About Our Work
Community Action At Work
NCCAA is committed to living and fulfilling the promise of community action. In collaboration with our partners and volunteers, our Community Action Agencies have worked diligently to reduce poverty in their communities. Here’s a snapshot of our impact.
North Carolinians served
Individuals received emergency assistance from CSBG Network
Participants gained employment, increased income, or achieved living-wage employment and benefits
1.5 million North Carolinians live in poverty. We work to break the cycle that keeps them there.
Our agencies' unique tripartite board structure provides low-income individuals a seat at the decision making table alongside public and private sector representatives to identify the issues their communities face and develop solutions to resolve them.
We give voice to the needs, concerns and stories of NC's disadvantaged and low-income citizens and demonstrate the collective impact of community action agencies to local decision makers.
Our agencies engage in continuous self-examination using a complete management and accountability process to ensure our strategies produce measurable change.
We empower our agencies to help low-income people receive the tools and resources they need to become independent of public programs and services.
We facilitate conversations and trainings that enable community members to gain a better understanding of the struggles, challenges, and issues facing disadvantaged and low-income communities and emerge better equipped to serve them.
The Promise of Community Action
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 we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
Poverty is Complex
No one aspires to be poor. For North Carolina’s disadvantaged communities, the cycle of poverty is inextricably intertwined with a cycle of poor health, disproportionately unfair treatment by the justice system, inadequate shelter, and limited access to education and stable employment.
Help Us End Poverty
Your investment in community-based anti-poverty strategies will strengthen families and communities, grow strong economies, and make North Carolina a better place to live, work, play, and learn for us all.
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Poverty is complex. Learn why a variety of services, resources or support in more than one area are necessary to reduce poverty in your community.
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