Guest Blog: Flourishing in Failure

Back in 1969, my friend Steve turned to his friends and said – “ya know, it’s going to be really crowded. Why don’t we wait until NEXT year to go to Woodstock.” Sometimes we make mistakes! How do you recover from them and more importantly how do you avoid making (at...

Recap: 2018 Annual Summer Conference

Over 200 Community Action professionals, partners, exhibitors, and trainers joined us last week in Dayton, Ohio for the 2018 Annual Summer Conference, #OHASC18, and we’re glad that they did. Together we enjoyed another great lineup of featured speakers and training...

Staff Spotlight, July 2018

OACAA would like to thank Ms. Minto for her contributions to the Community Action mission over the past 50 years! Name: Patricia Minto Title: Chief Finance Officer Agency: Jefferson County Community Action Council, Inc. Time with Community Action: 50 years Patricia...

School’s out for the summer

It is time for summer fun for everyone! All it takes to have fun with your family is knowing when and where to look for those great activities. From the first official kick-off of summer—typically Memorial Day—to the final summer holiday—Labor Day—there are many fun...

Nurturing Motherhood through challenges

No matter how you look at it, parenting is tough. But when you add financial struggles and substance recovery to the challenges of raising three young daughters, it all can become very overwhelming. Meloney, a Mansfield, Ohio native, was struggling to raise her...

Community Action works by looking beyond the present

The Community Action Network works to provide comprehensive services for low-income Ohioans to help overcome obstacles, provide opportunities to become self-reliant, and to alleviate poverty in communities. It is because of this mission and approach that our...

Leadership Training Series

Last year, OCATO partnered with OSU’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs to pilot a leadership training series for Ohio’s Community Action Network. Because we received such great feedback from participants, we are bringing it back for 2018! The series, which is...

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...

Staff Spotlight, March 2018

OACAA would like to thank Ms. Lewis for her contributions to the Community Action mission. Name: Nancy Lewis Title: Director of Clinical Services Agency: Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Organization Time with Community Action: 42 years Nancy Lewis began her...

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