OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
November 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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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."
HAPCAP hires new Food and Nutrition Director
(Source: Logan Daily News, Andrew Mayle)

Hocking Athens Perry Community Action (HAPCAP) is excited to announce its new Director of Food & Nutrition programs. Andrew Mayle assumed his position at HAPCAP's Southeast Ohio Foodbank & Kitchen on Oct. 29.

He will oversee programs including Meals on Wheels, the Summer Food Service Program, the Agricultural Clearance Program, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, the Foodbank's 70-plus member pantries, and more.

"We are excited to have Andrew on board to lead us in carrying out our mission to feed our neighbors in Southeast Ohio," stated Kelly Hatas, Executive Director of HAPCAP. "I am confident that he will continue to build on the relationships and strategies s we have been developing to fight hunger in our communities."

WSOS changes name to Great Lakes Community Action Partnership
(Source: TheBeacon.net)

The WSOS Community Action Commission will now be known as Great Lakes Community Action Partnership. The name change was effective on Nov. 2, celebrated with a ribbon cutting and the grand opening of the agency's new headquarters at 127 S. Front St. in Fremont.

Founded in 1965, WSOS initially provided services to Ottawa, Wood, Sandusky and Seneca County residents. While these remain the organization's core counties, the new name of Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP) reflects the organization's expansion of its service area to other counties, states and even nations over the course of its 50-plus year history...  read more>>>
Soctober drive ends with pie pulverizing
(Source: Coshocton Tribune, Leonard Hayhurst)

COSHOCTON - Taking a face full of whipped cream isn't part of a typical day for the educators at Coshocton Elementary School, but several didn't mine doing it as a fun reward for students.

The students recently wrapped up their fourth annual Socktoberfest in which socks and underwear are collected and donated to children in need in the community. About 1,200 total items were collected from kindergarten to sixth grade. The top classes were third grade with 219 items, first grade with 248 items and second grade with 364 items donated... read more>>>
Exemplary Program Nominations 2018

Has your CAA implemented an effective program in your service area? Would you like your program evaluated by The Ohio State University for consideration for an award? 

Nominations for the 2018 Exemplary Programs Awards are now being accepted through November 26, 2018. The nominations received are reviewed and scored by OSU John Glenn School of Business professionals and are considered for OACAA's annual award highlighting highly effective programs and services provided by Community Action Agencies across Ohio. 

Awardees will be recognized during the upcoming Winter Legislative Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Visit our  website for more information or to download the  nomination form .
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