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Who is Community Action?

About Us

About Us

What is a Community Action agency?

Community Action is unique!

At Tri County Community Action, our mission is to transform lives, strengthen communities, and eradicate poverty. We're not just another local organization; we are a dedicated Community Action Agency with a unique and powerful approach to creating lasting change.

What Sets Us Apart

Tri County Community Action stands out in several significant ways:

1. Our Tripartite Board of Directors: We're proud to be governed by a volunteer tripartite Board of Directors. This board comprises equal representation from the low-income community, local elected officials, and a diverse group of public and private community stakeholders. This balanced leadership ensures that our actions and decisions are well-rounded and community-driven.

2. Data-Driven Decision Making: We conduct in-depth assessments of the needs in our community. This comprehensive analysis informs our program and service offerings, helping us identify the root causes and conditions of poverty in our region. This data-driven approach allows us to develop innovative strategies to address these challenges effectively.

3. Collaborative Partnerships: At Tri County Community Action, we understand the importance of collaboration. We work hand in hand with numerous public and private sector organizations to create a coordinated network of resources and initiatives. Volunteers from our community generously donate their time and talents, further strengthening our impact.

4. Deep Community Roots: With a rich history and longstanding relationships within our community, we have deep roots that allow us to be flexible and responsive to emergent needs. Our commitment to the people we serve has earned us trust and credibility.


The mission of Tri County Community Action is to build on the strengths and resources available, provide solutions for complex issues, and empower individuals, families, and communities to move out of poverty.


That we all live in a community free from poverty.


At Tri County Community Action, we are committed to fostering a culture of belonging.

It is our responsibility to challenge biases and take action against structural inequities. Through transparency and continuous improvement, we aim to create a safe space where everyone feels respected and encouraged. People are at the forefront of our mission to end poverty, and building supportive partnerships within our communities is essential.

Guided by integrity, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment because diverse experiences, opinions, and ideas are crucial to advancing our mission.


Community Action changes peoples’ 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.