Community Action Month -- #CommunityActionWorks
Community Action Month in May is a time to highlight the achievements of families and communities as well as the great work done by Community Action all year long. Louisville Metro Community Action Agency, part of the Office of Resilience and Community Services, is one of more than 1,000 Community Action Agencies across the nation.
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.
Watch several of our dedicated staff recite the Promise. Click here.
Community Action Agencies History
Community Action Agencies were founded in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act and signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson. Community Action Programs were defined as those which “provide services, assistance, and other activities of sufficient scope and size to give promise of progress toward elimination of poverty or a cause or causes of poverty through developing employment activities, improving human performance, motivation, and productivity, or bettering the conditions under which people live, learn, and work.”
Community Action in Jefferson County
Louisville Metro Community Action Agency was founded by in August 1965 and has gone through several transformations throughout the years. Our local Community Action is currently a part of Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services which is headquartered at the Edison Center, at 701 W. Ormsby, Suite 201, with staff also located at the Nia Center at 2900 W. Broadway and at Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County.
These programs are funded, in part, under a contract with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services with funds from the Community Services. Block Grant Act of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.