OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
August 2017 - In This Issue:
John "Tim" Donnellan retires after 39 years of service. Learn 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."
What is the Foundation Level Seminar Series, anyway? 
By: Lorie McClain
Program Specialist

Like pyramids, organizations are only as strong as their foundational level. That foundation determines the size of the pyramid, if the pyramid stays straight, and to how high the pyramid can grow. In 2016, OACAA launched a seminar series for entry level and new employees. By offering a series of seminars such as these, we believe agencies can build the capacity of a segment of our network who do not always have opportunities to attend our, or others, mainstream conferences and events. The Foundation Level Seminar Series, or FLSS trainings, will not only focus on ways to help staff better support the Community Action mission but also help each person give the best of themselves...    Read more
HCCAO to host two-day poverty institute
Highland County Community Action Org., in partnership with the Kellogg Foundation, is proud to announce that Dr. Donna Beegle will be facilitating a two day Poverty Institute. The Poverty Institute is a hands on two-day institute for educators, health, justice, social service professionals, and community members who want to better understand poverty and to gain tools for making a difference...   Read more
John "Tim" Donnellan retires after 39 years of service
After 39 years of service, John "Tim" Donnellan retired from Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area on August 1, 2017, where he served as President and CEO since 1978. Prior to joining the War on Poverty, Donnellan served on active duty in the US Army for four years, one year of which was with the 101st Airborne Division in Vietnam, which included the TET Offensive. ..   Read more
Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. receives a $15,000 contribution from Huntington Bank Foundation towards a Head Start building purchase
Pictured left to right: Richard D . Nelson, VP and CFO, Akron Summit Community Action,  Nicholas "Nick" Browning, President, Huntington Bank in Akron,  Malcolm J. Costa, President and CEO, ASCAA.
August 9, 2017- Akron, OH-Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. (ASCA) is purchasing a building in Barberton Ohio to serve 233 Head Start children in the Barberton area.

Nicholas (Nick) Browning, President for Huntington Bank in Akron, presented Malcolm J. Costa, President and CEO of Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. with a $15,000 check to go towards the purchase ...   Read more
OACAA welcomes three new board members
OACAA would like to welcome Andy Binegar (District Four), Sheila Triplett (District Six), and Cheryl Grice (District Six) to the Board of Trustees. Learn more about your district representatives by visiting our website

District Representatives are elected every other year during the OACAA Annual Summer Conference. Board Officers are elected opposite years. 
Upcoming Events
The following events are FREE to OACAA members! Don't miss out. Register today!
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be held on September 15, 2017 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Visit our website for location details.
Community Action and Mutual Self-Help rehabilitation in Fayette County

On June 21, Jodi Noel opened her Washington C.H. home in commemoration of National Homeownership Month and the successful (near!) completion of her Mutual Self-Help rehabilitation and renovation. With the self-help portion of the project undertaken in partnership with the Community Action Commission of Fayette County, Jodi's home was financed through USDA Rural Development's Single Family Housing Direct loan program...  Read more
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