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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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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.

Celebrating 50 Years of the War on Poverty!

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Impact of Community Action

In 2012, California CSBG agencies provided services to over 1.5 million low-income individuals.

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Region IX ELITE Cohort - Apply Now!

Application Deadline: August 27, 2014

The Region IX 2014 ELITE Cohort is designed around timely self-study and weekly group discussion of the modules beginning in September 2014.

ELITE Program Info & Application

2014 Conference Exhibitors