Impact and Programs
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
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