OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
December 2018 - In This Issue:

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."
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The spirit of giving
(Source: LimaOhio.com, By: J. Swygart)

ALLEN COUNTY - Lauren Link is the planning and development director for the West Ohio Community Action Partnership agency, a non-profit organization that serves clients in Allen, Auglaize and Mercer counties through Head Start programming, rent and utility payment assistance and other family programs.

Link said one family has been selected to receive a ham or turkey from each of the Head Start classrooms overseen by the agency. All told, 50 hams or turkeys will go to less fortunate families throughout the three-county area ... read more>>>
Grant will help remove barriers for trouble teens
(Source: Lancaster Eagle Gazette, By Spencer Remoquillo)

LANCASTER -  A new initiative focusing on preparing youth in the juvenile court system for the workforce will begin with the help of local funding.

Fairfield County TeenWorks Inc., a youth staffing agency, recently received about $46,000 to continue and expand on a brief, but successful, program that put 17 teens to work for a few weeks in 2017.

Angela Harris, executive director of TeenWorks, said the agency will partner with Lancaster-Fairfield Community Action Agency and Juvenile Court Judge Terre L. Vandervoort to provide a Subsidized Youth Employment Program ...  read more>>>
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