Who We Are
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 of Community Action
With the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson solidified his commitment to forging new opportunities for the poor in the United States by mobilizing financial and human resources to eliminate poverty. To assist in fighting LBJ’s “War on Poverty,” local Community Action Agencies were created to provide a wide range of human services at the community level to help individuals build self-sufficiency and rise out of poverty.
Texas Association of Community Action Agencies
The Texas Association of Community Action Agencies, Inc., (TACAA) was formed in 1968 to provide a unified voice for Community Action Agencies in advocacy, policy, programmatic, and legislative issues affecting families and communities of Texas. TACAA is a private, nonprofit corporation, governed by a Board of Directors. Executive Directors of each Corporate Member Community Action Agency, six officers elected by the general membership, four representatives-at-large, and three program conveners comprise TACAA’s Board of Directors.
TACAA sponsors an annual conference each year to inform and train its membership, and serves as an advocate for Community Action Agencies at the state, regional and national levels.
The Texas Association of Community Action Agencies, Inc. provides a unified voice to Community Action Agencies and operates programs to increase the capacity of organizations to serve low income Texans.