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April 2017 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

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OACAA Newsletter - April 2017

Network News

Congresswoman Kaptur visits LCCAA Head Start
(Originally published in LCCAA's April newsletter) – Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visited the Hopkins-Locke Head Start Center on March 31. As part of her new "Read to Succeed" initiative, the Congresswoman read Eric Carle's classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to the children who wore caterpillar hats.  She also encouraged them to observe nature and plant butterfly-friendly seeds. The visit was part of National Literacy Month.

The Read to Succeed initiative encourages everyone to promote childhood reading, literacy and the benefits of learning to read – read more.

Cincy-caa.org has a new look!
Just in time for Community Action Month, Cincinnati-Hamilton Community Action Agency has unveiled their new logo and website.  Be sure to check out the fresh look and user-friendly design.  Interested in how they did it? Contact Kevin Osborne for more information.

Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) interviews Highland County CAO
During the NCAF Conference in Washington D.C., March 15-17, Julia Wise of Highland County Community Action Organization sat down with Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) to discuss the progress being made through the Rural IMPACT program – view video on Facebook.

Association Updates

Annual Reports
It's that time of year again when agencies are working on the finishing touches of their 2016 Annual Reports.  Be sure to send a copy to Kathryn Clausen so we can catch up on all of the successes of your agency!

OACAA Board of Trustees Meeting
May 19 in Columbus, OH

National News

Community Action Month Toolkit
The 2017 Community Action Month Toolkit by the Community Action Partnership is now available! Be sure to check out the activities, event ideas and more and use #BeCommunityAction and #CommunityAction on social media.

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.

Technology and the Nonprofit

The Giving Store

The Columbus Foundation will be unveiling The Giving Store for 501(c)3 nonprofits organizations located in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, or Union counties.  Organizations with Directory Listings will be eligible to participate in events like The Big Give.

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