Community Action Partnership will celebrate Community Action Day on Wednesday, May 25, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. under a big tent in the agency’s parking lot at S. Patterson Blvd. and Lincoln St. in Dayton.
Free and open to the public, the event will include a free lunch; information on programs and services available from Community Action Partnership and other agencies; sign-ups for summer youth camps; awards to outstanding community partners and volunteers; and a chance to win Dayton Dragons tickets and other prizes.
The mission of Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area is “To work in partnership with local communities to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty and to promote individual independence and self-sufficiency.” This is accomplished through a variety of programs and services that teach individuals new skills, help them find employment, mentor youth, make homes more energy-efficient, provide emergency help and more.
May is National Community Action Month and is “A wonderful time to celebrate the impact Community Action has in the lives of families and communities in Montgomery County, around Ohio and across the country,” said John T. Donnellan, President & CEO of Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area. “Each day we are helping families achieve economic security. Because the needs of each family and community are unique, we use a range of resources and programs to meet local needs.”
Despite experiencing budget cuts, shrinking resources, and increased demands for services during challenging economic times, Community Action Partnership has helped low-income veterans, senior citizens, families, children and students achieve and maintain economic security.
“Our staff is committed to their task of replacing disadvantages with opportunities because it is right, because it is wise, and because, in our hearts and minds we believe it is possible to conquer poverty in our lifetime,” Donnellan said.