Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

Mission Statement

The Mission of Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties is to reduce the causes of poverty and its impacts on people's lives.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Community Action’s 2017 direct service work included: Providing 1,840 children ages 0-5 with comprehensive early childhood education and appropriate health and nutritional services | Delivering energy assistance and averting utility shut-off for another 16,974 | Preventing homelessness for 426 people with emergency rent or mortgage assistance | Improving living conditions by weatherizing a total of 167 homes and providing home repair services to 437 families | Supporting 426 households working to increase their income, stabilize their finances, and grow their savings through asset building programs, employment support, and low-interest car loans
Current Goals Strategic Plan 2016-2018 (Community Action utilizes a three-year strategic planning process.) GOAL I - Organizational Excellence: Strengthen organizational capacity to support operations. GOAL II - Service Delivery: Focus resources to address unmet or under-served needs in the community through strategic partnerships (e.g. housing, employment, finance, food, transportation, health, education, and childcare). GOAL III - Economic Resiliency for Participants: Build financial security for individuals and families that foster their resiliency and strength. GOAL IV - Program Service Excellence: Strategically align Community Action programs to maximize agency effectiveness and efficiency in serving people in need. GOAL V - Catalytic Leadership: Develop awareness and capacity among policymakers, educators, and community leaders to serve as advocates and champions for significant poverty related policy issues.
Community or Constituency Served Community Action serves low-income individuals and families whose lives are directly impacted by poverty and are living in low income circumstances.
Geographic Area Served Anoka, Ramsey and Washington Counties, Minnesota

Reports & Finances

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Weatherization (Energy Conservation):
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Organization Last Reviewed on 12/03/2015

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450 Syndicate Street N
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-645-6445

General Information

Alternative Name: Not Applicable
EIN: 41-0883443
Principal Staff: Clarence Hightower
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 236.5
Number of Volunteers: 1,036
Number of Clients: 70,000
Ruling Year: 1965


Board Chair: Blake Huffman
Number of Board Members: 13
Average Member Attendance: 9.5

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