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.
Head Start program helps individuals, families achieve success and get ahead of the class
Head Start, a program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, provides early childhood education and support services to impoverished families across America. The program helps individuals and families build a strong foundation that can lead to future success.
Local nonprofit agencies addressing critical social determinants of health for those in need
N.C. Community Action Agencies help vulnerable and impoverished populations address social determinants of health through transportation, housing, employment services, and more.
Head Start program gives children from diverse backgrounds a leg up
Research shows that pre-kindergarten education is crucial in the future development of children. Through the Head Start program, children from disadvantaged or low-income homes have the opportunity to receive five-star education that they might not otherwise have access to.
COVID-19 shedding light on racial, healthcare, poverty disparities
Racial, healthcare and income disparities existed before the onset of COVID-19, but the lingering pandemic has only exacerbated these inequalities.
Program helps create safer and healthier homes for NC residents
The Healthy Homes Initiative is a partnership between the North Carolina Community Action Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The program provides underprivileged families across North Carolina with crucial home repairs needed to improve their overall health.
Organization working to fight poverty and affect community action
Community Action Agencies are nonprofit organizations that are designed to help those in low-income communities identify their issues and find ways to address them. Through its programs and services, Community Action Agencies in North Carolina are helping our most vulnerable populations.