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Empowering Alabama Community Action Agencies to eliminate poverty. The Community Action Association of Alabama envisions a strong, committed partnership of Community Action Agencies empowered to produce measurable outcomes and results eliminating poverty. Our mission is to empower our member agencies to eliminate poverty by providing resource development, coordination of efforts, technical assistance and training.

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As the number of nonprofits has proliferated—adding to the competition for mindshare and money—even organizations that are household names must adapt to appeal to a new generation of donors.
Most organizations running volunteer programs know they need to screen their volunteers – at the very least those volunteers who are working with vulnerable populations or who have access to sensitive information.
Alabama has the highest rate of opioid prescriptions per person in the country and that comes at a steep and sometimes devastating cost for our communities and families.
Finding good volunteers begins with connecting with people where they are and listening to their needs.

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