Community Action

In January of 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared a "War on Poverty" during his State of the Union Address. Out of this declaration, the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 was born, and with it, Community Action. Today there are over 1,000 Community Action Agencies in the United States whose purpose is to help lift families out of poverty.

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.

Community Action in the State of Kansas

The Wichita Sedgwick County Community Action Partnership (WSCCAP) serves as the local Community Action Program for Wichita and Sedgwick County. WSCCAP's focus is on assisting families in achieving economic security through employment assistance and financial literacy. The program is open to low-income families that reside in Wichita or Sedgwick County. To be eligible for these services, the applicant must fall within the income guidelines and provide proof of residency. Click here to view the 2020 Income guidelines.

WSCCAP is one of eight Community Action Programs in the state of Kansas. To learn more about Kansas Community Action, and its partnering agencies, please visit the Kansas Association of Community Action Program's website.