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April 2018 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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OACAA Briefing - April 2018

Network News

Doug Stanley announces retirement after 38 years of service to Community Action
(Source: HAPCAP Facebook)
OACAA extends sincere thanks to Doug Stanley for his years of service and commitment to Community Action
After 38 years with HAPCAP, Doug Stanley will be retiring at the beginning of June.  Our board has selected HAPCAP's Community Services Director Kelly Hatas as his replacement.  Doug began his work with us in 1980 as the director for Community Services.  As the years went on, he took on Weatherization, Community Development Block Grant Funding and was involved with developing the Southeast Ohio Foodbank – read more.

CAC recognized with Community Action Month
(Source: Record Hearld; Written by Martin Graham)
In recognition of the efforts of the Community Action Commission of Fayette County, the Fayette County Commissioners signed a proclamation on Monday designating May 2018 as Community Action Month.  During the regular Monday meeting, Tony Anderson, Jack DeWeese and Dan Dean gathered to celebrate CAC. In the signed proclamation, the commissioners acknowledge the work that Community Action does for people both in and out of Fayette County – read more.

Association Updates

2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report
OACAA released the 2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report on April 12th during a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse. Read our recent blog by Executive Director Philip Cole to learn more about this year's report.

Press Coverage:

Community Action Partnership CA Month Toolkit
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!

OACAA Summer Conference registration is now open!
Visit our new conference webpage for more details including a tentative agenda, tracks, hotel information.  We'll see you in July!

Successes

Community Action works by looking beyond the present
The Community Action Network works to provide comprehensive services for low-income Ohioans to help overcome obstacles, provide opportunities to become self-reliant, and to alleviate poverty in communities.  It is because of this mission and approach that our neighbors, not only here in Ohio but across the country, are meeting their goals and getting out of poverty.  Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission (OHCAC) is one of 48 Ohio agencies-and one of over 1000 nationwide-that are helping people and changing lives –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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