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Understanding the community and issues related to poverty is a critical part of designing programs and supports that will meet our mission:  Helping people move from poverty toward prosperity.

Your Community Action agency follows a three-year Community Assessment cycle.

  • IN YEAR ONE we gather and analyze important statistics and data points
  • IN YEAR TWO we review current academic and expert analysis about poverty-related issues
  • IN YEAR THREE we gather input from low-income people and community stakeholders

Community Action uses our assessments to help agency leadership make important investment decisions, establish long-range plans, and to help educate our community residents about the realities of poverty in our midst.

Recent Assessments

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2019 Community Assessment – Data

2018 Community Assessment – Voices in the Community

2017 Community Assessment – Relevant Research