To focus and direct all available resources in order to enable low-income individuals, in rural and urban areas, to attain the skills, knowledge and motivation to achieve self-sufficiency.
- Some examples of our assistance programs are:
- Emergency food assistance
- Infant & children's nutrition assistance
Community Action Programs began under the authority of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, which provided local communities with the opportunity to identify problems of low-income people and to develop programs and services to meet those needs.
Community Action Agencies (CAAs) are locally controlled and designed, self-help programs for low-income people. They serve as a training ground where low-income people, through participation in planning and implementation, develop skills and confidence to take responsibility for improving their lives.
CAAs provide a unique partnership in planning and development services through the three part Board structure - public officials, interest groups and low-income people.
Message from the CEO
Welcome to our website and this center of information for the Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency. I am pleased to serve as the Chief Executive Officer for the agency. This organization is engaged in an anti-poverty strategy for community change. That is a huge task and bold statement but we are working to develop into a strong organization through self improvement, partnership, reflection and committment. These are challenging times for Racine and Kenosha, it is more important than ever that our programs focus on customer service, delivering quality and ensuring that we are efficient in the provision of our services. We also want to learn from and work with our program participants and community residents, policy makers and stakeholders to promote healthier communities for all of us, but in particular the most vulnerable of our community.
Sharon F. Schulz
Chief Executive Officer