OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
November 2015 - In This Issue:
(Photo source: The Athens News)

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."
Effective Communication
As a new parent, I could not wait for my son to say his word first.  As an adult, some days I do not want to hear his next. Though as I joke, we know that maintaining open lines of communication with not only children, but coworkers, customers, and members of the community, is an important piece of furthering the Community Action mission..Read More
OACAA's Winter Legislative Conference will be held January 27-29, 2016 in Columbus, OH. More details will be announced soon!
Bounty on the Bricks raises $75K for SE Ohio Foodbank
ATHENS - The Athens Foundation, in partnership with the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations and the Sister's Health Foundation, recently awarded $75,000 to the SE Ohio Foodbank and Kitchen, a division of the Hocking Athens Perry Community Action Program, according to a news release.

The funds are a result of the Bounty on the Bricks Fundraiser held in Athens last August.... Read more
Coat distribution events held at LMHA
LCCAA employee Ashley Jones helps a child try on a new coat.
LORAIN COUNTY - LCCAA partnered with the Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority to distribute winter coats to LMHA residents. 
Nearly 300 brand new coats in sizes 3T to adult XXL have been distributed on a first come, first served basis 
for children up to age 18. 
"We are proud of this partnership which meets a very real need in our community," said LCCAA Communications Director Carla Rodriguez. 
OACAA website update!
OACAA exists to support its members and strengthen a unified Community Action presence in Ohio. In an effort to provide you the best resources, we are updating our website. New features will include better search options, easy to navigate menus, and dedicated member only message boards to allow you to collaborate with not only OACAA staff, but with others throughout the network.

As the website is updated, we may experience short periods of downtime. Please be assured we are working hard to minimize outages and you may contact us at 614-224-8500 if you need any assistance. We thank you for your patience and look forward to the launch in mid-December!
Social Enterprise Training: Registration ends soon!
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#GivingTuesday is December 1st!
Powered by social media, #GivingTuesday is observed the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a way to focus year-end giving. Check out the GivingTuesday website to find out more. 
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