Your donation to Community Action supports our mission to reduce the causes of poverty and its impacts on people's lives
Community Action Partnership of Ramsey & Washington Counties brings together community resources to reduce poverty. The people we serve range from infants to seniors. Our services meet the needs of our community and they change as the community's needs change.
As a nonpartisan, locally-run, private nonprofit, we strive to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty.
Giving Back to the Community
Nikki and Darrell found a welcoming family when they enrolled their daughter, Alexandria, in Community Action’s Head Start Program at our Beaver Lake Center.
The couple never let their physical disabilities stop them from being active members of the community. They were already passionate disability advocates when Alexandria was born. And when they joined the Head Start Program after being told that their daughter was eligible to enroll, they found yet another passion. They noticed how Alexandria was excelling among her peers. She was learning to set goals, socialize, and build friendships. Inspired by their daughter’s success, their shared passion for community involvement, and the warmth of the Head Start community, Nikki and Darrel decided to become advocates for the program. They have since volunteered; Darrel has served on the Head Start Policy Council and attended the State Head Start Association Conference. Nikki also served as President of the Beaver Lake Parents Association. In return, they found the Community Action and Head Start communities so welcoming and inclusive that they consider them as an extended family.
“There are family advocates, parents, and kids that are engaged with people that look different, like the two of us who have visible disabilities keeping us in a wheel chair. Community Action Head Start is a great program that brings inclusiveness to the school system.” ~ Nikki