CAPCA is celebrating Community Action Month, dedicated to recognizing the success of the national Community Action Network that fights poverty across the United States. This month, CAPCA will be engaging in programs and events that showcase our anti-poverty work in Cleburne, Faulkner and White Counties.
“Community Action Month is a wonderful time to honor and celebrate the impact Community Action has in the lives of families and communities across the country,” stated Jennifer Welter, Executive Director. “Agencies are successful every day in helping families achieve economic security. Given that the needs of each family and community are unique, Community Action is able to use a range of resources and programs to meet local needs in creative and impactful ways.”
Welter continued, “This past year, our Agency has served 21,350 families in Cleburne, Faulkner and White Counties and empowered them to attain self-sufficiency. We served over 650 children in our Head Start programs, we assisted 23 individuals in obtaining employment, we provided supplemental food to over 6,000 individuals, and we had 501 community partnerships. Our work changes lives and strengthens our entire community.”
To celebrate its success and raise awareness in the community, CAPCA will run a Facebook campaign during the month of May. For more information about the services we offer, visit facebook/capcapage or capcainc.org.
CAPCA’s administrative office was established in Conway in 1965 to wage the war on poverty in Arkansas through Head Start, Weatherization, LiHEAP, and CSBG. CAPCA is a member of the Community Action Network, originally created in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson’s Economic Opportunity Act, a pivotal piece of legislation in the War on Poverty.