Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties

Mission Statement

To reduce the causes of poverty and its impact on people's lives in our community.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Through Head Start and Early Head Start, Energy Assistance, Energy Conservation, Community Housing Development, and the programs of our Community Engagement Department, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties served more than 24,000 households and nearly 70,000 low-income individuals throughout our geographic service area. The programs provided stability and the tools to equip low-income individuals to exit poverty.
Current Goals Community Action utilizes a three-year strategic planning process. Following are the strategic plan goals for the 2016 - 2018 period. Goal I: Strengthen organizational capacity to support operations. Goal II: 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: Build financial security for individuals and families that foster their resiliency and strength. Goal IV: Strategically align Community Action programs to maximize agency effectiveness and efficiency in serving people in need. Goal V: 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 Individuals and families impacted by poverty in Ramsey, Washington, and Anoka Counties.
Geographic Area Served Minnesota, North and East Metro: Ramsey County, Washington County, Anoka County

Reports & Finances

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Energy Assistance:
Community Services:
3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services
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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 02/05/2019

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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450 N Syndicate, Ste 35
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone: 651-645-6445

General Information

Alternative Name: Ramsey Action Programs
EIN: 41-0883443
Principal Staff: Clarence Hightower
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 239.5
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 59,000
Ruling Year: 1965


Board Chair: Michelle Kemper
Number of Board Members: 15
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 10.2

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