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May 2015 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Newsletter - May 2015

Network News

CEOGC announces new President/CEO – The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) has named Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. After an extensive national search led by an independent search committee that featured a retired United States Senator, pastors, attorneys and other prominent local officials, Dr. Chisholm was selected to lead Cuyahoga County's Community Action Agency – read more.

CAO (Scioto County) celebrates 50th anniversary – Community Action of Scioto County was established in early spring 1965 with its purpose,"to wage the war on poverty on a personal level in Scioto County by promoting self-sufficiency for those of limited income ensuring that all residents are able to live in dignity, by implementing innovative and cost effective programs to improve the lives and living conditions of the impoverished; by providing support and instruction for everyone in need of assistance; and by being a major voice of reason in establishing welfare system reforms" (from Portsmouth Daily Times).

National Community Action Month 2015

Community Action Partnership Toolkit – Community Action Partnership has released an outstanding National Community Action Month Toolkit! Included in the toolkit are ideas for every day of the week to bring attention to the great work your agency is doing to help people and change lives.

Association Updates

Annual Summer Conference – OACAA’s Annual Summer Conference will be held from July 22-24 in Huron, OH – more info.

The NEW VirtualCAP

VirtualCAP.org – Available now! 20% off annual membership/subscription rate (offer expires 6/30/2015)

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