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.
History of Community Action
With the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson solidified his commitment to forging new opportunities for the poor in the United States by mobilizing financial and human resources to eliminate poverty. To assist in fighting LBJ's "War on Poverty," local Community Action Agencies were created to provide a wide range of human services at the community level to help individuals build self-sufficiency and rise out of poverty.
The center of all activities and different modes of delivery radiates from the Central Administrative office located at 2905 West Wallace in San Saba, Texas.
The purpose of the Agency is to promote the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of families and individuals in the service area to achieve economic self-sufficiency and maintain personal independence.
The governing body of the Agency is the Board of Directors. The membership of the Board is selected and maintained in accordance with the Community Service Block Grant Act. One-third of the members are elected public officials; not fewer than one-third are representatives of low-income individuals and families; and the remainder of the members are officials or members of business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the communities served.
The officers of the Board of Directors consist of a President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, and Secretary.All officers serve one (1), two-year term with the option for one (1) additional two year term.Membership dues and/or service charges do not apply.
The Board of Directors and administrative staff seek funding for programs from national, regional, state, and local levels in order to continue on-going programs and expand operations.These many resources are used to further the agency’s mission, giving a hand up to the low-income, elderly, and underprivileged. All donated funds and materials are used to support our programs.No part of the net earnings of the Agency shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to, its members, trustees, officers, or private persons.