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April 2019 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Briefing – April 2019

Network News & Successes

Community Action Agency noting 54 years in service
The Guernsey-Muskingum-Noble Tri-County Community Action Agency is marking 54 years working for opportunity and economic security.  Offices said that nationwide, Community Action Agencies create victories daily for low-income families and individuals to become self-sufficient and economically secure.  This May, GMN joins agencies throughout the country in commemoration of National Community Action Month – read more in The Daily Jeff.

Job-skills program aims for placement in weeks
Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalition and area partners are launching a job-skills training program that could put worthy, yet unskilled, applicants in one of the hundreds of high-paying manufacturing positions available in the county – all in a matter of weeks.

WorkAdvance 2.0 builds on the success of a pilot program coordinated last year by the coalition, Goodwill Industries and Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership.  It also draws in education partners such as Eastern Gateway Community College and Choffin Career and Technical Center – read more in The Vindicator.

CCCAP's CANstruction
Clinton County Community Action Program employees participated in the CANstruction Project which provided food for the Homeless Shelter. Over 600 cans of food were collected to benefit the shelter food pantry. The Spring into Giving sign, which was the theme of the project, was donated by Duane Richard – read more in the News Journal.

Resources & Association Updates

May is Community Action Month!
Be sure to check out the National Community Action Partnership's 2019 Community Action Month Toolkit and this video by CAAP in Pennsylvania!

Onsite Training Needs?
Is your agency looking for useful professional development or facilitated workshops?  OCATO offers an extensive variety of training programs available at no-charged to our members.  Be sure to check out our Training and Technical Assistance on our website.  Not seeing what you need?  Contact us today!

Upcoming OCATO Events

ROMA Implementers Training
April 12 deadline to apply

2019 OACAA Annual Conference
July 24-26 in Kalahari, OH

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