The purpose of this manual is to provide you with information that may help you as you take on the role of Executive Director. It is intended to be used as a guide as you familiarize yourself with the Community Action family. The manual provides you with important information about Community Action – it’s network, history, and ethics; guidelines on national trends – ROMA Next Generation, Organizational Standards, and Theory of Change; and resources available at NYSCAA all right at your fingertips. Use this guide to prepare yourself to be a top leader in the Community Action Network.