50th Anniversary of the War of Poverty
2014 is a notable year for Community Action because it is our 50th anniversary. On August 20, 1964 in Washington, DC President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Action creating a variety of programs—including Community Action Agencies—as part of his War on Poverty. For 50 years, Community Action Agencies have provided much needed services and opportunities to millions of low-income people and families. Community Action Agencies helped improve lives and communities by providing Head Start, Individual Development Accounts, financial education, job training, affordable housing, community economic development, natural disaster relief and recovery, health care, energy assistance, and much more.
Impact of Community Action
In 2012, California CSBG agencies provided services to over 1.5 million low-income individuals.Learn More