Sargent Shriver: first director of Community Action

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. For more information about the Community Action Partnership Network please visit

A Timeline of Community Action and LBCAP

(the timeline scrolls continuously – hover over the image to pause, or click here for the entire timeline in PDF format)