The Vision of Community Action Partnership

A nation that creates opportunities for all people to thrive, builds strong, resilient communities, and ensures a more equitable society.

The Mission of Community Action Partnership

To ensure all causes and conditions of poverty are effectively addressed and to strengthen, promote, represent, and serve the Community Action Network.

The Values of Community Action Partnership

  • We believe all people should be treated with dignity and respect and recognize that structural race, gender, and other inequities remain barriers that must be addressed.
  • We believe that this nation has the capacity and moral obligation to ensure that no one is forced to endure the hardships of poverty.
  • We believe that with hope, adequate resources and opportunities, everyone can reach their fullest potential, and we are committed to achieving that vision.
  • We pledge ourselves to creating an environment that pursues innovation and excellence through multi-sector partnership and collaboration.

Equity · Respect · Commitment · Excellence · Hope 
Community · Caring · Innovation · Opportunity

Partnership Strategy Moving Forward

Adopted by the Partnership in August 2018, the Strategic Plan is divided into the following key areas: Optimize the Impact of Training and Technical Assistance, Strengthen Local Advocacy, and Expand National Advocacy. Read more>

Optimize Impact of Training and Technical Assistance

The Community Action Partnership commits to meeting the current and future needs of the membership through training and technical assistance. Read more>

Strengthen Local Advocacy

The Community Action Partnership is committed to defining the narrative on and telling the story of Community Action. Read more>


Expand National Advocacy

The Community Action Partnership is committed to building relationships at all levels.

The Community Action Partnership also recognizes an emerging need to prepare a response to leadership changes. Read more>

Organizational Capacity

The Partnership will ensure organizational readiness and effectiveness to support the implementation of the strategic plan developed by the board.

The Partnership will be managed strategically and effectively to ensure that it continues to be a viable national entity that represents the Community Action Network.0

To download the Partnership’s Strategic Plan Summary presentation, click here.