El-Ada meets people where they are, celebrates who they are, and helps them get where they want to be. It is poverty that is the problem, not people.
Community Action Agencies (CAAs) originated from the 1964 Economic Opportunity Act as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society and his declaration of a War on Poverty.
CAAs are private, non-profit or public organizations
"... which provide services, assistance, and other activities of sufficient scope and size to give promise of progress toward elimination of poverty or a cause or causes of poverty through developing employment opportunities, improving human performance, motivation, and productivity, or bettering the conditions under which people live, learn, and work." (Title II of the Economic Opportunity Act)
El-Ada Community Action Partnership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and was established in 1967 as a part of the Economic Opportunity Act. We work to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and to empower low-income families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient. El-Ada serves Ada, Elmore, and Owyhee counties.
MISSION & VISION
In order to reduce poverty in its communities, El-Ada Community Action Partnership works to better focus available local, state, private and federal resources to assist low-income individuals and families to acquire useful skills and knowledge, gain access to new opportunities and achieve economic self-sufficiency.
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.