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Meditation is powerful. If you’re unsure whether or not the practice is worth looking into, check out these top ways meditation can help improve your life.

Turns out, regular writing and keeping a journal actually has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits. Today, we’re going to check them out.

Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.

Gardening not only brings in beautiful colors, scents and foods to your home, but it has added benefits just for you. Here are some reasons you should plant a garden this season.

By going green, we create a better environment for ourselves and future generations. Check out these easy ways you can live an altruistic—and green—lifestyle.

This Women’s History Month, get involved by showing support for the women in your community. Check out these ways you can remember powerful women from history, while advocating for women today.

When it comes to supporting local business, there’s more to it than helping the community; it supports you too. Check out these reasons why going local helps you out in the long run.

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

2-1-1 Keys to Community is happening February 15th at the Ashtabula County District Library.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead? Check out these 5 ways!

The art of meeting new people, and establishing new relationships, is a genuine skill. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

The second session of the Upper DEC Dragon PLUS Afterschool Program has started... but there is still time for interested Lakeside High School students to enroll. The program meets Monday-Thursday from 2:15 to 5:30 and is designed to help students be successful in their schoolwork, as well as helping to prepare them for the future. Complete the application today!

Fortunately, recent studies have shown that volunteering with people (or a cause you care about) can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues.

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2024 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

Each week 211 Ashtabula County publishes the "4-1-1 on 2-1-1" newsletter- filled with relevant and helpful information about upcoming events, programs and resources. You can check it out by clicking the link... and on that page you can subscribe to have the issue come directly to you!

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

Turning Impact into Numbers! OACAA’s annual report is more than just stats—it's a celebration of the lives changed, dreams realized, and communities empowered. Dive into the heart of the impact of Ohio Community Action Agencies, including our Youth Summer Camp! Zip-lining, rock climbing, and career exploration were combined at ACCAA's Career Summer Day Camp! Thanks to partnerships with local organizations, campers met with employers from the manufacturing, healthcare, and public service/government sectors. Check out the report!

We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.

Are you facing a disconnect on your gas or electric bill, or do you have 25% or less in your bulk fuel tank? The Winter Crisis Program (WCP) can assist eligible households once per program year with a payment for their main heating source and/or their secondary heating source (electric).

To schedule an appointment for this program, you can call 440-381-8230 (Wait for the confirmation number), or go online at https://app.capappointments.com. If you need help sooner, Walk-ins are held Monday-Thursday at Ohio Means Jobs at 2247 Lake Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004. Doors open at 8:00 am, first come-first serve.

For more information regarding the program or eligibility requirements just dial 2-1-1.

Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or with other altruistic causes.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

DEC the Halls- Dragon Empowerment Center Holiday Party

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

On November 25th, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.

Share the Warmth campaign sponsored by First Community Bank. Donate to Ashtabula County Community Action Agency and FCB will match each contribution dollar-for-dollar.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

Winter Crisis Program can assist with disconnection of gas or electric bill, or low bulk fuel supply for income eligible households.

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

If you’re looking to celebrate this multicolor season in style with your family, check out these fun fall adventures you need to go on this year.

Weatherization Day Awareness Truck R Treat Event

Learn more about the WIC Program and sign up during National Enrollment Week

New afterschool program for Lakeside High School.

Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 9 ideas to start.

How can you make a difference in the world? By reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these easy ways you can lessen your environmental impact and help save the earth.

Summer Crisis Program ending

Dragon Empowerment Center starts new afterschool program, the Upper DEC Dragon PLUS Program

A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.

Cultural Festival a family friendly event with free admission, celebrating the diversity within our community.

Tomorrow, September 12th, commemorates America’s favorite frothy chocolate drink in a way which brings together chocolate and ice cream lovers alike.

Whether you choose to volunteer at a local shelter, support military service personnel or donate to a cause you care about, your Labor Day can be focused on honoring those who have worked so hard to build up our country’s economic and political well being. 

Learn more about the upcoming 2023 Cultural Festival.

While quotes might not directly stimulate our own lives, they play a significant role in encouraging a positive lifestyle. So go ahead, discover inspiration.

When it comes to living an altruistic lifestyle, compassion for others doesn’t have to stop with humans.

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