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Mission & History

Mission Statement

 

Action for a Better Community is a Community Action Agency  that promotes and provides  opportunities for low-income  individuals and families to become self-sufficient.

 

The Promise of Community Action

 

Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

 

History

 

Action for a Better Community, Inc. is one of nearly 1,000 nationally recognized Community Action Agencies (CAAs), established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. CAAs serve 98% of our nations cities and counties and are a primary source of support for the more than 38 million Americans living in poverty in both rural and urban areas. ABC continuously emphasizes Community Action's identity in our area as a viable, working solution to moving people out of poverty.

 

©2000-2012  Action for a Better Community, Inc.
550 E. Main Street  |  Rochester, NY  14604
(585) 325-5116  |  (585) 325-9108 - fax