OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
May 2015 - In This Issue:
The Community Action Agency Network is made up of more than 1,100 local, private, non-profit and public agencies, created through the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. 

Ohio is made up of 48 agencies serving all 88 counties in the state. 

The Community Action Promise

"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."

The celebration of National Community Action month is more than spreading awareness of our programs and services; it's about sharing the achievements throughout our network, celebrating the successes of our customers and strengthening our communities by helping people and changing lives. This year, agencies across Ohio are not only celebrating our successes, achievements and stories, but many of you are celebrating 50 years of innovative thinking and progressive programs that have helped inspire, motivate, encourage and... Read more.

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CEOGC announces new President/CEO

The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland (CEOGC) has named Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm as their new President and Chief Executive Officer. After an extensive national search led by an independent search committee that featured a retired United States Senator, pastors, attorneys and other prominent local officials, Dr. Chisholm was selected to lead Cuyahoga County's Community Action Agency. Dr. Chisholm has extensive experience in... Read more.

CAO (Scioto County) celebrates 50th anniversary

Community Action of Scioto County was established in early spring 1965 with its purpose,"to wage the war on poverty on a personal level in Scioto County by promoting self-sufficiency for those of limited income ensuring that all residents are able to live in dignity, by implementing innovative and cost effective programs to improve the lives and living conditions of the impoverished; by providing support and instruction for everyone in need of assistance; and by being a major voice of reason in establishing welfare system reforms." ... Read more.

CA Business Development Program sponsors small business start up classes with Pike CTC Seniors

A class on how to start your own business was conducted with a group of Pike CTC Seniors. This class was the first Small Business Start-Up Class sponsored for the Pike County Seniors at the CTC by the Business Development Program (a division of the Community Action Committee of Pike County) and the Ohio State University Small Business Development Center, both in Piketon. In February, 2015, the Business Development Program, in collaboration with... Read more.

Community Action Partnership Toolkit
Community Action Partnership has released an outstanding
National Community Action Month Toolkit! Included in the toolkit are ideas for every day of the week to bring attention to the great work your agency is doing to help people and change lives. 


Download the toolkit and be sure to share any plans and events with OACAA so we can help promote your agency. Contact Kathryn Clausen, Communications Director at (614) 224-8500 or kathryn@oacaa.org.


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