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) Time with Community Action: 24 years Jeannette Jarrett joined the OACAA team in 2016 as Operations and Support Specialist, and …

Community Action Educates Children

By Al Stabilito, MYCAP’s Director of Communications and Outreach Many Community Action Agencies offer Head Start pre-school programs, knowing that early childhood education helps to combat poverty. Also started as part of the War on Poverty, Head Start provides comprehensive education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families. The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership’s (MYCAP) …

Community Action Helps People Get Ahead

By Michelle R. Hopkins, Community Relations Manager, Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency Two years ago Alexis decided that she wanted her daughter out of a regular day care and into a quality learning environment. She sought out Head Start, a curriculum Alexis knew she could trust, at the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA). A single mom expecting her second …

Head Start: Helping Ohio’s Youth

In 2012, more than 6 million children under age six lived in poverty in America. Head Start served 1,146,468 children and pregnant women last year. In Ohio, Head Start served 49,702 children.  Head Start is a national program that promotes the school-readiness of children ages birth to five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development, as …

Homeless Mom Gets the Help She Needs

Following is a letter from a mother of three who’s children were enrolled in Community Action Wayne/Medina’s Head Start and Community Service Block Grant (CSBG) funded programs. It tells of the struggles this family endured and how Community Action helped improve their lives.       For more information about Community Action programs in your area, visit www.oacaa.org. Note, not all …

Stay-at-Home Mom Improves Life for Her and Her Kids Thanks to Community Action

Charity was a stay-at-home mom with three young children who was feeling frustrated about some of her past decisions and not being able to provide for her family the way she needed to. She knew that she wanted more out of life for her and her children and wanted to be a good example for them. Her two youngest children …