NYSCAA - New York State Community Action Association
For more than 45 years, New York's Community Action Agencies have been the proven local, grassroots, federally-designated network of anti-poverty agencies in New York State. New York State's Community Action Agencies are a catalyst for change, testing new initiatives and developing innovative methods to eliminate the causes and effects of poverty.
With a network of 51 organizations located throughout the Empire State that can reach every New Yorker, Community Action Agencies form a statewide service delivery system that connects individuals and families to the services they need to achieve economic security. When it comes to moving folks from poverty to self-sufficiency, Community Action Agencies know what works. Community Action Agencies achieve positive results that change lives and strengthen communities.
Community Action Agencies improved the lives of 750,000 New Yorkers in 2009 by:
- Developing broad-based community partnerships to efficiently implement human services;
- Spearheading innovative macro and micro approaches to economic development;
- Expanding opportunities for affordable and energy-efficient housing;
- Stabilizing families by providing emergency assistance; and
- Empowering children, adults, and seniors through strength-based programs and activities.