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

August 2019
Special Edition
Tragedy in Dayton touches Community Action family
Lois Oglesby, 27 and mother of two children, a newborn and six year old, was one of nine killed in Dayton this weekend during the senseless tragedy that also left 27 injured. Her mother, LaSandra J., an employee of Miami Valley Community Action Partnership for over 23 years, has helped families in the Montgomery County area throughout her career. The agency is now collecting funds to not only cover funeral costs but also help in the long-term care of her grandchildren who lost their mother. >>> READ MORE
Statement regarding weekend attacks in Dayton and El Paso
COLUMBUS — The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies extends our heartfelt condolences to the victims in Dayton and El Paso this weekend. We call on our Governor, General Assembly, and Congress to take action at both the state and federal level to protect our neighbors and children against these senseless acts of violence.

“Our government must stand up to those who threaten our citizens, including threats that are from citizens themselves,” said Philip E. Cole, executive director of OACAA. “Ohioans have called on Governor DeWine to ‘do something.’ It is my hope that he and other lawmakers will respond with swift and strong action.  >>> READ MORE
Column: Americans are duty-bound to look out for one another
(By Philip E. Cole) If something is self-evident, it is accepted as fact without need for further proof. For example, we know the world is round; no further studies are needed. We know that rain is wet. We know that sugar is sweet. We know that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights....” These words from the Declaration of Independence form America’s North Star, our guiding principles.

Registration is now open
Registration for the CSBG Applications and Standards Training is now open! You may register up to four (4) staff from each agency. Be sure to book your rooms before August 22nd to receive the special rate. >>> REGISTER NOW

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