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2020 Exemplary Program Awards Nominations
Nominations for the 2020 Exemplary Program Awards open October 1, 2020!
Nominations will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. ET December 1, 2020. To learn more about how your innovative Community Action program can be recognized by Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies and Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, >>> CLICK HERE
FRANKLIN COUNTY — IMPACT Community Action has made national news with their new desks for kids program. With the help of local artists and donations, this program provides kids with a place to focus on their school work while learning from home during the pandemic and beyond. >>> WATCH NOW
And, IMPACT CA CEO Robert "Bo" Chilton was named one of the Most Admired Nonprofit CEOs in Central Ohio by Columbus Business First!
HCCAO Head Start returns after closing in March
(Source: The Highland County Press)
HIGHLAND COUNTY - The Highland County Community Action Organization’s Head Start program has returned to in-person classes after previously closing in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. School started back on Monday, Sept. 14, and Program Director, Valerie Williams reported a smooth start to the 2020-21 school year.
Headline: Dayton has one of the highest poverty rates in the nation
(Source: Dayton Daily News, By: Cornelius Frolik)
Dayton saw its poverty rate increase in 2019 for the first time in years, which bucked the national trend and contributed to the Gem City having one of the highest poverty rates in the nation among mid- to large-sized cities...
A lack of jobs that pay a living wage is a valid and well-known factor in poverty, but other issues include poor infrastructure, limited transportation options, increasing daily living costs and changing family structures, said Philip Cole, executive director of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies. >>> READ MORE
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