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04-11-2013 15:04:00 PM
This is the story of Dante, an ex-offender who received assistance from IMPACT Community Action in his own words:
"At the age of 21, I was a young man with dreams, hopes and potential, but I was also immature, irresponsible, impressionable and reckless. I made a mistake that cost me 18 years of my life. I went to jail in June 1994 and was released on May 23, 2012. Read More...


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 April 2013
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Community Action Partnership Releases Draft Organizational Performance Standards 


Partnership Standards The Community Action Partnership and the CSBG Working Group are pleased to submit the DRAFT Organizational Performance Standards for review by the Community Action Network. Following is information from the Partnership regarding the Standards and how to submit comments on the draft:  





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Agency Happenings
HAPCAP Demonstrates a Lack of Transportation is Both a Symptom and Cause of Poverty 


GoBus On April 5, Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action Program (HAPCAP) and the Athens County Job and Family Services held a press conference to release their joint report on transportation in Athens County entitled "Lack of Transportation: A Symptom of Poverty and a Cause of Poverty." The report examines the costs of owning and operating a vehicle; the problems a lack of transportation can cause for individuals, families and the community; what public transportation options are available in Athens County; and provides recommendations for improving transportation problems. 


Countdown to Community Action Month


PR Campaign Cover Next month is Community Action Month and we encourage you to participate and promote Community Action in your area. At this time of increased uncertainty with budget cuts, sequestration, and rising poverty and unemployment rates, it is important that we showcase the good work of Community Action and garner support.     



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OACAA Benefits

Did You Know Your OACAA Membership Includes Membership in CAPLAW? 


CAPLAW Logo As a member of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, you receive complimentary membership in CAPLAW, Community Action Program Legal Services. CAPLAW is dedicated to proving the legal, governance and management resources necessary to sustain and strengthen the national Community Action Agency network. 

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Agency Happenings
Akron Summit Community Action Head Start Supervisor Wins Literacy Award 


Akron Literacy Award During the "This City Reads" 10th Annual Day of Reading Kick-off breakfast last month, Parivash Naini, site supervisor at Akron Summit Community Action's Five Points I Head Start was awarded the Literacy is Life Award