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08-14-2012 16:10:00 PM

Brett had spent 18 of the past 35 years behind bars. Released for what he expects will be the last time, Brett began trying to get his life together. Although Brett wanted to turn over a new leaf and contribute to society, finding a steady job with five felonies on his record proved extremely difficult. Read More...


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 August 2012
OCATO Spotlight

Do You Know What it Takes to be an Effective Board Member? Here are six tips from Julia Wise:


Board Meeting Serving on the board of directors for a Community Action Agency can be very fulfilling, but also much more extensive and intensive than serving on another nonprofit board. Community Action Agencies operate various programs with numerous funding sources. Each program has different rules, different income guidelines and different audits. Additionally, most Community Action Agencies are also now looking at ways to raise funds to help supplement the decline in grant dollars and increased customers. Being a board member is not simply an hour meeting a month and walking out the door. Here are some helpful tips for being an effective board member:

Six Ohio Community Action Leaders Receive CCAP 


Nationwide 2012 CCAP Recipients On August 21, during the Community Action Partnership's Annual Convention in New York, 59 Community Action Leaders were honored for receiving Certified Community Action Professional (CCAP) credentials. Six of those honored were from Ohio:


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Agency Happenings

Two Community Action Agencies Receive Director's Awards for Excellence in Housing and Community Development 


LFCAA Receives Award On July 25, the Ohio Department of Development presented their 2012 Director's Awards for Excellence in Housing and Community Development during the Ohio Conference of Community Development's annual summer meeting. Four awards were given in the categories of Affordable Housing, Community and Economic Development, Homelessness and Supportive Housing, and Innovation in Housing and Community Development. 

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Agency Happenings

Jackson-Vinton Community Action Head Start Receives Three Star Quality Award


Step Up To Quality Logo Jackson-Vinton Community Action Head Start Southview and Vinton County Centers received a three star rating for their participation in Step Up to Quality, the highest rating available from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Bureau of Child Care Development Agency.  


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