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June 2016 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Newsletter - June 2016

Network News

First block party a success: Shows off event community collaboration
A collaboration between the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization, Ironton aLive, Friends of Ironton, Ironton in Bloom and the City of Ironton put on a community block party at the Ironton Farmers Market Monday evening, complete with free food for all to enjoy – Read more.

Greene County celebrates Community Action
CAP of the Greater Dayton Area celebrated Community Action Day with lunch, program and services information and a partner awards presentation – view photos.

Association Updates

2015 Annual Report Released
Last week, OACAA released the 2015 Annual Report. Throughout the report, you will read about the tools, training, and technical assistance developed for our members last year. You will also see how Ohio's agencies help people increase their job skills, get their children a Head Start in school, and even buy their own home. The Community Action Network approaches poverty holistically and with innovative solutions. We are proud of this network and your accomplishments. We hope you enjoy the report – read more or download the annual report.

OACAA commends Kasich veto of polling hour extension bill
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) commends Governor John Kasich's veto of S.B. 296 on Thursday. The bill would have created voting barriers by making it more difficult to obtain polling hour extensions through a court order – read more.

Next Board Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be on August 19th beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheraton on Capital Square…

Success Story

Successful tax filing assistance program brings money back to the community
Taxes can be complicated. With changing rules, guidelines, and instructions, it's easy to understand why even professionals have a hard time keeping up. Fortunately for many Ohioans, Community Action Agencies are prepared to help low- to moderate-income households figure it all out with the Ohio Benefit Bank Tax Assistance program and trained volunteers. Funded partially with CSBG dollars, HHWP Community Action Commission program helped customers file their taxes and meet their tax obligation. They even helped families access eligible tax credits to bring money back to their communities.

Mary*, a single mother of two sons, was barely getting by week to week. Her oldest was working on his first year in college... – read more - OACAA blog posting.

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.

Make a greater community impact with strategic planning

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