“Community action is in our name.”
The debate around poverty is shifting. Instead of serving the poor, organizations are positioning themselves as problem solvers or solution providers. This is all great, because we need everyone to come on board and actively build equity in the communities across Western New York.
We have been working for five decades with the clear mission of encouraging and providing tools for people to help themselves; through economic empowerment, social engagement, community health initiatives, workforce development and education.
There is evidence in our numbers and the data is telling the story of us making a difference, but we still have more work to do.
Many families are still struggling to make their ends meet but we are on the frontlines every day to mitigate the effects of poverty on low-income communities throughout Western New York. This cannot be done alone but as the experts on poverty in the region, we will continue to lead the charge and provide solutions that empower our clients to become more self-reliant and overcome the crippling cycle of poverty.