WASHINGTON – The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP), the nation’s premier national association charged with advocating and enhancing the leadership role of states in preventing and reducing poverty, has hired Environics Communications as the organization’s new national public relations agency.
Environics will work with NASCSP to develop and implement an integrated communications plan to raise the profile of the federal anti-poverty programs being administered through the states. Target audiences for communications outreach will include state members, national partners, the media, and legislative and government officials. Traditional and digital communications, including NASCSP’s social media accounts and blog, will be used in this proactive effort.
“After a competitive review, we selected Environics Communications because of their demonstrated expertise in many areas important to NASCSP, including energy efficiency, working with nonprofit organizations on a national and state level, and promoting the health, well-being and empowerment of low-income families,” said Timothy R. Warfield, executive director of NASCSP.
The effort will support multiple NASCSP programs directed to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income families to become self-sufficient. Programs include the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) that assists low-income families in improving the energy efficiency of their home; the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) where funds are provided to states that then administer them to local agencies; and the Healthy Homes initiative, an effort to combat disease and injury in the home.
“The work being done by NASCSP has a profoundly positive impact on the lives of so many families around the U.S. through job creation, home weatherization, and other support programs. We’re very proud to help them tell their story through an integrated communications campaign that showcases their results,” said Environics’ U.S. General Manager Dave Groobert.
The National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) is a professional association whose members are State administrators of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Community Services Block Grant and the Department of Energy’s Weatherization Assistance Program. =
About Environics Communications
Founded in 1994 and now with 120 staff in the United States and Canada and annual fee income of more than $15 million, Environics Communications Inc. (EnvironicsPR.com) is a full-service, management-owned public relations agency focusing primarily on the association/non-profit, advanced technology, financial services, health sciences, sustainability & clean energy and consumer sectors. The firm has won more than 180 awards for client work. Environics has a strong commitment to reducing environmental impact and in June 2008 became the first North American PR agency to be carbon neutral. The firm has offices in San Francisco, Washington, Toronto, Montréal and Ottawa, and affiliates throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
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