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CQ Roll Call provides daily essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.  From Capitol Hill hearing rooms to campaign war rooms, from the White House to the House and Senate floors, CQ Roll Call covers Congress, inside and out. Check back every so often...

"Being a teenager is a critical period of time that plays a huge role in influencing and shaping a young adult’s path towards self-sufficiency. Many teenagers face different life choices and experiences that will dramatically and directly affect their future, but some teens might not...

"In a twist-off of the “Amazing Race” reality television competition, participants raced through nine different challenge stops at locations across Springfield, according to Dumas-Bell."   Thanks to the Standard for coverage on our Springfield Adventure event with proceeds from the race going to the OACAC Grant Assistance...

I’ve attended many Life Skill workshops and I have learned much more than I thought I could.  Like relationships for instance; what a healthy relationship is, and how to set boundaries.  I allowed myself to be taken advantage of in relationships in the past. I...

At an early age, through OACAC’s Head Start program, a little boy named Charles fell in love with the past and began his journey into the future. After spending a few years in Missouri’s foster care system, Charles was adopted by his foster parents, Charles...

"Many of us are usually aware of the heating bill as we start turning up the dial in our homes for the winter,  The added expense is especially difficult for low income families in the Ozarks. Winter is fast approaching and you may be looking at...

There is a quote which says, “I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.” OACAC's Excecutive Director, Carl Rosenkranz, is a shining example of how...

When: October 7, 2017 Location: Springfield Inspired by The Amazing Race, teams of 2-4 race by vehicle to stops around the city, competing in fun and wacky challenges.  Check-in begins at 2:30, the race starts at 3:00.  Challenge stops include American National, Ace Hardware, Barnes & Noble,...

When: Oct 14 Location: Branson Love Monopoly? You won’t want to miss the 9th Annual Ozark Mountain Monopoly Tournament on October 14 in beautiful Branson, MO. This event draws people from around the country to play, in benefit of the OACAC Stone County Neighborhood Center Client Emergency Fund, helping...

When: July 15 Location: Marshfield Fairgrounds Grab your friends, form a team, and hunt for clues in the 4th Annual Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, July 15.  This fun, family friendly event raises support for the OACAC Webster County Neighborhood Center emergency fund, helping people in need.  New this...