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May is National Community Action Month

Help us celebrate the month of May as National Community Action Month!  Each May the 1,000+ member Community Action Agency (CAA) network celebrates National Community Action Month by highlighting the innovative ways Community Action helps people, changes lives, and encourages the entire community to advocate on behalf of Americans living in poverty.

National Community Action Month was created by the national office of the Community Action Partnership to highlight Community Action Agencies’ role in helping low-income families 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, transportation, economic development, and many others.

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 achieve economic security.  Success stories are honored and personal achievements are recognized.  Some governors, mayors, city and county councils, 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.

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

We encourage you to help us celebrate National Community Action Month and #BeCommunityAction!

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