2018 Winter Legislative Conference Recap

Thank you to all who attended the 2018 Winter Legislative Conference, #OHWLC18! Over 200 Community Action professionals, partners, vendors, presenters, and elected officials joined us in Columbus last week. We hope you enjoyed the great lineup of featured speakers and...

Learning Communities: A collaborative experience

Community Action Agencies (CAAs) around Ohio, as well as around the country, are always looking for ways to improve services and strategies that ultimately impact poverty in their communities. Peer-to-peer facilitated learning is an ideal way to identify effective...

Staff Spotlight, November 2017

OACAA would like to thank Mr. Kline for his contributions to the Community Action mission. Name: Ralph W. Kline Title: Assistant Executive Director of Planning and Development Agency: Ironton-Lawrence-County Community Action Organization Time with Community Action: 37...

Year-End Fundraising Ideas

It’s hard to believe that another year has come and nearly gone. As we look forward to the holidays and reflect on 2017, many of us are also planning year-end fundraising campaigns to kick-start our efforts to help low-income Ohioans in 2018 and beyond. If you haven’t...

Recognizing Community Action

There are over 6,500 Community Action professionals across 48 agencies in Ohio, each working in a unique way to help alleviate poverty in their community with the same mission: to help people help themselves and each other. In our effort to recognize some of the great...

Issue One: Marsy’s Law

In June, the OACAA Board of Trustees voted to endorse Issue 1, Marsy’s Law for Ohio. Issue 1 is a citizen initiated constitutional amendment creating equal rights for victims of crime; nothing more, nothing less. Often victims feel as though they’ve been...

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...



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