Community Action Partnership


501 (c) 3 STATUS GRANTED

Riversides Community Action Partnership

The Community Action Partnership of Riverside County, a county agency has worked with Helping Hands Board to gain 501(c) 3 status. The Community Action Partnership is a national, nonprofit organization that works to strengthen, promote, represent and serve its network of member Community Action Agencies (CAAs) to assure that the issues of poverty are effectively presented and addressed.

Since their inception as part of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, CAAs have helped low-income Americans escape poverty and achieve economic security. Through programs such as Head Start, job training, housing, food banks, energy assistance, and financial education, CAAs tailor their services to meet the needs of the individuals and communities they serve. They put a human face on poverty, advocate for those who don’t have a voice, and provide opportunities.

The Partnership has spearheaded a number of quality training and technical initiatives designed to help CAAs enhance their capacity to serve vulnerable people and communities. These include: