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June 2017 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Newsletter - June 2017

Network News

Intensive vocational program gives grads hope of overcoming barriers
(Columbus Dispatch) Never mind the curled hair and long eyelashes, the makeup and painted fingernails. Amy Reynolds, her mentors say, has a heckuva future in the construction trades.  "I'm a hard worker," the 32-year-old said. "And I'm really grateful I got the chance to prove it."

Reynolds and nine others were celebrated Friday as the first graduates of a pilot vocational program at IMPACT Community Action that immerses job-hungry adults in eight weeks of intensive, hands-on training in carpentry and building trades – read more.

Association Updates

Register today for OHASC17!
Registration is still open for the 2017 OACAA Annual Summer Conference in Dublin, Ohio!  Register today to join the over 200 Community Action professionals, vendors, exhibitors, and presenters.  Tracks include Leadership, Hot Topics, Seniors, and CSBG.

Additional events announced
OCATO recently announced three new events for 2017!

OACAA Board of Trustees Meeting
September 15 – Location TBA

Success Stories

Everyone's road to success is special, and each Community Action Agency's path to help customers reach self-sufficiency is different. Together, we can illustrate how our network helps people and changes lives – see newsletter for full article for guidance given to Ohio CAAs for submitting success stories.

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.

Effective grant writing

Helping the community hear

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