About Community Action

The Community Action Partnership is a network of public and private organizations working together to enhance the livelihood of community members across the nation. Community Action’s roots date back to the advocacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964.


Over the years, the Community Action Partnership has evolved to include programs for child and elder care, education, job training, weatherization assistance and much more. It serves 99 percent of counties in the United States.

Community Action Agency of Northeast Alabama is dedicated to upholding the principles of its heritage. Our mission is to build coalitions of partnerships, volunteers and programs devoted to breaking the cycle of poverty by improving the quality of life and empowering community participants to become self-sufficient in Blount, Cherokee, DeKalb, Etowah, Jackson, Marshall and St. Clair counties.