Community Action is an “umbrella” agency that provides the overall leadership, policy guidance, coordination, and support necessary to successfully offer a wide array of essential services and actively contribute to local initiatives that are critical to building our community’s capacity for positive change. Currently, the agency has an annual budget of $26 million and a staff of over 300 dedicated employees who serve more than 30,000 of our neighbors each year through 40 programs.
The roots of Community Action’s work are in intervention to alleviate the most immediate, destabilizing effects of poverty in the lives of individuals and families, as well as in the larger community. Over the years we have come to interpret our mission broadly to include, not only people who have lower incomes, but others who are marginalized, such as youth, immigrants, and members of minority groups. Our desire to secure our community’s future health and prosperity, and our sense of ethical practice, have compelled us to offer primary prevention services in order to get out ahead of the need for intervention “after the fact.” While many of our programs are targeted to intervene with specific issues or populations, many also incorporate prevention practices and are open to all.
Please follow the links above or to the left to learn more about each of Community Action’s programs.
Please look under the Community Partnerships tab above to learn more about important community-wide initiatives.