Gov. Steve Beshear has issued a proclamation declaring May as Community Action Month in recognition of the transformational work that Community Action Agencies perform at the local and state levels.
This proclamation celebrates the work of the 23 Kentucky Community Action Agencies and joins the national acknowledgement of May as National Community Action Month.
Just as May is a notable month for Community Action, 2014 is a notable year. For 50 years, Community Action has provided much needed services and opportunities to millions of low-income people and families.
KCEOC Community Action Partnership also got its start serving Eastern Kentucky residents in 1964. “KCEOC’s track record in Eastern Kentucky highlights the positive impact we’ve had helping our neighbors by giving them a hand up, not a hand out that has enabled them to overcome a variety of financial and personal challenges,” says Paul Dole, KCEOC President/CEO.
“We help thousands of individuals each year change their lives with a variety of programs such as job training, affordable housing, and community economic development and the successes of our clients underscore our ability to achieve measurable results.”
For fifty years, Community Action has put a human face on poverty while advocating for those who do not have a voice. KCEOC Community Action Partnership, along with other Community Action Agencies across the state and country provides opportunities for low-income people to enter the middle class and reach for the American Dream. Poverty in our region is real. Community Action is making a difference.