Big Top Yard Sale Tables Now Available!

May 26, 2015 - CAA's 8th Annual Big Top Yard Sale & Head Start Enrollment Fair will take place on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, in the agency's lower level parking lot facing Langdon Farm Road. Tables for selling items are available at $25 each. (Non-refundable) To rent a table, please print and complete the Table Rental Form and return it to CAA Purchasing Manager Gary Frazee, along with payment, by no later than Thursday, June 4 at 5:00 pm. For more information, please call 569-4371.

CAA Head Start - Communities of Practice

May 18, 2015 - CAA’s Head Start program has been selected by the Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with the National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness, to be part of an initiative to support school readiness and the success of African American male preschoolers. The initiative is called Communities of Practice and aims to train staff across the grantee in creating culturally responsive learning environments that are conducive to social and academic achievement of young African American boys.

Research shows that African American male students, even in preschool, are generally perceived by educators as problematic, which sets up unnecessary barriers to their success at a very young age. By addressing ingrained biases and stereotypes, and building on strengths rather than chipping away at preconceived weaknesses, educators can help African American preschoolers develop important skills, knowledge, attitudes and behavior to succeed in preschool and far beyond.

CAA Receives Grant from State Farm to Launch Program for Vets

April 22, 2015 - The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with State Farm through a grant of $10,000, presented to the agency today at their offices in Bond Hill. With these funds, CAA will be launching the Veteran Supportive Services Program on May 1, 2015. The new program will offer opportunities for gainful employment to veterans and those recently released from active duty. The agency’s goal is to assist veterans through comprehensive case management, employment training and a continuum of care services.

Local State Farm agents Leah Brantley and Deatria Walker present grant check to CAA President/CEO Ms. Robinson. 

Due to their strong relationship with the VA and its administration of the G.I. Bill, CAA will also collaborate with Cincinnati State, Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati to identify veterans who may be eligible for the new program. Requirements include:

·         Must be an Active Duty Military member or US Veteran with an Honorable Discharge
(as stated on DD-214)
·         Must be at or below 125% Federal Poverty
·         Must be enrolled in a long-term CAA program (i.e. Workforce Development, Youth Services or have a child enrolled in Head Start)

Through the State Farm sponsored Veteran Supportive Services Program, participants will receive a comprehensive range of employment and training services. These services will benefit all job seeking veterans and will provide the opportunity to obtain nationally accredited certifications including, but not limited to: commercial driving license, construction certifications, culinary arts training/certifications (in partnership with the Freestore Foodbank), STNA/CNA, manufacturing certifications and GED/ABLE.

To provide the needed services and opportunities, CAA will be working with current partners, forging new relationships within the Greater Cincinnati and Hamilton County area and seeking to expand current employment programs to include veterans and their families, such as the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, which currently provides summer employment to youth through partnership with Hamilton County Job and Family Services. Program staff at CAA will also work with program participants to apply for and and/or receive additional benefits provided by various organizations offering assistance to veterans for which they may be eligible.

For more information on the State Farm grant, the Veteran Supportive Services Program or other services offered by CAA, please visit

CAA & Urban League to Host Job Fair May 2

April 14, 2015 - The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) and the Urban League Cincinnati Greater Workforce Development programs are teaming up for an exciting event on Saturday, May 2nd.

CAA Job Fair - April 11, 2015

April 7, 2015 - Are you looking for a new career with an organization that is making a difference in the community? CHCAA is hosting a job fair this Saturday, April 11th, from 9 am - 1 pm. Interviews will be taking place on-site, so make sure you dress to impress and bring several copies of your resume!

CAA Visits Capitol Hill

March 26, 2015 - CAA Board Member Lisette Martinez, CAA President/CEO Ms. Gwen L. Robinson and Gwen Larkin (pictured here visiting Senator Sherrod Brown), along with Community Relations Director Mason Gray and Community Services Director Clinton Johnson, are spending time on Capitol Hill this week. The group has been meeting with Senators and members of Congress to educate them on the issues affecting our clients and community.

CAA to Host Careers in Construction Job Fair

March 23, 2015 - The Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency (CAA) and the Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation are teaming up for a job fair this Wednesday, March 25, from Noon-4pm at the Community Action Agency, 1740 Langdon Farm Road.