In the Eye of Chaos: Bridges Community Action Partnership’s Heroic Response to Tornado Disaster

In the aftermath of a tornado that left a trail of devastation and loss, Bridges Community Action Partnership (Bridges) rallied unwavering support to offer a unified and dedicated response to meet new community needs. On the evening of March 14, 2024, a tornado that the National Weather Service later designated as EF3 tore through the Indian Lake region, claiming three …

2024 Social Media Calendar Toolkit

We have released the third annual Social Media Calendar toolkit to assist the Ohio Community Action Network with 2024 content planning and ideas. This toolkit is fully customizable, allowing our members to easily add their logos and brand colors to each post! Posts vary from the traditional holiday post to Community Action specific posts, such as weatherization, Head Start, and …

Community Action Distribution of Home Relief Funds 2020-2023 Report, Social Media Toolkit

Today, we released the Community Action Distribution of Home Relief Funds 2020-2023 and Technical Appendix during a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse. To provide critical rental assistance and avert the eviction crisis facing millions of low-income individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress approved Home Relief Funds, commonly referred to as ERA1 and ERA2. Through these initiatives, Ohio’s Community Action …

Annual Report Social Media Toolkit, 2021

For nearly 60 years, Community Action has battled the war on poverty at the national, state, and local level. The Ohio Community Action Network continues that fight by addressing the needs of Ohioans in their communities and empowering them toward self-sufficiency. The 2021 Annual Report highlights a few of the many achievements of Ohio Community Action Agencies and their customers—from …

Ashtabula County Community Action Agency Weatherization Event: A Frightening Success!

Ashtabula County Community Action Agency’s (ACCAA) recent Halloween-themed weatherization event was a treat for families who were made aware of the program that can help them overcome all the tricks the winter season has in store. To celebrate national Weatherization Day, ACCAA held a free community Truck R’ Treat event on October 29. The event included prize drawings, games, seasonal …

OACAA Executive Director Earns COAD’s Dave Rinebolt Community Service Award

Last week, OACAA Executive Director Philip E. Cole was honored by Ohio Partners for Affordable Energy with the Dave Rinebolt Community Service Award. The award recognizes leaders who demonstrate the attributes and qualities of service inspired by the late Mr. Rinebolt. Dave Rinebolt passed away in 2021 and left behind an incredible legacy in which he advocated for programs to …

2023 Social Media Calendar Toolkit

For the second year, OACAA is releasing a customizable Social Media Calendar toolkit to assist the Ohio Community Action Network with 2023 content planning and ideas. Built with Canva, this social media toolkit includes traditional holiday posts, program-specific posts, and ideas for possible social media series. With nearly a post for every week of 2023, we hope this toolkit can …

HARCATUS Youth Employment Services Program Earns Ohio Treasurer COMPASS Award

HARCATUS Tri-County Community Action Organization’s Youth Employment Services (Y.E.S.) program was one of two organizations honored with the August 2022 Compass Award. Launched in January of 2020, the Compass Awards issued by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague aim to highlight Ohioans and Ohio organizations working to advance financial literacy and spur empowerment, per the Ohio Treasurer’s website. HARCATUS is one of …

Great Lakes Community Action Partnership CEO Invited to White House Inflation Reduction Act Celebration

From Fremont to Washington D.C., Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (GLCAP)’s President/Chief Executive Officer Ruthann House was recently invited by the White House to attend an event commemorating the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act. The event, which took place on September 13 on the White House Lawn, was attended by committee chairs, legislators, activists, and advocators ­­like House, whose …