Local Elected Officials Proclaim May Community Action Month

At the requests of Community Action Agencies and State Associations across the country, elected officials issued proclamations proclaiming May 2013 Community Action Month.

National Community Action Month in May was created by the Community Action Partnership to reinforce Community Action Agencies’ role helping low-income families achieve economic stability.

State Proclamations

  • Community Action Partnership Association of Idaho – Idaho Governor CL Otter
  •  Community Action Kentucky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear
  • Southern New Hampshire Services – New Hampshire Governor Gov. Maggie Hassan
  • Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies – Ohio Governor John Kasich
  • Oklahoma Association of Community Action Agencies – Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin
  • West Virginia Community Action Partnership – Earl Ray Tomblin

Local Proclamations

  • Community Action Partnership of Riverside County (CA) – Riverside County Board of Supervisors
  • Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino – San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors
  • Sangamon County (IL) Community Resources – Sangamon County Board
  • Community Services Employment Training – Tulare County (CA) Board of Supervisors
  • Dubois County (IN) Commissioners – TRI-CAP
  • Pike County (IN) Commissioners – TRI-CAP
  • Salt Lake (UT)Community Action Program –Mayor Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City
  • United Planning Organization – Mayor Vincent Gray, Washington, DC

Community Action Agencies Celebrate National Community Action Month

Updated 5/30/13

 Here are some of the Community Action Agencies across the country that plan to celebrate National Community Action Month in May. *CAAs – To add your agency to the list, please send an email to lholland@communityactionpartnership.com

National Community Action Month is a public awareness campaign created by the national office of the Community Action Partnership to highlight Community Action Agencies’ role helping 20 million low-income families and individuals achieve economic security each year through a variety of targeted programs, such as Head Start, Weatherization, and, housing.

During National Community Action Month, Community Action Agencies highlight their success stories and personal achievements, while also focusing attention on local and national poverty-related issues.  Some governors, mayors, and other elected officials even proclaim May “Community Action Month” in their states, cities and counties.

Alabama

  • Mobile Community Action – Mobile, AL

Alaska

  • Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. – Anchorage, AK

Arizona

  • Coconino County Community Services Department – Flagstaff, AZ

California

  • Colusa-Glenn-Trinity Community Action Partnership – Willows, CA
  • Community Action Partnership of Riverside County – Riverside, CA
  • Community Services Employment Training – Visalia, CA

Connecticut

  • Community Action Agency of New Haven, Inc. – New Haven, CT

 District of Columbia

  • United Planning Organization – Washington, DC

 Georgia

  • Clayton County Community Services Authority, Inc. – Forest Park, GA
  • Concerted Services, Inc. – Waycross, GA

 llinois

  • C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation – Effingham, IL
  • Sangamon County Community Resources – Springfield, IL
  • Shawnee Development Council, Inc. – Karnak IL

Indiana

  • TRI-CAP – Jasper, IN

Iowa

  • Iowa Community Action Association (state association)
  • Community Action of Southeast Iowa – Burlington, IA

Kansas

  • Community Action, Inc. – Topeka, KS
  • ECKAN – Lawrence, KS
  • Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. – Girard, KS

Kentucky

  • Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties – Lexington, KY
  • Community Action of Southern Kentucky – Bowling Green, KY

Massachusetts

  • Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions, Inc. – Greenfield, MA

 Mississippi

  • Hinds County Human Resource Agency – Jackson, MS

Nebraska

  • Blue Valley Community Action Partnership – Fairbury NE
  • Central Nebraska Community Services – Loup City, NE

New Hampshire

  • Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. – Concord, NH
  • Community Action Partnership of Strafford County – Dover, NH
  • Southern New Hampshire Services – Manchester, NH
  • Southwestern Community Services, Inc. – Keene, NH
  • Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. – Berlin, NH

New Jersey

  • North Hudson Community Action Corporation – Union City, NJ
  • Somerset Community Action Program – Somerset, NJ
  • United Community Corporation – Newark, NJ

New York

  • Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region, Inc. – Troy, Rensselaer County, New York
  • Schenectady Community Action Program, Inc. – Schenectady, NY
  • Niagara Community Action Program, Inc. – Niagara Falls, NY
  • Pro Action of Steuben and Yates, Inc. – Bath, NY

 North Carolina

  • Coastal Community Action, Inc. – Newport, NC
  • Salisbury-Rowan Community Action Agency – Salisbury, NC

Ohio

  • Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area – Dayton, Ohio
  • Highland County Community Action – Hillsboro, OH
  • Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission – Defiance, OH

Oklahoma

  • Community Action Agency of OKC/Canadian Counties, Inc. – Oklahoma City, OK
  • KI BOIS Community Action Foundation, Inc. – Stigler, OK
  • Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group, Inc. – Altus, OK

Oregon

  • Community Action – Hillsboro, Oregon

Pennsylvania

  • Community Action Development Commission – Norristown, PA

South Carolina

  • Charleston County Human Services Commission – Charleston, SC

 Utah

  • Community Action Partnership of Utah (state association)

Wisconsin

  • West CAP – Glenwood City, WI

May is National Community Action Month

National Community Action Month in May is a public awareness campaign created by the national office of the Community Action Partnership to highlight Community Action Agencies’ role helping low-income families move out of poverty and achieve economic security.  Each year, Community Action Agencies serve 20 million people in rural, suburban, and urban communities across the country through a variety of targeted programs, such as Head Start, Weatherization, job training and placement, financial education, housing, energy assistance, and transportation.

 During National Community Action Month, Community Action Agencies truly make the Promise of Community Action—to help people and change lives—come alive by hosting events that help put a “face” on the families and individuals living in poverty and the dedicated Community Action staff and volunteers who are helping them escpae it and achieve economic security. Success stories are honored and personal achievements are recognized.  Some governors, mayors, and other elected officials even proclaim May “Community Action Month” in their states, cities and counties.

 Community Action Agencies also use National Community Action Month to call attention to poverty-related problems.  As Community Action Agencies are showcasing their programs, they are also giving local residents—many who are unaware of the poverty in their communities—a first-hand look at the struggles low-income families face and how Community Action programs help them.

 For more information on National Community Action Month, Community Action Partnership, and Community Action Agencies, go to http://www.communityactionpartnership.com or follow the organization on Twitter, @CAPartnership.