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Partnering with People to Overcome Poverty


For more than 50 years, Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington Counties has served our community, educated the public, and transformed systems. Learn more and take action.

Community Action Resource Center Open to the Public

Community Action continues to offer critical supports including processing applications and distributing Energy Assistance during this time, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some Community Action offices and tenant suites will continue to be closed to walk-in traffic.

If you are attempting to seek services from one of our building tenants please contact them directly or go to their website for further information.  

All people entering our buildings will be expected to follow local and state safety protocols to minimize COVID-19 public health risks including wearing face coverings/masks, practicing safe social distancing of 6 feet or more, frequent hand washing, and staying home if experiencing symptoms.


Additional Resources

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Energy Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • Low-Income People Registered to Vote


  • Volunteer Hours


Working Together: The Community Action Blog

On May 19, The Minnesota History Society is hosting a virtual book launch as part of its ongoing initiative, "Black History, Black Voices." The new book titled, "Sparked: George Floyd, Racism, and the Progressive Illusion" (MNHS Press), is a "collection of essays that reflect on racial dynamics in the Twin Cities and the intersection of the wonderful and wretched sides of that existence."

This coming Wednesday, May 12, 2021, CAPRW Head Start is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic. The clinic will take place in the Community Action Resource Center parking lot at 450 Syndicate Street North in St. Paul, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

In his 1960 essay “Fifth Avenue, Uptown: A Letter from Harlem,” James Baldwin famously wrote that, “Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor" . . .

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