OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
April 2017 - In This Issue:
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur reads to LCCAA Head Start children. Read more in Network News.

The Community Action Agency Network is made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit and public agencies, created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. 


Ohio is made up of 48 agencies serving all 88 counties in the state. 


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The Community Action Promise
"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."
Technology and the Nonprofit
By: Lorie McClain, Program Specialist

Technology changes rapidly. If you buy a computer, printer, and perhaps a new server today, they all may work fine and meet your current needs. However, if you jump forward five years, you'll see the computer begins to slow down and it doesn't work right because technology has advanced so quickly you start to wonder what decade you're in! When contemplating new technology, several things need to be considered before making that purchase...  Read more
Columbus Foundation Directory Listing

The Columbus Foundation will be unveiling The Giving Store for 501(c)3 nonprofits organizations located in Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking, Licking, Madison, Morrow, Perry, Pickaway, or Union counties. Organizations with Directory Listings will be eligible to participate in events like The Big Give.  Read more
Congresswoman Kaptur visits LCCAA Head Start
(Content original published in LCCAA's April newsletter) 

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visited the Hopkins-Locke Head Start Center on March 31. As part of her new "Read to Succeed" initiative, the Congresswoman read Eric Carle's classic "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" to the children who wore caterpillar hats.

She also encouraged them to observe nature and plant butterfly-friendly seeds. The visit was part of National Literacy Month. 

The Read to Succeed initiative encourages everyone to promote childhood reading, literacy and the benefits of learning to read. 
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Cincy-caa.org has a new look! 
Just in time for Community Action Month, Cincinnati-Hamilton Community Action Agency has unveiled their new logo and website. Be sure to check out the fresh look and user-friendly design. Interested in how they did it? Contact Kevin Osborne for more information. 
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) interviews Highland County CAO 
During the NCAF Conference in Washington D.C., March 15-17, Julia Wise of Highland County Community Action Organization sat down with Rep. Brad Wenstrup (OH-2) to discuss the progress being made through the Rural IMPACT program. Check out the video on Facebook .
Annual Reports
It's that time of year again when agencies are working on the finishing touches of their 2016 Annual Reports. Be sure to send a copy to Kathryn Clausen so we can catch up on all of the successes of your agency!
Upcoming Events
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be held on May 19, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheraton on Capitol Square. Please RSVP your attendance to Neva Dunn.
Community Action Month Toolkit
The 2017 Community Action Month Toolkit by Community Action Partnership is now available! Be sure to check out the activities, event ideas and more and use #BeCommunityAction and #CommunityAction on social media. 
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