OACAA Briefing
The latest news from OACAA and Ohio CAAs
May 2016 - In This Issue:
Lima-Allen Council on Community Affairs becomes West Ohio Community Action Partnership. See more in Network 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."
Why do employees need training? 
People are a driving force in every organization. In order to perform at their best, staff need development opportunities to not only teach them to perform their assigned duties, but also to educate them on new and changing techniques, programs, and services. Sending new and current team members to skill-specific seminars and enrolling them in appropriate online courses, ensures the teaching of specific and necessary skills required to perform to the best of their abilities.
Attending state, regional, and national conferences that focus on capacity building can value to the organization, to team members and to their co-workers. Participating in an organizational mentoring program can also educate new employees on workplace and cultural issues specific to their agency and role... Read More
LACCA officially changes names to West Ohio Community Action Partnership (video)
ALLEN, MERCER AUGLAIZE COUNTIES - The Lima Allen Council on Community Affairs takes a new name to better represent all the areas they serve.

LACCA has changed their new name to the West Ohio Community Action Partnership, or West Ohio CAP for short. Wednesday they unveiled their new name at their Celina location..Read more
LCCAA to operate Henderson Bridge shuttle
Walkers will get help getting across Lorain's Lofton Henderson Memorial Bridge, which is under construction now. The Lorain County Community Action Agency will start a free shuttle service from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week, starting May 19.

"We figured out how to do this on $400 a day," said Jackie Boehnlein, CEO of the Community Action Agency. "Once we knew we could make it work, getting financial support just seemed to come together." ... Read more
MEOAG having scholarship fund golf outing
ZANESVILLE - The Muskingum Economic Opportunity Action Group will have a golf fundraiser May 27 at Eagle Sticks Golf Club. Lunch will be at 11 a.m. and a shotgun start at noon.
Proceeds will benefit the Community Action Agency's Scholarship Fund... Read more.
Early Bird registration ENDS FRIDAY!
Women with checkered past finds success with SELF's Build-Up Academy Program
When Amanda signed up for Build-up Academy at SELF, she was determined to find a career path despite past choices and a criminal record that limited her employment.

Amanda juggled long days, working full-time for a temp agency and completing Build-up Academy construction classes in the evening from 6-9:30 p.m... Read more

Content submitted by Supports to Encourage Low-income Families (SELF).
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