2013 NATIONAL COMMUNITY ACTION MONTH
Promise of Community Action
Action changes peopleís 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.
The national office of the Community Action Partnership designates May
as National Community Action Month to recognize Community Action
Agenciesí work fighting poverty on the local level. Each year,
Community Action Agencies help millions of Americans achieve and
maintain financial stability through programs such as Head Start,
weatherization, work readiness and life skills training, literacy and
financial education, housing, energy and transportation assistance.
Services offered by
Community Action Agencies across the country are critical, especially
when there are millions of people facing an uncertain economic future.
These are the same people who have worked hard and played by the
rules, but now the pressures of long-term unemployment, foreclosures,
and dwindling savings are putting a tremendous strain on them. Programs
like Community Action are vital to empowering families to move from
struggling and just getting by to stability and independence.
to end poverty in a community is far more than any agency can do alone.
In fact, poverty touches every facet of a community: government,
business, schools, churches, hospitals, and agencies. It
impacts the tax base and the housing market. It
touches everyone. Because the impact is so big, it requires all of us
looking for effective solutions and strategies.
are fortunate in Snyder and Union Counties that we donít work to end
poverty alone. Our partners in education, local government, social
services, business and the
faith community, as well as, our many volunteers are what enable us to
work together to make substantial changes in our community.
celebrate 35 years of serving the community!
is to affirm the dignity of all individuals,
families, and communities and to facilitate their development with
opportunities to determine and achieve their own goals. The Union -
Snyder Community Action Agency works in partnership with consumers, agencies, and
communities to address and alleviate the causes and impacts of poverty.
Community Action Agency,
Our two main functions are...
and stability services to
low-income individuals including
the homeless, the working poor,
the unemployed, and those unable to work
community education, organization,
revitalization, and development services to assist
residents and communities in addressing local needs
The Union - Snyder Community Action Agency
was formed in 1979 through a joint effort of the Union and Snyder
County Commissioners and concerned citizens. The Joinder Board of
Commissioners has governed the Union - Snyder Community Action
since its inception, with input from an Advisory Committee of
community, low-income, and local government representatives. Agency
comes from local, state, and federal sources.
Please visit the Snyder
County, Pennsylvania website at: www.snydercounty.org