OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
August 2018 - In This Issue:
Learn more in Network News (Photo Source: Lancaster Eagle Gazette)

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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"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."
Back to school
By: Jeannette Jarret, Operations and Support Specialist

As the clock ticks away the 93 Days of Summer 2018, it is back to school for students. From the early childhood preschooler to the anticipatory high school senior, it is time to get back to all forms of educational pursuits.

Back to school symbolizes many things for different families. For some families, it is the next chapter in the "quest for success." For many low-income families, however, this time is symbolic of continued financial challenges which will be compounded by the onslaught of the coming holiday season right around the corner. These families must balance household sustainability with the challenges that come with preparing for the upcoming school year . ..  Read more
Akron Summit Community Action launches rebrand to better reflect its mission

(Source: cleveland.com; By Jennifer Conn, Akron reporter) 

SUMMIT COUNTY - Summit County nonprofit Akron Summit Community Action is changing its name to Community Action Akron Summit and launching a new look to better reflect its mission... Read more
Community Action helps children get ready for school
(Source: Lancaster Eagle Gazette)
Volunteers at Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency opened the doors to the barn for a back-to-school giveaway on Friday, August 10, 2018 in Lancaster. The agency gave away new and gently used clothing and new school supplies to hundreds of children from throughout the county. Linda Wilson, with LFCAA, said the school supplies were donated by private individuals and groups. The new clothing was given to the agency by Zulily through Mid-Ohio Foodbank...  Read more

Welcome, Charles! 
We are pleased to welcome our new intern Charles to the OACAA team! Charles will be with us until late spring next year and will primarily work in communications joining us with an already strong background. 

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Registration is now open for the 2018 National Community Action Foundation Post Election Summit, which will be held live in Columbus, Ohio! Join us to meet with David Bradley and discuss the detailed impact of the midterm elections and how they could impact Community Action and our country. Register now
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