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Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies 
In This Issue
David Bradley Meets with CAA Leadership
New Big Five Ardmore Building Named for Mike McComber
2014 State CSBG Factsheet Issued
2015 Poverty Guidelines Issued
OKACAA Video Article in The Promise Magazine
MyRide Launches One-Call Service
Upcoming Events

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January-February 2015

David Bradley Meets with CAA Leadership

David Bradley, Executive Director of the National Community Action Foundation, met with the leadership of seven central Oklahoma Community Action Agencies during a two-day trip to the state.


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New Big Five Ardmore Building
Named for Mike McComber

Big Five Community Services 25-year board member Mike McComber was recognized for his dedication with the agency's new office building in Ardmore named for him. The 4,300 square foot building was completely remodeled by the City of Ardmore and houses many Big Five programs.

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2014 State CSBG Factsheet Issued

Over 106,000 low-income individuals in over 62,000 families in Oklahoma were provided services in Federal Fiscal Year 2013 by Oklahoma's 19 Community Action Agencies using Community Services Block Grant funds, according to the National Association for State Community Services Programs. Just under $7 million in CSBG funds were allocated in support of the Oklahoma CSBG Network.

2014 State CSBG Factsheet

2015 Poverty Guidelines Issued

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued new Poverty Guidelines which became effective Jan. 22.

Poverty Guidelines

OKACAA Video Article In 'The Promise'  Magazine

A story about the video "Keeping the Promise" created for OKACAA as part of Community Action's 50th anniversary celebration was included in the Fall 2014 issue of The Promise magazine published by the Community Action Partnership. The article noted the video featured interviews with several seniors staff members at three agencies discussing the impact of Community Action in the state. The video was a project of OKACAA's Marketing Committee chaired by Brent Morey, Executive Director, Community Action Development Corporation.


MyRide Launches One-Call Service

MyRide has launched a One-Call service accessible through a new toll-free number:  
1-844-OKMyRide (1-844-656-9743). The MyRide website provides links to many transportation services websites including those provided by OKACAA members. Calling the toll-free number will connect callers to a call-center where a representative will navigate the MyRide website for the caller over the phone. Now even those without a computer and internet connection can access the MyRide website to find rides by county. This new services is an additional resource for client services staff members. MyRide is a project of the Governor's Oklahoma United We Ride Council. OKACAA is represented on the Council.

MyRide Statewide Website

Upcoming Events


Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies
Spring Conference
May 13-15
Tower Hotel
Oklahoma City
National Community Action Foundation
2015 Legislative Conference
March 24-27, 2015
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Washington, DC
2015 CAPLAW National Training Conference
June 10-12
Portland, Oregon
About Community Action Agencies
Community Action Agencies are locally controlled non-profit organizations that work to improve the lives of low-income individuals by creating opportunities for increased self sufficiency and greater participation in the community. The Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies provides advocacy, information, education, and technical assistance for its members.