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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

Cynthia Simpson is the
Executive Director –
Pickens Community Action
and Development Corp., Inc.

Karinne Simmons is the
Executive Director –
Southeast Alabama Community
Action Partnership

Cynthia Burton is the
Executive Director –
Community Service Programs
of West Alabama, Inc.


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 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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Community Action Agency of Northwest Alabama strives to reduce the causes and adverse consequences of poverty and to empower low-income individuals, families and communities to achieve self-sufficiency through advocacy, resource utilization and service delivery.

As a non-profit business/organization, Community Action Agency of South Alabama is charged to provide programs and services which promote and create self-sufficiency to individuals, families and communities.

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.

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 Agency of Northeast AL Inc. strives to build coalitions of partnerships, volunteers and programs dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty by improving the quality of life and empowering community participants to become self-sufficient in Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and St. Clair counties.

Macon- Russell Community Action Agency strives to reduce the harsh impact of poverty generated through inflation; lack of preparation (education or other training) or loss of income; by providing a people helping people attitude and offering a hand up, not a hand out for area citizens.