Arizona Community Action Association
The Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA) was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1967 in response to a need for a statewide forum to address issues relating to poverty. Through its membership, ACAA has the capability to bring together public officials, low-income persons, representatives of the private sector and human service providers to develop strategies to that address poverty. ACAA was created to:
- Provide a unified voice in the fight against poverty.
- Educate and advocate on behalf of Arizona's low-income population.
- Provide services that improve the lives of people through self sufficiency.
- Serve as an umbrella organization for local community action agencies.
The mission of the ACAA is to promote economic self-sufficiency for low-income people through collaborations which:
- Strengthen, represent and promote Arizona's Community Action Agencies,Strengthen, represent and promote Arizona's Community Action Agencies,
- Encourage and enhance interagency cooperation,
- Advocate for the concerns of low-income individuals and families,
- Assure maximum feasible participation of low-income people,
- Develop partnerships with public and private sectors,
- Engage in research and education related to developing solutions to poverty.
For information on becoming a member of Arizona Community Action Association, or to comment on Arizona Self Help, please email ACAA.
This project was supported in part by the Department of Economic Security, Community Service Administration, and Hunger Relief Programs.