With the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, President Lyndon Johnson
solidified his commitment to forging new opportunities for the
poor in the United States by mobilizing financial and human
resources to eliminate poverty. To assist in fighting President
Johnson’s “War on Poverty”, local Community Action Agencies (CAA’s)
were created to provide a wide range of human services at the
community level to help individuals build self-sufficiency and
rise out of poverty.
Nueces County Community Action Agency (NCCAA) is a private,
non-profit corporation created with the Economic Opportunity Act
of 1964, to lead the battle of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War
on Poverty”. Our agency offers a wide variety of programs, such
as, Community Services, Weatherization, Utility Assistance,
Housing, Information and Referral, Birth-to-Five Head Start and
Healthy Marriage. NCCAA’s Birth-to-Five Head Start Program
serves over 1,200 children and their families in Nueces County with education, health, disabilities, mental health, nutrition, and family services.