What is Community Action?
Community Action Agencies are private non-profit or
public organizations that were created by the federal government in 1964
to combat poverty
in geographically designated areas. Status as a Community Action Agency
is the result of an explicit designation by state government.
A Community Action Agency has a tripartite board structure that is designated
to promote the participation of the entire community in the reduction
of poverty. Community Action Agencies seek to involve
the community, including elected public officials, private sector representatives,
and especially residents who live on limited incomes, in assessing local
needs and combating the causes and conditions of poverty.
WHY COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES ARE UNIQUE
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