As the Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies it is imperative that organizations like the Council for Economic Opportunities and our team work together as we help the residents of the state of Ohio. There is much work to be done, but I am confident that with vision, focus and hard work, Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm and dedicated staff will lead Ohio’s largest Community Action Agency into a bright future, serving more individuals, children and families.
An upcoming issue OACAA is looking forward to working with the Council on, is helping formerly incarcerated individuals to find employment. There is a sizable population of smart individuals who have learned their lesson, have their lives back on track and need to get back to work. We want to help them and their families to do exactly that. Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Phil Cole is the Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies