Ohio Reach Timeline
2007 - 2008
Foster care youth, alumni and advocates reported barriers and obstacles
to OACCA for foster care youth in attaining higher education.
June - Aug. 2008
A series of legislative forums were held throughout the state by OACCA.
These efforts culminated in our Higher Education Policy Briefand in the
establishment of Independent Living Legislative Workgroups.
2008 - 2009
The Higher Education Workgroup held a series of meeting, hosted by PCSAO, to hone our
legislative recommendations and action steps.
May 12, 2009
Ohio REACH Kick Off event attracts 200+ attendees
May 30, 2009
Higher Education Mentoring Initiative event in Cincinnati
Fall 2009
Ohio Reach is awarded allied group status by the National Academic Advising Association
Dec. 2009
Chris Klefeker's article, Foster Care Alumni on Campus is published in
in Academic Advising Today, Vol. 23, No. 4, p. 10.
Dec. 17, 2009
Ohio Reach radio interview on WCUE, WOTL and WYTN .
May 2010
Chris Klefeker is awarded the GOLD (Graduate of the Last Decade) Award
from Ball State University for her tireless efforts to improve access to and
success in higher education for foster care youth/alumni.
June 25, 2010
Second annual Ohio Reach Summit
Dec. 9, 2010
Chris Klefeker's trip to Washington DC to meet with CCAI and attend the
unveiling of Casey Family Program's updated version of Supporting Success.
April 4, 2011
Ohio Reach is featured in the Athens County Post.
May 16, 2011
Third annual Ohio Reach Summit.
Additional dates to be added
Ohio Attorney General Grant
Ohio Reach staff person announcement
BMI Federal Credit Union sponsorship

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