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We are pleased to welcome Jennifer Olson as our Interim Executive Director. Jennifer is an AmeriCorps alumnus who has worked in the social services field since 1999. She has been part of the OACAC team since 2008, holding positions including Greene County Supervisor, Polk County...

On November 12, 1965, Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC), became incorporated. We're proud to have served SW MO for 57 years and look forward to many more years ahead. ...

You are cordially invited to a retirement celebration honoring Carl Rosenkranz. Join us in person or by Zoom. Details below. Can't make it in person? Join us on Zoom. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86870231237?pwd=eTlkeEpSQTA0SlBqdGFCeDJhM3dZQT09 Meeting ID: 868 7023 1237Passcode: 521096Dial by your location: 1 (646) 931-3860 ...

Today our Executive Director, Carl Rosenkranz, celebrates 51 years with OACAC. While a lot has changed since that Monday in 1971, Carl's dedication to serving the communities of Southwest Missouri has not. Thank you, Carl, for being a mentor, advocate, and voice for many. You...

(July 26, 2022) Following 51 years as an employee of Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC), with 48 of those years as Executive Director, Carl Rosenkranz has announced he will be retiring in December 2022. “It has been a privilege to be a part of...

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...