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August 2017 Newsletter – Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Newsletter - August 2017

Network News

John "Tim" Donnellan retires after 39 years of service
After 39 years of service, John "Tim" Donnellan retired from Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area on August 1, 2017, where he served as President and CEO since 1978.  Prior to joining the War on Poverty, Donnellan served on active duty in the US Army for four years, one year of which was with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, which included the TET Offensive – read more.

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. receives a $15,000 contribution from Huntington Bank Foundation towards a Head Start building purchase
Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (ASCA) is purchasing a building in Barberton Ohio to serve 233 Head Start children in the Barberton area.  Nicholas (Nick) Browning, President for Huntington Bank in Akron, presented Malcolm J. Costa, President and CEO of Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. with a $15,000 check to go towards the purchase – read more.

Association Updates

OACAA welcomes three new board members
OACAA would like to welcome Andy Binegar (District Four), Sheila Triplett (District Six), and Cheryl Grice (District Six) to the Board of Trustees. Learn more about your district representatives by visiting our website.  District Representatives are elected every other year during the OACAA Annual Summer Conference. Board Officers are elected opposite years.

Upcoming Events

OACAA Board of Trustees Meeting
September 15 – Columbus, OH

Success Stories

Community Action and Mutual Self-Help rehabilitation in Fayette County
(Source: USDA Rural Development)
On June 21, Jodi Noel opened her Washington C.H. home in commemoration of National Homeownership Month and the successful (near!) completion of her Mutual Self-Help rehabilitation and renovation.  With the self-help portion of the project undertaken in partnership with the Community Action Commission of Fayette County, Jodi's home was financed through USDA Rural Development's Single Family Housing Direct loan program – 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.

What is the Foundation Level Seminar Series, anyway?

HCCAO to host two-day poverty institute

Highland County Community Action Org., in partnership with the Kellogg Foundation, is proud to announce that Dr. Donna Beegle will be facilitating a two day Poverty Institute.  The Poverty Institute is a hands-on two-day institute for educators, health, justice, social service professionals, and community members who want to better understand poverty and to gain tools for making a difference – read more.

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