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02-12-2013 10:35:00 AM

Cierra is an 11-year-old girl living in Dayton who has been participating in the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area's Youth Empowerment Center. She has been flourishing in the program and was recently excited to report to the director of the program her noteworthy improvement in her school performance. Read more..

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 February 2013
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OACAA Releases 2012 State of Poverty Report 


State The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies released its annual State of Poverty in Ohio report on January 30 at the Sheraton on Capitol Square at a press conference held during its Winter Legislative Conference. This year's report utilizes graphics and case studies to illustrate the affects of poverty in Ohio and dispel commonly held myths and misconceptions.   


Winter Legislative Conference a Successful Journey! 


WLC 2013 This year's Winter Legislative Conference, held January 30 - February 1 at the Sheraton on Capitol Square in downtown Columbus, proved to be another success! Preliminary survey results show that attendees found the workshops both informative and relevant. One attendee commented, "The conference was well thought out and the workshops were very informative and helpful. As far as I am concerned, the staff who planned the conference hit a home run. Thanks for a good use of my time."     

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Congratulations Best Practice Award Winners! 


Best Practice Awards 2013 On January 30, 2013, the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) along with The Ohio State University's John Glenn School of Public Affairs bestowed five Community Action Agencies with Best Practice Awards, with one agency receiving two awards. 

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Agency Happenings

Two MYCAP Head Start Centers Receive Three Star Quality Award


Step Up To Quality Logo The Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership's Choffin Head Start Learning Center and St. James Head Start Learning Center received a three star rating for their participation in Step Up to Quality, the highest rating available from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Bureau of Child Care Development Agency.

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OCATO Spotlight
Does Your Agency Meet the Standards of Excellence?    OCATO Offering Pathways to Excellence Training 
To sign up, contact Josh @ 614-224-8500 or josh@oacaa.org

The Ohio Community Action Training Organization (OCATO), the training arm of OACAA, will be sponsoring an Ohio Pathways to Excellence training. Pathways to Excellence is a unique program managed by the Community Action Partnership to guide Community Action Agencies towards achieving the Standards of Excellence. There are spots available for six agencies, but three have already been filled.