Community Action at work in NC

Community Action Agencies are national nonprofit organizations created by President Lyndon B. Johnson after his signing of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, an "act that embodied the philosophy that low-income individuals can best identify the issues their communities face and develop solutions to resolve them."

With 1,000 agencies located in 99 percent of the counties nationwide and 34 in North Carolina — many of them in rural communities — the N.C. Community Action Association of local agencies provides life-changing services "that create pathways to self-sufficiency" for low-income individuals, children, families, the disabled and other vulnerable populations.

NCCAA is a state-wide association of Community Action Agencies that works diligently to reduce poverty in their communities through initiatives and services that have helped tens of thousands of North Carolinians.