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COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL FOR LEX- FAYETTE BOURB HARR NICH COUNTIES

Helping People. Changing Lives.

aka Community Action Council   |   Lexington, KY   |  www.commaction.org

Mission

Community Action Council prevents, reduces, and eliminates poverty among individuals, families, and communities through direct services and advocacy.

Ruling year info

1967

Executive Director

Ms. Sharon Price

Main address

P.O. Box 11610 710 West High Street

Lexington, KY 40508 USA

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EIN

61-0650121

NTEE code info

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Personal Social Services (P50)

Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy N.E.C. (R99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that studies the causes and effects of poverty in our communities and works toward solutions. The Council addresses poverty in Central Kentucky through service delivery, community involvement, and advocacy. The Council makes things happen in our communities. Each year we work with more than 20,000 people who are seeking economic security and a chance to achieve self-sufficiency. The Council is a member of the Community Action Partnership, a national network of more than 1,000 community action agencies across the United States that work to eliminate poverty on the local level.

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?

Human Services

Community Action Council offers a variety of programs and initiatives designed to meet individuals and families where they are and provide them with access and assistance to reach their goals and thrive.
Among those programs are Head Start, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Affordable Housing, Weatherization, partnership with God's Pantry Food Bank, Foster Care Youth Services, called Project LIFE, and a variety of programs to support those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Infants and toddlers
Children
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 2010

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants who gain employment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2022, our Commercial Driver's License-Class B Training Program assisted more than 50 individuals to earn a CDL license, 95% of whom obtained employment in their field.

Number of people in the area with access to affordable housing as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Over the last 12 months, the Council has purchased 13 existing single-family or duplex homes to add to the inventory of affordable housing units in Lexington.

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over the last 12 months, the Council has assisted more than 200 individuals to obtain low-barrier, time-limited transitional housing.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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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 an organization that believes that people with low income must be active participants in the ultimate solutions to poverty, the Council is committed to developing civic capital and promoting involvement by identifying and capitalizing on the assets, leadership and talents present within the community. We collaborate closely with other local organizations and businesses in order to share resources. We use state-of the art technology to enhance the quality and efficiency of our services and service delivery, holding ourselves accountable for measurable results.

Moving People Out of Poverty
Building Resiliency
Taking Innovative Actions
Expanding Our Advocacy
Building Our Economic Future

Financials

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Operations

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

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COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL FOR LEX- FAYETTE BOURB HARR NICH COUNTIES

Board of directors
as of 11/03/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Daniel Murphy

University of Kentucky-Rosenberg College of Law

Linda Gorton

Mayor, Lexington-Fayette County Government

Art Crosby

Lexington Fair Housing Council

Daniel Murphy

University of Kentucky

Bryanna Carroll

Kentucky League of Cities

Dr. Richard Heine

League of Women Voters

Michele Lee

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

Joshua Lewis

US Bank

Denise Beatty

CHFS/Division of Family Support

Kimberly Baird

Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney

Michael Willams

Bourbon County Courthouse

George Brown, Sr.

Kentucky Legislative Research Commission

Patricia White

Mt. Calvary Baptist Church

Dr. Michael Covert

Transylvania University

Elizabeth Villafuerte

CAC Harrison County Center

Kelly Stein

Catholic Action Center

Maria Rutherford

Bluegrass Community, and Technical College, Professor

Jason Marshall

Harrison County Fiscal Court

Laura Puente

Migrant Education Program

Steve Hamilton

Nicholas County Courthouse

Ashlee Vogelsang

Caci Hisle

Kelli Parmley

Denotra Gunther

Fayette County District Court Judge

Rosalind Hurley-Richards

CAC West End Center

Debbie Link

Child Care Council of Kentucky

Tim Feld

Kentucky Employer's Mutual Insurance

Mary Morton

CAC Russell School Community Services Center

Board leadership practices

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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? No