Our History and Mission
|A RICH HISTORY
The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority (FACAA) opened its doors in 1991 to provide a wide array of services to low-income individuals and families in Atlanta and Fulton County. Since its inception, FACAA has helped more than one million residents through the carefully planned administration of social services, advocacy and community education.
Our mission is just as relevant today as it was when we started and we passionately continue our work to make a positive impact in the community.Community Leaders are the mainstay of the Community Action Programs across America. Without their input, programs would not be responsive to the needs of the citizens. They are the advocates that speak for the quality of services, retention of programs and legislative policies that govern the way we operate. Their work is voluntary and appreciated.
Nationally, COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAMS strive to help low-income citizens reach a state of self-sufficiency which is performed according to the assessed needs of the communities in which they operate. The Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority, Inc was founded in Atlanta, Georgia to assist low-income individuals, families and communities reach self-sufficiency. This is an awesome task as it involves the cooperation of many agencies, government and above all, the people in need to synchronize values, purposes and actions to achieve a well-rounded community in which all persons, organizations and systems thrive adequately.
First, here is the PROMISE OF COMMUNITY ACTION:
Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.
While this “Promise” seems ambitious, the National Community Action Partnership takes the lead in establishing a country-wide tone for what all agencies should embrace. Established in 1964 as one of the initiatives of L.B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, community action agencies collectively seek solutions to end poverty in America.
The Mission of the Fulton Atlanta Community Action Authority is multi-faceted. We assist low-income citizens of Atlanta, Georgia and Fulton County to become self-sufficient in the following ways:
Founding Chairman, A. B. Cummings, Sr. and Founding Members at Work Establishing a Great Organization