Community Action Month 2013
May is National Community Action Month! During this special time of year, Community Action Agencies across the nation make the Promise of Community Action-to help people and change lives- to come alive by hosting events that help to put a "face" on the families living in poverty and the dedicated individuals who help to remove barriers to independence.
Community Action Agencies also use National Community Action Month to call attention to poverty-related problems. As Community Action Agencies showcase their programs, they are also giving local residents- many who are unaware of the poverty in their communities- a first hand look at the struggles low-wage earning families face and how Community Action helps these families achieve financial security.
*from the Community Action Partnership, a national non-profit membership organization
To celebrate NWICA is revealing a new 'Friends of NWICA' website, this site will be chocked full of pictures, videos, and nominations for Community Action Month as well as Older Americans Month.
NWICA will nominate an outstanding individual in celebration of Community Action Month If you know of an individual who qualifies based on the criteria below, please contact us via email by clicking OAM/CAM Nomination.
The Community Action Partnership established the Sargent Shriver Achievement Award in 1995 to recognize and honor achievements by individuals who, with the assistance of a Community Action Agency, have changed their lives and achieved independence. The Award is named for Sargent Shriver, the first director of the Office of Economic Opportunity.