What is a Community Action Agency?
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 local or 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 or elimination of poverty.
Community Action Agencies seek to involve the community, including elected public officials private sector representatives, and especially low-income residents, in assessing local needs and attacking the causes and conditions of poverty.
El-Ada Community Action Partnership, was incorporated as a private, non-profit Community Action Agency in 1967.
Mission and Vision
In order to reduce poverty in it’s communities, El-Ada Community Action works to better focus available local, state, private and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
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.
El-Ada meets people where they are, celebrates who they are, and helps them get where they want to be. It is poverty that is the problem, not people.