Diversity and Inclusion Statement
We commit ourselves to the health and well-being of everyone. The unequal treatment of our diverse community based on race, gender, social class, sexual orientation, physical ability, religion and other categories protected under Federal and Alabama law, is not tolerated. All services are available to all persons and are carried out in accordance with all funding sources requirements and stipulations.
Community Action was born as part of the civil rights movement in 1965. We continue to denounce all forms of violence and any acts that dehumanize anyone. The words of the National Community Action Promise continue to be a voice for who we are and what we believe: 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.
Community Action Agencies (CAA) are non-profit organizations fighting poverty at the local level. Established by the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, CAA's operate in 96 percent of all cities and counties across the country. The nation's Community Action Agencies were the centerpiece of President Lyndon B. Johnson's "War on Poverty".