Nationally, Community Action Agencies have been helping people for 50 years, in 2014! On August 20, 1964 in Washington, DC, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA). The EOA created a variety of programs, including Community Action Agencies, to help address the War on Poverty. Semcac was one of those agencies established to address local poverty problems in rural, urban and suburban communities across the country. Semcac was established in 1966. Semcac, a Community Action Agency, will reach the 50 year milestone in 2016.
“In the last 50 years, Community Action has been extremely successful helping people achieve and maintain economic security despite experiencing budget cuts, shrinking resources, and increased demands for services during challenging economic times,” said Don Mathis, President and CEO of the Community Action Partnership national office. “We understand our residents’ unique needs, and have developed programs that will best serve them and their families.”
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