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The Community Action Network

The nation’s Community Action network – including 1,000 plus Community Action Agencies – are a robust, national, state, and local force, reaching children and families in 99% of America’s counties with life changing services that create pathways to opportunity and prosperity.

The Community Action network:

Connects individuals and families to approaches that help them succeed – including high quality education programs for children, job retraining for adults, stable and affordable housing for families, utility assistance for seniors, and so much more.

Promotes community-wide solutions to seemingly stubborn challenges throughout our cities, suburbs, and in rural areas – whether it’s the lack of affordable housing or the need to promote economic growth that benefits all families.

Shares expertise with national, state, and local leaders looking for evidence on what works to promote greater economic opportunity for children and families.

America’s Community Action Agencies connect million of children and families to greater opportunity, transforming their lives and making our communities – and our nation – stronger. Every year Community Action Agencies change the lives of over 15 million individuals in over 7 million families. As a result of the Community Action network’s impact:

  • Tens of thousands of children and youth engaged in before and after school programs
  • More than 396,000 individuals received needed health care
  • More than 167,000 unemployed people got a job
  • More than 148,000 families gained safe and affordable housing

Learn More About the Impact of Community Action

Our Fact Sheet

Our National Highlights

Our National Annual Report

Find a Community Action Agency (CAA) Near You

Our “Find a CAA” module allows you to search Community Action Agencies across the country by name, zip, state, county, radius, or service. To find a CAA near you, click here