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Today our Executive Director, Carl Rosenkranz, celebrates 50 years with OACAC. He started on a Monday in 1971 and it is fitting his anniversary falls on a Monday. Many things have changed through the years; however, Carl's steadfast determination to strengthening the lives of others,...

Congratulations to Cassie Melvin on completing training and becoming a Nationally Certified ROMA Implementer (NCRI). Cassie is our Greene County Center Assistant Supervisor and Management Information System Administrator. Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) is the performance management system adopted by the Community Action...

On November 12, 1965, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation became incorporated. We are proud to continue serving people and communities in Southwest Missouri today. Did you know? The Community Action movement has its roots in the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964. By 1965, all 114 of...

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...