Community Action Month
Annually, the month of May is designated as Community Action Month (CAM). It's a fantastic opportunity for your Agency to share your stories, promote your work, emphasize your impact, and shout your successes. For assistance in planning events, social media posts and activities, please view and download our 2017 Communtiy Action Month Toolkit and sample social media memes here.
National Community Action Month in May was created by the Community Action Partnership to reinforce Community Action Agencies' role helping low-income families achieve economic stability.
During National Community Action Month, Community Action Agencies truly make the Promise of Community Action—to help people and change lives—come alive by hosting events that help put a "face" on the families living in poverty and the dedicated individuals who are helping them escape it. Success stories are honored and personal achievements are recognized. Some governors and mayors even proclaim May "Community Action Month" in their states and cities.
Community Action Agencies also use National Community Action Month to call attention to poverty-related problems. As Community Action Agencies are showcasing their programs, they are also giving local residents-many who are unaware of the poverty in their communities-a first-hand look at the struggles low-income families face and how Community Action programs help these families achieve financial security.
Each year, Community Action Partnership releases a toolkit that gives our Agencies resources and information that can help them use Community Action Month to increase their visibility. Please check this page frequently as we will continue to post updates about what you can do this year to celebrate Community Action Month!