The year 2014 will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Community Action Agencies “helping people and changing lives”. The Race for Change is an important community outreach and fundraising event aimed give voice to the needs and concerns of North Carolina’s 1.6 million vulnerable and low-income citizens. This 5K race will occur on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at NCSU Centennial Campus. There will be a competitive running division as well as, a non-competitive run/walk division. Additionally, to celebrate Community Action’s 50 years of CHANGE, teams will be challenged to achieve a minimum of a collective 50K distance goal. This event is open to public.
The North Carolina Community Action Association (NCCAA) is a non-partisan, statewide association of 40 nonprofit agencies. North Carolina’s Community Action Agencies provide comprehensive services to enable our state’s most vulnerable families – the elderly, disabled and low-income–to achieve self-sufficiency and independence from public programs.
For 50 years, Community Action Agencies have been on the front lines and have seen first-hand the challenges of fighting and overcoming poverty. North Carolina Community Action Agencies serve more than 99 percent of North Carolina’s counties, administering a wide range of programs from Head Start to workforce training; from economic development to elder care; from weatherization to selfsufficiency.
Community Action Agencies partner with local, state, and national organizations to help low-income people become self-sufficient. Also, the North Carolina Community Action Association empowers agencies by providing training and
fostering collaboration with stakeholders to help vulnerable persons and communities to thrive.
Community Action is a bipartisan effort and its work has been supported across all political, religious, racial, economic, and ethnic groups.