A National Resource to Support Excellence in Community Action

July 2021 Newsletter – OACAA

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

OACAA Briefing – July 2021

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Association Updates & Resources

OACAA's Vax-In-Action Campaign for Ohio's Community Action Network
Would you like a chance to win a Visa gift card up to $500? OACAA's new Vax-In-Action campaign is now open to thank the network for getting their COVID-19 vaccinations!

Head Start Family Gives Back
For Kendra Irwin, Community Action is not only the organization that prepared her son Connor for kindergarten, it is the support her family needed to get through a financial hardship and gave her the opportunity to give back.  With enrollment beginning for fall Head Start classes, more families will soon be able to share a similar story – read the full story.

OACAA welcomes new staff member
OACAA would like to extend a warm welcome to Emily Nolan as a new member of Ohio’s Community Action Network!  Emily joined the OACAA staff as the Communications and Development Specialist in May 2021.  In this role, Emily will work closely with OACAA Communications Director Kathryn Clausen and Development Director Josh Summer to generate content and assist in grant writing efforts - read the full story.

Upcoming Events

2021 OACAA Annual Conference (hybrid event), October 12-14
• Navigating and Adjusting Customer Services Together with the Consumer, July 27
OACAA Community Action Leadership Training, August 2021

Network News & Successes

Step Forward's Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm featured in Career and Lifestyle Magazine (article begins on page 20)
Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm, President and CEO of Step Forward, was featured in Career and Lifestyle magazine this quarter! The magazine is published by The Women of Color Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Cleveland, Ohio

Other items

Leadership development workshop to be offered in Piketon (conducted by CAC of Pike County), The Highland County Press
HAPCAP for Health launches Glouster Community Garden for 2021 growing season, HACAP

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