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Network Celebrating Community Action Month

OUCAN member agencies have been busy celebrating Community Action Month with a variety of activities throughout the state.

Agencies have received proclamations, published articles and participated in community events.

Stark County Community Action Agency participated in “First Friday” in downtown Canton on May 3.

The agency’s committee formed to celebrate the national 60th Anniversary of the community action network used this positive community event to raise awareness of community action and the services available to Stark County residents.

“This was a great opportunity to connect with community members to inspire hope and encouragement for the more challenging experiences our neighbors face in their daily lives as well as celebrate the positives in our community,” said SCCAA's Sara Gidley.

Staff used the 60th anniversary logo along with the Promise of Community Action to create a meaningful coloring page. Since May is also mental health awareness month, staff also shared a mindfulness activity with bubbles and breathing exercises.

On May 7, Lorain County Community Action Agency received a proclamation from Mayor Jack Bradley.

“LCCAA was created to serve the citizens of Lorain County with emergency assistance and empowering programs that advance them toward their goals,” the proclamation read in part.

Read More about LCCAA

In addition to the May 7 visit by Ohio Department of Development Director Lydia Mihalik, Miami Valley Community Action Partnership received a proclamation from the City of Dayton and published an article in the Dayton Daily News that same day.

Read more about Director Mihalik’s visit

Read Erin Jeffries' Op Ed

The Community Action Commission of Erie, Huron and Richland Counties received strong coverage in the Richland Source. Read the story.

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