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11-06-2012 14:40:00 PM

Ohio University and the Ohio Association of Community Action agencies have released a research study entitled Community Action Agencies: Strengthening Ohio's Communities. The study was conducted by Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and reports how Community Action Agencies' contribute to their community's economic development through various programs and initiatives. Read More ...

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Kid taking pictureOACAA is having a photo contest and we want to see your pictures of Community Action in Action! That means we want pictures of activities happening around your agency, whether it's a training program, a home being weatherized, a Head Start classroom or someone receiving assistance, we want to see it! Post your pictures on our Face Book page between December 3 through December 7 and you could win big! 


Agency Happenings
WSOS Staffer Joins National Skills Coalition's Leadership Council 


Kerrie Carte Kerrie Carte, development specialist at WSOS Community Action Commission has been appointed to represent Ohio on the National Skills Coalition's Leadership Council for the remainder of 2012 and 2013.   




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Agency Happenings

Lifeline Rolls Out New Transitional Housing Program 


HomeLifeline, the Community Action Agency in Lake County, has rolled out a new transitional housing program. The Supportive Housing Program will help low-income residents of Lake County achieve self-sufficiency while providing supported housing assistance.



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Agency Happenings

Ohio CDC Association Names SELF's Hamilton Group Workcamps 2012 Project of the Year


SELF Receives CDC Assoc. Award The Ohio CDC Association awarded Supports to Encourage Low-income Families' (SELF) Hamilton Group Workcamps the 2012 Ohio Project of the Year at the Association's annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio.   


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Agency Happenings
MYCAP Hosts Weatherization Day


MYCAP Weatherization Day On October 25, the Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) hosted a Weatherization Day. Although the temperatures were unseasonably warm that day, reaching 80 degrees, residents of Mahoning County learned how to prepare for the cold temperatures to come. 


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