OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
October 2016 - In This Issue:
SELF to host Bridges Out of Poverty Train the Trainer event. See more in Network News.

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."
ROMA Next Generation: Putting it all together
Blog post by: Josh Summer, OACAA Development Director

For those who have not spent a lot of time reading through ROMA Next Generation documents, an easy way to describe the proposed changes is to review the current Information Survey (IS) Annual Report. Currently, the IS requires CAAs to provide outcome data related to National Performance Indicators (NPIs) under six Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) goals. Under ROMA Next Generation, CAAs will report services and outcomes organized under three national goals and NPIs, which are arranged into domains (e.g. employment, housing, etc.).

Recently, I was asked to join a group of ROMA practitioners from around the country to discuss ROMA Next Generation prior to the final OMB comment period. .. Read more
HCCAO hosted U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup
On October 12th, Highland County Community Action Organization hosted U.S. Representative Brad Wenstrup (R, OH-2) on a special edition of their weekly television show to discuss local anti-poverty initiatives. Topics included the Rural Impact Initiative, the House Republicans' Better Way proposal to alleviate poverty, and other initiatives throughout the community.   Read more
SELF to host Bridges Out of Poverty Train the Trainer event
Would you like to have stronger materials to engage community partners in discussions about poverty? How about having an in-house trainer to build staff capacity? What about gaining access to additional resources such as the Getting Ahead program? If you answered yes, then becoming a certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainer may be just what you've been looking for. 

SELF is hosting a private Bridges Out of Poverty Train the Trainer event at the Butler County Educational Service Center in Hamilton, Ohio December 7th - 9th! At least 13 additional spots must be filled no later than November 1st

Learn more by contacting Annette Landesman (alendesman@selfhelps.org; (513) 785-3690) or register today!
LCCAA's 4th Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction
Content originally published in LCCAA's October 2016 newsletter
LORAIN COUNTY - Lorain County Community Action Agency's fourth annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction was a great success.  The fund-raiser brought in approximately  $8,000 thanks to donors and sponsors. LCCAA thanks event sponsors Walter Haverfield Attorneys at Law, Ryan St. Marie Insurance, Century Link, Horizon Education Centers, Northwest Bank, Lorain County Community College and Cork N Stubby's. See more photos on LCCAA's Facebook page.
Board of Trustees Meeting
OACAA's next board meeting will be on November 18, 2016 beginning at 10:00 a.m. at the Sheraton at Capitol Square. Please RSVP your attendance to Neva Dunn
2017 Winter Legislative Conference
Single mother moves toward homeownership with financial literacy training
Sarah*, a single mother receiving social security, completed the Wealth Prep Class at West Ohio CAP in January 2015. Following the advice and teachings of the class, Sarah began applying and managing the information she learned. Not only did she learn steps to create and maintain a budget, cut back on spending, and increase her savings, but she was successful putting that knowledge into practice... Read more
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