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For Immediate Release:
April 30, 2012
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Secretary of State Perales to Commemorate National Community Action Month
with a Visit to the Community Action of Greene County on May 1st at 10:30AM

Albany – On Tuesday, May 1st at 10:30AM, Secretary Cesar A. Perales will be joined by Florence Ohle, Executive Director of Community Action of Greene County Inc. (CAGC) other not-for-profit service providers and community partners from the Capital Region to announce the kickoff of National Community Action Month. Community Action Month is a national celebration highlighting the role of Community Action Agencies in helping low-income families achieve economic security through a variety of programs such as Head Start, job training and placement, financial education and housing.

In 2011, CAGC was a recipient of the Department of State’s CSBG Workforce Development Grant Award, a competitive grant program awarded to organizations that provide underserved communities with a variety of employment related services including workforce development and job training. CAGC used the funding to open a thrift store, providing individuals with hands-on job training experience while also benefiting the surrounding community. The Secretary will receive a tour of the store during his visit.


WHO: Secretary of State Cesar A. Perales and
Executive Director of CAGC, Florence Ohle

WHAT: Announcement Commemorating Community Action Month

WHEN: Tuesday May 1, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Community Action of Green County Inc. (CAGC)
7856 Rt. 9 West
Catskill, NY 12414