Join Us in Celebrating 56 Years of Impact

Dear Friend

As we enter a new month, I reflect on the plans we made at the beginning of the year for this time. Like you, I’m faced with the reality that we could not have made bets on where we are today.  May has always been a special time at CEDA - it's Community Action Month! We take this time to look around at our partners, supporters, volunteers, clients and more than 1,000 strong organizations across our national network . We are community action. Collectively, now is our time to acknowledge our inspiration, impact and hopes for the future. 

We also take a moment to thank some of the more prominent leaders
that started this journey 56 years ago.
From this vision for a more equitable future, Community Action and CEDA were born and we began our mission of empowerment for the most vulnerable populations. WITH YOUR SUPPORT, WE STAND RESOLVED AND STEADFAST IN OUR COMMITMENT TO SERVE.

Please join us as we celebrate Community Action Month . Throughout the month, I’ll be sharing thoughts with you and asking for yours as well. Today, we're starting with the beginning. Our latest blog, Community Action: Our Beginning , we journey through our foundation. I hope you will read this and share your comments with us.
Join us and take this time to reflect as we stay grounded in the work we have to do to curve the disparities in these income burden communities. During this crisis we face, when we observe the values and promises of Community Action, we will hold them with heavier weight.

Harold Rice, Jr.
President & Chief Executive Officer, CEDA
It is CEDA's mission to work in partnership with communities to empower families and individuals to achieve self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.