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Jan-Feb-2015 Newsletter – Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies

Community Action Solutions - OKACAA Newsletter - January-February 2015

David Bradley Meets with CAA Leadership

David Bradley, Executive Director of the National Community Action Foundation, met with the leadership of seven central Oklahoma Community Action Agencies during a two-day trip to the state – full story.

New Big Five Ardmore Building Named for Mike McComber

Big Five Community Services 25-year board member Mike McComber was recognized for his dedication with the agency's new office building in Ardmore named for him.  The 4,300 square foot building was completely remodeled by the City of Ardmore and houses many Big Five programs – full story.

2014 State CSBG Factsheet Issued

Over 106,000 low-income individuals in over 62,000 families in Oklahoma were provided services in Federal Fiscal Year 2013 by Oklahoma's 19 Community Action Agencies using Community Services Block Grant funds, according to the National Association for State Community Services Programs.  Just under $7 million in CSBG funds were allocated in support of the Oklahoma CSBG Network – full story.

OKACAA Video Article In 'The Promise’ Magazine

A story about the video "Keeping the Promise" created for OKACAA as part of Community Action's 50th anniversary celebration was included in the Fall 2014 issue of The Promise magazine published by the Community Action Partnership.  The article noted the video featured interviews with several seniors staff members at three agencies discussing the impact of Community Action in the state.  The video was a project of OKACAA's Marketing Committee chaired by Brent Morey, Executive Director, Community Action Development Corporation.

MyRide Launches One-Call Service

MyRide has launched a One-Call service accessible through a new toll-free number: 1-844-OKMyRide (1-844-656-9743).  The MyRide website provides links to many transportation services websites including those provided by OKACAA members.  Calling the toll-free number will connect callers to a call-center where a representative will navigate the MyRide website for the caller over the phone.  Now even those without a computer and internet connection can access the MyRide website to find rides by county.  This new services is an additional resource for client services staff members.  MyRide is a project of the Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council. OKACAA is represented on the Council.

Upcoming Events

Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies
Spring Conference
May 13-15 in Oklahoma City, OK

National Community Action Foundation
2015 Legislative Conference
March 24-27, 2015 in Washington, DC

2015 National Training Conference
June 10-12 in Portland, OR


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