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Celebrate The Arts • Support Poverty Relief We are excited to partner with QCS 2020 virtual festival in this, the 10th year! The Queen City Shout festival returns August 17 - 23 for a week long multistage, multi platform extravaganza spread across the internet. View the incredible line-up, learn...

The annual OACAC Head Start Holiday Smiles campaign raises funding to provide exams, preventative care, and critically needed dental work for Head Start children. To reduce expenses, OACAC makes use of cost saving methods such as on-site exams, fluoride treatments, and dental education to families. With...

The annual OACAC Head Start Holiday Smiles campaign raises funding to provide exams, preventative care, and critically needed dental work for Head Start children. To reduce expenses, OACAC makes use of cost saving methods such as on-site exams, fluoride treatments, and dental education to families. With...

Queen City Shout starts today, August 21 and runs through Sunday. This five day multistage, multimedia extravaganza is Springfield’s largest annual festival celebrating area music, film & art, all to benefit poverty relief in the Ozarks through several organizations, including OACAC. Venues include White River, Moon...

August 21-25: Queen City Shout returns for a five day multistage, multimedia extravaganza. QCS is Springfield’s largest annual festival celebrating area music, film & art, all to benefit poverty relief in the Ozarks through several organizations, including OACAC. Venues include White River, Moon City Pub, Lindberg’s,...

The annual OACAC Head Start Holiday Smiles campaign raises funding to provide exams, preventative care, and critically needed dental work for Head Start children. To reduce expenses, OACAC makes use of cost saving methods such as on-site exams, fluoride treatments, and dental education to families. With...

September 20, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary in our central office on Barnes. Here's a look back to September 20, 1993 and a snapshot of some of our central office staff today. Cheers to another 25 years!     ...

The Resources Unlimited Network (RUN) meeting provides an outlet for nonprofits to gather and share information and resources toward the mission of reduced poverty, strengthened communities, and increased self-sufficiency. The meeting is held on the first Tuesday of each month at 9:00 am in the...

Our thanks to MaMa Jean's Natural Market for sponsoring OACAC this month during their MaMa's Spare Change for Change campaign. When you shop for your favorite products at any of the MaMa Jean's locations around Springfield, you can donate your change into the canister located...

Springfield Give 5 is civic matchmaking between retirees seeking to use their skills through volunteer opportunities and the nonprofits who need them. OACAC applied and was selected to participate as a potential volunteer site for the first class in the Springfield Give 5 program. During the...