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Most poverty-related organizations focus on a specific area of need, such as job training, health care, housing, or economic development. Community Action Agencies reach out to low-income people in their communities, address their multiple needs through a comprehensive approach, develop partnerships with other community organizations, involve low-income clients in the agency’s operations, and administer a full range of coordinated programs designed to have a measurable impact on poverty.

Benjamin Jones is the
Executive Director –
Montgomery Community
Action Agency

Angel Walker is the
Executive Director –
Macon- Russell Community
Action Agency

David Crosby is the
Executive Director –
Community Action Agency
of Northwest Alabama

Rosetta Pender is the
Chief Executive Officer –
Community Action Agency
of South Alabama


Team Member

“Community Action changes people’s 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.”

Our mission is to provides resources and services which resolve immediate needs and lead to long-term self-sufficiency for low-income and vulnerable populations.

Pickens County Community Action Committee and CDC, Inc. is dedicated to mobilizing resources in an effort to eliminate poverty and improve the quality of life for the low income and vulnerable populations.

Community Action Partnership of North Alabama is a results-driven, non-profit business committed to reducing or eliminating the causes and consequences of poverty for families and communities in need through comprehensive services and strategic partnerships.

Southeast Alabama Community Action Partnership strives to provide low-income persons with the information, opportunities; education and increased self-assurance that they need to become self-sufficient.

Chambers-Tallapoosa-Coosa Community Action Committee mission is to enhance the quality of life for low-income people through mobilizing resources and providing services to promote self-sufficiency.

Community Action Partnership of Huntsville/Madison & Limestone Counties strives to enhance the quality of life through the mobilization of federal, state, and local resources in order to provide advocacy, economic development, and assistance to move low-income people towards self-sufficiency.

Mobile Community Action strives to empower the low-income population to achieve maximum potential through the provision of advocacy, education, training, employment, and emergency support services

The Alabama Council on Human Relations, Inc. (ACHR) is a private non-profit organization that is funded exclusively for educational and eleemosynary (charitable) purposes on behalf of the low-income population. The goal of ACHR is to promote and implement programs—both independently and in concert with community partners—that address the needs of those with low income and improve economic conditions, education, and racial relationships for all people.

The Organized Community Action Program is a private, non-profit community based, community action agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for the low income population served.

The Community Action Agency of Talladega, Clay, Randolph, Calhoun, and Cleburne Counties promotes change and empowers low-income individuals and families in the communities we serve.

Community Action Partnership of Middle Alabama strives to identify causes and conditions of poverty among low-income households in Autauga, Chilton, Elmore & Shelby counties by providing services and programs to enhance the quality of life.

In order to reduce poverty in Etowah County, we work to better focus available local, state, federal, and private resources to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, to gain access to new opportunities, and to achieve economic self-sufficiency.

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.

Our mission is to enable low-income citizens of Walker County to overcome barriers by assisting them with the basic needs, skills, and information essential to become successful and productive citizens, through Agency programs and referrals.