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03-14-2013 12:36:00 PM
When Betty Jo first came to Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF), the designated Community Action Agency for Butler County, she was a struggling single mother who was working full-time. She had been taken advantage of by others and she seriously doubted her ability to succeed. Read More


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 March 2013
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Please note the correction to the dates for the Annual Summer Conference in the article below. The conference is May 22-24.

Full Steam Ahead! OACAA Annual Summer Conference Registration Open 


We are moving full steam ahead to the 2013 Annual Summer Conference, scheduled May 22-24 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza! Registration for the conference is now open! The conference will be filled with opportunities to share ideas, attend educational workshops and network with Community Action professionals from around the state.    

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OACAA Benefits
Did You Know Your OACAA Membership Includes Membership in the Ohio CDC Association?


Ohio CDC As a member of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, you receive complimentary membership in the Ohio CDC Association. The Ohio CDC Association is a statewide membership organization of Community Development Corporations (CDC) that engages in capacity-building, advocacy and public policy development that fosters socially and economically healthy communities.    

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Ohio Receives NCAF Award 


NCAF Awards Ohio was honored during the National Community Action Foundation's Legislative Conference held March 6-8 in Washington, D.C. At the conference NCAF recognized both states and regions that contributed the most to the efforts of the Foundation and Ohio was honored in both categories!



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OCATO Spotlight
Meet IC Teresa Varian 
Teresa Varian


Teresa Varian has been working in Community Action for over a decade and has served as an Internal Consultant (IC) for OCATO for more than eight years. Currently, she serves as the development director with Gallia-Meigs Community Action Agency.