What is Community Action?

Community Action is a philosophy and movement established as a program under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 by President Lyndon Baines Johnson, as a part of the “War on Poverty." The goal of the program, which is now part of the Community Services Block Grant, is to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income individuals and families to become fully self-sufficient. The program is carried out by a national network of over 1300 designated Community Action Agencies ("CAAs"), which provide a diverse array of services to and advocacy on behalf of low-income individuals and families.

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our members

Discover the member CAAs that make our work possible.

our region

Learn about the diversity of our service Region 9.

our partners

See the CSBG partners that make up our network.