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05-10-2013 14:02:00 PM
Mallory lost her job and was living in a homeless shelter. She also broke her glasses and had no way of replacing them without any medical insurance or money. She learned of Lifeline's Eye Care Assistance program from another shelter resident. Mallory turned to Lifeline, the Lake County Community Action Agency, for assistance. Read More...




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 May 2013
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Agency Happenings

Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency Receives National Recognition for its Blueprint for Success Program 


Blueprint for Success Cincy The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency in conjunction with their partner, the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati (HBA), was recognized by the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) with an Award of Excellence for having the "Best Community Service Project Conducted" for their Blueprint for Success program.  


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Agency Happenings
CEOGC Dedicates the George L. Forbes Early Learning Center 


George L. Forbes Early Learning Center On Friday, April 19th, the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland and its friends, supporters and partners dedicated the former CEOGC Head Start Center in East Cleveland in the name of its board chairperson, George L. Forbes. The facility, which opened in November 2002, occupies 32,000 square feet and includes 14 classrooms, a 50-seat auditorium and the now-named Cleveland Clinic Gym where the event was hosted. 


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LACCA Head Start Students Meet with Legislators


LACCA HS with Rep. Huffman On Friday, May 3, five parents from the Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council at the Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs (LACCA) and three Head Start children visited U.S. Congressman Jim Jordan and State Representative Matt Huffman to ask for their support of Head Start programs. The group presented the lawmakers with hand print murals created by LACCA's Head Start students, staff and board members.      

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OACAA Benefits

Did You Know Your OACAA Membership Includes Free Training? 


OCATO Logo As an OACAA member, you can receive free training through the Ohio Community Action Training Organization (OCATO), the training arm of OACAA. OCATO offers a wide variety of free training programs to member agencies to help increase the skills and abilities of staff and board members. The training can be tailored to meet your needs, brought on-site to your office and is conducted by people in community action. 

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