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March 2018 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Briefing - March 2018

Network News

Breaking the cycle of poverty: Partnerships between agencies provides job readiness and training
(Source: Perry County Tribune)
Since 2016, Perry County's Comprehensive Case Management Employment Program has been helping young adults find steady jobs and achieve their career goals. CCMEP is a partnership between the Perry County Department of Job and Family Services and Hocking Athens Perry Community Action.  These agencies work closely together to help Perry County youth overcome barriers, land gainful employment, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty – read more.

Community Action delivers winter coats
(Source: Akron Public Schools)
Akron Summit Community Action Inc. delivered 1,500 new winter coats for homeless children in need to Akron Public Schools.  Project RISE is a federally funded program through the Ohio Department of Education, a collaborative effort of APS, local shelters and the Akron community to provide supplemental educational services to children and youth experiencing homelessness – read more.

Association Updates

2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report
The 2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report is slated to be released on April 12, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at the Ohio Statehouse Ladies Gallery.  #OHSOP17

Community Action Partnership CA Month Toolkit is now available
The national Community Action Partnership has released the 2018 Community Action Month Toolkit.  The toolkit includes a social media calendar, sample posts, tips for video production, proclamation and press release templates, fundraising ideas, and much, much more!

Upcoming Events & Trainings

  • OACAA Annual Summer Conference, July 25-27
  • OACAA Board of Trustees Meeting, April 20


Check out this video by Miami Valley Community Action Partner (formerly CAP of the Greater Dayton Area) about their new legal clinic!

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership Legal Clinic

Staff Spotlight

Nancy Lewis of Ironton-Lawrence CAO
Director of Clinical Services, Ironton-Lawrence CAO, 24 years with Community Action
Nancy Lewis began her career with ILCAO in 1976 and has a long history of successes throughout Lawrence County – 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.

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