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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 race by vehicle to stops around the city, competing in fun and wacky challenges. The Springfield Adventure Race raises awareness of OACAC’s mission, as well as raises funds to support the work we do across the...

When: Oct 14 Location: Branson Love Monopoly? You won't want to miss this annual tournament which draws people from across the country. This event benefits the OACAC Stone County Neighborhood Center Client Emergency Fund. Images from past events: ...