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Community Action Network Celebrates 57 years of Service, 56 years in Mid-Michigan

2021 marks the 57th year since the Community Action Network was established to help American families and communities overcome obstacles to poverty. Over 1000 agencies across the country are working every day to create opportunities and transform the lives of their neighbors making communities stronger and helping families across the US thrive. This year, Capital Area Community Services, a proud member of the Community Action Network, will also commemorate 56 years helping families throughout Mid-Michigan.

“Each May, during Community Action Month, we reflect on the impact CACS and our network has had on families,” CACS Executive Director Miguel Rodriguez said. “Last year alone, we served 18,076 people in Mid-Michigan, and over 15 million across the country with immediately needed services such as shelter and food, and also long-term solutions like education and job placement.”

Community Action Agencies serve 99% of all American counties with life-changing services to help families achieve financial stability. All agencies are locally controlled and represented by the private, public, and low-income sectors of the community.

“We are proud of our communities’ participation in the development and oversight of our programs,” Rodriguez said. “Their engagement helps us to be more effective in our approach by determining what Mid-Michigan needs.”