Community Action of Nebraska


Who We Are

About Community Action of Nebraska


Inspire Action. Create Change.

Community Action of Nebraska (CAN) is a nonprofit statewide association made up of Nebraska’s nine Community Action Agencies.

We focus on enhancing program development, facilitating training and technical assistance and leading advocacy efforts as the statewide voice for people experiencing poverty.

CAN is part of a national network of nonprofits consisting of over 1,000 Community Action Agencies, all “dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.”

Community Action of Nebraska is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, funded with public and private dollars.

We welcome the financial support of the many who support our mission.



About Community Action

Community Action is a national network of nonprofits dedicated to ending poverty in America.


There are over one thousand Community Action Agencies, state associations and national partners across the country addressing the causes and conditions of poverty through Community Action initiatives.

All work to fulfill The Promise of Community Action.

“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.”

Community Action Agencies in Nebraska provide services and programs designed to meet the local needs of the communities they serve.
Read more under What We Do.
Community Action was created through the efforts of  Lyndon B Johnson and Sargent Shriver. This video is a clip of President Johnson’s War on Poverty speech.
Read more on the history and formation of Community Action.