OACAA Operations Statement, COVID-19

OACAA Operations Statement, COVID-19

Dear OACAA Members and Community Partners: As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted Ohioans this year—especially over the past week. First and foremost, I want to be sure that you are all staying safe and taking the recommended precautions...
Community Action’s Role in the 2020 Census

Community Action’s Role in the 2020 Census

Ohio’s Community Action Network serves every county in Ohio and reaches some of the most undercounted populations in every American census. Because of this, Community Action Agencies are expected to play a strong role in preparation for Census Day on April 1, 2020....
State of Poverty in Ohio 2017

State of Poverty in Ohio 2017

This afternoon, we released our 25th annual State of Poverty in Ohio Report during a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse. This report has certainly grown over the past 25 years, transitioning from a joint project with our Cleveland agency to now partnering...

Dear Commissioner Goodell

The following letter was sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on October 17, 2017.  Dear Commissioner Goodell: As you know, our Nation has witnessed a growing divide due to the frustration and injustices felt by some of our fellow citizens. NFL players across the...

From OACAA Executive Director Philip E. Cole

Lyndon B. Johnson coined the phrase “The War on Poverty” when he signed into law The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. It was an instantly recognized phrase that was meant to represent a national effort to eliminate poverty. After successfully reducing the national...