Six National Goals of Community Action:

  • Low-income people become more self-sufficient
  • The conditions in which low-income people live are improved
  • Low-income people own a stake in their community
  • Partnerships among supporters and providers of services to low-income people are achieved
  • Agencies increase their capacity to achieve results
  • Low-income people, especially vulnerable populations, achieve their potential by strengthening family and other supportive systems

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Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories.


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.


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