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Our Executive Director, Carl Rosenkranz, celebrates 49 years of service with OACAC on Sunday, September 13. Carl’s first day as an employee of OACAC was on September 13, 1971. He served as a VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) from 1970-71 with OACAC in Webster...

56 years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act, thus beginning the amazing journey of Community Action and America’s War on Poverty. For more than 30 years, David Bradley has been one of Washington’s leading advocates on behalf of low-income...

OACAC supports the following statement from the Board of Directors and CEO. (Washington, DC, May 29, 2020)-Our world is reckoning with a pandemic for which there is currently no cure. Already, COVID-19 has taken 100,000+ lives in the US and it has consumed millions...

"On this day in history, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law the Economic Opportunity Act, U.S. Public Law 88-452 (78 STAT 508). The bill approved $1 billion for social programs to combat poverty. In his Annual Message to Congress in January of that year, the President had...

May is Community Action Month and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. Neighborhood Centers in each of the 10 counties we serve will host an Open House and you are cordially invited to join us in celebration. Some...

May is Community Action Month and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. Neighborhood Centers in each of the 10 counties we serve will host an Open House and you are cordially invited to join us in celebration. Some...

May is Community Action Month and 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of our Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program. Neighborhood Centers in each of the 10 counties we serve will host an Open House and you are cordially invited to join us in celebration. Some...

Congratulations to our new CSBG Assistant Director, Skylar Wheeler! Skylar previously held the role of Project Coordinator with our Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary (VOICE) project. She is a graduate of Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development. ...

We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Olson as the new CSBG Director/Greene County Center Supervisor. Jennifer brings 10 years experience with OACAC to this position, having served in both direct service and supervisory roles. Jennifer began her career with OACAC as a Family Resource Specialist in...

We nominated Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) to receive the Community Partnership Award for their collaborative work with our OACAC Housing Program. Through this partnership with DMH, OACAC currently serves 51 households with the Shelter Plus Care and DMH Rental Assistance Programs, creating long-term housing stability. Liz...