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Community Action Association of Pennsylvania's Value Statement
Rodney King, Malice Wayne Green, Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Philando Castile, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd….why do we know these names? Because each name belongs to an unarmed Black person who is a link in a long chain of deaths and injuries involving the police.
On May 25, 2020, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the nation watched, shocked and horrified and sickened, while a white police officer casually and callously pressed the weight of his body onto the neck of prone, handcuffed George Floyd as he cried out for his mother and rasped “I can’t breathe”. Other officers milled about, talking and ignoring the brutal murder happening on the ground in front of them. For all men and women of conscience, regardless of color, creed, culture, political affiliation, this was a scene fraught with outrage and disbelief as George Floyd died in front of us. This was an intentional racist action at its most dangerous.
Community Action was born in the civil rights movement. This is a central part our legacy. We know that structural racism is not just judging and dismissing someone because of the color of their skin. Read the full value statement approved by the CAAP Executive Committee and Endorsed by the CAAP Social Justice Task Force on June 17, 2020.
Black Lives Matter
Find Your Community Action Agency
In Pennsylvania, CAAP has 42 Agencies across 66 Counties that are open and available to start a conversation with you. Locate your local Agency.
Nationwide, there are Community Action Agencies available to assist you locally within your own state. Reach out to the Agency in your area.
Learn about the life changing programs and services designed to help our friends and neighbors, which includes all individuals and their families, reach and maintain financial self-sufficiency. Learn more.
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Our Purpose And Mission
Our purpose, and the reason we exist, is to support the work our 42 agencies are doing to aid you, someone who needs help reaching financial self-sufficiency. Watch how.
Our mission is related to solving the issues of poverty, one individual and one family at a time. Read more.
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Someone Else's Story Can Help You
You don't know someone until you have walked in their shoes. There are other people who have faced circumstances and challenges that prevented them from reaching and maintaining financial self-sufficiency. Read their success stores and learn how Community Acton can help find solutions in a variety of ways.
Scroll down to watch videos below featuring stories of real people, and the impact of working together with our Agencies to solve real-life, financial challenges.
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