Community Action Agencies change people’s lives, embody the spirit of hope, improve communities, and make America a better place to live. We care about the entire community and are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other as they move from poverty to self-sufficiency. As the New York State Community Action Association, NYSCAA’s mission is to provide services and advocacy that strengthen the ability of its members to improve the quality-of-life for low-income people throughout New York State.

NYSCAA was created in 1987 to provide New York State Community Action Agencies with information, professional development, and technical assistance to enhance the capacity of agencies to serve as effective, responsive community resources.

Additionally, NYSCAA serves the collective interests of its members through: