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

March 2019
IMPACT featured on WOSU's Columbus Neighborhoods
Be sure to check out WOSU's Columbus Neighborhoods featuring IMPACT's Building Futures program >>>READ MORE
Providing Vision for the Future: Dragon Empowerment Center Assisting Students, Families and the Community
The Ashtabula Area City School (AACS) District has a great new initiative with the goal of “providing services and programs to students, families and the community (stakeholders) so that they can be successful in school and in life.” The Strong Foundations, Successful Futures Advisory Group (a collaborative led by  Ashtabula County Community Action ) is working to ensure that all children have the chance to come to school ready-to-learn. This includes providing support services to remove barriers that prevent children/families from being successful.  >>> READ MORE
Lorain County Head Start earns 'quality affirming' federal review

Lorain County Community Action Agency is celebrating a "quality affirming" federal review of its Head Start program. >>> READ MORE
Food pantry moves to new location

Ohio University’s food pantry, Cat’s Cupboard, changed locations in order to uphold certain standards that allow it to keep its nonprofit status with the food bank.  >>> READ MORE
Finance Fund 2019 Grant Cycle now open
On March 18th, Finance Fund announced the opening of the 2019 Grant Cycle. The grant cycle is open for only 45 days so act now to apply for pre-development grants up to $30,000 and economic development grants up to $100,000. >>>MORE INFO
Podcast: Building Opportunities for All

The National Community Action Partnership just wrapped up their introductory podcast series with an episode about advocacy in Community Action. Be sure to check it out to hear Phil Cole and other experts across the country talk about advocacy!

New Opportunities for T&TA in 2019
By: Josh Summer, Development Director

Blog Excerpt: Although here in the office we see the hustle and bustle of planning and coordinating events and trainings across the state, we realize those new to the network may not be familiar with all of the things we offer our members.

Upcoming OCATO Events
Foundation Level Seminar Series: Domestic Violence

April 16, 2019
Columbus, OH
ROMA Implementers Training

Deadline to apply
April 12, 2019
2019 Annual Summer Conference

July 24-26, 2019
Kalahari, OH

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