As we come to the close of 2022, I'd like to take a moment to celebrate the gift of Community Action and the opportunity it brings to partner in service to and with our neighbors, peer organizations and community at large. Since its inception, community action agencies, like WCAC, have helped low and moderate-income families stave off poverty and make steps toward economic security. Through programs such as Head Start, job training, housing, food security, energy assistance, and financial education, community action agencies tailor their services to meet the needs of the individuals and communities they serve. Together, with our collaborative and mission drive partners, we help put a human face on poverty, advocate alongside those whose voice has historically been muffled by systemic inequities and create opportunities for growth. Today there are more than 1,000 community action agencies in existence, working in every state in the United States.
Beyond community action's ability to pivot to whatever needs our community might be facing, I'm proud of the collaborative spirit in which we work. Detailed within this month's newsletter is an array of additional community resources and information about many of the partners we are fortunate to work with in support of our collective community.
In the spirit of this season of giving thanks, and spending time with friends and family in celebration, and on behalf of WCAC's entire Board of Directors and staff, I want to wish you good health, good tidings and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2023. I am looking forward to the great things to come in 2023.