OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
August 2015 - In This Issue:
Participants of the Ice House Entrepreneurship Train-the-Trainer Program hosted by WSOS Community Action

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."
Building a strong bridge out of poverty
Jeffrey Diver leads a Bridges Out of Poverty training in Ross County.
Earlier this week I joined one of OCATO's Internal Consultants (ICs) at a Bridges Out of Poverty training hosted by Ross County Community Action Commission for District Four. Jeffrey Diver, IC and executive director ofSupports to Encourage Low-Income Families (SELF), delivered the training and challenged perceptions of poverty to break down stereotypes. By the end of the day, participants had gained a deeper understanding of the obstacles faced by those living in poverty... Read More
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Ice House Entrepreneurship Program Train-the-Trainer Recap
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program focuses on teaching people with limited resources how to transform a simple idea into a sustainable success by using entrepreneurial thinking as a means of personal empowerment. Developed by the Entrepreneurial Learning Initiative (ELI) in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, the Ice House program delivers philosophy and methodology to teach others how to recognize opportunities and shape their own circumstances... Read more
HCCAO Head Start program 50 years strong
The early learning program of Highland County Community Action Organization, Inc. has been a part of the agency, and Highland County, since 1965.

Director Valerie Williams said the program is meant to prepare kids for school, but there is more to it than just school preparation... Read more
Community Action Job Opportunities

Are you or someone you know interesting in joining the Community Action Network? Are you moving and want to stay in the network or advance your career at another agency? Be sure to check out our Job Opportunities page to stay up-to-date on the latest CA jobs in Ohio and other neighboring states.




CAP of the Greater Dayton Area

Senior Accountant

IMPACT Community Action 

Early Childhood Program Director

Community Action Commission of Fayette County

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LACCA helps family purchase a safe and affordable home
LIMA - After fourteen months of working with Lima-Allen Council on Community Affairs' (LACCA) housing counselors, the First-time Homebuyers and Down Payment Assistance Program, and the City of Lima's HOME funds contract, Jimmy and his family of six closed on and moved into their first home. Though this program can sometimes be challenging to complete, as Jimmy experienced, it is not without reward... Read more
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