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Our Mission

Partnering with individuals and families to encourage economic stability to gain independence through community based solutions.

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Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership is a Community Action Agency that was created in 1965 as a result of President Johnson's Economic Opportunity Act. CNCAP specializes in bringing resources totaling more than $12.4 million into the 23,000 square miles of our 21 county service area with some services expanding far beyond those boundaries throughout the State with a total coverage area of 60,060 square miles. CNCAP's focus is to provide services that will help shape the lives of those we help.  

 

Johnson's Great Society

President John F. Kennedy witnessed first-hand the conditions of poverty and vowed to make a change. He was moved to take action and on November 20, 1963, enacted legislation that would lead to the Economic Opportunity Act (EOA) of 1964. However, two days later, the world would be devastated by his assassination. 

His successor, Lyndon Johnson, was also devoted to the cause of fighting poverty and wanted to continue the work that President Kennedy had started, expanding on his policy ideas.

Speaking to Congress on January 8, 1964, President Johnson said: 

"Let us carry forward the plans and programs of John F. Kennedy, not because of our sorrow or sympathy, but because they are right. This administration today, here and now, declares an unconditional War on Poverty in America."

In 1964 and 1965, President Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act and the EOA, all landmark legislation designed to address a wide range of social and equality issues.

Our Impact This Year

  • Collaborations

    1,562

  • In-kind donated

    $1,443,162

  • Square Miles Served

    60,060

  • Lives Touched

    13,958

News & Notes

There are plenty of ways you can continue to volunteer your time and efforts to make the world a better place—even from the comfort of your home or inside the warmth of an organization! Check out these eight opportunities to give back during the winter.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. helped make the world a better place and advocated for equal rights for everyone. Use MLK Day as a time to honor his legacy by giving back or doing something good for somebody else.

With a new year comes new opportunities to give back and do more good. Remember that there’s never a bad time to start giving back. Even if you fall off track, there’s always time to get back in the saddle.

  • PARTNERING WITH INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES TO ENCOURAGE INDEPENDENCE TO GAIN STABILITY THROUGH COMMUNITY BASED SOLUTIONS

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