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October 2016 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

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oh-oct-2016OACAA Newsletter - October 2016

Network News

HCCAO hosted U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup
On October 12th, Highland County Community Action Organization hosted U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup (R, OH-2) on a special edition of their weekly television show to discuss local anti-poverty initiatives.  Topics included the Rural Impact Initiative, the House Republicans' Better Way proposal to alleviate poverty, and other initiatives throughout the community – read more.

SELF to host Bridges Out of Poverty Train the Trainer event
Would you like to have stronger materials to engage community partners in discussions about poverty?  How about having an in-house trainer to build staff capacity?  What about gaining access to additional resources such as the Getting Ahead program?  If you answered yes, then becoming a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer may be just what you've been looking for.

SELF is hosting a private Bridges Out of Poverty Train the Trainer event at the Butler County Educational Service Center in Hamilton, Ohio December 7th - 9th!  At least 13 additional spots must be filled no later than November 1st – more info and registration.

LCCAA's 4th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
From LCCAA's October 2016 newsletter – Lorain County Community Action Agency's fourth annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was a great success.  The fund-raiser brought in approximately $8,000 thanks to donors and sponsors.  LCCAA thanks event sponsors Walter Haverfield Attorneys at Law, Ryan St. Marie Insurance, Century Link, Horizon Education Centers, Northwest Bank, Lorain County Community College and Cork N Stubby's – event photos.

Association Updates

OACAA Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be on November 18...

2017 OACAA Winter Legislative Conference
January 25-27, 2017 in Columbus, OH

Success Story

Single mother moves toward homeownership with financial literacy training

Sarah*, a single mother receiving social security, completed the Wealth Prep Class at West Ohio CAP in January 2015.  Following the advice and teachings of the class, Sarah began applying and managing the information she learned.  Not only did she learn steps to create and maintain a budget, cut back on spending, and increase her savings, but she was successful putting that knowledge into practice – 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.

ROMA Next Generation: Putting it all together

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