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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.

WHO WE ARE

MCAP: The non-profit multi-regional association advocates on behalf of Community Action Agencies (CAA’s) and partnering organizations that serve individuals and families with low incomes who reside in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia to ensure their voices are heard at the local, state and national levels.

This includes training and technical assistance, advocacy, and networking opportunities to the board of directors and staff of these agencies, as well as, as to other nonprofit organizations with similar missions.​

The Agency Network: We work in collaboration with a variety of public and private organizations to produce innovative and structured approaches to reducing poverty. Our work includes achieving significant and lasting social change for vulnerable populations.

OUR VALUES

MCAP strengthens members’ capacity to provide quality services and opportunities that empower individuals and families to achieve economic security.

All individuals and families are stable, economically secure, and live in safe and thriving communities.

Maryland Community Action Partnership (MCAP) is a nonprofit, multi-regional association. that advocates on behalf of community action agencies (CAAs) and partnering organizations who serve low-income individuals and families in Maryland, Delaware and the District of Columbia. We work to ensure low-income voices are heard at the local, state, and national levels.

Our regional reach provides a variety of programs and services that include:

  • Head Start/ Early Childhood Programs
  • Households receive emergency assistance and energy assistance
  • Homeless individuals receive food and shelter services
  • Individuals obtain job training and placement
  • Seniors/disabled individuals receive institutionalization prevention services and care
  • Individuals obtain access to reliable transportation that enables them to work
  • Community volunteers commit their valuable resources of time and skills to help carry out our mission, and
  • Weatherization assistance program services and emergency food services ​

In our role we provide advocacy, training, an annual conference, offer two generational approach strategies, member benefits and resources to build agency capacity, as well as tools like the Maryland Self-Sufficiency Standard.

With the support of member agencies, MCAP advocates on behalf of families to ensure that national and state policy supports the evolving challenges low-income people face as they strive for self-sufficiency. MCAP works within the public policy realm to provide information, guidance and assistance to state and federal departments. At the state level, MCAP works closely with the General Assembly, Department of Housing and Community Development, and others. At the national level, MCAP works closely with the National Community Action Foundation to help shape public policy in Washington, D.C.
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  • Monthly Work Ready Sharing Opportunities
  • Similar Purpose Staff Sharing Opportunities
  • Regional Meetings
Advocacy
  • Legislative Advocacy and Representation Nationally and Statewide
  • Representation with the Department of Housing and Community Development
  • Public Policy and Legislative Education and Recommendations
  • Tools and Coaching for Local Legislative Communications and Advocacy
Communications
  • MCAP Newsletters
  • Legislative Updates
  • Timely Industry Updates
  • Current Social Media Content
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