News & Releases

Updates from your Community Action Partnership

Community Action agency changes name to reflect service area

January 22, 2018

DAYTON—Miami Valley Community Action Partnership, formerly Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area, officially finalized the organization’s name change earlier this month. The decision was proposed to the agency’s board of trustees by President and CEO Cherish Cronmiller in late 2017.

“We feel like ‘Miami Valley’ better illustrates our service to the area,” Cronmiller said. “People often confused us as a Dayton-only organization and didn’t realize we have offices in four counties and offer services in a total of nine counties.”

Aside from adding clarity to the scope of those helped through Miami Valley Community Action Partnership’s (MVCAP) services, the change reflects a more streamlined approach in marketing the agency.

“It’s far easier to abbreviate for day-to-day purposes,” added Cronmiller.

This marks the second name change for the organization, which started in 1964 as Supporting Council of Preventative Effort (SCOPE) before becoming Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area in 2003.

Anyone wanting to visit MVCAP’s main website can continue to go to the “capdayton.org” address or add the new “maimivalleycap.org” as both will go to the same location. The agency’s social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) have all been updated to reflect the name change.

For questions pertaining to the name change, or to request an interview with Cronmiller, please contact Jim Ingram at (937) 341-5000 ext.150 | James.Ingram@capdayton.org.

Miami Valley Community Action Partnership is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit Community Action Agency, committed to eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by providing programs and services in the Miami Valley.

Start Your Own Business in 2018!

Ever dreamed of being your own boss? Learn how to start up a business through Miami Valley Community Action Partnership’s Micro-Enterprise program! The program is a 10-week course providing you with the tools to go into business for yourself. Learn from experienced business professionals while getting one-on-one instruction and encouragement. Reserve your spot today by calling 937-341-5000 (ext. 125). Deadline is January 10th.

Watch this video for more!

Weatherization Assistance Program Block Party a Success!

Community Action Partnership’s Home Weatherization Assistance Program’s annual big tent block party had a great turnout on Wednesday, October 25. Daytonians from all walks of life learned about the benefits of weatherization techniques while enjoying free food and door prizes. Previous WAP clients also provided testimonials of how weatherization has changed their lives for the better.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, along with commissioners Jeffrey Mims, Chris Shaw and Joey Wiliams, presented CAP Dayton with Weatherization Day proclamations from both the City of Dayton and State of Ohio.

To learn more about the benefits of weatherization, or to see if you qualify for HWAP, call 937-341-5000.

 

CAP Dayton celebrates its first Getting Ahead graduates!

Mount Enon Baptist Church in Dayton graciously hosted the celebration for Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area’s first ever graduates of its Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World program. The 16-week course, inspired by Phil DeVol’s book of the same name, gives participants the tools to overcome poverty by building their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and their communities. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, City Commissioner Chris Shaw, state senate candidate Gene Krebs, and DeVol himself were among the dignitaries there to congratulate the graduates. LaVar Glover, Self-Sufficiency Director for CAP Dayton, co-facilitates the program.

“Getting Ahead is an agenda-free, facilitated learning experience,” Glover said. “Its participants are called investigators –investigating the issues and causes of poverty within their lives and community.  This graduating class has truly bought into the process and fully owns the title.”

To learn more about Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World program, contact Glover at 937-341-5000 ext. 143.

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP TO CELEBRATE FIRST GRADUATES OF ADULT ANTI-POVERTY PROGRAM

DAYTON — Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area, will proudly hold its graduation ceremony for participants in the “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ By World” program on Monday, October 9, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Mount Enon Baptist Church, 1501 W. Third St., Dayton. The 16-week course, co-facilitated by CAP Dayton’s Director of Self Sufficiency, LaVar Glover, helps adults to overcome poverty by building their resources for a more prosperous life for themselves, their families, and their communities. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley and other local dignitaries will also be in attendance.

Glover, a native Daytonian, received his degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati, where he was a standout athlete, and was drafted into the NFL, playing for the Cincinnati Bengals. After retiring from football, Glover worked with youth before joining CAP and heading up the agency’s “Getting Ahead” program. “Getting Ahead is an agenda-free, facilitated learning experience,” Glover said. “Its participants are called investigators –investigating the issues and causes of poverty within their lives and community.  This graduating class has truly bought into the process and fully owns the title.”

Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit   Community Action Agency, committed to eliminating the causes and conditions of poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by providing programs and services in the Miami Valley. Contact Jim Ingram at (937) 341-5000 ext.150 | James.Ingram@capdayton.org

2017 CAPGDA IT RFP

The Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area (hereinafter CAPGDA) is requesting proposals from qualified, professional technology vendors for Information Technology Support Services. The ideal vendor will provide technical support, assistance, hardware and software troubleshooting, system maintenance, technology training, proper implementation of new technology, documentation of CAPGDA hardware and software inventory, and recommendations for improving existing systems and providing technical support for purchases of equipment, software, and license agreements.

More information is provided in the following Document:
thumbnail of IT RFP 2017 – CAPGA

Local Youth Program Creator Hired to Head New CAP Curriculum

NEWS RELEASE
Local Youth Program Creator Hired to Head New CAP Program
March 22, 2017

Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area has hired LaVar Glover as the new director of Self-Sufficiency. He will be heading a new program called “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World” which builds upon the “Bridges Out of Poverty” framework developed by Ruby K. Payne PhD. This program helps individuals and families living in poverty to find resources to improve their lives and move toward self-sufficiency. One of the unique features of this program is that it is facilitated by graduates of the program. Glover created a similar program in 2009.
His love for the Dayton community and helping others pushed him to create The Glover Youth Program, which is a non-profit built to provide youth in foster care and/or Juvenile Courts in Ohio with residential placement, mentoring, life skills development, and therapeutic treatment services. Glover believes that “The Glover Youth Program will live on forever as a symbol of hope, teamwork, community, and love.”
A Dayton native, Glover attended Jefferson Township Schools and spent most of his childhood involved in sports and activities in the Miami Valley area. Many days were spent at the First Dayton Little League Baseball Park, Wesley Center, The Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, and Madden Golf Course.
Glover played varsity football at the University of Cincinnati graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice. Drafted into the National Football League by the Pittsburg Steelers, and later signed by the Cincinnati Bengals and the Detroit Lions. After three years with the NFL, he played in the Arena and Canadian Football Leagues
for the next seven.
Glover was the head coach of the Dayton Sharks of the Pro Indoor Football League, and recently coached football, basketball and track at Fairmont High School, while also working and coaching at Kettering Middle School.
The first classes will begin in the end of April at Mt. Enon Church on W. Third Street. More information will be
available at www.capdayton.org

#30

For more information on “Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin’ by World” self-sufficiency training, please contact
LaVar Glover at Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area, 937-341-5000 x143 or
LaVar.Glover@capdayton.org

Fazoli’s and Feed the Children Join Forces to Feed Families

 

NEWS RELEASE
Fazoli’s and Feed the Children Join Forces to Feed Families
400 Dayton Families to Receive Essentials for Everyday Life
March 23, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio (March 23, 2017) – Fazoli’s joins Community Action Partnership and Feed the Children to provide Dayton community families with resources Tuesday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This drive-through event at the Welcome Stadium, located on the University of Dayton campus (1601 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd.), will help 400 families receive much-needed food and everyday essentials.
At this event, Fazoli’s CEO Carl T. Howard will be giving opening remarks welcoming all families and volunteers. Pre-identified families will each receive a 25-pound food box; a 10-pound box of essentials that includes personal-care items such as bathroom tissue, shampoo and conditioner; and a box of assorted Avon products.
“This marks our third event in the Dayton Community. We’re honored to work alongside Feed the Children and Community Action Partnership to help them to defeat hunger,” said Carl Howard. “Feed the Children is an organization I hold close to my heart, and I’m proud to partner with them to make lives easier for the families of Dayton. It’s truly rewarding to be able to help families in need—especially right here in my hometown.”
This is one of many events Feed the Children has planned across the country to help defeat hunger. In Dayton, nearly 36 percent of families live below the poverty line. With the help of community partners and volunteers, we can help feed the bodies, minds and futures of those in need.
“Feed the Children is proud to partner with Fazoli’s and Community Action Partnership today,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children Interim CEO/President and COO. “We know that when we combine our efforts, we will have a greater impact on the lives of families who need us most—right here in America.”

About Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.
In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.
Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.

About Fazoli’s
With nearly 220 restaurants, Fazoli’s is America’s largest Italian fast-casual chain, serving freshly prepared entrees, Submarinos® sandwiches, salads and pizza. One of the New York Post’s five breakout fast-casual restaurants and a Fast Casual.com Brand of the Year, Fazoli’s franchisees are experiencing record sales growth. Visit www.ownafazolis.com for details on development opportunities.

Emergency home repair help for low-income Kettering homeowners

NEWS RELEASE
Emergency home repair help for low-income Kettering homeowners
December 22, 2016

Kettering homeowners who are struggling to keep their homes safe, secure warm and habitable can now apply for free assistance if they meet guidelines based on income and number of residents.

The emergency home repair program, a joint venture between the Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area and the City of Kettering, was created to help people on fixed incomes or those who may be experiencing financial setbacks stay in their homes.

“Priority will be given to emergency conditions that present an imminent danger to the health and safety of the homes residents,” said Barry Strahorn, Assistant Director of Weatherization for CAP Dayton. “Emergencies like lack of running water, heating or cooling system failures; hazardous electrical systems, sewer line issues, or structural damage to roofs or ceilings are things we can step in and solve pretty quick.”

The program is for insured single-family homeowners who are either current on property taxes or have a payment plan. The assistance is free for those who have been in the home for at least a year and stay in the home for at least an additional year with a few other conditions. The income guidelines are based on making less than 80% of the median income for the county. For example, a family of four can’t make more than $47,600 to be eligible.

The program also allows people who meet the income guidelines to ask for help with preventive inspection and maintenance for things like; inspection of furnace, water heater, water pump or well, septic tank cleaning, installation of smoke alarms, minor plumbing or electrical repairs. Fixing floors, stairs or walks, which can be critical for seniors who may have mobility issues, is also possible. Weatherization assistance is also available to make homes more energy efficient, as well as replacement of screens, repairing broken windows or fixing doors.

To find out if you are eligible or to start the process, please contact Barry Strahorn at barrys@cap-dayton.org or (937) 341-5000, option 2.