CAA is constantly working on effective approaches in the fight against poverty. One of CAA’s best-known programs is Head Start/Early Head Start, which it operates in partnership with Cincinnati Public Schools, Cincinnati Union Bethel, the University of Cincinnati, Every Child Succeeds, and the YMCA. In addition to these groups, CAA is conducting the Community Assessment and the planned public forums with the participation of Hamilton County Educational Service Center (HCESC).
CAA will be hosting the public forums to gain additional insight on public perception of community needs and the impact of services provided by CAA and HCESC. Clients, service providers and members of the general public are invited to learn more about the agencies. Participants and moderators will discuss the state of poverty in Hamilton County, how individuals and families are being served and the results of recent client surveys. The agencies will use information gathered through these forums to create a 3-year plan to further improve the quality of services and programs provided to the community.
Staff from the Community Building Institute will facilitate three forums at CAA headquarters (1740 Langdon Farm Road). The Community Building Institute is a partnership between Xavier University and United Way. Each forum will present the preliminary findings of the Community Assessment and gather public input and recommendations.
Community Forum dates and times:
Saturday, June 20, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, June 24, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 25, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
These forums will give the community a voice on local issues and ensure low and moderate income residents have access to the quality services and resources needed to remove barriers and help individuals and families reach self-sufficiency.