MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ACTION

Helping People. Changing Lives.

aka MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ACTION   |   Okemos, MI   |  www.micommunityaction.org

Mission

To strengthen and inspire Community Action Agencies to champion solutions to poverty and to promote economic opportunity.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Chong-Anna Canfora

Main address

2173 Commons Pkwy

Okemos, MI 48864 USA

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EIN

38-2292435

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (P01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We see growing income inequality and access to financial opportunity becoming more prevalent. As some sectors of the economy thrive, other that have a history of employing working families have fallen behind. Helping people find their place in an increasingly complex economic environment will become more and more challenging unless they have access to educational and social supports.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Senior Services

From the youngest child to the oldest senior, Community Action Agencies in Michigan provide services that help low income families stay together and achieve a higher level of economic independence and stability. Some examples include:

Chore services such as yard maintenance and snow removal

Senior nutrition programs like Meals on Wheels

Accessing Medicaid and other health insurance options

Elder care and caregiver support

Food pantries, congregant meals, and community gardens

Support for seniors who are caring for young children

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Helping families and individuals obtain safe and affordable housing, suitable to their needs and dreams, is a priority for Community Action Agencies in Michigan. We support decent housing for every resident, no matter what their income level may be.

Services may include:

Home ownership counseling/education
Foreclosure prevention

Property improvements and rehabilitation

Senior and supportive housing

Homelessness prevention/services to the homeless

Community development

Population(s) Served
Adults

Michigan's Community Action Agencies offer a variety of food programs to help customers meet basic nutrition needs. The programs will vary from agency to agency and are subject to the availability of funding and administrative resources.
Food services may include the following:

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Commodities Supplemental Food Program

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

State Emergency Relief Food Assistance Program

Meals on Wheels (Senior Nutrition)

Congregant Meals

Local Food Pantries

Community Gardens

Population(s) Served
Adults

Increases energy efficiency through weatherization. Provides assistance to low income families with energy bills, in addition to educating these families about energy use.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

As the state association of Michigan’s 28 federally-designated Community Action Agencies, Michigan Community Action seeks to promote the work our member agencies in assisting low-income residents and communities become more economically self-sufficient and stable. We do this primarily by providing training and professional development, legislative advocacy at the state and federal level, technology transfer, collaboration with allied organizations, network-wide grant management, and opportunities for peer-to-peer information sharing.
Our mission is to strengthen and inspire Community Action Agencies to champion solutions to poverty and to promote economic opportunity. Our vision is economic opportunity and stability for all.

Michigan Community Action is currently following a strategic plan that was developed in 2015 and further refined in 2018 by member agencies and other key constituents/stakeholders. The plan emphasizes communications, advocacy, and participation in state and federal networks that focus on improving the economic outlook for low-income families and individuals.

Michigan Community Action has both internal and external resources to accomplish our mission and work toward our vision. Our internal resources include a dedicated staff of eight professionals and we are overseen by a board of directors comprised of member agency leaders. We have a number of standing committees that include representatives of member agencies to ensure we are meeting the needs of our network. We use our website and social media accounts to share our message and accomplishments.

MCA has successfully provided the member agencies with the promotion and advocacy they ask of us, as well as contributed to our member agencies’ growth and development through training and information sharing. We will continue to refine and improve out outreach efforts inside and outside our network.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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MICHIGAN COMMUNITY ACTION

Board of directors
as of 8/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jill Sutton

Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency

Term: 2017 - 2021

Toby Berry

Community Action Agency

Kerri Duff

Gogebic-Ontonagon Community Action Agency

Michelle Williamson

Community Action of South Central Michigan

Melinda Johnson

Blue Water Community Action

Doug McFadden

EightCAP

Michelle LaJoie

Community Action Alger Marquette

Lisa Evans

Community Action of Allegan County

Mary Ann Neopolitan

Monroe County Opportunity Program

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/02/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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