OACAA Briefing: The latest news from OACAA and Ohio's CAAs

August 2020
Virtual Town Hall with Secretary of State Frank LaRose
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies will hold a town hall meeting with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose:

September 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

This forum will allow you the opportunity to ask questions and learn how the Community Action Network can support voting in Ohio.
Virtual Communications Conference
When: Sept. 22 - Sept. 24, 2020
Where: Virtual
Cost: FREE to members in good standing

Register today for the 2020 virtual communications conference! Communications staff, executive leadership, and others working in the communications field within Community Action are invited to attend. The conference will consist of two sessions per day with an extended break for lunch.
State of Support for Statewide Mask Mandate
Department Roundtables
Are you interested in learning from your peers in a Community Action department-focused environment? Join our roundtables!

CA Job Opportunities
Community Action Agencies and partner organizations across the state are hiring!

Featured Post:

Community Action Agency connects families with baby essentials
(Source: WCPO 9 ABC, Cincinnati)

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency held a drive-thru baby shower for 60 local families Saturday. The giveaway connected families with important baby supplies like food boxes, portable cribs, diapers and more.

“We had planned to do a baby shower in March, but with the pandemic coming about we had to change our date,” said Sherry Childers, program coordinator for the Community Action Agency STEPS program.

Community Action Bike Shop creates new friends group
(Source: The Morning Journal, By Richard Payerchin)

LORAIN COUNTY - The LCCAA Bike Shop is asking its friends to put their pennies to the pedal this summer.

The Lorain County Community Action Agency launched a new Friends of the Bike Shop on Aug. 17.

The Bike Shop, in the Ron Nabakowski Youth Center, 101 W. 10th St. in Lorain, and the Community Action Agency will sponsor a virtual Bike-A-Thon and Trike-A-Thon for three-wheelers, starting in September.

Work begins to on $800k upgrade to Brumberg building
(Source: Harold Dispatch, By David E. Malloy)

IRONTON — Work started this week on an $800,000 upgrade on the historic
Brumberg building in downtown Ironton.

The work includes a new brick facade for the building, a new roof and adding an elevator that will be shared with the adjacent Berg building on Vernon Street, said Ralph Kline, assistant executive director of the Ironton Lawrence County Area Community Action Organization.

Kline helped secure a $250,000 grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission, another $250,000 in community development block grant funding and $100,000 in state financing.

Clinton County CAP holds Virtual 5k
Clinton County Community Action Program will be having a “Virtual “ 5K on September 12, 2020.

Funds from the event will be used to support the senior center, which due to COVID 19 has been closed. The agency is working to prepare the center for re-opening and making improvements to enhance the facility for the seniors when they return.


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