2021 OACAA Exemplary Program Awards (Dec. 1 nomination deadline) – OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign – Virtual training events inc. Foundation Level Seminar Series (each Tuesday in Nov.) – Network News & Successes
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies has published its 2021 annual report. A Social Media Guide has also been released with resources included to help agencies share the inspiring stories of services provided and customers supported in a year filled with unprecedented challenges.
2021 OACAA Annual Conference wrap-up – 2020 OACAA Annual Report – OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign – Nominations open for OACAA’s 2021 Exemplary Program Awards – Virtual training events inc. Foundation Level Seminar Series (each Tuesday in Nov.) – Network News & Successes
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2021 Annual Summer Conference is being held from Oct. 12-14. The first day features in-person meetings for executive directors only. Days two and three include virtual workshops, roundtables and an update & listening session with Ohio’s CSBG office.
OACAA accepting nominations for 2021 Exemplary Program Awards – OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign – IMPACT CA honored with local award for pandemic efforts – 2021 OACAA Annual Conference (Oct. 12-14) – Foundation Level Seminar Series (each Tuesday in Nov.) – Network News & Successes
OACAA releases its 2021 State of Poverty report – OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign – 2021 OACAA Annual Conference (Oct. 12-14) – Network News & Successes
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with the Strategic Research Group, has released its 2021 State of Poverty in Ohio Report. New this year is Ohio’s Well-Being Dashboard, which examines socioeconomic and poverty indicators of each county and compares them to the overall state data. An SoP#21 Toolkit provides ready-to-use infographics, sample social media posts, customizable press release templates, design elements, and more.
OACAA’s Vax-In-Action Campaign (monthly gift card drawing) – 2021 OACAA Annual Conference (Oct. 12-14) – OACAA holding Community Action Leadership Training (Aug. 2021) – Network News & Successes inc. CAA CEO featured in Career + Lifestyle Magazine & CAC offering leadership development workshop
MYCAP featured on CNN – 2021 OACAA Summer Conference (Oct. 12-14) – OACAA holding Community Action Leadership Training (Aug. 2021) – Network News & Successes
Celebrating Community Action Month (reflections from OACAA’s Executive Director) – Upcoming Events – Network News & Successes inc. MYCAP Executive Director receives Humanitarian Award
COVID-19 Vaccine: It’s Our Turn (letter from OACAA’s Executive Director) – Upcoming Events – Network News & Successes
OACAA surveying members on attending in-person events – Upcoming events inc. professional development courses from OSU’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs – Network News & Successes inc. IMPACT Community Action’s significant efforts with eviction prevention assistance – and more!
2021 OACAA Exemplary Program Awardees – CEOGC rebrands as Step Forward – Nathan Keirns is the new CEO of LEADS, Inc. – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2021 Virtual Winter Legislative Conference is being held from January 25-29. The conference includes daily plenary sessions, workshops under five focused tracks and roundtable sessions. Political commentator, comedian and writer John Fugelsang will be the closing speaker.
2021 OACAA Virtual Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 25-29) inc. workshop schedule & registration – OH CAA news items inc. Ohio CAA efforts through $50M Home Relief Grant
OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!
Ohio CAAs receive CARES Act funding for rent, mortgages, water & sewer – OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!
OACAA’s 2020 Exemplary Program Awards nomination process underway – 2019 Exemplary Program Award winners – Upcoming OACAA events – OH CAA news items – and more!
OACAA holding Virtual Town Hall with Ohio Secretary of State to learn how the Ohio Community Action Network can support voting in Ohio – Four Department Roundtables being convened by OACAA – OH CAA news items – and more!
OACAA supports Sen. Brown’s Public Health Crisis Resolution – OACAA statement of support for statewide mask mandate – Recordings of Summer Conference sessions and Virtual De-Escalation training for OACAA members – OH CAA news items
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2020 Virtual Annual Summer Conference is being held from July 20-24. Participation from other states is welcomed! Join OACAA for a Virtual Platform Walk Through on July 15. Several plenary sessions are on the schedule along with workshops under five focused tracks.
2020 State of Poverty in Ohio Report – OACAA 2020 Virtual Summer Conference – OACAA statement on COVID-19 and racism – OH CAA news items
Community Action Partnership releases two PSAs – Community Action: In This Together (OACAA video) – OACAA’s online submission form for developing CAA stories – 2020 OACAA Annual Summer Conference is going virtual (July 20-24) – OACAA’s efforts related to COVID-19 – Ohio Community Action Network News & Successes
Don’t miss OACAA’s new video: Community Action: In This Together – OACAA’s efforts related to COVID-19 include two reports with recommendations – Census 2020 update including Ohio challenged to have greater response rate than Michigan in friendly competition – Ohio Community Action Network News & Successes
OACAA Operations COVID-19 Statement & Resources for Community Action COVID-19 Response – New executive directors for five Ohio CAAs – and more!
OACAA’s 2020 Community Action Leadership Training – Census 2020 resources – SELF’s Employer Resource Network – Great Lake CAP’s YouthBuild Program – CAA of Columbiana County’s shuttle bus service – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2020 Winter Legislative Conference is being held from January 29-31. The conference includes legislative visits, movie viewing of PBS Frontline’s Poor Kids documentary, several featured speakers, 2019 Exemplary Program Awards and nearly twenty workshops under four specialized tracks.
OACAA’s 2020 Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 29-31) – Census 2020 resources – December OACAA press releases – GLCAP receives Bezos Day 1 Families Fund grant – MVCAP’s Thanksgiving dinner serves 751 – $95K USDA grant to PICCA – and more!
Ohio’s Operation Warm: Coats for Kids Initiative – Nomination process for OACAA’s 2019 Exemplary Program Awards – Hard-to-Count Census Resources from the Ohio Census Advocacy Coalition – OACAA’s member Survey for its 2020 T&TA Plan – 2020 OACAA Winter Legislative Conference (Jan. 29-31) – OACAA Network News & Successes
Learn how OACAA is working to support the 2020 Census – Nomination process and criteria for OACAA’s 2019 Exemplary Program Awards – LCCAA creates student-fun bike shop – Impact Community Action providing services through eviction-prevention fund established by the City of Columbus – CAA of Columbiana County awarded $300K to expand oral health services – and more!
Homelessness, affordable housing goal of roundtable – Community Action to inform local agencies about 211 service – Tips by OACAA’s Fiscal Director on streamlining your board financial reporting process – OACAA issues an annual report toolkit for its members – and more!
MVCAP raises over $40K for shooting victim’s family (learn more and donate) – Cincinnati-Hamilton County CAA partners with Legal Aid to educate residents on renters’ rights – OACAA’s executive director appointed to Ohio’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission & interviewed on generational poverty in Ohio – OACAA issues special edition of its newsletter in response to the tragedies in Dayton and El Paso – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies has published its 2018 annual report that highlights the need, the reach, and the collective impact of Ohio’s Community Action Network.
LCCAA HS kids show gains, especially in math – WOCAP providing supportive services for mixed-income housing development – C-HC CAA HS teacher publishes “I Love School” book – 2018 OACAA Annual Report – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2019 Annual Summer Conference is being held from July 24-26. More than twenty workshops are being offered through five educational tracks.
Ohio CAAs helping with recovery from Memorial Day tornadoes – Lifeline, Inc.’s annual awards dinner – Pike CAC’s Senior Companion recognition dinner – CAA of Columbiana County’s Preschool in the Park program – OACAA’s State of Poverty in Ohio 2019 report – Registration open for OACAA’s Annual Summer Conference
GLCAP’s Marine Trade Apprenticeship Program – Pike County Job Fair Expo – Congressional testimony by former Community Action Head Start grandparent – WOCAP’s Bike Rodeo – Community Action Partnership’s Census 2020 web page – OACAA’s Annual Summer Conference (July 24-26)
CAA noting 54 years in service – WorkAdvance 2.0 builds on success of Goodwill Industries and MYCAP pilot program – CCAP’s CANstruction – OACAA’s onsite technical assistance training offerings through OCATO and more!
OACAA has partnered with OSU John Glenn College of Public Affairs to bring our members this training series suitable for aspiring, emerging, and experienced leaders in the Community Action Network. This series includes five full-day workshops spread out over five months.
IMPACT’s Building Futures Program – Ashtabula County Community Action leads school readiness collaborative – Lorain County CAA earns “quality affirming” Head Start federal review – New opportunities for OACAA T&TA in 2019 – and more!
LFCAA’s Pearl House helps families recover from drug addiction – MVCAP president & CEO appoint to Mayor’s task force on eviction – Clinton County CAP releases 2018 statistics – OACAA partnership with Ohio State University to offer Community Action Leadership Training starting in April – and more!
Youth participants earn certifications in welding through GLCAP’s Ready-to-Work Program – OHCAC opens food pantry to assist persons affected by government shutdown – OACAA backs AEP Ohio’s solar-power proposal – Upcoming OACAA events – CEOGC staff spotlight – OACAA blog: National Impact Report: Building Opportunities for All
Five reports have just been added: Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Virginia and Wisconsin
Holiday project helps Head Start families – Subsidized Youth Employment Program for youth in juvenile court system – OACAA Winter Legislative Conference
WSOS CAC is now Great Lakes Community Action Partnership – Grade K-6 students collect around 1,200 items for Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC – OACAA Exemplary Programs Awards – OACAA Winter Legislative Conference – HAPCAP staff spotlight
Grant to pay ex-offenders, at-risk youths to renovate houses, learn skills – CEOGC job & career fair – OACAA Exemplary Programs Awards – Upcoming events – CEOGC staff spotlight
ACCAA receives Workforce Innovation Award – Local agencies unite to fight against homelessness – New medical facility opens at One Stop – Getting Ahead program graduated participants – Cincinnati-Hamilton CAA announces new President/CEO – Upcoming events
Gwen Robinson retires as CAA C-HC CEO – CAC receives $75K to fight opioid epidemic – Ohio libraries offer free online career courses – Staff Spotlight – 2018 OACAA Annual Summer Conference Recap including live feed videos.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2018 Annual Summer Conference is being held from July 25-27 in Dayton, Ohio. Fourteen workshops are being offered through five educational tracks: Leadership – Data – Housing – Energy – Fiscal/HR Track.
CAWM’s Community Legal Aid pilot program – CAC Portage summer food programs – Urban Impact Ohio working with WOCAP to jump-start mall business community – 2018 OACAA Annual Summer Conference – School’s out for the summer (tips)
CAA ED retires after 38 years of service – CAC recognized with CAM proclamation – 2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report – National Community Action Month Toolkit – OACAA summer conference registration – OHCAC success story – Leadership Training Series – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with Thoughtwell (formerly Community Research Partners), has released its annual State of Poverty in Ohio Report. The report highlights factors and trends contributing to poverty in order to develop innovative solutions to helping people across our state break out of poverty.
Breaking the cycle of poverty: Partnerships between agencies provides job readiness and training – Community Action delivers winter coats – 2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report pending release – National Community Action Month Toolkit – Miami Valley CAP Legal Clinic video – Staff Spotlight – and more!
Generation RX: Reducing youth substance abuse – HAPCAP touts benefits of Head Start – OACAA responds to federal budget proposal – Staff Spotlight – Financial dashboards for boards – Upcoming events & trainings!
Comprehensive article about the role of housing in the fight against opioids in America – NOCAC opens new Head Start facility – OACAA summer conference dates – Staff Spotlight – and more!
Neighbors Who Care: Renovations Program offers job training in construction by rehabbing or flipping properties – VirtualCAP announcement – HHWP CAC’s Hancock Area Transportation Service – 2018 Learning Community Groups and Communities of Practice – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2018 Winter Legislative Conference is being held from January 24-26 in Columbus, Ohio. Six workshop tracks are being offered.
Vice principal gets haircut for donations to Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC – Lorain County CAA relocates – 2017 OACAA Exemplary Program Awards nomination process – 2018 OACAA Winter Legislative Conference – Staff Spotlight – Year-end fundraising ideas.
20 years after welfare reform, are Ohio’s poor any better off? – IVR phone system to improve HEAP services – OACAA updates – OACAA letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
ASCA receives donation from Huntington Bank – OACAA board president honored as Distinguished Alumni – OACAA’s 2017 Exemplary Program Awards application – J.D. Vance and others visit with Ohio CAAs to discuss poverty and the opioid crisis in Ohio.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies is offering Family Development Specialist Certification training from September 19-21 in Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies is offering Diversity Training on September 14 in Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies is holding a Fiscal/HR/PR/Communications Conference on September 13 in Columbus, Ohio.
Tim Donnellan retires after 39 years of service – ASCA receives $15K towards Head Start building purchase – New OACAA board members – Upcoming training events – CAC of Fayette County Mutual Self-Help Housing success story – OACAA Foundational Level Seminar Series – Poverty Institute with Dr. Donna Beegle.
Initiative to link minorities with construction work at Football Hall of Fame Village project – Storms can’t stop Middletown volunteer projects – Jackson-Vinton CA helps customers climb back into financial stability – Upcoming training events
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2017 Annual Summer Conference is being held from July 19-21 in Dublin, Ohio. Thirty workshops are being offered through four educational tracks: Leadership, Hot Topics, Seniors, and CSBG.
IMPACT Community Action’s Vocational Training Program – 2017 OACAA Summer Conference – Upcoming Ohio Community Action Training Organization training events – Latest two OACAA blog postings: Effective grant writing and Helping the community hear.
New logo and unique agency branding at Kno-Ho-Co-Ashland CAC – Apartment complex for patients of mental health center – Ashtabula County CAA success story – Branding in Community Action
Legislators visit two Ohio CAAs – Cincy CAA has new logo and website – Technology and the Nonprofit – and more!
LFCAA receives Ohio History Fund Grant for Rutherford House – HCCAO featured in NY Times article: Trump budget cuts put struggling Americans on edge – 2016 State of Poverty: A Portrait of Ohio’s Families – Upcoming OACAA training events – and more!
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with Community Research Partners, has released its annual State of Poverty in Ohio Report. The report highlights trends and factors contributing to poverty in order to understand how circumstances affect Ohioans.
Community Action promotes 2-1-1 service – Students conduct food drive during full day in-service – #OHWLC17 photos – Grandparent caregiver receives emergency assistance.
MYCAP job readiness program – HAPCAP helps through home-delivered meals – ASCA new help line for addiction services – 2017 OACAA State Legislative Priorities – OACAA/OCATO mobile app.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2017 Winter Legislative Conference is being held from January 25–27 in Columbus, Ohio.
Healthier Community Pantry opens – TCTC bring robots to children at TCAP Head Start – Updates to OACAA.org – OACAA’s Building a Legacy Project video series (part one).
Head Start students in Veterans Day program – Mobile farmers market – #GivingTuesday – Ohio Community Action Network video – OACAA 2017 Legislative Conference.
HCCAO weekly television show hosts U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R, OH-2) – Bridges Out of Poverty Train the Trainer event – Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fundraiser – Client success story – OACAA blog posting: ROMA Next Generation: Putting it all together.
58-unit rehab project – OACAA job opportunity postings – 2017 OACAA Fiscal & HR Conference – New ED/CEO Boot Camp – Affordable Internet for low-income households – Quick Tips for “Fund”-raising.
U.S. Senator Portman visits Pearl House – Pike CAC and YMCA partner to open early childhood classrooms – Foundation Level Seminar Series – OACAA Fiscal & HR Conference – Success Story: Encouragement now, JOBS NOW! – OACAA Blog: From OACAA Executive Director Philip E. Cole.
Group Workcamp volunteers repair 50 homes – New CAC executive director – Nonprofit Overtime Implementation Conundrum – Success Story: Housing security helps family move forward – OACAA Blog: Wrapping up the 2016 Annual Summer Conference.
OACAA network news inc. Block party shows off community collaboration – Community Action Day celebration – 2015 OACAA Annual Report – OACAA commends Kasich veto of polling hour extension bill – Success Story: Successful tax filing program – OACAA Blog: Make a greater community impact with strategic planning.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies has published its 2015 annual report to highlight the work of Ohio’s Community Action Agencies.
OACAA network news inc. New free shuttle service started – Scholarship fund golf outing – Success Story: SELF’s Build-Up Academy Program – OACAA Blog: Why do employees need training – 2016 OACAA Summer Conference.
For the past several years, OACAA has worked with Community Research Partners to develop the annual State of Poverty Report to highlight trends and challenges, while dispelling myths about poverty. We aim to shed light on the real issues low-income Ohioans face on their path to self-sufficiency.
OACAA network news inc. Ripple of Hope Awards – OACAA Exemplary Practices Nominations – Success Story: CDL career training – 2015 State of Poverty in Ohio Report.
Three CAAs receive more than $1 million for substance abuse services – CAA and three other local organizations share $1.5 million to help curb infant mortality – CAC Early Childhood Program receives awards – OACAA Exemplary Programs Award Nominations now being accepted – Success Story: LACAA Steps to Success Program – Gov. Kasich helps Community Action keep children warm this winter.
Stuff-A-Bus event – Independent senior living community to open – $30K grant from Walmart – CAA Success Story – Ohio legislature considers greater limits to unemployment compensation benefits.
This report, assuming that basic needs and emergency savings have been secured, details the costs of taking the next steps towards economic security, which we call Economic Security Pathways.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with University of Washington School of Social Work, Center for Women’s Welfare, has released The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Ohio 2015 Report, along with an updated and expanded online Self-Sufficiency Calculator for Ohio.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2016 Winter Legislative Conference is being held from January 26 – 29 in Columbus, Ohio.
CAA receives affordable housing grant, Money Management lessons for kids, New OACAA website, and Ohio Self-Sufficiency and Economic Pathways Reports.
Bounty on the Bricks raises $75,000 for HACAP Foodbank, CAA distributes nearly 300 winter coats, Social Enterprise Training being held, and December 1st is #GivingTuesday.
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies and Ohio CDC Association have partnered to bring our networks social enterprise training with the Center for Social Enterprise Development.
News coverage of CAAs 50th anniversary, Region V Innovations Conference, Social Enterprise Training, Tech Connect class to increase computer skills, Legislative advocacy training, and Statewide subscriptions to VirtualCAP RoundUP.
This 2-day event is intended to bring together State Associations and CAAs from Region V to discuss innovation. Specifically, the event is designed to help participants start to think differently about the causes and solutions to poverty.
Highland County CAO selected by White House as a Rural IMPACT Demonstration site, Community Action Info Roadshow, Recovery Matters Little to Ohio’s Poor, The Importance of Program Evaluations, and VirtualCAP RoundUP Now Member Benefit for OACAA Agencies.
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies newsletter items include Ice House Entrepreneurship Train-the-Trainer for using entrepreneurial thinking as a means of personal empowerment and History of the War on Poverty event with David Bradley.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies is holding a Fiscal/Human Resources Conference on September 16 in Dublin, Ohio.
News and highlights from Ohio’s Community Action Network.
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies’ 2015 Annual Summer Conference is being held from July 22 – 24 in Huron, Ohio.