We measure our success in the personal and financial growth of our customers.
Springfield Partners for Community Action is proud to be the first Community Action Agency (CAA) in Western Massachusetts, established in 1964 shortly after the Economic Opportunity Act opened the way for a network of poverty-fighting agencies across the nation.
CAAs are primarily funded by the federal government through Community Service Block Grants (CSBG). In Massachusetts, CAAs are overseen by the Department of Housing and Community Development. Every three years, all Massachusetts CAAs must complete a needs assessment of their service areas and create a Community Assessment Report and Strategic Plan (CARSP) to address those needs.
Our agency offers a lifeline to nearly 30% of the local population who live below the federal poverty line. Springfield Partners for Community Action serves approximately 7,000 people every year.
We offer employment supports, financial services, and education programs to low-income people in our community to help them achieve economic stability.
We continue building and strengthening partnerships with non-profits, businesses, and individuals to be more efficient and proactive in offering short and long-term solutions to poverty in our community.