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January 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies
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sOACAA Briefing - January 2019

Network News

GLCAP youth earns welding certificates
Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) congratulates its first group of Ready to Work Youth Program participants in Sandusky County to earn certifications in welding.

Raul Almeida, Benjamin Henry Jr., Victor Pena Jr., and Dane Rodrigues, all earned certificates through the 10-week welding and metal fabrication course at Vanguard-Sentinel Career & Technology Center.  Students earned their American Welding Society credentials and 10-hour OSHA cards as part of their successful completion of the course – read more.

Personal Needs Pantry available for those affected by shutdown
(Source: The Morrow County Sentinel)
Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission (OHCAC) is assisting individuals affected by the government shutdown.  OHCAC is opening up The Personal Needs Pantry to households affected by the government shutdown needing assistance with personal items, which includes individuals who are unable to receive SNAP benefits during this time.

The Personal Needs Pantry usually assists individuals with household incomes at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, but at this time, individuals with higher household incomes, affected by the government shutdown, are also eligible for this service – read more.

Association Updates

OACAA backs AEP Ohio's solar-power proposal, rejects PUCO staff recommendation
Press Release – On Friday, a recommendation by the staff of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio was issued against American Electric Power's bid to develop a twenty-first century solar farm in Highland County stating "supply is sufficient to meet the needs of customers."  The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) rejects that reasoning and stands in favor of the positive impacts the project would bring to our state – read more.

Foundation Level Seminar Series: Domestic Violence
Tuesday, April 16 – This domestic violence workshop is part of the Foundation Level Seminar Series for Ohio's Community Action Agencies.  The training is free to OACAA members – more info.

OACAA Annual Summer Conference
July 24-26 in Kalahari, OH

Foundation Level Seminar Series: Part 6
Fall 2019 in Columbus, OH

Staff Spotlight

Meet CEOGC's Kathy Stouffer
(Source: CEOGC, Parrish Purnell)
Kathy Stouffer began at the agency in August of 2018 as the Administrative Assistant to the VP of Children & Families and the VP of Community Services – read more.

Community Action in Ohio Blog – Latest Posting

The Community Action in Ohio blog shares some of the ways in which Ohio's CAAs have helped people in their community.

National Impact Report: Building Opportunities for All

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