Community Action of Nebraska


Who We Are

About Community Action of Nebraska

Community Action of Nebraska (CAN) provides a voice for low-income families in our state. CAN is an association of Nebraska’s nine Community Action Agencies.


Community Action of Nebraska’s mission is to alleviate poverty by enhancing program development, providing technical assistance, and advocating to support all Community Action Agencies in Nebraska.

About Community Action

Community Action is a national network of nonprofits dedicated to helping people achieve economic stability.

There are over one thousand Community Action Agencies across the country. All strive to fulfill the Community Action Promise to 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 we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

Nebraska’s nine Community Action Agencies each have services and programs designed to meet the local needs of the communities they serve.Read more under What We Do.

Community Action is the child of Lyndon B Johnson and Sargent Shriver and the war on poverty. The video below is a clip of President Johnsons War on Poverty speech.
Read more on the history and formation of Community Action. Click Here