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The Promise of Community Action

"Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."

Our Purpose
To serve as the legal entity whereby the community may organize itself, mobilize its resources to combat poverty and the related problems of the poor, including employment, education, housing, nutrition, emergency services, income management and economic development as a charitable organization.


Our Vision
A community system in which the dignity and intrinsic value of every person is acknowledged and their social, cultural and economic diversity is recognizable through inclusiveness in all community affairs; a community that requires shared responsibility and problem solving, yet is responsive to the disadvantaged who may need assistance in overcoming barriers to equal opportunity; a community that is equitable, yet humane and supports the full development of its members.

Our Mission
To be a catalyst for growth and development for disadvantaged individuals and an instrument for change in the community, to be a human service provider in the state-the standard by which others are measured.