OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
July 2015 - In This Issue:
CAW/M Lincoln Way Facility

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. 

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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."
Annual Summer Conference 2015
Pictured (left to right): Larry Price, Representative Alicia Reece and Philip E. Cole
Last week, the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA) held the Annual Summer Conference, which was hosted by Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron, and Richland Counties. Together, we welcomed over 200 Community Action professionals from across the state to Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio.

Breakout sessions kicked off the conference Wednesday morning and... Read More
CAW/M Open House and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Showcased Renovated Lincoln Way Facility

Community Action Wayne/Medina (CAW/M), serving the community for nearly 50 years, renovated the former Lincoln Way Elementary School as its new Wayne County home to help better serve the community in a welcoming environment. 


A capacity crowd of community partners, neighbors, customers, Head Start families, government representatives and former Lincoln Way Elementary school staff attended an open house on Thursday, June 25 at the repurposed center... Read more

Ice House Entrepreneurship Train-the-Trainer Program
A few spaces are still available for the CAA network! Training will be held August 11th - 13th to become a licensed facilitator for the Ice House Entrepreneurship program. 

Click here for more information or contact Deb Martin at 419-334-5117. Or sign up today!
New housing development aimed at senior living

FREMONT - Construction is now underway on The Commons at Little Bark Creek, a new housing development that will offer more affordable rental housing options for area senior citizens.


Groundbreaking for the development took place July 20 at the construction site, behind Stricker Family Development Center, 765 S. Buchanan St., Fremont. Representatives of the various partner agencies, along with local elected... Read more

Annual Summer Conference Survey
Did you attend the 2015 Annual Summer Conference? If so, what did you think? 

Please take a moment to take this brief survey about your experiences at the conference. 

The History of the War on Poverty
October 13 - 15, 2015
Cherry Valley Lodge, Newark, OH
Cincinnati-Hamilton County CAA celebrates client victories

FREMONT - HAMILTON COUNTY - Nathaniel Gresham, a graduate of the 2014 Cincinnati Manufacturing Certificate program (MSSC), credits his recent employment and growth to the hard work and dedication of the CAA Workforce Development (WFD) Staff. 


Prior to starting the program, Gresham found it difficult to find employment due to... Read more

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