OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
April 2018 - In This Issue:
Doug Stanley of Hocking, Athens, Perry Community Action Program announces his retirement after 38 years of service.

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."
Leadership Training Series
By: Josh Summer, Development Director

Last year, OCATO partnered with  OSU's John Glenn College of Public Affairs to pilot a leadership training series for Ohio's Community Action Network. Because we received such great feedback from participants, we are bringing it back for 2018! The series, which is suitable for aspiring, emerging, and experienced Community Action leaders, will be tentatively held once per month June through October in the Columbus area. Topics include Understanding Yourself and Others, Incorporating Change, Building Capacity, Leading Performance, and Tying it All Together ...  Read more
Click here to learn how to submit your staff for recognition in OACAA's Staff Spotlight. 
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be held on May 18, 2018 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Visit our website for location details and for a tentative list of 2018 meetings
Doug Stanley announces retirement after 38 years of service to Community Action
(Source: Facebook)
OACAA extends sincere thanks to Doug Stanley for his years of service and commitment to Community Action. 

After 38 years with HAPCAP, Doug Stanley will be retiring at the beginning of June. Our board has selected HAPCAP's Community Services Director Kelly Hatas as his replacement.

Doug began his work with us in 1980 as the director for Community Services. As the years went on, he took on Weatherization, Community Development Block Grant Funding and was involved with developing the Southeast Ohio Foodbank...  Read more
CAC recognized with Community Action Month
(Source: Record Herald)
(Source: Record Hearld; Written by Martin Graham)

In recognition of the efforts of the Community Action Commission of Fayette County, the Fayette County Commissioners signed a proclamation on Monday designating May 2018 as Community Action Month.

During the regular Monday meeting, Tony Anderson, Jack DeWeese and Dan Dean gathered to celebrate CAC. In the signed proclamation, the commissioners acknowledge the work that Community Action does for people both in and out of Fayette County . .. Read more
2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report
OACAA released the 2017 State of Poverty in Ohio Report on April 12th during a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse. Read our recent blog by Executive Director Philip Cole to learn more about this year's report. .. Read more

Press Coverage:
Community Action Partnership CA Month Toolkit
The national Community Action Partnership has released the 2018 Community Action Month Toolkit. The toolkit includes a social media calendar, sample posts, tips for video production, proclamation and press release templates, fundraising ideas, and much, much more! 
Summer Conference registration is now open!
Registration for the 2018 Annual Summer Conference is now open! Visit our new conference webpage for more details including a tentative agenda, tracks, hotel information. We'll see you in July! 
Community Action works by looking beyond the present
The Community Action Network works to provide comprehensive services for low-income Ohioans to help overcome obstacles, provide opportunities to become self-reliant, and to alleviate poverty in communities. It is because of this mission and approach that our neighbors, not only here in Ohio but across the country, are meeting their goals and getting out of poverty. Ohio Heartland Community Action Commission (OHCAC) is one of 48 Ohio agencies-and one of over 1000 nationwide-that are helping people and changing lives... Read more
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