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August 2015 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OH-Aug-2015OACAA Newsletter - August 2015

Network News

Ice House Entrepreneurship Program Train-the-Trainer Recap
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program focuses on teaching people with limited resources how to transform a simple idea into a sustainable success by using entrepreneurial thinking as a means of personal empowerment. Developed by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, the Ice House program delivers philosophy and methodology to teach others how to recognize opportunities and shape their own circumstances – read more.

HCCAO Head Start program 50 years strong
The early learning program of Highland County Community Action Organization, Inc. has been a part of the agency, and Highland County, since 1965. Director Valerie Williams said the program is meant to prepare kids for school, but there is more to it than just school preparation – read more.

Association Updates

Community Action Job Opportunities
Be sure to check out our Job Opportunities page to stay up-to-date on the latest CA jobs in Ohio and other neighboring states. Current openings include:

Vice President and CFO, CAP of the Greater Dayton Area

Senior Accountant, IMPACT Community Action

Early Childhood Program Director, Community Action Commission of Fayette County

Upcoming Events
Take a look at OACAA's upcoming events and trainings!

Fiscal/Human Resources Conference with Scott Warwick
September 16, 2015 in Dublin OH

History of the War on Poverty with David Bradley
October 13-15, 2015 in Newark, OH

Success Story

LACCA helps family purchase a safe and affordable home
After fourteen months of working with Lima-Allen Council on Community Affairs' (LACCA) housing counselors, the First-time Homebuyers and Down Payment Assistance Program, and the City of Lima's HOME funds contract, Jimmy and his family of six closed on and moved into their first home. Though this program can sometimes be challenging to complete, as Jimmy experienced, it is not without reward – read more.

Community Action in Ohio Blog – Latest Postings

The Community Action in Ohio blog shares some of the ways in which Ohio's CAAs have helped people in their community.

Building a strong bridge out of poverty

VirtualCAP RoundUP

RoundUP Volume 1, Issue 6 now available!

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