Community Action Agency
The Montgomery County Community Action Agency’s mission is to coordinate local, state, federal and private resources to help low-income individuals and families gain useful skills, and gain access to education and employment opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
The Community Action Agency, in conjunction with its governing Community Action Board (CAB), conducts community-wide assessments, develops anti-poverty strategies, provides service coordination, including contract management and monitoring with community-based partners, and promotes advocacy on behalf of low-income populations in the community to eliminate poverty.
Services include Head Start and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.
Nominations Now Open for 2013 Community Action Awards
The Community Action Board (CAB) is seeking nominations for several awards which recognize individuals and organizations that have made a difference in reducing poverty, or for advocating on behalf of Montgomery County’s low-income residents.
The Henry L. Dixon Community Action Award for Organizational Achievement recognizes involvement in activities that, through a group volunteer effort, helps low-income individuals in Montgomery County move toward or achieves self-sufficiency. The award, which includes categories for youth and adults, may also recognize advocacy by an organization to reduce poverty among Montgomery County residents.
The Marcia Plater Community Action Award for Individual Achievement recognizes involvement in activities that, through an individual volunteer effort, help low-income individuals in Montgomery County move toward or achieve self-sufficiency. This award, with categories for youth and adults, also may recognize advocacy by an individual to reduce poverty among Montgomery County residents.
Deadline for nominations is Friday, March 22, 2013 at 4 p.m.
For more information, call the Community Action Agency at 240-777-1697.