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November 2018 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Briefing - November 2018

Network News

WSOS changes name to Great Lakes Community Action Partnership
(Source: TheBeacon.net)
The WSOS Community Action Commission will now be known as Great Lakes Community Action Partnership. The name change was effective on Nov. 2, celebrated with a ribbon cutting and the grand opening of the agency's new headquarters at 127 S. Front St. in Fremont.

Founded in 1965, WSOS initially provided services to Ottawa, Wood, Sandusky and Seneca County residents.  While these remain the organization's core counties, the new name of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) reflects the organization's expansion of its service area to other counties, states and even nations over the course of its 50-plus year history – read more.

Soctober drive ends with pie pulverizing
(Source: Coshocton Tribune, Leonard Hayhurst)
Taking a face full of whipped cream isn't part of a typical day for the educators at Coshocton Elementary School, but several didn't mine doing it as a fun reward for students.

The students recently wrapped up their fourth annual Socktoberfest in which socks and underwear are collected and donated to children in need in the community.  About 1,200 total items were collected from kindergarten to sixth grade.  The top classes were third grade with 219 items, first grade with 248 items and second grade with 364 items donated – read more.

Association Updates

Exemplary Program Nominations 2018
Nominations for the 2018 Exemplary Programs Awards are now being accepted through November 26, 2018.  Nominations are reviewed and scored by OSU John Glenn School of Business and awardees will be recognized during the upcoming Winter Legislative Conference – more info.

OACAA Winter Legislative Conference
January 30 – February 1 in Columbus Ohio – more info

Staff Spotlight

Jasmine Alexander, The Persevering Smile
(Source: Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland)
The definition of perseverance is to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure or opposition.  The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland's very own Jasmine Alexander personifies every ounce of what it means to persevere.  Alexander is one of the many faces here at CEOGC that constantly features a bright and uplifting smile. To all of her co-workers she's known simply as Jasmine – read more.

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