School’s Out for the Summer

School’s out for the Summer!!!! It is time for summer fun for everyone!!!  All it takes is knowing when and where to look. Now is a great time to access all the free fun that’s taking place. From the first official kick-off of summer which is Memorial Day, to the...

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...

Staff Spotlight, February 2018

We are proud to have Jeannette Jarrett as part of our team and thank her for her many contributions to the Community Action mission. Name: Jeannette Jarrett Title: Operations and Support Specialist Organization: Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies (OACAA)...

Goldilocks and the board financial dashboards

Over the years, I have attended quite a few board meetings either as an auditor, a consultant, a Fiscal staff person, or a board member.  For me, one of the most interesting and fascinating agenda topics has always been the financial reports presented to the board....

Staff Spotlight, January 2018

OACAA would like to thank Ms. Fox for her contributions to the Community Action mission. Name. Jacqueline Fox Title: Chief Executive Officer Agency: West Ohio Community Action Partnership Time with Community Action: 32 years Jacqueline Fox, CEO of West Ohio Community...

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