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About Us

Who We Are

Community Action Partnership of Ramsey and Washington counties is a private, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers a variety of services and programs to people living in poverty in Ramsey and Washington counties. 

Our Mission

To eliminate poverty, offer support, and deconstruct the systems that cause and perpetuate economic disparities for people in our community.

Our Vision

A society in which genuine social and economic opportunities are available to everyone, where diversity and inclusion are embraced, and poverty and racism have been abolished.

Our Values

Partnering with individuals and families to reduce the impacts of poverty, eliminate disparities, and promote financial opportunities for all.

Responding swiftly and effectively to the ideas, experiences and insights of community members.

Cultivating strategic collaborations with organizations who also support the community.

Fully embracing the diversity, humanity, and dignity of those we serve.

Boldly advancing the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to influence policy-making.

Fostering meaningful opportunities for staff, board, and volunteers to flourish and take pride in our work.

Our Promise

Community Action changes people’s lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live. We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Our History

Our Memberships

We are a proud member of:

Partnering with People to Overcome Poverty

Our Impact This Year

  • People Who Received Utility Bill Assistance


  • Children Enrolled in Head Start & Early Head Start


  • People Whose Utility Bills Were Lowered Through Home Weatherization


  • Workers Provided with Transportation Support Including Vehicle Loans, Repair Grants, and Transit Passes


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