May is Community Action Month Part 2: Fighting Poverty for 53 Years


By ACSET Community Action Agency

This is part two of a two-part series about Community Action Month.

For 53 years, Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in the United States have been fighting poverty at a local level. They are guided by their individual missions and are committed to the Promise of Community Action to improve the community by helping people help themselves and each other.

In Kent County, ACSET CAA is focused on providing services to generate a higher quality of life for all residents. In 2016, ACSET CAA:

  • Weatherized 101 homes
  • Provided tax preparation assistance to 2,662 individuals
  • Made 1,090 utility payments
  • Distributed 1,945,560 pounds of food
  • Served 18,068 Latin-inspired meals to seniors

ACSET CAA is grateful to their partners and volunteers. Without the support of 76 partner organizations and 36,588 volunteer hours they would not have the same impact on our community. Together, they are helping people and changing lives.

Your Community in Action! is provided by ASCET Community Action Agency. To learn more about how they help meet emergency needs and assist with areas of self-sufficiency, visit