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May 2016 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies


OACAA Newsletter - May 2016

Network News

LACCA officially changes names to West Ohio Community Action Partnership (video)
The Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs takes a new name to better represent all the areas they serve.  LACCA has changed their new name to the West Ohio Community Action Partnership or West Ohio CAP for short. Wednesday they unveiled their new name at their Celina location – read more.

LCCAA to operate Henderson Bridge shuttle
Walkers will get help getting across Lorain's Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge, which is under construction now.  The Lorain County Community Action Agency will start a free shuttle service from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, starting May 19.

"We figured out how to do this on $400 a day," said Jackie Boehnlein, CEO of the Community Action Agency.  "Once we knew we could make it work, getting financial support just seemed to come together." – read more.

MEOAG having scholarship fund golf outing
The Muskingum Economic Opportunity Action Group will have a golf fundraiser May 27 at Eagle Sticks Golf Club. Lunch will be at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon.  Proceeds will benefit the Community Action Agency's Scholarship Fund – read more.

Association Updates

2016 OACAA Annual Conference
July 13-15, 2016 - conference web page
Early Bird registration ENDS FRIDAY!

Success Stories

Women with checkered past finds success with SELF's Build-Up Academy Program
When Amanda signed up for Build-up Academy at SELF, she was determined to find a career path despite past choices and a criminal record that limited her employment.  Amanda juggled long days, working full-time for a temp agency and completing Build-up Academy construction classes in the evening from 6-9:30 p.m. – read more.

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