Community Action Month is celebrated all across the country by the thousands of Community Action Agencies (CAA's) that combat poverty. The Bucks County Opportunity Council is the designated CAA for Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Community Action came out of President Lyndon B. Johnson's War on Poverty and from the advocacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 created a network of locally-focused organizations serving low-income populations; BCOC was established in 1965.
BCOC remains committed to addressing the root causes and conditions of poverty in Bucks County.
Our sister CAA's also provide a diverse array of programs, from Head Start and other child development programs to Weatherization Assistance, job training and education support and elder care programs, among many others. Community Action Agencies are diverse in their service and programs, since they tailor their approaches to meet the specific needs of the communities they serve, and they put a human face on poverty while advocating for those who do not have a voice and providing opportunities for self-sufficiency.
The mission of the Bucks County Opportunity Council is to reduce poverty, and partner with our community to promote economic self-sufficiency.