History of Community Action

Community Action began as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.

The Federal Government believed that poverty was best fought on a local level.

Community Action Agencies were created to fight poverty locally based on the unique needs of the individual communities they serve.

The video below is a great summary of the beginning of Community Action’s fight against poverty. 


 
For a more extensive history, visit this page.

HSP is a member of the Maryland Community Action Partnership.

HSP is a member of the National Community Action Partnership.