuals, families, and communities to succeed.