Community Action Commemorates 50 Years of Creating Opportunities in America
A team of 10 Community Action staff joined 1100 colleagues from around the country at our nation’s capitol to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) of 1964 and to recommit ourselves to furthering the Mission, the Promise and the Spirit of Community Action. This Act created the Office of Economic Opportunity and President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Sargent Shriver, founder of the Peace Corp, as its first Director. In this role, Mr. Shriver became the architect of the most unique federal-local partnership ever established in America. This partnership created a community based approach to addressing poverty and called it Community Action. Read all about it....
Hope, Help & Change
The cost of living in our communities exceeds what many working families can comfortably afford. Paychecks don't always stretch to cover basic needs, so many families are struggling to make ends meet. Even though more people are working and Oregon's minimum wage is among the nation's highest, lower wages are not covering the basic costs of living.
For over 47 years, Community Action has been offering hope, help and change for families in transition. Community Action programs promote the birth of healthy babies, reduce the potential for child abuse and neglect, increase children's chances for success in school, and improve the quality and accessibility of child care. We also offer energy assistance and help to prevent homelessness.
Thanks to our Key Community Supporters
October 22, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 7:30 am - 8:30 am
December 17, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm
Can affordable childcare be a springboard out of poverty? http://t.co/CrZMWpd33O #vr4smallbiz
Special Report: Stubborn poverty maintains its grip http://t.co/hVFl0xwOhk #vr4smallbiz
Availability of affordable, quality child care can clear a path out of #poverty. http://t.co/riW5ltA8RS
14.5 % of Americans lived in #poverty in 2013, Census Bureau said today, so still lots of work to do. http://t.co/LcUpfLcjYG