Who We Are
For over fifty years, the Community Action Agency of Anne Arundel County has helped more than 10,000 county residents each year – families, youth, children, the disabled, and seniors – build better lives for themselves. As a 501(c)3, private non-profit organization, Community Action’s mission is to empower people in reducing poverty and build resilient communities.
Currently the staff at the Agency’s headquarters, three satellite offices, and Early Head Start Center work hard to provide services to Anne Arundel County residents. We are headquartered on West Street in Annapolis. We also offer Energy and Empowerment Services at our North County location on Delaware Avenue in Glen Burnie, Empowerment Services at our South County location on Solomon’s Island Road at St. James Parish in Lothian, and the Youth Services Bureau, which is located at the Stanton Center on Washington Street in Annapolis. Our Early Head Start Center is located at the Lula G. Scott Center in Shady Side.
Community Action’s programs look to promote services from birth through our Early Head Start program, and our Youth Services offer free services that provide positive outlets for youth. We also offer energy assistance; asset-based poverty solutions for families, housing counseling and home ownership classes, and help to prevent homelessness. We are all about empowering the people we serve – the difference between a hand out and a hand up.
Our mission is to empower people in reducing poverty and build resilient communities.
Our programs support social change and address the root causes of problems, in addition to addressing the consequences of those problems.
Our goal is to be the leader in addressing poverty and improving the quality of life in the communities of Anne Arundel County.