OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
July 2017 - In This Issue:
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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."
Annual Summer Conference
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Photos uploaded to the OACAA/OCATO mobile conference app are now on Facebook

Initiative to link minorities with construction work at Hall of Fame Village project

STARK COUNTY - (Source: Crain's Akron Business) 

Fairlawn-based  Welty Building Co., the city of  Canton and the American Center for Economic Equality/Black Contractors Group are teaming up to help young minorities get jobs working on the construction of the Hall of Fame Village at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ...   Read more
Storms can't stop Middletown volunteer projects
BUTLER COUNTY - (Source: Journal News) 

This week's severe thunderstorms didn't slow efforts by nearly 400 volunteers completing home improvement projects in Middletown.

The group work camp projects assist senior citizens, people with disabilities and other low-income residents who do not have the physical or monetary means to do home maintenance projects ...   Read more
Upcoming Events
The following events are FREE to OACAA members! Don't miss out. Register today!
Your feedback is important!
The feedback received from workshop and conference surveys allows the association to develop strong trainings for the Community Action Network. We analyze your input and listen to your ideas so we can continue to bring you relevant topics and outstanding presenters each year. If you have not done so already, please complete the Overall Conference Evaluation for the 2017 Annual Summer Conference, as well as the evaluations for the individual workshops

Looking for a presentation? Scroll down to the bottom of the Conference Page on our website, to download available slide decks.
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.
Jackson-Vinton CA helps customers climb back into financial stability
When Sarah's medical problems began, they quickly snowballed into financial disaster, which only worsened her medical issues. Even as her health improved, she was still left to deal with her finances.

Sarah explained that her medical condition had prevented her from doing much at all for several months; a task as simple as writing a check was beyond her physical ability. Accounts were in default and important services had been canceled, yet she was not capable of making the necessary calls to the creditors and utilities
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