Economic Opportunities Council of IRC, Inc.
Non-Profit / Social ServicesNon-Profit Organizations
To transition at-risk individuals and families from poverty to self-sufficiency through our agency programs and public/private partnerships.
To be a partner in the creation of a community wherein low-income individuals and families, especially at-risk populations, will have the opportunity to become educated, self-sufficient, improve the conditions in which they live, and achieve their full potential.
Community Action Agencies are nonprofit private and public organizations established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty. Community Action Agencies help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. Today there are approximately 1000 Community Action Agencies, serving the poor in every state as well as Puerto Rico and the Trust Territories.
The service areas of Community Action Agencies (CAAs) cover 96 percent of the nation’s counties. Our agencies are connected by a national network that includes the Community Action Partnership national association, regional associations, state associations, a national lobbying organization, and a national association of Community Service Block Grant administrators.
CAAs are a primary source of direct support for the more than 34. 5 million people who live in poverty in the United States. The majority of CAA program participants are impoverished, with incomes below 75 percent of the federal poverty threshold.
The Community Action network serves more than 16.2 million individuals per year and more than 3 million families per year.