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

October 2021
Photo: Agency Executives gathered in the Governor's Ballroom of the Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square for the in-person day of OACAA's Annual Conference. See "2021 Annual Conference" in Association Updates for additional details!
2021 Annual Conference
Thank you to all who attended #OACAACon21! After a long time apart, it was great to see Community Action staff interacting in person on Tuesday and virtually on Wednesday and Thursday.

Session recordings will be accessible from the conference app until at least the end of October. Attendees, please take a few minutes to fill out the overall conference evaluation.

OACAA Annual Report Released
The 2020 Annual Report was released Tuesday, Oct. 12 in conjunction with the first day of OACAA's Annual Conference.

Complete with 13 customer success stories and data compiled by the Ohio Department of Development, this year's report highlights inspiring stories of the network's mission in action. A social media toolkit is also now available. Thank you to all who provided a story!

Mandy S. from PICCA was one of two October winners!

The next drawing is on November 1st. CAA staff is only eligible for one drawing based on the last shot received. Follow the link to register.

2021 Exemplary Program Awards
Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies and Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs are now accepting nominations for the 2021 Exemplary Program Awards! 
The OACAA website contains details about the program, guidelines, scoring rubric, and information on how to develop and submit program nominations. The deadline to apply is 12/1/2021.
Upcoming Events
Impact of a Batterer in the Lives of Children and Teens

Date: October 21, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Virtual
Foundation Level Seminar Series

Dates: November (2, 9, 16, 23, 30), 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Virtual
Haman Family Foundation Awards Grants
(Source: TimesReporter)

The selection committee of the Haman Family Foundation awarded grants totaling $30,000 to ten Tuscarawas County organizations.

HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action, $2,500, matching funds for milk and bread for the Senior Nutrition home delivery and congregate programs.

ESL Festival Planned for Oct. 16 at Lakeside Junior High
(Source: Star Beacon)

Some of the organizations scheduled to take part include: After-School Discovery, Ashtabula County Community Action Agency, Ashtabula County Juvenile Court Family Resource Center, Ashtabula Family YMCA, Sheriff’s Office, Dragon Empowerment Center, Homesafe, Kent State Ashtabula, Torchlight Youth Mentoring Program, Headstart, Youth Opportunities, Aspire, Army, Marines and the Air Force.

Program set for later this month on fair housing
(Source: WQKT)

Community Action Wayne/Medina, in conjunction with the city of Wooster, is putting on a fair housing program later this month.

The free informational session will take place on Monday, October 19th, beginning at 5 pm, at Community Action’s Wooster facility on Pittsburg Ave. The event is intended for anyone who wants to learn more about their rights and responsibilities concerning local, state, and federal fair housing laws.

CAC Hosting Trunk-or-Treat
(Source: NewsWatchman)

Piketon-The Community Action Committee of Pike County will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treat event on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Agency's location at 941 Market St. in Piketon.

"As our community continues to rebuild from last year, we felt that hosting this event would bring some fun and familiarity to the residents we serve by providing a safe space to celebrate the holiday and gain helpful information about the programs and resources available through our agency," stated Keith Pitts, Executive Director of the Community Action Committee of Pike County.


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